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Wednesday, May 27, 2020, 14:00 - 15:00

Language: The speech and Q & A will be in Japanese with English interpretation.

 "Parody in Japan" by Kunitoshi Oka, Lawyer

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This month's spat between the FCCJ and Tokyo Olympic officials over the cover of the club's Number 1 Shimbun has prompted some to say that parody and satire do not exist in Japan. That would be news to Mad Amano.

Perhaps the most famous parodist in modern Japanese history, Amano long used ridicule against authority figures. He was the subject of a landmark copyright infringement case decades ago when he used a montage photograph that included images of Bridgestone tires to satirize the environmental destruction wrought by ski resorts. Some Japanese lawyers have used the Amano case, which went all the way to the Supreme Court, to argue that parody does not excuse writers or artists from copyright infringement in Japan.

Amano's lawyer in that case, Kunitoshi Oka, will discuss its implications in light of the Number 1 Shimbun spat. Oka believes that the FCCJ should not have deleted the magazine's cover from its website, saying that the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee misinterpreted the copyright law and its trademark rights.  

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Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, name of media outlet, FCCJ membership number by 09:00 May 27. We regret that the number of participants is limited to 20. A confirmation email will be sent to you with the zoom invitation link.

How to ask questions:

  1. During the online media briefing, participants will be able to ask questions using the zoom "raise hand" function.
  2. Those who are not joining the event online can submit questions for the speakers in advance using this submission form (English only): https://forms.gle/C5zs5fGttGK8GBH6A

How to watch: (All members) https://vimeo.com/422341050

Livestreaming of this online media briefing will be available and video of this event will be uploaded to our FCCJ YouTube channel the following day. Please note that you cannot physically attend this briefing. *こちらのイベントを視聴ご希望の方はライブ配信または会見翌日にyoutubeをご覧ください。会場にてご参加いただくことはできません。

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