History of the Foundation.
Since 1971 positive movement for the preservation of Asuka has been continued.
By the request of the first chairman of the board of the directors, Mr. Matsushita Konosuke, the prime minister SATOU and his cabinet members made a tour of inspection to Asuka in May 1970. At the same time "The association of the Members of the Diet to preserve the ancient capital of Asuka" was organized. In December of the same year, a resolution of the cabinet meeting for the policy of Asuka preservation was adopted in accordance with reports of the Council of historical Climate and the Council of Cultural Properties. In April of following year, the establishment of the Asuka Preservation Foundation was approved.
Postage stamps including donation were issued, after the discovery of the Takamatsuzuka Kofun. (September 1972)
The "Asuka General Information bureau" was completed in the station yard of the Kintetsu line "Asuka". (January 1972)
The lodging for public education "The Iwaido-so" was opened in the Iwaid area of the Asuka National Historical Park. (March 1974)
Old farm building in Ikaduchi area was dismantled and reconstructed in the central area of the village to house the" Asuka Folk Customs Museum". (September 1974)
The "Takamatsuzuka Mural Hall" was completed. (March 1977)
Emperor Showa's journey to Asuka. Visited the Takamatsuzuka Kofun and the Takamatsuzuka Mural Hall. ( December 1979)
First issue of seasonal magazine "Asuka kaze". Open lectures, on site study and a symposium were held. (October 1981)
Japan-Korea intercultural symposium. (October 1982)
The second chairman of the board of the directors, Mr. SAEKI Isamu took his position after Mr. MATSUSHITA. ( March 1984)
The prime minister of the time, Mr.NAKASONE's visit to the Asuka Mural Hall. (October 1983)
Memorial exhibition of the fifteenth anniversary of the Foundation, Japan-Korea intercultural photo exhibition. (October 1986)
The third chairman of the board of the directors, Mr. UEYAMA Yoshinori took his position. (March 1990)
Ancient Capital Asuka Preservation Foundation
Secretariat/13,Kosi,Asuka village, Takaichi,Nara