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Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) lnc. (株式会社ソニー・ピクチャーズ エンタテインメント Kabushiki-Gaisha Sonī Pikuchāzu Entateinmento), abbreviated SPE or SPEJ, is a Japanese film studio, based in Minato-ku, Tokyo. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese conglomerate Sony Corporation, with the majority of SPEJ's shares held by the US-based Sony Pictures Entertainment.[1][2]

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) lnc.
Native name
株式会社ソニー・ピクチャーズ エンタテインメント
FoundedFebruary 10, 1984
(Found as: RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Co., Ltd.)
August 7, 1991
(Found as: Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.)
No. 28, 4-chome, Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Toranomon Towers Office
Key people
Masao Takiyama
(Representative Director)
Soichi Sagawa
(Statutory Auditor)
ProductsMotion pictures
Television Production
OwnerSony Pictures Entertainment (62.1%)
Sony Corporation (33.3%)
CPE Holdings Inc. (4.6%)
Number of employees
229 (as of July 1, 2019)
ParentSony Corporation
SubsidiariesAK Holdings
Animax Broadcasat Japan
Kids Station
AXN Japan
Mystery Channel
Music On! TV (with SMEJ)
Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan and Mitsui & Co.'s joint venture AK Holdings is the majority shareholder of Japanese anime satellite television company Animax Broadcast Japan and Kids Station.

They have also distributed most of Sony Pictures films for Japan, as well as producing some Anime and Anime films as well.[3]

Anime productionEdit


  1. ^ About Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan
  2. ^ Company Overview of Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc.
  3. ^ "Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Archives". Animation Magazine.

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