Tokyo International anime fair founded in 2002 with the Tokyo metropolitan government as its parent organization. It has been held in March of every year at Tokyo Big Sight. One characteristic of this anime fair is that a lot of companies run a booth and have a deal of licensing rights for Japanese anime productions and character goods with customers from foreign countries as well as Japanese customers.
Participating corporations include anime production companies, TV companies, film companies, content distribution companies like a video selling company, manufacturing and selling companies like toy companies and writing material companies.
The event is organized by the executive committee composed by operators of an animation related organization like the Association of Japanese Animation. The chairman is Shintaro Ishihara, Governor of Tokyo.