Makiko Yamaguchi, Tokyo, Born 1965. After studying law and a short stint in the banking world, she started working in the international cultural sector. At the Goethe Institute in Tokyo and at the Japanese Cultural Institute in Cologne, she was responsible for exchanges between the Japanese theatre and dance scenes and those in German-speaking countries. In 2011, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture commissioned her to build an international network of arts and culture. Since May 2015 she has worked at the Asia Center of the Japan Foundation and been responsible for the promotion of collaboration within Asia in the field of performing arts through TPAM (Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama, www.tpam.or.jp) and further projects and programs . Jury member of Zürcher Theaterspektakel 2015.