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