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Japanese Entertainment

Japan is well known for its exports of cars and electronic devices, but in recent years the country has become an exporter of pop culture as well. From anime and manga to video games and film, Japanese content is taking the world by storm.

Overall

The Japanese entertainment industry as a whole is in a period of transition. As the average age of the population continues to rise, the majority demographic is pulling farther and farther away from many of the youth-based contents that have driven the industry's domestic markets in the past. In addition to adapting to an older audience's demands, industries are also exploring and refining their relationships abroad and developing stable means of overseas distribution. Many are also being proactive in responding to how new technology has transformed traditional methods of distribution and dissemination, and in doing so are making their products more accessible to a more global and thus larger sphere of consumers.

This outward-oriented initiative is attractive at the present largely because of the lingering presence of an international boom of interest in Japanese culture that peaked in recent years. Anime and manga especially have recently enjoyed great popularity, and the release of next generation consoles has generated worldwide success for the Japanese gaming industry. Japanese films and music are also gaining unprecedented levels of international recognition and attention.

However, there are many obstacles to establishing successful international business relations, and many entertainment industries are still in the process of doing so. Language barriers, differences in governmental policies and regulations, and insufficient market information are all significant obstructions, although the industry as a whole is navigating them with increasing success.

Thus, currently the main challenges of the Japanese industry are to adapt its products and distribution methods to the changing demographic of an aging domestic population, and to expand and secure its international markets. In doing so, the industry can assure that its uniquely Japanese cultural products continue to excite and challenge both global and national audiences.

Past Events

JAPAN BOOTH 2017 in AMERICAN FILM MARKET

Date Wednesday, November 1 - Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Place Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel (Arcadia Ballroom)
Exhibitors
  • Asia Pictures Entertainment INC.
  • BLAST Inc.
  • GAGA Corporation
  • Hakuhodo DY music & pictures Inc.
  • Open Sesame Co., Ltd.
  • PRODUCTION REED CO., LTD.
  • Stand Entertainment Inc
  • STUDIO4℃ Co., Ltd.
  • Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
  • TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS CO., LTD.
  • Village INC.
  • WOWMAX Inc.

JAPAN BOOTH 2017 in CANNES

Date Wednesday, May 17 – Friday, May 26, 2017
Place Level 01 23.01, Palais des Festivals
Exhibitors
  • ARTicle FILMS
  • augment5 Inc.
  • BLAST Inc.
  • CREi Inc.
  • Free Stone Productions Co., Ltd.
  • Gold View Co., Ltd.
  • NEGA Co.
  • Open Sesame Co., Ltd.
  • Production I.G
  • SDP, Inc.
  • STUDIO4℃ Co., Ltd.
  • TOHOKUSHINSHA FILM CORPORATION
  • Village INC.

JAPAN BOOTH at HongKong Filmart 2017

Date Monday, Mar. 13th - Thursday, Mar. 17th 2017
Place Hall 1, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong / 1D-C18
Exhibitors
  • ABC Japan
  • BLAST INC.
  • CBC TELEVISION CO., LTD
  • ColorBird Inc.
  • EMON Co., Ltd.
  • Free Stone Productions Co., Ltd
  • GAGA Corporation
  • GETA FILMS / Spirits Project Inc.
  • Gold View Co., Ltd.
  • HAPPINET CORPORATION
  • Hiroshima Home Television Co., LTD.
  • IMPLEO Inc.
  • KADOKAWA CORPORATION
  • Kagoshima Broadcasting Corporation
  • Kansai Telecasting Corporation
  • Kino Films Co., Ltd.
  • MOTION GALLERY INC.
  • Nagoya TV
  • NHK Enterprises, Inc.
  • NIHONKAI TELECASTING CO., LTD.
  • NIKKATSU Corporation
  • Nippon Television Network Corporation
  • Okura Pictures, Co. Ltd.
  • P.I.C.S. Co., Ltd.
  • POLYGONMAGIC, INC.
  • PRODUCTION REED CO., LTD.
  • RIRE Inc.
  • SDP, Inc.
  • So-net Entertainment Corporation
  • STAND ENTERTAINMENT INC
  • STUDIO4℃ Co., Ltd.
  • Tachi Corporation
  • TOKAI TELEVISION BROADCASTING CO.,LTD
  • Tokyo New Cinema, Inc.
  • TSUBURAYA PRODUCTIONS CO., LTD.
  • TV Asahi Corporation
  • TV TOKYO Corporation
  • Village INC.