The Tokyo Motorshow is currently a biennial event, as in it only happens once in every two years. The last time was in 2007, so by right there should be a Tokyo Motorshow this year but now the 2009 edition is in doubt, as the Japan Automobile Manufacturers’ Association is debating whether to cancel it in light of the bad economy.
According to JAMA executive director Toshihiro Iwatake, there are a few companies who are of the opinion that the show should not be organized under present conditions, however JAMA itself does not share the sentiments. Some of the exhibitors that usually have a display at the show have not registered yet, and the registration deadline has already passed, but the good news is all Japanese and German manufacturers have signed up. The missing ones could be the boys from Detroit.
A decision whether to cancel the show or not will be made by early February as the Makuhari Messe exhibition center has to be booked by late February. The motorshow is scheduled to take place in end-October 2009 until early-November 2009. This year’s motorshow theme is “Fun driving for us, eco-driving for earth”, which somehow sounds alot like Honda came up with it.