Japan Game Awards

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Japan Game Awards (日本ゲーム大賞, nihon gemu taisho) is the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's awards ceremony for the Japanese video game industry created in 1996 as CESA Awards (Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association).

In 2006, the METI launched a five-year plan called "Game Industry Strategy" to promote Japan's domestic industry against increasing foreign developers competition, especially from North America and Europe, as well as South Korea in terms of online gaming.

METI Award Divisions[edit]

Games of the Year[edit]

The "Games of the Year Division" awards existing released works.


The "Future Division" awards non-released works.


The three-category "Amateur Division" awards original works that have not been commercially marketed regardless of whether the entrant is a juridical entity, group or individual.


The ceremony changed its name from launch's "CESA Awards" (CESA大賞, CESA taisho) and "CESA Game Awards" to the actual "Japan Game Awards" (日本ゲーム大賞).

The Japanese financial year runs from April 1 to March 31, it applies to all games that were released onto the Japanese market in this period.

The following are the winners of the Grand Award.

CESA Awards '96 (1996)[edit]

CESA Awards '97 (1997)[edit]

The 3rd CESA Awards (1998)[edit]

The 4th Japan Game Awards (1999)[edit]

The 5th Japan Game Awards (2000)[edit]

The 6th CESA Game Awards (2001~2002)[edit]

Period: January 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002

The 7th CESA Game Awards (2002~2003)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2002 to March 31, 2003

The 8th CESA Game Awards (2003~2004)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2003 to March 31, 2004

The 9th CESA Game Awards (2004~2005)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005

Japan Game Awards 2006 (2005~2006)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2005 to March 31, 2006

Japan Game Awards 2007 (2006~2007)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007

Japan Game Awards 2008 (2007~2008)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2007 to March 31, 2008

Japan Game Awards 2009 (2008~2009)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009

Japan Game Awards 2010 (2009~2010)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010

Japan Game Awards 2011 (2010~2011)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2010 to March 31, 2011

Japan Game Awards 2012 (2011~2012)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2011 to March 31, 2012

Japan Game Awards 2013 (2012~2013)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013

Japan Game Awards 2014 (2013~2014)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014

Japan Game Awards 2015 (2014~2015)[edit]

Period: April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2015


  1. ^ "Anime / Manga Gaming". September 3–10 Anime News. Anime News Service. 5 September 1999. Retrieved 4 May 2012. 

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