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Symposiums will be held everyday on weekdays during the show. These include a total of 18 themes, and will be held in various formats, from a seminar format for experts to a forum or talk show format for the general public.
The symposiums will consist of 8 themes hosted by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and the Society of Engineers of Japan; 2 themes hosted with the cooperation of Waseda University and the Japanese Council of Traffic Science; and 8 themes hosted by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association.


Date Time Theme Sponsor Location Description
Oct. 24 (Fri) 14:00 - 17:30 New Safety Technologies MLIT Room #201 A review of traffic accident statistics and the driving habits and physical characteristics of the elderly to show directions for vehicular safety in an aging society.
15:00 - 16:30 The History of the Tokyo Motor Show:
Close Up Events that Changed History
JAMA International Conference Room A look at the history of the "Tokyo Motor Show" from the 1st show in 1954 to the present day, viewing the show as a microcosm of the development and prosperity of the Japanese automotive industry.
Oct. 25 (Sat) 10:30 - 16:30 On the Forefront of Japanese Design JSAE International Conference Room A look at manufacturing design as an expression of Japanese energy and vitality, focusing on the creativity and professionalism of designers at the core of the manufacturing process.
Oct. 26 (Sun)          
Oct. 27 (Mon) 13:30 - 15:30 Towards Standardization of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in the Automotive Industry JAMA Room #201 The automotive industry is moving forward with the standardization of electronic data exchange in e-commerce, with implementation beginning among automakers and parts companies in FY 2003. This symposium will provide an overview of these activities in both the domestic and international contexts.
15:30 - 17:00 Traffic Accidents and Emergency Medicine JAMA International Conference Room An in-depth look at "comprehensive social systems for traffic safety and rescue activities," focusing on directions for future development and challenges to be tackled.
Oct. 28 (Tue) 13:00 - 15:00 Environment-friendly Cars of the Future JAMA International Conference Room Elementary school students from Chiba Prefecture will comment, from the perspective of those who will have to deal with current environmental problems, on what they want from adult society and what they can do for the environment. A number of respected guests will be on hand to discuss the environments of the future with them.
14:00 - 16:30 Cars for the Active Elderly JSAE Room #201 A discussion of "active seniors" who use automobiles to get where they want and enjoy vigor and activity throughout their lives.
Oct. 29 (Wed) 14:00 - 16:30 Direction of Next-Generation Low Emission Vehicle Fuel and Technology METI International Conference Room A technically-oriented discussion of how popular low-pollution and fuel cell vehicles will spread and what this will mean for the motorized society.
14:00 - 17:30 Reducing Traffic Deaths by Half
Perspectives and Insights on Safety, Peace of Mind and Self-responsibility
JSAE Room #201 A very personal look at the general question of how to reduce traffic fatalities by half, providing a wide range of perspectives on traffic accident statistics, driver psychology, the safety of child seats, the safety of motorcycles and the idea of "injury centers" as a means of reducing fatalities.
Oct. 30 (Thu) 10:30 - 17:00 42 V Power Net Brings Greater Environment-friendliness and Comfort JSAE Room #201 42 V has been agreed upon internationally as be standard voltage of the future and is looked to as a new technology that will bring both a better environment and more comfortable lives. Automotive electrical systems are said to "only change once every 50 years." This symposium will consider the challenges that face 42 V electrical systems and the efforts to meet them.
13:00 - 16:00 Environmental Issues and Efforts in Asia JAMA International Conference Room As Asian economies develop, environmental issues take on greater importance for the automotive industry in the region. This symposium will look at the environmental problems in Asia and efforts to deal with them.
Oct. 31 (Fri) 13:30 - 15:00 Traffic Safety:
Becoming the safest country in the world
JAMA International Conference Room Panelists and the audience will consider ways to improve traffic safety, reduce traffic fatalities, and also reduce the numbers of accidents and injuries.
14:00 - 17:30 Mechanical, Electrical and Hydrogen Vehicle Technologies JSAE Room #201 A panel discussion among the developers of three types of continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT), hi-performance hybrid vehicles and on-road fuel cell vehicles, providing explanations of the technology seen at the motor show.
Nov. 1 (Sat) 13:30 - 15:00 The appeal and romance of the motorcycle JAMA International Conference Room A discussion of the attraction and appeal of motorcycles geared towards the general public as well as bikers and featuring motorcycle enthusiasts from a wide variety of fields.
14:00 - 15:30 Vehicles and Taxation 2003 Automobile Tax system Reform Forum Room #201 A discussion of drivers' opinions on automobile taxation based on comments solicited prior to the show. Panelists will discuss their favorite car anecdotes and will consider the issues in Japanese automobile taxation from international perspectives.
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Nov. 4 (Tue) 14:00 - 16:00 Environment-friendly Living: Using Automobiles while Reducing Global Warming ME International Conference Room The automobile is an extremely important factor in combating global warming. What will it look like in the near future? This symposium will discuss new technologies and new requirements from the perspectives of both manufacturers and drivers and will seek directions for achieving effective change.
15:00 - 17:00 The New Age of ITS Cars JAMA Room #201 This symposium will show how ITS will change driving, focusing on how lives will be enriched in the "ubiquitous society." It will also include demonstrations currently-available technologies.
Nov. 5 (Wed) 16:30 - 18:30 The Motor Sports Lifestyle JAMA Festival Park Special stage As the Tokyo Motor Show finale, this will be a colorful and entertaining look at the fun and attraction of motor sports. Racers and visitors will consider the appeal and attraction of motor sports, culminating with a vow to meet again at the next Tokyo Motor Show.
* The contents are subject to change.
* JSAE: Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan
  METI: Ministry of Economy, Trade ad Industry of Japan
  MLIT: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan
  ME: Ministry of the Environment of Japan
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