Media Exposure/Lecture


Participating the Event “Growth of Japan’s Screen Production Industry” on Thursday, February 6

CEO Hirasawa will participate the symposium “Growth of Japan’s Screen Production Industry” where experts familiar with the industry, as well as policymakers, creators, and producers, will discuss the issues and the future of the Japanese screen industry.

We look forward to the participation of those involved in the creative industry and those interested in the cutting edge of the video industry.

About the event:
Date: Thursday, February 6, 13:00–17:00 (Doors open 12:45)
Venue: Akasaka Intercity AIR, the AIR (4F) (Tokyo-to, Minato-ku, Akasaka 1-8-1)
Co-hosts: The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ), The Motion Picture Association, Inc. (MPA)
Target: Everybody involved in the creative industry and those interested in the future of this industry
Fee: Free
Interpreting: Simultaneous in Japanese and English

12:45: Doors open
13:00: Opening
13:10: Special guest’s speech Masaaki Taira, State Minister of Cabinet Office (TBC)
13:20~13:50: Keynote Speech 1 “Best Practice in Screen Sector Development”
Jonathan Olsberg, SPI Chairman, Olsberg
13:50~14:20: Keynote Speech 2 “Survey on Actual Conditions of Film Production for the Creation of Film Human Resources in the Future”
Mika Takagi, Chief of the Content Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI

14:30~15:30: Panel Discussion 1 “Benefits of the Film Production Industry for Japan”
Kohei Ando, Emeritus Professor, Global Information and Telecommunication Studies, Waseda University (Moderator)
Takeshi Anzai, Ashikaga-city Comprehensive Policy Department Ashikaga City Video Promotion Division
Ruriko Sekine, Japan Film Commission
Akira Morii, Producer, Robot Inc.

15:35~16:45: Panel Discussion 2 “Sustainable Ecosystem Supporting the Screen Industry”
Nobuyuki Tsugata, Nihon University College of Art, Department of Cinema, expert on the history of Japanese anime (Moderator)
Taiki Sakurai, Netflix
Taro Yamada, Member of the House of Councillors (TBC)
Nao Hirasawa, Arch

16:45: Networking
A casual networking session among speakers and participants will follow all programs.

“Growth of Japan’s Screen Production Industry” Symposium Office (within Makaira KK)

▼Details on the Event, ticket reservation (until Thursday, January 30)