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The Japan Poker Association is the only government recognized organization for Poker. (2011)

The Japan Poker Association (JPA) is registered as a Non Profit Organization.

The purpose of the organization is to widely spread the game of poker into Japanese culture, and to become a route for Japanese players to play in events abroad. We have seen many Japanese players do well in famous poker tournaments. Although it is illegal to gamble in Japan, we hold many tournaments that act as satellites to tournaments outside of Japan since it is the one of the purposes of the JPA.
Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya (Sapporo to Fukuoka) All Japan's poker spot and clubs are the subject of our Activity.

●History
2005.12
We were formerly started as the Japan Poker Enterprise Association (JPEA) .
2005.04
Vegas Cup began in 2005 and was managed by JPEA as our main event from season 2. This event is held every 6 months and season 13 is running at this point.
2010.04
Japan Poker Association (JPA) was established.
2010.10
We have expanded the number of board members to encompass a larger poker community of Japan in October 2010.
2011.04
We start out Payers Support System(PSS)
2011.11
Join the IFP Nations Cup and World Poker Championship "The Table"
2 players made final table.
2012.06
Participate in TDA Summit
2013.-2014
support All Japan Poker Championship
recommend more >100 players to final round
2013
Sending team to IFP Asian Nations Cup

●Activity
1. Player Support System
We support Japanese Players who try for abroad tournaments.
Abroad tournament such as APPT, APT, Aussie Millions, WPT, WSOP.
It depend on how we contact them, we give out deal for players, arrange the tour, or cash support.
It is difficult for Japanese Players to go abroad to join the tournament. It takes more time and money than who ever live near the casino or tournament area.

2. Sending Japanese Team
Many Japanese Players have been made mark on famous tournament, We create team to compete International Competition.
Member of International Federation of Poker

3. Satellite for Abroad Tournament
Satellite tournaments held often to provide opportunities to players

●Event
Weekly events
Small tournaments held every weeky to provide playing opportunities to players

Vegas Cup
Held twice a year where the winner is sent to inspect events in Las Vegas

Macau Cup
Held on an ad hoc basis where the winner is sent to Macau to inspect events

Satellite for Abroad Tournament
Satellite tournaments held often to provide opportunities to players

●Directors
Chef of Executive Trustee
Takuo Serita

Executive Trustee
Naruhito Matsunaga : Filing.tv inc.
Masayosi Oiwane : Japan Casino School
Mari Fukunaga : Global Links
Mamoru Takahashi : Nagoya Poker Club
Kiyomi Tagawa : Okayama Poker Players Club
Tsunehiro Yabuchi : Akiba Guild
Kinichi Nakata : Japan Poker King Club
Tsutomu Ito: Lunch Box

Accountant
Yorozu Maekawa

Attorney 
Mitsuhito Ishii

Inspector
Kensuke Mori

○Contact
Japan Poker Association
Address: 3-9-5 Kotobuki
Taito, Tokyo 111-0042
TEL:+81-(0)3-5246-6281
FAX:+81-(0)3-5246-6282
E-Mail : info @ poker.or.jp

○Access
・by Subway
  Ginza Line: Tawaramachi Station
  Oedo Line: Kuramae Station
  Asakusa Line: Kuramae Station
・by Hwy
  Ueno or Komagata Exit
  Near the intersection of
  Kokusai Street and Kasuga Street

○Map



*Japanese players such as whoever live in Japan and play poker.