Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc. (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 Group Corporation, with the majority of SPEJ's shares held by Sony Pictures Entertainment.[1][2]

Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc.
Native name
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
TypeJoint venture (KK)
FoundedFebruary 10, 1984; 39 years ago (1984-02-10)
(Found as: RCA/Columbia Pictures Video Co., Ltd.)
August 7, 1991
(Found as: Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan Inc.)
No. 28, 4-chome, Toranomon, Minato
Toranomon Towers Office
Key people
Masao Takiyama
(Representative Director)
Soichi Sagawa
(Statutory Auditor)
ProductsMotion pictures
Television programs
OwnerSony Group Corporation
Number of employees
160 (as of July 1, 2022)
ParentSony Pictures Entertainment (62.1%)
Sony Group Corporation (33.3%)
CPE Holdings Inc. (4.6%)
SubsidiariesAnimax Broadcast Japan
Kids Station
Music On! TV (with SMEJ)
Madhouse (5%, with Nippon TV)

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 production edit

References edit

  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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