The Uchimura Prize was inaugurated in 1992 on the initiative of the Japanese Centre of ITI in honour of the formal President, Naoya Uchimura, the Japanese playwright who devoted his life to promoting mutual knowledge and understanding of theatre throughout the world. The prize is awarded and funded by the Japanese Centre and has become a biannual award. It aims to stimulate and encourage initiatives taken by groups or individuals outside Japan, leading to an action or project bearing a relation to Japanese theatre.
The next Uchimura Prize will be promoted through the ITI channels, Website, ITI Newsletter, etc. as soon as it will be launched through the Japanese Centre and ITI worldwide.