IP Resources and UN Offices in Japan

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Government of Japan

Name Language
Intellectual Property High Court English
Japan Copyright Office Japanese
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) English
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) English

Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) English
Ministry of Education and Culture (MEXT) English

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)

Secretariat of Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters English

IP-related Entities in Japan

Name Language
APEC IPR Service Center English
Association of Intellectual Property Education English
Copyright Research and Information Center (CRIC) English
Customs Intellectual Property Information Center (CIPIC) English
DesignProtect English
Institute of Intellectual Property (IIP) English
Intellectual Property Association of Japan English
Industrial Property Cooperation Center (IPCC) English
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property of Japan (AIPPI JAPAN) English
Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAACC) English
Japan Business Federation (Keidanren) English
Japan Chamber Commerce and Industry (JCCI) English
Japan Council of Performers’ Rights & Performing Arts Organizations English
Japan Design Protection Association Japanese
Japan Group of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association Japanese
Japan Patent Attorneys Association (JPAA) English
Japan Patent Information Organization (JAPIO) English
Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) English
Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII) English
Japan Intellectual Property Arbitration Center (JIPAC) Japanese
Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA) Japanese
Japan Foods & Biotechnology Intellectual Property Rights Center(JAFBIC) Japanese
Japan Reprographic Rights Center (JRRC) English
Japan Trademark Association Japanese
Japanese Society for rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) English
Licensing Executives Society Japan (LESJ) English
Music People's Nest Japanese
Nippon Intellectual Property Translation Association (NIPTA) Japanese
National Institute for Industrial Property Information and Training (INPIT) English
Patent Application Processing Center(PAPC) Japanese
Patent Attorneys Cooperative Association of Japan English
Software Information Center (SOFTIC) English

Japanese Universities with IP Programmes and Facilities

Name Language
Aoyama Gakuin University Graduate School of Business Strategic Management and Intellectual Property Rights Program English
Doshisha University Intellectual Property Center Japanese
Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy Japanese
Hokkaido University Research Institute for Information Law & Policy English
Kanazawa University Center for Innovation Japanese
Kokushikan University Most Advanced Technology Related Law Institute English
Kyoto Sangyo University Faculty of Law the Intellectual Property Expert Program Japanese
Kyoto University School of Public Health Management of Technology and Intellectual Property Japanese
Kwansei Gakuin University Division for Research Development and Outreach Japanese
Nihon University Graduate School of Intellectual Property English
Osaka Institute of Technology Graduate School of Intellectual Property (Professional Master's degree program) English
Osaka University IPrism Japanese
Tokyo Institute of Technology Graduate School of Innovation Management English
Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Management of Science and Technology (Master's Course)  English
The University of Tokyo Department of Intellectual Property English
Waseda Institute for Corporation Law and Society Research Center for the Legal System of Intellectual property English
Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Innovation & Technology Management and Department of Technology Management Japanese

UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes in Japan

Name Language
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Liaison Office in Japan Japanese
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Regional Office in Japan English
International Labour Organization (ILO), Office in Japan Japanese
International Monetary Fund (IMF), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP) Japanese
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), ReliefWeb Kobe Japanese
United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) Japanese
United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI) Japanese
United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) Japanese
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Tokyo Office Japanese
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) Japanese
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP), Regional Coordinating Unit Toyama Office English
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Tokyo Office Japanese
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific – Fukuoka Japanese
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Representation in Japan Japanese
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tokyo Japanese
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Tokyo Office English
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Investment & Technology Promotion Office, Tokyo Japanese
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) Hyogo Office Japanese
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Hiroshima Office Japanese
United Nations University (UNU) Japanese
United Nations Volunteers, Tokyo Office (UNV) Japanese
International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)/ International Development Association (IDA), The World Bank Tokyo Office Japanese
United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Japan Relations Office Japanese
World Health Organization (WHO), Centre for Health Development (WHO Kobe Centre) Japanese