The reporter learnt from Hainan Ecological Software Park on March 23 that as one of the largest animation-theme creativity fairs, the Tokyo International Animation Fair was held in Tokyo International Exhibition Center on March 21. Hainan Ecological Software Park took part in the fair, symbolizing a new step of animation industry development in Hainan Province. The participation of Hainan Ecological Software Park to the Tokyo International Animation Fair is part of the activity of “2012 Hainan Ecological Software Going to Japan and Korea for Expanding International Market”. The Tokyo International Animation Fair not only attracted top animation companies and relevant experts in the world, but also drew the attention from reporters of NHK, Fuji Television Network, INC and TV Asahi Corporation.

The purpose for taking part in the Tokyo International Animation Fair is to demonstrate the development planning of international animation creativity industry base in the Hainan Ecological Software Park and to attract the world top animation companies and relevant senior personnel to join in the development of the base.

It is reported that in addition to site exhibition, a special promotion of Hainan Ecological Software Park was also held, attracting more than 30 Japanese animation enterprises. Mr. Studio Pierrot, President of Association of Japanese Animations, said in his speech that Hainan Province possesses beautiful natural sceneries and promising prospect for developing the animation industry. He expected that the two parties are able to find an effective mode for exchange and cooperation to bring the Japanese animation industry to Hainan Province.

In addition, Hainan Ecological Software Park signed a memorandum of cooperation with Takarazuka University of Art and Design to cooperate regarding training and exchange of animation talents. As a private university pioneering in training of animation talents in Japan and a birthplace of Japanese animation talents, Takarazuka University of Art and Design was founded in 1966, from which many famous figures in Japanese animation industry graduated.

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