About precog

Implementation of “new value” in society
Creation of the future of “expression”

We at precog are a production company engaged in the planning and execution of art projects.

The subject of our activities may be encapsulated in the words “cross-cutting and translating.” In recent years, we have also been putting efforts into accessibility and inclusion. We continue to pursue project contemporaneity and the development of new projects.

We collaborate with artists, creators, and experts in various fields. Besides linking experience of art and audiences the act of viewing, we take a multifaceted approach that extends to international exchange, welfare services, community revitalization, and education. Through this approach, we generate new value and create the future of artistic expression.

* Origin of our name “Precog” stands for “one who has the ability for precognition (foreknowledge).”

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Profile of the Representative Director

©︎Takuya Matsumi
Akane Nakamura

Born in Tokyo in 1979, Akane Nakamura became involved in performing arts while she was an undergraduate in the College of Art at Nihon University. She handles tasks in a wide variety of areas, such as production of the activities of contemporary theater and dance artists and companies inside and outside Japan, holding of site-specific festivals, and execution of programs for interdisciplinary human resource development. She founded precog Co., Ltd. in 2006, during her stint as program director at the NPO ST Spot Yokohama (2004 – 2008), and has been its Representative Director since 2008. From 2016 to 2018, she stayed in Bangkok and New York after receiving a grant from the Asian Cultural Council. precog has produced the works of artists in Japan and other countries, including Toshiki Okada’s chelfitsch and Mikuni Yanaihara’s Nibroll, and handled international tours and co-productions in 70 cities in 30 different countries. In 2009, she established the NPO Drifters International. She proposed and is one of the directors of the Open Network for Performing Arts Management (ON-PAM). She has built up an impressive record of collaboration with other parties, such as The Japan Foundation Asia Center, British Council, Kanagawa Arts Theatre (KAAT), Tokyo Metropolitan Government, and the municipal governments of Kunisaki and Bungo-Takada in Oita Prefecture.

Since 2019, Ms. Nakamura has been broadening the activities of precog, as evidenced by its service as the secretariat of the True Colors Festival. This event is organized by The Nippon Foundation and aimed at transcending disabilities and differences in aspects including gender, generation, language, and nationality.

Awardee of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology’s Art Encouragement Prize for New Artists (development of the arts) in 2022.

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  • Akane Nakamura
    CEO / Executive Producer
  • Tamiko Ouki
    Chief Producer
  • Mai Hyodo
    Chief Producer
  • Megumi Mizuno
    Chief Producer
  • Yuri Saito
    Administration Director / Project Manager
  • Mizuki Tazawa
  • Mei Hayashi
    Project Coordinator
  • Mari Hoshi
    Project Manager / Workshop Designer
  • Miki Tainaka
    PR Manager
  • Maki Kawano
    Administration Officer
  • Sakura Fukumoto
    Administration Officer
  • Taeko Nishi
    Project Assistant
  • Megumi Shimizu
    Project Assistant
  • Kumi Hiraoka
    Administration Officer
  • Miyuki Saito
    Project Officer
  • Kanon Ishikawa
    Project Assistant
  • Hiroko Saito
    Desk Assistant
  • Minako Iwai
    Desk Assistant
  • Moe Minoura
    Project Assistant
  • Kao Kanamori
    Associate Senior Producer
  • Reiko Okubo
    Associate Director
  • Nanami Endo
    Associate Project Manager
  • Kenta Yamazaki
    Associate Writer
  • Koichi Imai
    Associate Editor
  • Yuika Kurita
    Associate Workshop Designer
  • Riku Yamakawa
    Associate Director


– Founding

2004 –
– Start of the holding of Azumabashi Dance Crossing, an event held in Sumida Ward, Tokyo (organizer: Azuma Dance Crossing Executive Committee)

– First production work consignment from the theatrical company chelfitsch
– Production of the program for the opening of Kichijoji Theatre in the first production work consignment from the Mikuni Yanaihara Project.
– Selection of “Five Days in March,” a play written by Toshiki Okada, for the 49th Kishida Kunio Drama Award

– Incorporation and registry as “precog co., LTD.”
CEO: Yasuo Ozawa

– First production work consignment from the dance company Nibroll
– Extension of invitation to chelfitsch for performance of “Five Days in March” at the Kunsten Festival des Arts in Brussels, Belgium

– Yasuo Ozawa replaced by Akane Nakamura as CEO
– Performance of the play “Freetime” by chelfitsch at the Kunsten Festival des Arts, Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), and Festival d’Automne à Paris (Paris) in their first international co-production

2009 – 2010
– Production & operation of Spectacle in the Farm, a festival held in the town of Nasu, Tochigi Prefecture (organizer: Spectacle in the Farm Executive Committee)

precog history(2006〜2011)

– Opening of PUNTO PRECOG, a challenge shop / try-out store, in the city of Beppu, Oita Prefecture

2012 – 2014
– Direction & operation of the performance program for the Kunisaki Art Festival (organizer: Kunisaki Art Festival Executive Committee, consisting of Oita Prefectural Government, Bungo-Takada Municipal Government, Kunisaki Municipal Government, and Tourism OITA)

– First secretariat work consignment from chelfitsch (with the status of a general incorporated association)

– First secretarial work consignment from the general incorporated associations P and DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL

– Opening of Yamabuki Factory, a rehearsal studio, in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo
– Selection of “The Story of Descending the Long Slopes of Valparaíso,” a play written by Yudai Kamisato, for the 62nd Kishida Kunio Drama Award
– Planning & Production of “Pratthana – A Portrait of Possession,” a play based on Thai-Japanese collaboration (organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center). Staging of performances at Bangkok in 2018 and the Festival d’Automne à Paris and at Tokyo in 2019 (the theater Schaubühne was cancelled)

– Launch of the Conneling Study, an education diffusion project
– In charge of invitational assistance and publicity for the staging of “History of Violence,” a play from the Schaubühne theater (Berlin) at Tokyo Festival 2019 (organizer: the Tokyo Festival Executive Committee consisting of Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, and the Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture (Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo))

2019 – 2020
– In charge of the secretariat for the “True Colors Festival” held in Tokyo (organizer: The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS)

– Selected by the Agency for Cultural Affairs for the 2020 Strategic Art and Culture Creation Promotion Project “Project to Strengthen Profitability of Culture and Arts” to implement a barrier-free online video distribution platform project.
– Launch of “THEATRE for ALL,” a video distribution website with viewing support.

– Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare entrusted us with a project to support the dissemination of artistic and cultural activities by people with disabilities in the field of performing arts.

Our clients

[ Theater ]
Aichi Prefectural Art Theater (Aichi, Japan), Avant Garden (Trondheim, Norway), BIRD Theatre Company TOTTORI (Tottori, Japan), Doosan Art Center (Soul, South Korea),
Esplanade Theatres on the Bay (Singapore), HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
Hong Kong Cultural Centre (Hong Kong), Inside-out theater (Beijing, China), Kanagawa Arts Theatre (Kanagawa, Japan), KIRARI FUJIMI (Saitama, Japan), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt, Germany), Mie Center For the Arts (Mie, Japan), Munich Kammerspiele (München, Germany), NAGANO CITY ARTS CENTER (Nagano, Japan), Niigata City Performing Arts Center “RYUTOPIA” (Niigata, Japan), NYU Skirball Center (New York, United States), Onassis Culutural Center (Athens, Greece), On the Boards (Seattle, United States), PETA THEATER (Manila, Philippine), ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto, Japan), SAITAMA ARTS THEATER (Saitama, Japan), Sesc Bom Retiro (São Paulo, Brazil), Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (Shanghai, China), Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre (Tokyo, Japan), Toyohashi Arts Theatre PLAT (Aichi, Japan)

[ Festival ]
ART SETOUCHI (Seto Inland Sea, Japan), Asia TOPA (Melbourne, Australia), KUNISAKI ART FESTIVAL (Oita, Japan), KYOTO EXPERIMENT (Kyoto, Japan), Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale (Niigata, Japan), Festival/Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal, Canada), Festivals d’Automne à Paris (Paris, France), Holland Festival (Amsterdam, Holland), Homeworks7 (Beirut, Lebanon), Hongkong Arts Festival (Hong Kong), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Bruxelles, Belgium), Saitama Triennale (Saitama, Japan), Shanghai Biennale (Shanghai China), SPRING Performing Arts Festival (Utrecht, Holland), Taipei Arts Festival (Taipei, Taiwan), The Aichi Triennale (Aichi, Japan), Tokyo Festival (Tokyo, Japan), Under the Rader (New York, United States), Venice Biennale (Venice, Italy) , Wiener Festwochen (Vienna, Austria) etc.

[ Museum ]
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (Ishikawa, Japan), Benesse Art Site Naoshima (Kagawa, Japan), Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou (Paris, France), Centre Pompidou-Metz (Metz, France), Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto (Kumamoto, Japan), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), The Museum of Art, Kochi (Kochi, Japan), The National Museum of Art, Osaka (Osaka, Japan), The Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum (Tokyo, Japan), Yokohama Museum of Art (Kanagawa, Japan)

[ Cultural Center ]
Art Tower Mito (ATM) (Ibaraki, Japan), Asia Culture Center (Gwangju, South Korea), Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (Bangkok, Thailand), Dance Base Yokohama (Kanagawa, Japan), Japan Society (New York, United States), Nam Jun Pike Art Center ( Soul, South Korea), ONASSIS STEGI (Athens, Greece), PACT Zollverein (Essen, Germany), SAPPORO CULTURAL ARTS COMMUNITY CENTER SCARTS (Hokkaido, Japan), SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE SQUARE Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan), Wacoal Art Center (Tokyo, Japan), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, United States), Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (Yamaguchi, Japan)

[ Publishing company / Newspaper company]
BCCKS/Tenenbunko (Japan), BIJUTSU SHUPPAN-SHA CO.,LTD., 104LIGNES (France), Editions escapes34 (France), Gamme Mgie Editions (Thailand), Genron Co., Ltd (Japan), Hakusuisha Publishing Co., Ltd (Japan), Kawade Shobo Shinsha (Japan), KUMAMOTO NICHINICHI SHIMBUN (Japan), Kodansha Co., Ltd (Japan), Nishinippon Shimbun Co., Ltd (Japan), Pushkin Press (United Kingdom), S. FISCHER Verlag (Germany), SHINCHOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd (Japan), The Asahi Shimbun Company (Japan)

[ Administration / Foundation ]
Agency for Cultural Affairs, Fukuoka City Foundation for the Promotion of Culture and Arts, Fukutake Foundation, Japan Foundation, Japan Foundation Asia Center, Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Sapporo Cultural Arts Foundation, Shimane Prefecture Foundation for Cultural Promotion, The Nippon Foundation, The Nippon Foundation DIVERSITY IN THE ARTS

[ Other corporations ]
ASMIK ACE, INC., BEPPU PROJECT, chelfitsch, HoriPro Inc., Levi Strauss Japan K.K., Loftwork Inc., N.P.O. DRIFTERS INTERNATIONAL, SIGLO Ltd., Wataboshi-No-Kai Social Welfare Corporation (Tanpopo-No-Ye Art Center HANA)

[ Educational institutions ]
Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), City University of New York (New York, United States), Freie Universität Berlin (Berlin, Germany), J. F. Oberlin University, SHIKOKU Gakuin University, Tama Art University, The University of Tokyo, Waseda University Academic Solutions Corporation

Our contributions

Agency for Cultural Affairs
Arts Council Tokyo
City of Yokohama Culture and Tourism Bureau (Formerly: City of Yokohama APEC and Creative City Headquarters)
Fukutake Foundation
Japan Arts Council
KANSAI・OSAKA 21st Century Association
National Institution for Youth Education
The Japan Foundation
The Japan Foundation Asia Center.
The Saison Foundation
Yokohama City Arts and Culture Promotion Foundation

Company information

Company name: precog co.,LTD.
Date of establishment: 28th December 2006
Main Office: 1-24-15 Kakinokizaka, Meguro-ku,Tokyo, Japan 152-0022
Phone number: +81 3 6825 1223
Fax number: +81 3 6421 2744
Capital: JPY 9,000,000 (As of August 2015)
Executive: Akane Arimitsu
Major Bank: Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Shibuya Branch

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