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    June 27,2022 Kentaro Okamoto participated in the second edition of "Legal Clinic for Creators," a podcast by Asobot, Inc, which focuses on copyrightability. (for related parties).

    Seminar
    June 14, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will speak at Japanese Society for Artificial Intelligence's annual symposium "Creativity and Copyright for AI" (follow-up info to be updated).

    Seminar
    June 7, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will give a special lecture "Introduction to Rights and Rules of Metaverse" at Tokyo University of Technology (for students).

    Seminar
    May 28, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will speak at the ELN Annual Symposium on "Legal Issues of Metaverse Utilization as Entertainment" (online, registration required).

    Media
    May 25, 2022 Nikkei Cross Trend published a Q&A with Kensaku Fukui, "Can we recreate 1990s Shimokitazawa in the Metaverse".

    Seminar
    May 24, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto will give a speech at the event entitled "The Future of Content Protection from Blockchain" hosted by Content-Ethereum Open Source Community (application required).

    Seminar
    May 20, 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on "fast movies" (unauthorized digested video of films) in the morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun.

    Seminar
    May 20, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will give a seminar entitled "Two-hour overview of legal issues of metaverse" at VIPO (online).

    Media
    May, 2022 Ayuko Hashimoto's case study "Appeals Court Decision on Music School Case" was published in Copyright Research No. 47.

    Others
    May 19, 2022 Based on the revision of the Copyright Law, in which Kensaku Fukui has been involved as a committee member, 1.5 million digitized materials, including out-of-print books in Japan's National Diet Library collection, will be available to browse by users through smartphones.

    Media
    April 29, 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on NHK's "Jiron Koron" about four barriers that hinder anti-piracy measures (available until 5/6).

    Media
    April 26, 2022 Jiji Press Market News introduced the activities of the Japan Contents Blockchain Initiative (JCBI) Copyright Distribution Subcommittee, of which Kentaro Okamoto serves as the chairman.

    Seminar
    April 21, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto will give a seminar entitled "Utilization of Content by NFTs: Legal Perspectives and Points of Caution" hosted by the Character Brand License Association (online,for related parties).

    Seminar
    April 20, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture "Liberal Arts of Information Science: Rules and Rights of Metaverse" at Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus (Further information).

    Seminar
    April 20, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture "Liberal Arts of Information Science: Rules and Rights of Metaverse" at Keio University, Hiyoshi Campus (Further information: http://ice.lib-arts.hc.keio.ac.jp/ ).

    Seminar
    May 15, 2022 Toshiaki Kobayashi's lecture "Civil Law (Information Property Law)" at Chuo University Faculty of Global Informatics has started.

    Seminar
    April 18, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's lecture for all department "Copyright and Culture/Media Contracts" at Nihon University College of Art will start, joined by exclusive guest lecturers.

    Others
    April 18, 2022 Megumi Haraguchi has joined the firm. Please refer to "Attorneys" section for the profile.

    Media
    April 14, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's serial column "Theater x Copyright x Law" in the past 21 years in the Japan Playwrights Association newsletter is now available online at CC-BY.

    Seminar
    April 6, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto gave an introductory copyright seminar at Meiji Pharmaceutical University (for students, online).

    Media
    April 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's article "Copyright Issues to Know Before Entering the Metaverse" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI.

    Media
    April 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 44" is published in the May issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Note of Caution for Tracing”.

    Media
    Mar 31, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto commented on NHK Good Morning Japan on keypoints when purchasing NFTs.

    Others
    Mar 30, 2022 The JCBI Copyright Distribution Subcommittee, chaired by Kentaro Okamoto, submitted "Opinion on Content NFT" to the LDP's Digital Society Promotion Headquarter and NFT Policy Project Team.

    Others
    Mar 24, 2022 Research report "Structural Changes in Cultural Policies in Other Countries under the Corona", in which Kensaku Fukui cooperated, is now available.

    Media
    By Mar 20, 2022 Fifty works of Japanese stage performance have been available in multiple languages through Japan Foundation + EPAD "Stage Beyond Borders" project, supported by Kensaku Fukui, Yuki Tajima, and Harue Shirota, and have already received over 3 million views.

    Others
    Mar 18, 2022 Report on the next Copyright Revision Act, in which Kensaku Fukui participated as a member, has been approved and reported by the Copyright Subcommittee of the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

    Media
    Mar 17, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's written lecture "Copyright in the Corona Era" is now available on the website of the Japan Music Publishers Association (the next lecturer will be Ayuko Hashimoto).

    Seminar
    Mar 10, 2022 Toshiaki Kobayashi will give a lecture entitled "How to Deal with Media and Entertainment Cases -Intellectual Property, Labor/employment, Antitrust, Financial Law, etc." at Tokyo Bar Association.

    Media
    Mar 9, 2022 An interview with Kensaku Fukui about online manga piracy and CDN services is published in NHK Science & Culture Journal.

    Media
    Mar 8, 2022 An Q&A with Kensaku Fukui on legal issues in metaverse is published on Nikkei Cross Trend.

    Media
    Mar 3, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's talk on the utilization of art is available on ARTnewsJAPAN.

    Media
    Mar 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 43" is published in the April issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Marketing Campaigns using NFT”.

    Seminar
    Feb 25 2022 Kosuke Terauchi will give a online seminar entitled "Primary points and basic format: A guide to writting easy-read documents for civil trials" hosted by bengo4.com (registration required).

    Media
    Feb 17 2022 An interview with Kensaku Fukui on the lawsuit aganist Cloudflare is published in Asahi Shimbun Digital.

    Others
    Feb 2022 Our firm has been ranked Tier 1 for Copyright Law in Japan by Asia IP 2022.

    Seminar
    Feb 13 2022 Kensaku Fukui will give a speech at Japan Screenplay Archive's symposium "Creativity of Screenplays and the Future of Digital Archives" (online, apply in advance).

    Seminar
    Feb 12 2022 Kentaro Okamoto gave a lecture entitled "Copyright in Publicity and Video Online Streaming" for theatre human resources development program hosted by Kumamoto Prefectural Theater (for related parties).

    Others
    Feb 10 2022 "An Introduction to Copyright for 18 year-olds" (Chikuma Shinsho) by Kensaku Fukui has been reprinted (7th reprint). Thanks to everyone !

    Media
    Feb 8, 2022 Kosuke Terauchi's co-authored book "Checkpoints for Court Document Preparation and Interrogation Techniques", is published by Kobundo.

    Media
    Feb 17 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's comment on unauthorized NFT sales was published in Asahi Shimbun Morning Edition and Feb 5 in Asahi Shimbun Digital.

    Seminar
    Jan 21, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will speak at the "Reading Advisor Training Course" at the Publishing Club Hall (registration ended).

    Media
    Feb 4 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on NTV's "ZIP" and Yuki Tajima commented on Fuji TV's "Mezamashi TV" regarding the exposure of manga spoiler sites.

    Media
    Feb 3 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's comment on music NFT is published in Asahi Shimbun Evening and Digital Edition.

    Media
    Feb 1 2022 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 42" is published in the March issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Catchphrases”.

    Seminar
    From Jan 28, 2022 Toshiaki Kobayashi will give a lecture series "Copyright Intensive Evening Seminar" hosted by CRIC (registration required).

    Media
    Jan 25 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on stealth marketing tactics on Tiktok in NTV's "ZIP".

    Media
    Jan 25, 2022 Ayuko Hashimoto's article "Works of Music" (Intellectual Property) is published in the February 2022 issue of Jurist (No.1567).

    Media
    Jan 22, 2022 Kensaku Fukui commented on the live event crisis on TV Asahi's "Saturday Station".

    Seminar
    Jan 21, 2022 Kensaku Fukui will be a panelist at the 8K+Dolby Atmos screening "The Future of Performing Arts Digital Archives" (for related parties).

    Seminar
    Jan 21, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto will give a lecture entitled "Copyright Issues of Performing Arts Online Streaming" at "2022 Theater Staff Seminar" hosted by Nagoya City Cultural Promotion Organization (for related parties).

    Seminar
    Jan 20, 2021 Kensaku Fukui will give a lecture on digital utilization of film archive and copyright issue at the National Film Archive Summit of Japan (online).

    Media
    Jan 14, 2022 Kosuke Terauchi gave a lecture entitled "Basics of copyright processing of performing arts online streaming" at the "Arts Management Training II" organized by Toyama Prefecture Public Cultural Facilities Council (for related persons).

    Seminar
    Jan 5, 2022 Kensaku Fukui's talk with Hiroshi Samejima, Taro Yamada, Shunya Yoshimi etc. at the Library Fair is now available on YouTube.

    Media
    Jan 4, 2022 Q&A with Kensaku Fukui, "NFT, Law, and Copyright for Beginners" was published in Nikkei Cross Trend.

    Media
    Jan 1, 2021 Kentaro Okamoto's column "Everything You Need to Know about Copyright Q&A Vol. 41" is published in the Feb issue of SENDENKAIGI. The theme is “Hashtag”.

    Media
    Jan 1, 2022 Kentaro Okamoto was guested on asobot Inc.’s podcast "asobot B-side" New Year special issue. The program will be providing information for creators in the future (for related parties).

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