Awarded gamesMinister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award goes to the Hidetaka Miyazaki
The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the development of the computer game industry and thus to the Hidetaka Miyazaki was selected for the award.
Hidetaka Miyazaki released various games attracting much attention and mega hit video games including “Demon's Souls” and “Dark Souls” series, and more recently, “SEKIRO: SHADOWS DIE TWICE” and established the most unique dark fantasy worlds that we have ever seen.
He established an original genre as the entertainment from Japan, and his latest video game “ELDEN RING,” compilation of his efforts, shows great originality with overwhelming volume and quality and attracts fans not just in Japan but around the world.
He won the award because he has greatly contributed to the development of the computer entertainment industry in Japan, including the creation of great hits around the world.
Objective of indroducing the METI Award
Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association (CESA) understands computer entertainment software as a cultural form and is holding this event since 1996 to celebrate the 26th anniversary this year for the purposes to vitalize and contribute to development of the computer entertainment software industry.
The Japan Game Awards have been selecting and awarding excellent videogame software in three categories of "Game of the Year Division", "Future Division" and "Amateur Division".
While the awards were formerly given only to videogame software, the "METI Award" was introduced last year which is to be awarded both to videogame software and persons/group of persons which and who are supporting the videogame industry to make the system "more open and meaningful award system".
Selection Criteria for the METI Award
The prize is awarded to those who have contributed to the development of the videogame industry through creation of excellent products or expanded the scope of the videogame industry using a new expression, technology, etc.Persons and group of persons are eligible to receive the award.