On July 25, the First Meeting of the Planning Committee under the project ‘Creation of the Asia-Pacific Regional Hub of Research for the Safeguarding of ICH’ . The project was initiated and is being implemented by the International Research Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (IRCI), Japan. The purpose of the meeting was introduction of Committee Members, briefing of the project and its timeline, discussion on the programme in FY 2022. Director of CRC Aigine is a member of the Planning Committee.