About PLA-NET

pla-net inc., formerly known as skyland pla-net inc., is a boutique media production agency that has been specializing in the Japanese market for the past 25+ years. In 2014, we've changed our name just a little to welcome an exciting new era.

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Bridging the gap and connecting the dots 

What we do

We are your cross-cultural communication specialists.

Media Production

Highly experienced bilingual / bicultural production managers, line producers and coordinators to assist your media production needs in Japan.

  • Pre-Production Research
  • Scouting
  • Logistics & Strategy
  • Casting, Artist Management

Localization

Japanese to English, English to Japanese localization.  We believe that language is not just the words that are spoken, but the culture.

  • Apps
  • Online Profiles, Websites
  • Scripts, Lyrics, Ad Copy
  • Localization of your current social media strategy

Social pla-net

The Japanese Market

A variety of services geared towards those wanting to break into the Japanese market.  Whether it’s a single project, long term project, or a product, our team can help you bring your vision to fruition.

  • Assist with producing projects in Japan
  • Creating online profiles in Japanese
  • Audit current situation and consult based on your needs
  • Research, logistics & strategy
  • Assist company registration & office set-up in Japan

 

Our Work

See what we've done around the pla-net.

SUBARU Brand CM: Short Stories “Horror” / “Adventurer”

SUBARU Brand CM: Short Stories “Horror” / “Adventurer”

 

 
Short Stories “Horror”
Short Stories “Adventurer”

Director: Hayato Ando
DOP: Byron Kopman

LOCATION: Pritchard, BC, Canada
SERVICES: Line Producing, Production Coordination, Casting, Research, Logistics
Client: SUBARU ( a Fuji Heavy Industries brand ), GunsRock Inc.

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015

fifaw2015

Live Satellite Broadcast of selected games
8K Live Exhibition at Vancouver Venue

LOCATION: Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal
SERVICES: Production Coordination, Interpretation, Research
Client: NHK Sports

地球イチバン

地球イチバン

 

 

1. 地球でイチバンのサーカス〜シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユ
LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
SERVICES: Production Coordination, Logistics, Interpretation, Research
CLIENT: NHK

2. 世界一の癒しの大地〜アメリカ・セドナ
LOCATION: Sedona, Arizona, USA
SERVICES: Artist Management, Interpretation, Production Support
CLIENT: NHK

3. 世界一オーロラに出逢える街〜アラスカ・フェアバンクス
LOCATION: Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
SERVICES: Production Coordination, Logistics, Interpretation, Research
CLIENT: NHK

2014 Winter Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics

LOCATION: Sochi, Russia
SERVICES: Research, On-location logistics, Production Coordination, Interpretation & Translation
CLIENT: NTV (Nippon Television Network Corporation) / 日テレ (日本テレビ放送網株式会社)

地球絶景紀行

地球絶景紀行

 

 
Episodes:

カナディアンロッキーに抱かれて / Canadian Rocky

オルカの住む海バンクーバー島 / Vancouver Island

フレーザー川紅鮭の大遡上 / Salmon Run

Locations: Jasper & Banff, Steveston, Kelowna, Salmon Arm, Vancouver Island
Services: Production Coordination, Interpretation, Research

Client: BS-TBS, TOKYO VIDEO CENTER

Vancouver Asahi

Vancouver Asahi

A Theatrical Film, Directed by Yuya Ishii
Behind-The-Scene Promotional TV Documentaries
Vancouver Film Festival Live Coverage – World Premiere

LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada
SERVICES: Line Producing (Canada Unit), Production Coordination, Research, Interpretation
CLIENT: Fuji Television, Film- makers inc.

Mild Seven Series

Mild Seven Series

LOCATION:
Canada – Vancouver, Smithers, Azure Lake, Panorama Mt., Wells Gray Provincial Park, Fernie, Whistler, Emerald Lake, Bugaboo, BC

USA – Boise, Salt Lake City, Juneau, Mammoth Lakes, Eastern Sierra, Bozeman, Grand Targhee, Yellowstone National Park

Mexico – La Paz, Espiritu Santo

Bahamas – George Town, Exuma

Chile – Laguna San Rafael, Rio Petrohue, Pucon, Puerto Montt, Futaleufu, Patagonia Region

France – Corsica Island, Les Calanques, Cassis, Chamonix

Malaysia – Pulau Lang Tengah, Pulau Tioman

Japan – Tokyo

Nepal – Khumbu, Ganesh Himal

New Zealand – Queenstown, Wanaka, Mount Aspiring, Mt. Earnslaw, Mt. Cook

SERVICES: Line producing, Production Coordination, Research, Logistics
CLIENT: Dentsu, Japan Tobacco Inc.

NHK Special: Climbing Expedition

NHK Special: Climbing Expedition

Location: Sam Ford Fjord, Clyde River
Services: Production Coordination, Logistics, Interpretation, Research
Client: NHK

Spirit of the Athletes

Spirit of the Athletes

アスリートの魂/最速エンジンになる ボブスレー 黒岩俊喜
Sports Documentary
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Services: Production Coordination, Research, Interpretation
Client: NHK

First Kiss

First Kiss

planet-firstkiss-1

ドラマ:ファースト・キス
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Episode: 1
Services: Line Producing, Production Coordination, Logistics
Client: FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, KYODO TELEVISION

2012 Summer Olympics

2012 Summer Olympics

Location: London, UK
Services: Production Coordination, Interpretation & Translation, Research, Logistics
Client: NTV

Amazing Animals

Amazing Animals

tbs_snakepolarbear_winterigloolik-walrus   antarctic_8B

 どうぶつ奇想天外!

“Amazing Animals! ~ Garter Snakes”

“Amazing Animals!” Wildlife Documentary on Adelie Penguin

“Amazing Animals!” Wildlife Documentary-Banff National Park

“Amazing Animals!” – Marina Watanabe Beluga & Inuit

Amazing Animals!  Documentary on Spirit Bears

Amazing Animals!  Documentary on Walrus

Locations: Various (Princess Royal Island, Igloolik, Winnipeg & Narcisse, Base Esperanza, Banff & Jasper, Churchill & Arviat)

Services: Production Coordination, Logistics, Interpretation, Research

Client: Tokyo Broadcasting System / TBSテレビ

 

 

Woodstock ’94

Woodstock ’94

Live Pay-Per-View in USA
Live Satellite Broadcast to Japan
Location: Saugerties, New York, USA
Services: HDTV Line Producing, Production Coordination, Broadcast Rights Negotiation for Japan. Logistics
Client: NHK Enterprises USA / NHK

2010 Winter Olympics

2010 Winter Olympics

planet-vancouver-olympic

Live Broadcast and Various News Coverages
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Services: Production Coordination, Interpretation, Research
Client: NHK Sports

 
3D Exhibition at Panasonic Pavilion
LOCATION: Vancouver, BC, Canada
SERVICES: Production Coordination, Interpretation, Research, Logistics
CLIENT: Panasonic Japan

Proof of Man

Proof of Man

ドラマ:人間の証明
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Services: Line Producing, Production Coordination, Logistics
Episodes: 1, 2, 7, 8
Client: FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK / フジテレビ

Global Warming Witness with Mitsuaki Iwago

Global Warming Witness with Mitsuaki Iwago

 

Web Movie

Location: Wager Bay, Nunavut, Canada
Services: Production Coordination, Logistics, Interpretation, Research
Client: OLYMPUS Japan / KYODO TELEVISION

Around the World with Ecotourism

Around the World with Ecotourism

HDTV Live Broadcast to Japan

LOCATION: Puvirnituq, Nunavik, Canada
SERVICES: Production Coordination, On& Off-location Logistics, Research, Interpretation
CLIENT: NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation.)

Ozzy Osbourne Live at the Budokan

Ozzy Osbourne Live at the Budokan

Live Concert Coverage for DVD
Behind-The-Scene Footage – “The Osbournes in Japan”

LOCATION: Budokan Hall, Tokyo, Japan
SERVICES: Research, On-location Logistics, Production Coordination, Interpretation & Translation
CLIENT: An Automatic Production, Sony Music

Narwhal/Nunavut Documentary

Narwhal/Nunavut Documentary

幻の鯨イッカク~北極・人間たちの大地へ
ATP賞テレビグランプリ・ドキュメンタリー部門最優秀賞
Best Documentary Award by ATP Japan

Location: Arctic Bay
Services: Production Coordination, Interpretation, Research
Client: CR Nexus / Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV)

Red Bull X-Fighters

Red Bull X-Fighters

LOCATION: Los Angeles & Mexico City
SERVICES: Event Prep. & Logistics Coordination for RED BULL X-FIGHTERS Osaka Castle event in Japan
CLIENT: Red Bull Japan

Green Pal Magazine

Green Pal Magazine

LOCATION:
Canada – Vancouver, Montreal, Canadian Rockies

France – Paris, Chamonix Mont-Blanc, Nice, Grasse

New Zealand – Various area on North & South Island

China – Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai

Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta, Hanoi, Sapa

Italy – Florece, Venice, Milan

USA – New York, Hawaii (Maui Island, Big Island)

Mexico – Mexico City, Guadalajara, La Paz

SERVICES: Research, Logistics, Production Coordination, Interpretation
CLIENT: DAN / 株式会社ダン

Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert

Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert

Live Pay-Per-View in USA
Live Satellite Broadcast to Japan

Location: Madison Square Garden, New York City, NY, USA
Services: HDTV Line Producing, Production Coordination, Broadcast Rights Negotiation for Japan. Logistics
Client: NHK Enterprises USA / Radio Vision / NHK

Four Lies

Four Lies

ドラマ:4つの嘘

Location: Vancouver, BC

Services: Line Producing, Production Coordination, Logistics

Client: TV ASAHI / テレビ朝日

 

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