The realization of Shanghai Hall deluded with the possibility that other samples be carried out with certain restrictions and following certain anti coronavirus protocols. However, some cancellations are already beginning to be known. Such is the case of Tokyo Lounge, which had been carried out uninterruptedly since 1954.
The Association of Japan Automobile Manufacturers (JAMA), organizer of the Tokyo Motor Show, decided to cancel it after the decision of the Japanese government to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo, Osaka and two other prefectures due to the increase in cases of COVID-19.
The President of JAMA, Akio Toyoda (also top of Toyota), pointed out that the Hall is suspended because "It will be difficult to deliver our core program in a safe environment."
On the other hand, members of the organization also said that, unlike other large industry exhibitions, which were able to modify their format in a pandemic, there were no plans to turn this event into a virtual one.
In 2019, the Tokyo Motor Show had more than 1.3 millions of visitors.