Copyright System in Japan

    VI. DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROGRAMS



    The Japan Copyright Office (JCO) has been planning and carrying out the following programs with a view to contributing to the development of copyright systems in developing countries as well as to strengthening regional cooperation among Asia-Pacific countries.

    (1) APACE Program (1993~)

    This program, which is called "APACE (Asia-Pacific Copyright Systems Enhancement) Program", started in 1993 in cooperation with WIPO, targeting Asia-Pacific countries. The APACE Program consists of the following seven activities.

    (a) Annual Regional Symposium (1993~)
    1993: in Tokyo, Japan (100 participants from 19 countries)
    1994: in Phuket, Thailand (60 participants from 22 countries)
    1995: in Denpasar, Indonesia (100 participants from 17 countries)
    1996: in Chiang Mai, Thailand (60 participants from 23 countries)
    1997: in Manila, Philippines (100 participants from 27 countries)
    1998: in Islamabad, Pakistan (70 participants from 24 countries)
    1999: in New Delhi, India (80 participants from 21 countries)
    2000: in Guangzhou, China (160 participants from 24 countries)
    2001: in Mumbai, India (80 participants from 18 countries)
    2002: in Jakarta, Indonesia (120 participants from 23 countries)
    2003: in New Delhi, India (100 participants from 20 countries)
    2004: in Hangzhou, China (79 participants from 15 countries)
    2005: in Jakarta, Indonesia (70 participants from 16 countries)
    2006: in Vientiane, Lao PDR (60 participants from 19 countries)
    2007: in Kathmandu, Nepal (50 participants from 16 countries)
    2009: in Hanoi, Viet Nam (50 participants from 12 countries)
    2010: in Colombo, Sri Lanka (40 participants from 12 countries)
    2010: in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (40 participants from 15 countries)
    2011: in Tokyo, Japan (20 participants from 19 countries)
    2012: in Manila, Philippines (26 participants from 19 countries)
    2012 in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (26 participants from 21 countries)
    2013 in Bnagkok, Thailand (20 participants from 20 countries)
    2014 in Tokyo, Japan (24 participants from 24 countries)

    (b) Training Program in Tokyo (1994~)
    1994: 5 trainees (from China, India, Indonesia and Mongolia)
    1995: 4 trainees (from the Philippines, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    1996: 5 trainees (from Bangladesh, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Tonga)
    1997: 8 trainees (from Bhutan, Laos, China, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Philippines and Republic of Korea)
    1998: 8 trainees (from Cambodia, Fiji, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Samoa, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    1999: 12 trainees (from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore and Sri Lanka)
    2000: 14 trainees (from Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vanuatu and Viet Nam)
    2001: 17 trainees (from China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines, Samoa and Thailand)
    2002: 10 trainees (from Brunei Darussalam, China, Fiji, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2003: 12 trainees (from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2004: 9 trainees (from Bhutan, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Viet Nam)
    2005: 9 trainees (from Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Mongolia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Viet Nam)
    2006: 9 trainees (from India, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2007: 6 trainees (from Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2008: 10 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2009: 11 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2010: 12 trainees (from China, India, Cambodia, Philippines and Thailand)
    2012: 7 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Thailand)
    2012: 12 trainees (from Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan and Viet Nam)
    2013: 12 trainees (from Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Maldives, Mongolia and Myanmar)
    2015: 11 trainees (from China, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Thailand)
    2015: 10 trainees (from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)

    (c) Sub-Regional Seminar (1995~)
    1995: in Suva, Fiji (30 participants from 12 countries)
    1997: in Nuku'alofa, Tonga (30 participants from 10 countries)
    1998: in Apia, Samoa (80 participants from 13 countries)
    2000: in Apia, Samoa (50 participants from 13 countries)
    2016: in Sydney, Australia (15 participants from 11 countries)

    (d) Experts Missions (1999~)
    1999: Philippines and Viet Nam
    2000: Samoa and Sri Lanka
    2001: Mongolia
    2002: Fiji
    2003: Indonesia, Mongolia and Viet Nam
    2004: Sri Lanka
    2005: Sri Lanka
    2007: Pakistan
    2008: Sri Lanka

    (e) Training on Collective Management (2000~)
    2000: 1 trainee (from Philippines)
    2001: 4 trainees (from Indonesia and Mongolia)
    2002: 10 trainees (from Fiji, Sri Lanka, Viet Nam, Bhutan, China and Philippines)
    2003: 10 Trainees (from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal and Viet Nam)
    2004: 9 trainees (from India, Iran, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, Nepal and Sri Lanka)
    2005: 8 trainees (from India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Sri Lanka)
    2006: 8 trainees (from Indonesia and Mongolia)
    2007: 8 trainees (from China and Philippines)
    2008: 8 trainees (from Cambodia and Sri Lanka)
    2009: 5 trainees (from Thailand)
    2010: 8 trainees (from Nepal and Viet Nam)
    2011: 6 trainees (from Brunei Darusssalam, Fiji and Malaysia)
    2012: 6 trainees (from India, Mongolia and Sri Lanka)
    2013: 6 trainees (from Indonesia, Malaysia and Tailand)
    2015: 8 trainees (from Bhutan,Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Myanmar)
    2015: 6 trainees (from Bangladesh, Mongolia and Sri Lanka)

    (f) National Seminar on Copyright and Related Rights (2000~)
    2000: Nepal, Samoa and Sri Lanka
    2001: Indonesia and Mongolia
    2002: Fiji
    2003: Mongolia and Nepal
    2004: Sri Lanka and Viet Nam
    2005: Mongolia and Myanmar
    2006: Myanmar
    2007: Cambodia and Pakistan
    2008: Indonesia, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Tonga, Papua New Guinea and Viet Nam
    2009: Laos
    2010: Thailand, Nepal and Viet Nam
    2011: Laos
    2012: Indonesia and Thailand
    2013: Bhutan and Brunei Darussalam
    2014: Cambodia
    2015: Bangladesh
    2015: Myanmar and Viet Nam
    2016: Sri Lanka

    (g) National Workshop for the Production of a Handbook on Copyright (2011~)
    2011:Nepal
    2012:Viet Nam  

    (h) Sub-Regional Roundtable (2003~)
    2003: in Singapore, 9 Participants (from China, Fiji, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2005: in Viet Nam, 5 participants (from Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia and Philippines)
    2006: in Sri Lanka, 6 participants (from Bhutan, India, Nepal and Pakistan)
    2007: in Bhutan, 8 participants (from Afghanistan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Pakistan, Samoa and Sri Lanka)
    2008: in Malaysia, 15 participants (from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2009: in Fiji, 16 participants (from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Laos, Marshall Island, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Nepal, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu)
    2010: in Indonesia, 16 participants (from Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2011: in Samoa, 40 participants (from the various government and non-government agencies as well as stakeholders)

    (i) WIPO-CISAC Regional Training Course on Collective Management
    2004: in Malaysia, 13 participants (from Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Laos, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam)

    (j) Research Project
    Brunei Darussalam: Study on the Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries to the National Economy
    Malaysia: Study on the Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries to the National Economy
    Philippines: Study on the Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries to the National Economy

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    (2) Asian Copyright Experts Invitation Program (1996~)

    This program invites each year high officials in charge of copyright from governments of Asian countries. Lecture and discussion meetings are organized, inviting Japanese experts, to share information and learn from each other. The guests have been invited from the following countries.
    1996: Thailand
    1997: Republic of Korea
    1998: Hong Kong
    1999: Singapore
    2000: China
    2002: China
    2003: China

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    (3) Asia-Pacific Copyright and Neighboring Rights Seminar (1997~)

    This program provides participating copyright experts of Asia-Pacific countries with opportunities to exchange information and viewpoints as well as to discuss possible regional common positions and/or actions in the future. The title was changed to 'Asian Copyright Conference' in 2010.
    1997: in Yokohama (40 participants from 7 countries)
    1998: in Tokyo (80 participants from 14 countries and 3 NGOs)
    1999: in Tokyo (80 participants from 26 countries and 3 NGOs)
    2000: in Tokyo (100 participants from 25 countries and 3 NGOs)
    2001: in Tokyo (110 participants from APEC members)
    2002: in Tokyo (90 participants from 25 countries and 3 NGOs)
    2003: in Tokyo (90 participants from ASEAN+3 members)
    2004: in Tokyo (90 participants from ASEAN+3 members)
    2005: in Tokyo (100 participants from ASEAN+3 members)
    2006: in Tokyo (100 participants from ASEAN+3 members)
    2007: in Tokyo (80 participants from ASEAN+3 members and Mongolia)
    2008: in Tokyo (90 participants from 13 countries)
    2009: in Tokyo (80 participants from 9 countries)
    2010: in Tokyo (110 participants from 5 countries)
    2011: in Tokyo (100 participants from 5 countries)

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    (4) JICA Group Training Course (1999~)

    This training course started in 1999 in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), to contribute to the development of copyright systems for non-Asian countries.
    1999: 7 trainees (from Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Zambia)
    1999: 7 trainees (from Fiji, Kiribati, Palau, Palestine, Papua New Guinea(2) and Tonga)
    2000: 7 trainees (from Colombia, Kenya, Moldova, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Solomon Islands)
    2001: 7 trainees (from Ghana, Kenya, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Saudi Arabia and Vanuatu)
    2002: 7 trainees (from Cambodia, China, Kenya, Malawi, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Viet Nam)
    2003: 6 trainees (from Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, Panama and Zambia)
    2004: 7 trainees (from China, Fiji, Ghana, Malaysia, Panama, Thailand and Zambia)
    2005: 7 trainees (from China, Colombia, Indonesia, Malawi, Panama, Peru and Thailand)
    2006: 6 trainees (from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar and Panama)
    2007: 6 trainees (from Chile, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Thailand)
    2008: 8 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2009: 7 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam)
    2010: 5 trainees (from China, Indonesia, Philippines and Viet Nam)

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