Org aims to raise profile of Japanese pics

The Japan Intl. Contents Festival (CoFesta) has announced 18 events to be held under its aegis in September and October, including the Tokyo Game Show (Sept. 24-27), the Ceatec Japan 2009 digital tech show (Oct. 6-10), the Japan Anime Collaboration Market (JAM, Oct. 10-15) and the Tokyo Film Festival (TIFF, Oct. 17-25).

Now in its third year, CoFesta is an industry umbrella org whose aim is to raise the international profile of Japanese pics, TV shows, toons, comics, music, games, character goods and other content. Skedded to unspool together with the Tokyo Film Festival are the Tiffcom pic and TV market (Oct. 20-22), the Akihabara Entamatsuri (Oct. 17-25) and the Intl. Drama Festival in Tokyo 2009 (Oct. 19-22), among other events.

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