Recording Industry Association of Japan

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Recording Industry Association of Japan
Nippon Rekōdo Kyōkai
Kyodo News (former head office).jpg
The head office is located in Kyodo News
Formation1942
TypeTechnical standards, licensing and royalties
HeadquartersKita-Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo
Location
Membership
19 main members, 15 associated members and 24 supporting members (all as of August 2009)
Masaaki Saito (Victor)
WebsiteRecording Industry Association of Japan - in English
Naoki Kitagawa, the Chairman of RIAJ, on April 7, 2013

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) (日本レコード協会, Nippon Rekōdo Kyōkai) is a Japanese trade group in the music industry. It was founded in 1942 as the Japan Phonogram Record Cultural Association. It got its current name in 1969.

The RIAJ promotes music sales, enforces the Japanese copyright, and researches the Japanese music industry. It publishes the annual RIAJ Year Book. This is a statistical summary of each year's music sales, plus other data.

The headquarters are in the Minato section of Tokyo, Japan. The RIAJ has twenty member companies and a smaller number of associate and supporting members. Some member companies are the Japanese branches of multinational corporations headquartered elsewhere.

The Association certifies gold and platinum albums and singles in Japan.