Japan Composers and Arrangers Association (JCAA)
Chairperson of the association:Katsuhisa Hattori
Vice-chairpersons of the association:Reijirou Koroku
Executive board members of the accociation:Toshirou Saruya, Tamiya Terashima, Kazuhiko Toyama, Mitsuo Hagita, Toshiyuki Watanabe
Board members of the accociation:Tomoyuki Asakawa, Takeshi Ike, Naoya Iwaki, Kenji Kawai, Michio Kitazume,
Yohei Kobayashi, Naoki Sato, O Shinozaki, Kouichi Sugiyama, Minako Seki,
Akira Senju, Kyoko Takenaga, Hiroaki Tokunaga, Takao Naoi, Yuki Hayashi,
Takahiro Yamautsuri, Kosuke Yamashita
Honorary members (international):Jerry Goldsmith
JCAA established in 1970, under the name of “Japanese Arrangers Association”. Then the association changed the name JCAA - Japanese Composer Arranger Association, as most of all the members are composer-arranger.
In the year of 2011 JCAA consists of over 200 members, and all of our members are professionals working in Japanese music and entertainment business, and their working field covers mostly all genres of music, from contemporary to jazz, rock, pop music, commercial to pure music.
Many members of JCAA are taking important roles in JASRAC and other working groups.
JCAA became General incorporated association in 2010.
JCAA has been aiming at;
maintaining and expanding every kinds of rights of Japanese composers’ and/or arrangers’education for gifted young musicians improvement of the knowledge and skills of composer/arranger improvement in the qualities of Japanese culture.
JCAA is now the largest and most influential musicians society in Japanese music and entertainment bussiness.
Committee Of Contemporary Classic Music (Shigeaki Saegusa, Chairperson, Toshirou Saruya)
Especially concerning the contemporary classical music field, JCAA regard it as impotance in our society, JCAA recently organized the committee, specialized in this field.
Committee Of International Affairs in JCAA (Joji Yuasa, Chairperson, Reiko Irino, Kazuhiko Toyama):
JCAA has made many relations with creative persons and associations internationally.JCAA has the committee of international affairs which has chose honorary members bi-annually since 2001.
During the 2nd decade of the 21st century one of the main aims of JCAA is workingwith Asian composers and/or creators.
(sorry but this site in in Japanese only at this moment)