The show will feature displays of cutting-edge products and technologies – including passenger vehicles, motorcycles, and electric vehicles, along with parts and related products – with participation by six governments, two organizations, and 272 companies from thirteen countries around the world.
The exhibit at this year’s Theme Hall, entitled “Breakthroughs in Automotive Technology – History-making Cars from Japan,” will offer a display of numerous technologies with a focus on actual vehicles and objects, including a display of the “Otomo” – the first automobile to be produced entirely in Japan. Through a history of the technological revolution related to automobiles, visitors will also be offered an easy-to-understand explanation of the ingenuity of the Japanese and the debotion and efforts of those who have gone before us.
Makeup of Exhibition Halls

The show will encompass all of the facilities available at the Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Halls, including the West, Central, East, and North Halls, and the Event Hall (a total of five halls in three buildings). The distribution of Exhibition Halls and displays will be as follows:

Exhibition Hall Exhibition Category
International Exhibition Hall West, Central, East Halls Passenger cars, parts
North Hall Motorcycles, parts
Event Hall Theme hall, electric vehicles
Exhibitors and Exhibits

The exhibit display area will be 42,110 m2, with displays by 272 companies, six governments (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S.), and two organizations (the Japan Electric Vehicle Association and the Japan Auto Parts Industries Association).

  1. Exhibitors from 13 countries: Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Japan.
  2. Passenger car exhibits: 28,205 m2 (in the West, Central, and East Halls), with 10 exhibitors from Japan and 27 exhibitors from overseas.
  3. Motorcycle exhibits: 4,030 m2 (in the North Hall), with a total of 11 exhibitors, four from Japan and seven from overseas.
  4. Parts exhibits:
    West, Central and East Halls – Audio/information devices; body parts and accessories; electric equipment; tires and wheels.
    North Hall: Foreign government exhibits, electrical fixtures and engines, driving and operation devices, and drivetrains.
  5. Electric vehicles: Event Hall – electric vehicles, and related equipment and parts exhibited by members or the Japan Electric Vehicle Association.Test-rides of electric vehicles (on public roads) are available, starting from the Makuhari Messe parking lot.
Three Special Events
  1. Theme Hall –“Breakthroughs in Automotive Technology – History-making Cars from Japan”
    Event Hall (1,100 m2 ) – displays of 22 automobiles, 12 motorcycles, and parts.
    A show stage will be set up in the Theme Hall for the first time, with games and other Events involving visitor participation.
  2. Children’s Automovile Art Show
    An exhibition of 3,443 pieces based on the theme of “The Automobiles of Our Dreams (of the Future)”; drawn by older children from kindergartens in Chiba City, with the cooperation of the Chiba Municipal and Prefectural governments and the Chiba Municipal Kindergarten Association.
  3. Symposium “Talk-in 2001”
    Based on the theme of “Open the Door: A smart drive for the new tomorrow – how do the different generations perceive the charm and value of vehicles.” Open to visitors, this symposium will be held on October 31, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Makuhari Prince Hotel , which is located next to the show venue.

Other Plans
  1. Reduction of waste at the Tokyo Motor Show: Make specific progress in the execution of a Show characterized by “Zero Waste” and reduced consumption of energy and resources.
  2. Establishment of a Kids Corner: Set up a mini-car corner on the second floor of the North Hall as a “Kids Corner.”
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