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Art Fair Tokyo Announces Takahiro Kaneshima as New Executive Director

TOKYO.- The Art Fair Tokyo Executive Committee announces that Misa Shin, Executive Director of Art Fair Tokyo since 2005, will be stepping down at the end of May 2010. Shin has directed a total of four editions of Art Fair Tokyo, since her appointment as Executive Director in November 2005. During this time, her aims have been to encourage the development of an art market in Japan and to create a truly international art fair in Tokyo. Under each year of Shin’s direction, Art Fair Tokyo has attracted a wide variety of international and domestic art collectors and art enthusiasts. The fifth edition, held in 2010, attracted a record 50,000 visitors. This proved that the spring-time Art Fair Tokyo has firmly established itself on the international art scene. Shin succeeded in developing the Japanese art world by nurturing a new