Who is Mainichi Productions?

Founded in 1954 and celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Mainichi Productions is one of Japan’s top film production companies.

Our impressive track record includes television programs, news coverage, commemorative footage, corporate promotional videos, and educational films.Mainichi Productions is a member of the Mainichi Group, which fully owns the Mainichi Shimbun,one of Japan’s three major newspapers.

We also have substantial experience conducting close-up coverage of the Prime Minister and covering the Diet and political issues for news programs.

A large number of our cameramen can shoot baseball, soccer, golf, horse racing, and other sports.

We also have the distinction of covering Royal Family news through,among other things, production of “The Imperial Family Album” (JNN), the longest-running program on commercial television.

Filming Crew Dispatch

Just send your producer and director.

Mainichi Productions will provide the filming crew, dramatically reducing production costs such as airfare and lodging. Our veteran camera crews have extensive experience covering news and sports as well as filming at popular tourist destinations, enabling them to provide more technologically advanced camerawork than other production companies.

Say goodbye to communication worries.

To facilitate communication with the filming crew, an American member of the Mainichi Productions team will join your filming crew. This native English speaker will ensure that your technical needs are met and generally support a smooth production experience.

Take advantage of our extensive selection of equipment.

From HDCAM and XDCAM to HDV, P2-HD, and AVCHD, Mainichi Productions has filming equipment to suit any intended film usage and budget. In addition to cameras, we can also provide a variety of special equipment including rails and mini jibs.

Let Osaka staff support you in Kyoto and Nara.

A filming crew from Mainichi Productions Osaka Branch is ready to meet your filming needs in popular tourist destinations such as Kyoto and Nara. This not only minimizes travel costs within Japan but helps reduce overall production costs.

From filming schedules to coordination, we’ll take care of everything.

Mainichi Productions comprehensive filming location coordination services go beyond making lodging and transportation arrangements or securing filming permits. We’ll go the extra mile and even make proposals based on your filming plan and location to help support the production of a top-notch program.

Need support in a language other than English? No problem!

Mainichi Productions offers coordination services in a range of languages other than English, including Chinese, Korean, French, and South American Spanish and Portuguese. Feel free to inquire about other languages as well.

Office Information



BS11 2-5 Kandasurugadai, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo-to



Shin-mido-toyosakibiru4F 2-7-5 Toyosaki Kita-ku, Osaka-shi, Osaka-fu



#3805 The Residential suite Fukuoka 1-3-70 Momochihama Sawara-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka-ken

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