The Japan Federation of Composers Inc. (JFC)



When established in 1962, we started as a union of composers, but later changed our name to the Japan Federation of Composers (JFC), which incorporated in 1983.

The JFC's primary objectives are to promote the activities of composers, to improve
 the condition of composers and to contribute to society through musical activities.

Most of the JFC's activities are supported by membership fees and subsidies from
 various foundations and organisations.


Our activities are numerous and include:



  "Japanese Composers", "JFC Independent", "Asian Tradition / Asian

 Contemporary", "To the Children – JFC Kid's Box Piano concert" are

 all held annually.


Competition "JFC Award Competition"

 This competition began in 2001 and has been held every other year since 2010.



 Published four times annually.


International Exchange

 Exchange concerts have been held in South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and

 Australia in the past.

 The next concert in Thailand is planned for August 2019.

 The JFC is an official member of the Asian Composers League (ACL) and

 an associated member of the International Society for Contemporary Music




 "Asian Composers in the 20th Century" (English/Japanese) was published in


 The concert and exhibition "Arts with Disabilities" was held in 2017, supported

 by the Agency  for Cultural Affairs.


International Festivals

 ACL festivals were held in 1974, 1990, 2000, 2003, 2014, and 2022.

 Two additional festivals were held in 2010 and 2017 as Special Events of the

 ACL in Tokyo.



331members and 11 associated memberships as of October 2023.

Board members (as of 2022)

President:KANNO Yoshihiro

Vice-President:YAMAUCHI Masahiro,  KAWASHIMA Motoharu

Executive director:NAKAGAWA Toshio

Directors:IMAMURA Hisako, KOHJIBA Tomiko, KUBOTA Midori, 
     MATSUNAMI Shotaro, MIWA Masahiro, 
MORIYAMA Tomohiro, 

     OHMASA Naoto, SHINODA Masanobu, SUZUKI Teruaki,

                  TAKAHASHI Yukiyo, YAMAMOTO Junnosuke

Auditors: KONDOH Harue,  YOSHIO Masatsune

Secretary General:MIYOSHI Izumi

Email : info@jfc.gr.jp