British Esports Association

British Esports Association visits Japanese school and JeSPA

News - 25 Apr 2017

Founder Chester King and former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey establish links with Japan


The British Esports Association flew to Japan earlier this year to engage with the Japanese community and find out how esports is being driven in schools.

Founder Chester King visited the Hiroo junior high school in Tokyo, where the Japan eSports Association (JeSPA) held a special event.

Yasutoshi Nishimura, special advisor to the President and member of the House of Representatives, was present. He was joined by Matsumoto Junichi, international division general manager at JeSPA.

There was a talk on the day about the history and benefits of esports, plus members of the press were present.

A pro gamer also played games with pupils on the day.

Esports was promoted as a positive activity for young people to participate in.

Elsewhere, former Culture Minister Ed Vaizey gave a presentation on esports to the Japanese Government.

View the video from Hiroo junior high school below: