Tag - jasrac



Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Oct 25, 2022
Top court rules music students not subject to copyright fees
The copyright law protects the right to perform music to be heard by the public. The focus of the lawsuit was whether preforming music during a lesson falls under that protection.
Japan Times
Dec 22, 2018
Rationale for extending Japan's copyright protections unclear
Several weeks ago, I was surprised to read that a revision to the copyright law would go into effect on Dec. 30, extending the current protection period from 50 years after an author's death to 70 years. When the extension was first discussed as part of the original 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership...
Sep 16, 2017
Tussle over music copyright fees
Music content providers and music class operators should make every effort to find middle ground so they can ensure the healthy development of music education while duly protecting the rights of copyright holders.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 12, 2017
Copyright watchdog JASRAC files lawsuits over use of background music in stores
Japan's copyright management organization has filed lawsuits against owners of a barber shop and a restaurant over the use of background music at their stores, seeking damages and injunctions.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2017
Japan copyright body courts anger by casting a wider net
The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) sparked a public uproar in February when it announced it will start demanding that private music schools pay copyright fees.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 16, 2017
Music schools to sue Japan's largest copyright collection group over plan to collect fees
The school operators said they would file a lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court as early as July, a representative told The Japan Times.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music / Sound Off
Mar 12, 2017
Militant approach to collecting fees hurts JASRAC's reputation
At the start of 2017, it was hard to imagine a way that the Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) could garner more hate from social media users than its already received. The music copyright management organization has long been one of the most loathed institutions...
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jun 10, 2016
JASRAC pressures 212 businesses for playing background music without paying copyright fee
Japan's largest copyright collection group is seeking arbitration in summary courts nationwide against 212 hair salons, restaurants and apparel stores that allegedly failed to pay fees on background music, its spokesman said Friday.
Japan Times
Dec 27, 2015
Stranglehold on music copyrights is loosening in Japan
Pop music agency Avex Group Holdings, known for managing artists such as Exile, Namie Amuro and Tokyo Girls' Style, announced in October that they plan to transfer the copyright administration of up to 100,000 songs from the current holder, JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and...


The Japanese government updated its English education guidelines in 2017 to emphasize communication over grammar and memorization. Public school teachers are incredibly busy, however, which means schools haven’t been able to implement changes uniformly. Private and alternative schools are attempting to remedy this.
The language of opportunity: Bilingual education is on the rise in Japan