|Japan Online Game Association established.
|Published online game market research report. (Published in July of every following year.)
|Published guidebook on online game industry.
|Online game guidelines released.
|Introduced a security common-base system that combined portable telephones and one-time passwords in order to prevent spoofing crimes through PC online games.
|Director Lee from the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China and other related government personnel held a discussion on various problems relating to Chinese and Japanese online games.
|Contributed funds to victims and areas afflicted by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.
|Released “Proclamation for safe and secure online games.”
Revised and released “Proclamation for safe and secure online games.” Released “Planning, design and operation guidelines for business models in the area of online games.” Released “Disclosure and operational guidelines in item sales that make use of randomly dropped items.” Released “Online game security guidelines.” (Composed of “Guidelines relating to information sharing upon the occurrence of an incident,” “Guidelines for dealing with list-type account hacking,” “Security solution guidelines such as one-time passwords, etc.” and “Guidelines for partnering with security vendor related organizations.”)
|Released “Operation guidelines for smartphone game applications.”
|Implemented a public awareness campaign to draw attention to the issue of credit card usage by children for online games together with the Japan Consumer Credit Association and the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan. September
|JOGA and JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) jointly held a matching event for domestic and overseas online game companies. (Held every year since)
|Commenced support services for online game startup ventures.
|A nonpartisan parliamentary association for online games was created.
|Integrated and revised guidelines created for each type of device, and released “Proclamation for safe and secure online games,” “Planning, design and operation guidelines for business models in the area of online games” and “Disclosure and operational guidelines in item sales that make use of randomly dropped items.”