Japanese Film Project (JFP) is a non-profit organization that researches and makes proposals in order to examine and resolve issues surrounding gender inequalities, labor conditions and the lack of young talent in the Japanese film industry.

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BACKGROUND AND GOALS

Compared to the rest of the world, Japan is behind in terms of gender equality and there is a lack of work-life balance, which has been normalized within a patriarchal society.

Now and in the past, various forms of harassment, poor compensation, and long working hours have been brought to attention in the Japanese film industry while the industry-at-large has been bemoaning the lack of young people working in production.

Despite this, there has never been adequate and practical investigations that can resolve these issues. Furthermore, there have been few initiatives that reflect the voices of young workers, women and on-set staff members. Most past initiatives have been led by film producers, directors and industry groups that are part of the higher echelon of “decision-makers” in the industry. JFP aims to survey not only these “decision-makers” but to actively incorporate the perspectives of workers on the field and think about designing systems that can be sustained in the Japanese film industry and be proposed as policy.

OUR ACTIVITIES

Our three pillars of activity are: Research, Advocacy and Action.

図・日本映画業界における「ジェンダーギャップ・労働環境問題」に対する調査
Research issues around gender inequalities and labor practices in the Japanese film industry.
図・調査結果をシンポジウムなどで広く社会に共有し議論を促す
Share research results widely with the public through talks and symposiums and encourage discussions and debates.
図・映画業界の持続可能なシステム構築に向けた提言
Make recommendations toward the construction of a system that can be sustained by the film industry.

MEMBERS

Tatsuhito Utagawa

Filmmaker and artist. Works mainly in the field of documentary. His short documentary, Sculpture of Time and Place screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam and Japan Cuts in 2020. Founder of JFP.

ADVISOR

Masora Fukuda

Wakae Nakane

She is a PhD candidate in the Division of Cinema and Media Studies at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Her research revolves around the topics across the fields of film, visual arts, and gender studies. Her academic engagements range from curatorial work to her research activities to reconsider Japanese film history from feminist perspectives.

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Organization Overview
Type General Incorporated Association
Title General Incorporated Association Japanese Film Project
Year of Establishment July 2021 (Registered as General Incorporated Association in February 2022)
Headquarters Minamihiradai-cho 4-13, Minamihiradai Heights 2nd Floor, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Board Members
Representative Director Tatsuhito Utagawa
Director Kanako Kondo
Director Takashi Nishihara
Supervisor Takahiro Yoshida

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