Digital content has flourished alongside advancements in computer technology. In addition to furthering progress in the game and anime industries, advances in digital content have provided new avenues for artistic expression and given birth to new culture. Furthermore, related technologies such as computer graphics and virtual technology have not just helped to further the growth of the digital content industry, but have also been utilized in a wide-range of fields such as medicine and biotech.


Concept

Building a bridge for digital innovation

While the stars of the show at most sales promotion expos and trade fairs are the new products on display at each festive exhibition booth, at DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO the spotlight is focused on prototype systems and technology so new that it is still in the R&D stage, far from being ready to be turned into a product. There are not a few pieces of technology which have been created in research laboratories and universities only to disappear off the face of the earth without ever being turned into a product. When a piece of technology fails to make it out of the product phase it is often said to have become trapped in the "valley of death." Overcoming this valley requires that those residing on both sides have frequent exchanges and build a bridge to make crossing possible. DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2016 will bring together under one roof many of the cutting-edge technologies of the world. By thinking about the possibilities of technology from the perspectives of researchers, businesses and creators, and showing society the latest innovations, the Expo will work to build a bridge over the valley of death.

Overview

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2017

Event Name:
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2016
Dates:
October 27, Thursday-29, Sunday, 2017
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
2-3-6 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)

Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

History

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2016

Event Name:
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2015
Dates:
October 27, Thursday-30, Sunday, 2016
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2015

Event Name:
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2015
Dates:
October 22, Thursday - 25, Sunday, 2015
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2014

Event Name:
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2014
Dates:
October 23, Thursday - 26, Sunday, 2014
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2013

Event Name:
DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2013
Dates:
October 24, Thursday - 26, Saturday, 2013
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2012

Dates:
Oct. 25, Thu. - 27, Sat., 2012
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
Co-organizer: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2011

Dates:
Oct. 20, Thu - 22, Sat., 2011
Site:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2010

Dates:
Oct. 14, Thu. - 17, Sun., 2010
Sites:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Tokyo International Exchange Center
2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers:
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2009

Dates:
Oct. 22, Thu.- 25, Sun., 2009
Sites:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Tokyo International Exchange Center
Toyosu Theater of United Cinemas
2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Organizers:
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)
Co-organizer:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)

DIGITAL CONTENT EXPO 2008

Dates:
Oct. 23 Thu.- 26, Sun., 2008
Sites:
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan),
Tokyo International Exchange Center, Etc
Organizers:
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Digital Content Association of Japan (DCAJ)