Examining Arts Participation in Japan Using the Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities

Masaki Katsuura


This paper examines public participation in arts and cultural activities in Japan using statistical methods. Utilising the binary regression model (logit model), the significant demographic and socio-economic factors that determine participation in arts and culture and their effects, are considered empirically. The model is an estimate for cultural activities as well as for other entertainment activities. The data used here are the microdata of the Survey on Time Use and Leisure Activities conducted by the Statistics Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communication. This is the first attempt at estimating such a model for data on Japanese arts participation, and results, similar to Western countries, are obtained for determinants of arts participation.

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Asia Pacific Journal of Arts and Cultural Management; ISSN 1449-1184
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