October 12, 2001
Rescheduling of the "Tokyo Game Show"
Computer Entertainment Software Association
The Computer Entertainment Software Association
(CESA, Chairman:Kagemasa Kozuki, Location:Nishi Shimbashi, Minato-ku,
Tokyo), having up till now held the Tokyo Game Show twice a year in
spring and autumn, has decided that the show should take place once
a year starting from 2002 with the aim of providing a richer and more
With the holding of "Tokyo Game Show 2001
Autumn", the show cerebrated its 11th occasion, being first held in
August 1996. From the second year, the show was held twice a year, both
in spring and autumn. The event has won renown as a source of up-to-date
information for the world on this leading global industry, and has expanded
this role on each occasion. Along with the advancement of the game industry,
the show has grown to become a major event, which draws attention not
only within Japan but also from abroad.
The decision to change to an annual event was reached after various factors were considered from the global standpoint, including opinions and requests from members of the association and participating companies, as well as examination of the situation in the game industry and among businesses.
The association will strive to continue
to fulfill the expectations of general users, as well as industry related
members, of the Tokyo Game Show being an event which provides up-to-date
information on computer entertainment and at the same time brings sensations,
dreams and hopes to people all over the world. We sincerely appreciate
your continuous patronage and valued advice. Thank you.