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Issue No. 3, 2013

Coming this autumn: The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

JAMA is proud to announce that this year’s Tokyo Motor Show will again be held in Tokyo Big Sight of central Tokyo.  The show will run for ten days, from 22 November through 1 December.

As always, the Tokyo Motor Show will provide a platform for Japanese and international automobile, motorcycle and automotive parts to exhibit their latest products.  To date, participation in the event has been confirmed by a total of 15 Japanese and 18 international passenger car and commercial vehicle brands, including many European manufacturers such as Volvo, who will be participating in the show for the first time in six years.

The Tokyo Motor Show has a rich history dating back to 1954, and this year will mark its 43rd edition.  Having attracted more than 800,000 visitors at its last edition in 2011, the same is expected for this year’s show.

"Compete! And shape a new future" is the theme for the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, reflecting JAMA’s view that automobiles and motorcycles as well as the technologies they embody are the outcome of competition in product development that aspires to astonish and delight consumers around the world.  The slogan expresses the show’s objective of having its visitors experience a yet-to-be realised future that will be shaped by vying values in the realms of design, technology and individual vision, among others.

This year’s show will feature the special “Smart Mobility City 2013” exhibit, whose earlier version at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show proved highly successful.  Serving as a comprehensive information hub for cutting-edge automotive technologies, this exhibit will showcase the advanced information and communication systems that will connect next-generation vehicles with social infrastructure and thereby enhance the safety, comfort and convenience of vehicle use.  Visitors to “Smart Mobility City 2013” will thus gain a better understanding of the potential for creating new life and system in this context.

Co-sponsors of the Tokyo Motor Show include Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Ministry of the Environment; Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

As in 2011, the impressive Big Sight complex in Tokyo’s Ariake waterfront area will be the venue for this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, providing an exciting, dynamic backdrop for the hundreds of thousands of car and motorcycle fans and fans-to-be that JAMA anticipates the event will draw.  Information on tickets and access to the show will be forthcoming this summer.

Further information can be found here.