News Visited the Embassy of Japan in China and exchanged views with Ambassador of Japan to China Mr. Kanasugi

On May 15, 2024, CODA visited the Embassy of Japan in China during its business trip to Beijing, China, and exchanged views with Ambassador Kenji Kanasugi, Minister Masato Usui, and others on the actual situation of infringement of Japanese content in China, countermeasures, and issues.

Japanese content, including anime, which is highly popular in China, has been the subject of a constant stream of infringement cases, both online and offline. On the other hand, the CODA’s accusations have led to significant results, including aggressive enforcement of pirate sites by the Chinese government.  
This time, we met directly with Ambassador Kanasugi to report on the current situation, share information on various aspects of Japanese content, and request further strengthening of cooperation in the future.

Ambassador Kanasugi assumed his position as Ambassador of Japan to China on December 19, 2023. This was the first courtesy visit by CODA since the Ambassador assumed his post.
CODA Representative Director Goto and Beijing Office Chief Representative Zhu participated from CODA, and had a meaningful time with the Ambassador and other Embassy staff.

(From left) CODA Representative Director Goto, Ambassador of Japan to China Mr. Kanasugi

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About CODA
CODA (Content Overseas Distribution Association) was established in 2002 at the call of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Agency for Cultural Affairs to promote the overseas development of Japanese content and take anti-piracy measures. Japan’s proud content, including music, movies, anime, broadcast programs, video games, and publishing, plays an important role in enhancing the nation’s international presence and economic growth. As digital technology becomes more widespread, it is even more significant to protect Japan’s content from increasingly artful copyright infringement and promote the content industry’s development. CODA contributes to the deterrence and detection of online and other piracy, by sharing knowledge with relevant government agencies, organizations, and companies in Japan and abroad, to engage in direct and indirect anti-piracy measures, as well as public relations activities. Visit for more information on CODA’s projects.

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