1. Home
  2. News Releases
  3. Back Issues
  4. February FY2021
  5. Publication of Submission Guidance, etc. on Applications for Subsidies under the Subsidy Project of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment as Event-related Support Measure in Response to Declaration of State of Emergency

Publication of Submission Guidance, etc. on Applications for Subsidies under the Subsidy Project of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment as Event-related Support Measure in Response to Declaration of State of Emergency

February 19, 2021

In response to the Declaration of the State of Emergency, many event organizers have been forced to postpone or cancel the large variety of musicals or theatrical performances, exhibitions, and amusement parks and theme parks which they had scheduled and which were subject to the measures taken under the Declaration (hereinafter referred to as “events”). Targeting such event organizers, the government will provide subsidies under the Subsidy Project of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment under the FY2020 Supplementary Budget (hereinafter referred to as the “Subsidy Project J-LODlive”; Project for Supporting Businesses in Cancellation Charges) to support such organizers by compensating them for cancellation charges and other related costs, including those for venues. If such organizers satisfy the requirement of undertaking digital distribution of video of their events to overseas viewers, they are eligible to apply for the subsidies. As part of this effort, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) hereby publishes the submission guidance and other information on how to apply for the subsidies. In addition, the applications process for the Subsidy Project J-LODlive will be launched on February 22 (Mon.), 2021.

In response to the issuance of the Declaration of the State of Emergency, the government has been requesting event organizers satisfy stricter requirements if they hold events in the areas subject to the measures taken under the declaration: the capacity limitation up to 5,000 people total and the capacity rate of 50% or less, and it also has been encouraging such organizers to end events prior to 20:00, in addition to meeting other recommendations. In response, many organizers have been postponing or canceling events which they had scheduled.

In light of this situation, the Visual Industry Promotion Organization (hereinafter referred to as “VIPO”) will start accepting applications for the subsidies from event organizers in order to support them by compensating them for cancellation charges and other related costs, including those for venues, which such organizers have been burdened with due to the fact that they are not holding scheduled events. For eligibility, applicants must be businesses that have postponed or canceled a scheduled event, etc. and they must digitally distribute video of their events to overseas viewers.

On February 19 (Fri.), 2021, METI hereby publishes the submission guidance and other information concerning the Subsidy Project J-LODlive. VIPO is scheduled to launch the applications process for the subsidies on February 22 (Mon.), 2021. If you wish to apply for the subsidies, please complete an application for the subsidies after confirming the details of application procedures shown in the submission guidance. In addition, the submission guidance and other information will be released on the VIPO website as the secretariat of the Subsidy Project J-LODlive.

Summary of the Subsidy Project J-LODlive (Project for Supporting Businesses in Cancellation Charges)(in Japanese)

Submission Guidance for the Subsidy Project J-LODlive (Project for Supporting Businesses in Cancellation Charges) (in Japanese)

VIPO website (secretariat of the Subsidy Project J-LODlive)

Division in Charge

Related website