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Born in Kobe in 1955. Kurosawa started directing 8mm independent films while studying at Rikkyo University. His made his first commercial feature, "Kandagawa-Wars" in 1983. He earned a cult following with films like "The Excitement of the Do-Re-Mi-Fa Girl" (85), "The Guard From Underground" (92) and "The Revenge" series (96). He made an international break with "Cure" (97), which was shown widely in international film festivals around the world. He consolidated his reputation as one of the most talented Japanese filmmakers of his generation with films like "License To Live" (98), "Charisma" (99), "Pulse" (00), a winner of the International Critics' Grand Prix Award in Cannes Film Festival, "Bright Future" (02), in-competition for Cannes Film Festival 2002, "Doppelganger" (03), "Loft" (05) and "Retribution" (06). His latest feature, "Tokyo Sonata" (08) won the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival.

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The Tokyo Culture Creation Project is a project that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture have been executing in collaboration with various arts-related organizations. The Project's objectives are to create and promote arts and culture that are unique to Tokyo, to develop children's rich sensibilities through arts and culture, and to create various local cultural focal points in Tokyo. The Project's activities include organization of various art events; facilitation of collaborative art programs between residents of Tokyo and artists; and operation of programs to provide children with the opportunity to experience arts and culture.