Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo joins CISAC global creators meeting at JASRAC’s 80th anniversary celebration in Tokyo

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo addresses the 2019 CISAC General Assembly in Tokyo. 

Tokyo, Japan – 30 May 2019 – Japan Prime Minister Abe Shinzo today met with the leaders of CISAC, the world’s largest global network of creators, and its Japanese member society, JASRAC, which is celebrating its 80th anniversary.

The meeting took place during the annual CISAC General Assembly, which brought together authors’ rights societies from around the globe to Japan.

Prime Minister Abe Shinzo met with CISAC President, electronic music pioneer Jean-Michel Jarre. In a speech to more than 250 creators and authors’ society heads, he underlined the vital importance of protecting the rights of creators in Japan and throughout the world.

He said CISAC’s general assembly in Tokyo, the first in many years to take place in Asia, was a part of a new era in Japan. 

CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, represents 239 member societies in 122 countries/territories. 

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo shakes hands with CISAC Director General Gadi Oron at the 2019 CISAC General Assembly.

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CISAC Director General Gadi Oron, CISAC Board Chairperson Eric Baptiste, CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre, Prime Minister Abe Shinzo, JASRAC Chairman Ide Haku and President Asaishi Michio.