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About the "World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee"
The World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee was established in 2009 as a hosting organization of the “World Cosplay Summit”.
The World Cosplay Summit itself has been held every year since 2003, but until 2009 and before the establishment of the Executive Committee, it was an event organized by TV Aichi.
In order to expand the event and further spread cosplay culture overseas, the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee was established with the support of the “Ministry of Foreign Affairs” which had a position of "sponsor", "Nagoya City" and "Osu Shopping Street Federation", which are respectively the home town and the birthplace of the World Cosplay Summit.
The nation, local government, and the media are united, and working together to not only stimulate the activities around the local area but also to further develop the culture of cosplay, born from Japanese manga and anime culture.
And now, in addition of the annual World Cosplay Summit, the Committee organizes various cosplay events and works as a cooperative organization such as the "Hoko-Cos ~Minami Ōtsudōri Pedestrian Paradise COSPLAY~", which is held every year during spring and autumn on Nagoya's main avenue, turned into a pedestrian paradise.
Members of the World Cosplay Summit Executive Committee
・ Ministry of Foreign Affairs
・ Aichi Prefecture
・ Nagoya city
・ Nagoya Tourism Convention Bureau
・ Chubu International Airport Co., Ltd.
・ Osu Shopping Street Federation
・ Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.
・ TV Aichi Inc.
・ WCS Co., Ltd. (Administration Secretariat)