Toho International

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Toho International, Inc.
The English Toho logo, used by Toho International

Type Licensing and film distribution company
Status Active
Lead by Koji Ueda (president)[1]
2029 Century Park East, Suite 1140
Los Angeles, California, USA 90067[3]
Also known as
  • International Toho Inc.[4]
  • Toho International Co., Ltd.[5]
Parent company Toho → TOHO Global (planned)[6]

Toho International, Inc. (国際東宝株式会社,   Kokusai Tōhō Kabushiki Gaisha) is the American subsidiary of Toho Co., Ltd., headquartered in Los Angeles, California.[3] Since its founding in 1953, the company has been in charge of licensing and marketing Toho's films and other properties for release outside of Japan.[2] In recent times, Toho International has begun pursuing an English-language social media presence for the Godzilla brand, launching official YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram accounts, as well as the website and an Amazon merchandise store.

A new company, TOHO Global Inc. (TOHO Global 株式会社,   Tōhō Gurōbaru Kabushiki Gaisha), was established on July 20, 2023, and is planned to adopt Toho International from Toho Co. on October 1.[6][7]


Toho International has previously operated offices at the following locations:

  • 369 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, California, USA 90012[4]
  • 834 South La Brea Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA 90036[8]
  • 1501 Broadway, New York, New York, USA 10036[8]
  • 2-6-4 Ginza, Chuoku, Tokyo, Japan 104-0061[9]
  • 1-8-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan, 100-0006[10]
  • 1-7-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan 100-0006[5]

Selected film exports

Note: Years listed are of the films' original release and not necessarily of their first availability abroad.


GODZILLA OFFICIAL by TOHO's YouTube channel icon
Languages English
Status Active
Launched December 29, 2020

GODZILLA OFFICIAL by TOHO is the official North American YouTube channel for the Godzilla franchise, operated by Toho International. Its first upload was the North American trailer for Godzilla vs. Kong on January 27, 2021. It has since posted the Japanese trailers for all 29 of the main Godzilla films, subtitled episodes of various Godzilla TV and web series which were previously only available in Japanese, the original web series Godzilla CHOMP hosted by the company's then-creative manager Chris Mowry, and miscellaneous content like collaboration announcements and product reviews.


The GODZILLA OFFICIAL by TOHO channel has made the following series available:


This is a list of references for Toho International. These citations are used to identify the reliable sources on which this article is based. These references appear inside articles in the form of superscript numbers, which look like this: [1]

  1. Salkowitz, Rob (11 July 2023). "Godzilla Spotted Approaching America! New Japanese Production Arriving In December". Forbes.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Lees 2001, p. 54
  3. 3.0 3.1 "個人情報保護について". Toho. Retrieved 4 July 2022.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Toho Films. Vol. 2. Toho. c. 1956. p. 50. |volume= has extra text (help)
  5. 5.0 5.1 Toho's Best Classics: Action. Toho International. c. 2004. p. 1.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "子会社設立及び会社分割(簡易吸収分割)による国際事業分社化のお知らせ" (PDF). Nikkei. 13 July 2023.
  7. "東宝[9602]:法定事前開示書類(会社分割)(TOHO Global株式会社) 2023年8月1日(適時開示)". Nikkei. 1 August 2023.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Sakamoto & Yamaki 1967, p. 40
  9. Sakamoto 1970, p. 39.
  10. Godzilla vs. Biollante (press pamphlet). Toho International. c. 1989. Back cover.
  11. "Godzilla Minus One - News Roundup". Toho Kingdom. 11 July 2023. Retrieved 13 July 2023.


  • Lees, J.D. (March–April 2001). "Keeper of the Radioactive Flame". G-FAN. No. 50. Daikaiju Enterprises.
  • Sakamoto, Osamu; Yamaki, Hisako, eds. (October 1967). "Business Directory". UniJapan Film Quarterly. Vol. 10 no. 4. Association for the Diffusion of Japanese Films Abroad.
  • Sakamoto, Osamu, ed. (April 1970). "Business Directory". UniJapan Film Quarterly. Vol. 13 no. 2. Association for the Diffusion of Japanese Films Abroad.


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