On January 28, 2024, we co-hosted "The Present and Future of Japan's Game Archives" online. The forum’s organizers were following: the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studie (host), the provisional ZEN University Historical Archives Research Center (co-host), and the Consortium for Game Archives (supported organization).
This forum aimed at strengthening the importance of game preservation and collaboration between industry, government and academia. The forum began with an introduction by Koichi Hosoi, director of the Historical Archive Research Center, followed by a keynote speech on "The Practice of Archives Philosophy" by Ken Akamatsu (member of the House of Representatives).
The latter part featured discussions from industry key figures on the current state and challenges of game preservation from the perspectives of the nation, industry, and academia.