■General Incorporated Associations Copyright Support Center
We are the general incorporated corporation that performs copyright procedure to obtain permissions grounded on Japanese copyright laws. We accomplish the procedure to obtain permissions to use copyrighted-works, based on Japanese copyright laws on behalf of the institutions such as universities, studying institutions, and educational publishers,.
At Copyright Support Center, our mission is to make it easy for people to get, use and share content worldwide, while protecting the interests of creators, publishers and other copyright holders. Our vision is to create global licensing and content solutions that make copyright work.
Main business: Copyright procedure support,
Planning, management and commissioning of seminars
Edit support · media production
Consulting on copyright etc.
Research on copyright etc.
Head Office: Resona Kudan Building 5F KS Floor,1-5-6 Kudan minami,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo ,102-0074
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm (Monday-Friday)
Business start: August 2006
General incorporated corporation established: December 21st, 2016
Representative Director：Shiro Nazumi (Certified Administrative Procedures Legal Specialist）
■About contact from outside of Japan
Please contact us by e-mail.
We will get back to you as soon as we are able to.
- English correspond is available if needed (JST/GMT+9)
- E-mail is accepted at any time 24/7.
■About the usage of copyrighted work in the education field.
In cases where we contact to right holders in overseas, most of the cases are regarding the use in the education fields.
Many works are used as learning materials for high school students and university students in Japan. Especially the usages of copyrighted works are in "entrance examinations" for many schools and institutes and also those contents are used as learning materials in many ways.
Under Japanese Copyright Law, Article 36 stipulates the following use of examination problems.
copyright low Article 36“Reproduction, etc. as examination questions”）
Article 36 (1) It is permissible to reproduce a work that has been made public as a question on an entrance examination or other examination or in an official certification of knowledge or skills, to the extent that this is found to be necessary for such purpose, and to transmit to the public such a question (except in a broadcast or cablecast; however, it is permissible to make such a question available for transmission, if it is to be transmitted to the public via automatic public transmission; the same applies in next paragraph); provided, however, that this does not apply if transmitting such a question to the public would unreasonably prejudice the interests of the copyright owner in light of the nature and the purpose of the work as well as the circumstances of the transmission.
When using the copyrighted work for the specific purpose for entrance examinations, those material can be used without obtaining permissions of the right holders by the rule of the above-mentioned law in Japan, however when creating the learning materials, it is necessary to be approved the permissions from right holders.
■For people willing to use copy-righted work such as Japanese publications, television stations, Internet distribution companies, artists, creators in Japan.
-There are numerous wonderful contents in Japan, including novels, paintings, photographs, manga ( Japanese comics) etc,.
Please contact us by e-mail for more details anytime, those who are willing to use such contents, we will obtain various rights such as copyright requests on behalf of you.
-If you need Japanese picture materials and video materials, we are able to create and provide to you.
Also in case that you require Japanese landscape, scenery, various events, post-made photos and video materials, our center and partners' company are able to create as well.
Please feel free to contact us for more details.