We are excited to announce that Professor Toru Iwatani has been assuming the office of President for DiGRA Japan Chapter since April 1 2015.

He is known as the creator of Pac-Man, which took the world by storm and became one of the most iconic characters in the golden age of arcade video game. During his career, he has also been credited for numerous popular titles developed by Namco as a producer.  

Stay tuned for other exciting news coming from our chapter under new presidency. 

The report on The 2nd Open-Forum on Game Design Studies: “Encounter-Game and Historical Studies” which was held on Feb 7 2016 at Toyo Bunko Museum. is provided in the following link (In Japanese only)



The report is created by Ottojiro Machikane and  Mitsuhiro Okamoto

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