Nippon Taiko Festival is held annually at different locations throughout Japan with the purpose to introduce Taiko to the general public and also to foster friendship among the Taiko groups. The Taiko performers coming from various regions of Japan, present performances reflecting the regional uniqueness.
This nation-wide competition taking place annually is carried out in an effort to encourage the healthy growth of young people and to foster the next generation of Taiko players. Junior performers under the age of 18 selected from prefectural preliminary contests perform at this final competition. The result is based on their technical abilities as well as the discipline.
This competition is held with the purpose to promote Taiko for senior players as well as to hand down their experienced performance to next generations. All the performers are over the age of 60.
Nippon Taiko Foundation joins efforts with different non-profit organizations to host Taiko Charity Concert every year. The entire proceeds from this concert is donated to such non-profit organization.
Groups of mentally and/or physically challenged persons using Taiko as a supplementary therapy gather to perform at this festival. At the festival, Taiko experiences of the handicapped persons are exchanged. The art works enhanced by the Taiko therapy are also exhibited.
Nippon Taiko Seminers are held several times a year in different locations throughout Japan. Anyone regardless of age can take basic to advanced level courses.
Taiko Certification was introduced since the establishment of Nippon Taiko Foundation, and the Taiko players are able to measure their accomplishment. Three levels of Taiko Instructor's Certificate and five levels of Taiko Technical Certificate are issued by the Foundation.
Taiko is highly appreciated abroad and welcomed by every country visited. Since the establishment, the Foundation has dispatvhed Taiko member teams to 50 different countries.
Taiko groups have been actively participating in events sponsored by the national and the local governments such as 'Nagano Winter Olympic 1998' and more recently, events related to the recovery from Northeastern Japan Earthquake Disaster.
Nippon Taiko Foundation conducts basic surveys and studies concerning various aspects of Taiko as an important Japanese traditional culture. The Foundation also collects materials and information related to Taiko for future Taiko library.
As of June 2016
||Chairman, Council of Local Government Officials Mutual Aid Association|
|Vice Chairmen||Tadashi Hasegawa||Honorary Chairman, Kyushu Taiko Union|
|Ukichi Takano||Leader, Ukichi Takano and Chichibu shachu|
|President||Kazuko Shiomi||Chairman, Nippon Music Foundation|
|Executive Director||Kazuhiko Osawa|
|Trustees||Motoko Ishii||President, Motoko Ishii Lighting Design Inc.|
|Hisanaga Shimazu||Adviser, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology|
|Yoshiro Nakanishi||Senior Managing Director, Japan Gateball Union|
|Tsuyoshi Yamauchi||Leader, Fugaku Taiko|
|Counselors||Hideo Otake||Adviser, The Nihon Ki-in, Professional Go Player|
|Tomoyuki Okada||Honorary Professor, Senzoku Gakuen College of Music|
|Mutsuo Kawai||Honorary Chairman, Toyama Taiko Federation|
|Hiroshi Kitamura||Former Japanese Ambassador to U.K.|
|Junko Sato||Trustee, The Life Planning Center|
|| Chairman of the Board, Fund Corporation for the Overseas
Development of Japan's ICT and Postal Services
|Makiko Hamada||President, DHC Theater Co.,Ltd.|
|Kunio Furuya||President, Nagano Taiko Federation|
|Yoshimasa Miyazaki||President, Chiba Taiko Federation|
|Auditors||Ken Osanai||Attorney at Law, Osanai Law Firm|
|Yasushi Ikeda||Attorney at Law, Miyake Imai Ikeda Law Office|