Incentives Provided by the Film Commissions
*For more details, please contact Japan Film Commission
FC/Organization Incentive system Budget
Sapporo Electronics and Industries Cultivation; Foundation Screen Authority Sapporo Subsidies for production costs to cover the expenses in Sapporo city Up to 3,000,000 JPY
Subsidies for production fee for films and TV dramas in Sapporo or Hokkaido area UP to 10,000,000 JPY
Chiba Prefecture Film Commission Subsidies for production costs to cover the expensses in Chiba Prefecture.
(for films and TV shows)
Cover 50% of expenses up to10,000,000 JPY of production costs
Kobe Film Office "Location Scouting Aid Fund System" for both domestic and overseas films and TV dramas.
Cover costs for round-trip airfare and accommodation, for 3persons/ 3 nights max per project for overseas.
Cover accommodation for 5persons/ 1 night max per project for domestic.
Up to 1,000,000 JPY (for overseas)
Up to 200,000 JPY (for domestic)

The amount will be based on actual costs, and the upper limit of the annual budget is 1 million JPY.
Wakayama City Film Commission Subsidies for production costs to cover the part of expensses in Wakayama city.
(for films and TV dramas)
Up to 5,000,000 JPY
Shimonoseki Film Commission Subsidies for production costs to cover the accomodation. contact for details
Kitakyushu Film Commission Subsidies for both domestic and overseas films and TV doramas. Cover expenses in Kitakyushu City. contact for details
Saga Prefecture Film Commission Subsidies for location scouting and in production
(For both domestic and overseas films and TV dramas)only the expenses in Saga Prefecture.
Cover 50% of expenses up to 5,000,000 JPY of production costs
Usa Film Commission Subsidies for location scouting fees to cover costs of transportations for Usa city and accomodations. Cover 50% of the costs up to 3,000,000JPY
Kagoshima City Subsidies for production costs and promotion fees
(for films and TV programs, and commercials)
[production costs]
50% of expenses up to 5,000,000JPY
[promotion fees]
50% of costs up to 5,000,000JPY
[other]
cover accomodations up to 200,000JPY
Okinawa Film Office Support for co-production, joint production

Applicable for all filming-related contents (movies, dramas, PV, animation, etc.)
Subsidies for location shooting (including location scouting fee):
Cover 50% of expenses up to 30,000,000 JPY per project for accommodations, transportation, personnel costs (local employment) in Okinawa Prefecture
However, a Japanese production partner is required
*Many of the cities provide a large number of volunteer extras for no charge, and exemption of fees for shooting at public facilities.
*As there are many projects that span only a single fiscal year, these may differ depending on the period.
 Please enquire directly at each film commissions or Japan Film Commssion for details.
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