ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
Looking ahead 2018

Is Japan set to join the world of esports?

Pro licences could finally bring global gaming giant to the table

| Japan
Hirokazu Hamamura, president of Gzbrain Inc., speaks to the Nikkei Asian Review in Tokyo on Dec. 20. (Photo by Ken Kobayashi)

With prizes worth millions of dollars and crowds numbering in the thousands, professional computer gaming is big business in the U.S., Europe and many parts of Asia.

In Japan, however, restrictive marketing laws limit such competitions, despite the country boasting one of the world's oldest, largest and richest computer gaming industries.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more