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Company Profile

Company Name Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
Location Toranomon Towers Office, 4-1-28, Toranomon, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-8415

New Pier Takeshiba North Tower, 1-11-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022

Established February 10, 1984
Board Member Representative Director Masao Takiyama
Statutory Auditor Soichi Sagawa
Capital 480,040,000yen
Capital Ratio Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. 62.1%
Sony Corporation 33.3%
CPE Holdings Inc. 4.6%
Business
  • Planning, production, manufacturing, sales, import/export, leasing, broadcasting and distribution of movies, videos, TV programs and audio-visual software
  • Broadcasting operations
Number of Employees 191 (As of July 1, 2016)
Group Company AXN Japan Inc.
President and Representative Director Masao Takiyama
New Pier Takeshiba North Tower, 1-11-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022
Mystery Channel Inc.
President and Representative Director Masao Takiyama
New Pier Takeshiba North Tower, 1-11-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022
AK Holdings Corporation
Representative Director Masao Takiyama
New Pier Takeshiba North Tower, 1-11-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022
Animax Broadcast Japan Inc.
President and Representative Director Masao Takiyama
New Pier Takeshiba North Tower, 1-11-1, Kaigan, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 〒105-0022
Kids Station Inc.
President and Representative Director Masao Takiyama
Jingu-mae M-SQUARE 4F, 1-4-16, Jingu-mae, Shibuya-Ku, Tokyo 〒150-0001
SPEJ’s Business Areas

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. (SPEJ) is a subsidiary of U.S. based Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies.

Film Distribution

SPEJ’s film distribution group distributes movies created by SPE’s Motion Picture Group, which includes five film labels: Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Classics. SPE’s film library encompasses more than 3,500 theatrical films including 12 Best Picture Academy Award winners. In addition, SPEJ distributes sublicensed or acquired Japanese and foreign films.

Home Entertainment

Utilizing the best and newest technologies, including DVD, Blu-ray Disc™, digital delivery and mobile access, SPEJ makes great entertainment content available to consumers wherever they are. SPEJ’s home entertainment offerings range from award-winning films and global blockbusters to the latest Japanese and foreign films, which it sublicenses or acquires. SPEJ also embraces Sony’s cutting-edge technologies, making master content available in 4K ULTRA HD™ Disc.

Television Distribution

SPEJ licenses products from SPE’s library to broadcasting stations and on-demand service providers in Japan. SPE’s library consists of more than 3,500 theatrical films, over 50,000 episodes of serial programs and 22,000 episodes of reality shows, including many Emmy and Golden Globe Award winners.

Television Network

SPEJ’s television networks division represents SONY group channels, including Animax, AXN, AXN Mystery and Music on! TV, in distribution deals with CATV, IPTV and other media platforms.

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