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Cultural Activities

JASRAC, aside from its music copyright administration operations, organizes cultural activities that enhance public awareness on copyrights and promote music culture for the ultimate purpose of serving society.  
JASRAC's cultural activities had been funded by the membership dues paid by authors, composers and music publishers who entrusted their copyrights with JASRAC.  However, from 2010, coinciding with JASRAC's transition to a "general incorporated association," JASRAC's cultural activities are funded as part of its copyright administration operations, as JASRAC continues to be active in realizing a society where music culture blossoms.  

JASRAC Music Junction

The Music World Traveler
2. Arabian Music and Poetry

Date Saturday, February 27, 2016 5:00pm-7:00pm
Program The oud is a Middle Eastern stringed instrument which is closely related to the Western lute and the Japanese biwa.
We will focus on the beauty of Arabian Music through lectures on its musical theory “maqam” and its culture of poetry.
Performers Yuji Tsunemi (Oud player)
Almoamen Abdalla (Associate Professor, Tokai Institute of Global Education and Research, Tokai University)
Editorial Supervisor Masakazu Kitanaka (Music critic)
Moderator Keiko Sano
Venue Keyaki Hall

Part I

Part II

The Music World Traveler
1. Hawaiian Music and Prayers

Date Thursday, December 17, 2015 6:15 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.
Program Hawaiian music, fondly called “Hawaiian” by the Japanese, has been popular in Japan since the early 20th century.
We will guide you through the musical universe of Hawaii which is said to originate from prayers of gratitude to god.
Performers Sandii (Musician/Kumu Hula)
Yuki Alani Yamauchi (Hawaiian guitar player)
Editorial Supervisor Masakazu Kitanaka (Music critic)
Moderator Keiko Sano
Venue Keyaki Hall

Part I “Kahiko”

Part II ”Auana/Tahiti”

JASRAC International Symposium

“Roles to be Played by Collective Management Organizations:
The Creators’ Perspective ~creating sustainable business models~”

JASRAC celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2014.  This International Symposium was organized and held to be part of the anniversary events.

Moderator Eric Baptiste (France)
CISAC (International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies) Chairman of the Board of Directors
SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) CEO

Lorenzo Ferrero (Italy)
CIAM (International Council of Authors of Music) Chairman
SIAE (Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori) member

Yves Nilly (France)
Author, screenplay writer
W&DW (Writers & Directors Worldwide) Chairman
SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques) member

Shunichi Tokura (Japan)
JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) Chairman

Date November 21, 2014
Venue Yurakucho Asahi Hall