• About JFC
  • Purpose


What’s Japan Film Commission?

Japan Film Commission (JFC) is a national film commission covering the entire country of Japan. It is your first contact if you are interested in filming in Japan. With its main office in Tokyo, Japan Film Commission is a non-profit organization comprised of over 120 regional film commissions as well as various film and video industry guilds and organizations, such as the Directors Guild of Japan. It is supported and endorsed by ministries and agencies of the federal government, such as the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Agency for Cultural Affairs, and the Japan Tourism Agency.

Japan Film Commission
8F, Togeki Bldg.,
4-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6264-2042 / Fax: +81-3-6264-2043
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Japan Film Commission Board Directors (As of Oct., 6, 2017)

Affiliation Name
CHAIRPERSON Ehime Film Commission Noboru Izumitani
VICE CHAIRPERSON Amakusa Film Commission Shinichi Koyama
VICE CHAIRPERSON Kitakyushu Film Commission Shuei Ueda
Auditor Suwaken Film Commission Yosuke Miyasaka
DIRECTOR Sapporo Film Commission Hiroshi Kido
DIRECTOR Sendai Miyagi Film Commission Yasuyuki Sato
DIRECTOR Chiba Prefecture Film Commission Reiji Tachibana
DIRECTOR YAMANASHI Home of Mt. FUJI Film Commission Kiyoshiro Mukawa
DIRECTOR Nagoya Location Navi Keiko Nagata
DIRECTOR Kobe Film Office Naohumi Machidori
DIRECTOR Hiroshima Film Commission Ryoji Sasaguchi
DIRECTOR Okinawa Film Office Tomohito Terukina
DIRECTOR Tokyo Film Commission Katsunori Tanaka
DIRECTOR Kakunodate Film Commission Hiroshi Sakamoto
DIRECTOR Nagano Area Film Commission Haruyasu Atobe
DIRECTOR Keio university Institute for Media and Communications Research Yoko Ogawa Nishiaki
DIRECTOR Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. Shin Horiguchi
DIRECTOR Directors Guild of Japan Katsuhide Motoki
DIRECTOR Japan Film Makers Association Shoji Masui
SECRETARY GENERAL Japan Film Commission Ruriko Sekine


Services provided by JFC

Japan Film Commission will help you: find locations, find local production service companies, obtain shooting permits, find out what types of non-tax incentives and filming supports are offered by regional governments and film commissions in Japan, and help you in many other ways to make your filming easier in Japan.

About AFCNet

AFCNet (Asian Film Commissions Network) was established on October 10, 2004 with the participation of 18 organizations from six countries.The plan of activities for fiscal year 2005, intended to facilitate shooting in the Asian region and to further promote cooperation, was decided. It covers the four main areas below:
1.Share and systematize information about production
2.Share information and work to improve film related laws, systems, etc.
3.Support local film commissions in Asia, and provide training
4.Joint-Publicity, marketing

About AFCI

The AFCI (Association of Film Commissioners International) is a non-profit educational organization founded in the United States in 1975.
Description of activities is Cineposium education program and Locations Trade Show (trade show for film producers and entertainment industry people). AFCI members are 310 organizations from 31 countries and regions.