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 – 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.

   The 10th JFC Award Competition will be held in 2019, and the concert of finalists will be

           held in November in cooperation with Toppan Hall.



  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 (ISCM).



     "Asian Composers in the 20th Century" (English/Japanese) was published in 2001.

      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, and 2014. Two additional festivals were

           held in 2010 and 2017 as Special Events of the ACL in Tokyo.





 ・371 members and 19 associated memberships as of 19 July 2019.


Board members (as of 2019)

 President:KANNO Yoshihiro

 Vice-President:YAMAUCHI Masahiro,  KAWASHIMA Motoharu

 Executive director:NAKAGAWA Toshio

 Directors:AKAISHI Toshio,  ENDO Masao,  KATSUKI Osamu,  KAMIMOTO Mari,

                NISHIDA Naotsugi,  HORIKOSHI Ryuichi,  MIWA Masahiro,

       MORIYAMA Tomohiro,  OHMASA Naoto,  YAMAMOTO Junnosuke

 Auditors:OGAWA Rui,  NABESHIMA Kaori

 Secretary-General:MIYOSHI Izumi


Information about the JFC office

 #101, Mimori Bldg., Hatsudai 1-19-4 Shibuya, 151-0061 Tokyo, Japan

 Phone: +81-3-6276-1177

 Fax: +81-3-3376-3371