Photography Industry Organizations in Japan

Organizations of corporate members in Japan’s photography industry. Compiled by Philbert Ono, last updated: Feb. 14, 2011.

Camera & Imaging Products Association (CIPA) (Camera Eizo Kiki Kogyo-kai)
Address: 東京都千代田区一番町25番地 JCIIビル(5階)
JCII Bldg. 5F
Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 5276-3891
Fax: (03) 5276-3893
Remarks: Formerly called the Japan Camera Industry Assocaition (name changed on June 30, 2002). Consists of Japan’s major camera equipment and film manufacturers. One of the key organizations in Japan’s photo industry. Holds Japan’s largest camera show called CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show in Yokohama.

Import Camera Society (ICS) (Yunyu Camera Kyokai) 輸入カメラ協会
Address: 東京都台東区上野6-2-14 喜久屋ビル地下1階
c/o Kikuya Camera, Kikuya Bldg. B1F, Ueno 6-2-14
Taito-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3832-2331
Fax: (03) 3839-0320
Remarks: This is an association of around 19 mostly used and antique camera shops. The association holds the antique camera fair (Sekai no Chuko Camera-ichi) at Matsuzakaya Dept. Store in Ginza from late Feb. to early March and at Isetan Dept. Store in Shinjuku in Sept. Used and antique cameras are sold to the public by a large number of dealers.

Japan Camera Industry Institute (JCII) (Nihon Camera Zaidan)
Address: JCII Bldg., Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 3263-7111
Fax: (03) 3234-4624
Remarks: Formerly called the Japan Camera and Optical Instruments Inspection and Testing Institute (Nihon Shashin-ki Kogaku-kiki Kensa Kyokai). Although its official name in Japanese has been changed to Nihon Camera Zaidan, it continues to use the old acronym of JCII by only slightly modifying the English name. It operates the Japan Camera Museum, JCII Photo Salon, and JCII Library in Tokyo. It holds workshops, lectures, and exhibitions. Mayumi Moriyama (Diet member) heads the organization.

Japan Color-Photo Finishers’ Association (Nihon Color Lab Kyokai Rengokai)
Address: 〒102-0082東京都千代田区一番町25番地JCIIビル6F
JCII Bldg. 6F, Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 3288-0337
Fax: (03) 3288-0338
Remarks: Association of color photofinishers organized into regional associations nationwide.

Japan Federation of Photo Dealers Association (Zen-Nihon Shashin Zairyosho Kumiai Rengokai)
Address: 全日本写真材料商組合連合会
M&C Bldg. 8th floor, Kanda Ogawa-machi 2-3
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 101-0052
Phone: (03) 5282-7170
Fax: (03) 5282-7191
Remarks: Camera and photofinisher retailers’ association.

Address: 〒103-0027東京都中央区日本橋1-17-12 日本橋ビルディング2階
Nihonbashi Bldg. 2F, Nihonbashi 1-17-12
Chuo-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 103-0027
Phone: (03) 5255-6201
Fax: (03) 5255-6202
Remarks: For organizations in the movie and television technology industry.

Japan Photo & Video Accessory Association (JPV) (Nihon Shashin Eizo Yohin Kogyo-kai)
Address: 東京都千代田区一番町25番地 JCIIビル(4階)
JCII Bldg. 4F, Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 5276-3581
Fax: (03) 5276-3584
Remarks: Consists of about 75 manufacturers of photo and video equipment and accessories. Holds the annual Photo Next Show for pro equipment and photo industry people and publishes the Shashin Eizo Yohin Show photo accessory catalog.

Photo Imaging Wholesale Association (Shashin Ryutsu Shosha Rengokai)
Address: 東京都千代田区一番町25 JCIIビル
Ichibancho 25 JCII Bldg.
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 3261-8341
Remarks: Organization of sales companies, distributors, and wholesalers in Japan’s photo industry.

Joint PhotoImaging Enterprises Association International (JPEA International) (Shashin Eizo Keiei-sha Kyokai) 写真映像経営者協会
Address: JCII Bldg. 6F, Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN 102-0082
Phone: (03) 5226-7900
Fax: Same as phone
Remarks: Formed in 1973, this is a non-profit organization promoting global communication to contribute in depth to the development of photographic, optical and digital imaging indusry. The membership includes manufacturers, importers, exporters, distributors, retailers, financial analysts, and journalists. It publishes weekly newsletters in English (Photo Electro News or PEN) and Japanese, provides governmental and trade statistics, and assists members to exhibit at Photokina (Germany), PMA (U.S.A.), etc.

Japan Photographic Studio Equipment Association (Nihon Eigyo Shashin Kizai Kyokai)
Address: 光陽モネカ内
〒101-0054東京都千代田区神田錦町3-20 アイゼンビル4F
Kanda Nishiki-cho 3-20 4th floor
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 3295-3401
Fax: (03) 3293-4332

Photo-sensitized Materials Manufacturers’ Association (Shashin Kanko Zairyo Kogyo-kai)
Address: 写真感光材料工業会
JCII Bldg., Ichibancho 25
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
Phone: (03) 5276-3561
Fax: (03) 5276-3563
Remarks: Association of photo film and paper manufacturers.

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