JCEA holds seminars and symposia to
help improve the appropriate handling of
copyrights and to enhance understanding of
copyright issues. Copyright problems in the
educational arena are a key issue in Japan's
"cultural development" and "rights protection,"
and interpretations often differ among legal
scholars and specialists. Decisions must often be
made on a case-by-case basis. Unfortunately, a
common framework for understanding
copyrights has yet to be formulated. Lacking
such a framework, both rights holders and users
need to actively express and discuss their ideas,
and new rules must be created.
Every year, JCEA strives to improve
people's understanding of copyright issues by
holding seminars and symposia, as well as by
sending lecturers to give talks to teachers at
academic meetings and school study groups.
JCEA also take active part in the community
involvement and support arts and cultural events
by sponsoring art exhibitions, painting
competitions and various creative writing
competitions including Storybook contests,
nursery songs contests and poetry contests.