Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies
Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies (RCGS) was established as part of the Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Research Organization in April 2011. It is Japan's only academic organization in the field of game studies.
The Center conducts both specialized and comprehensive research on a wide range of games and play, from traditional toys and play equipment to games that use the most recent technology. It uses the strengths of a comprehensive university and its location in Kyoto, the cradle of games in Japan, to accomplish these aims. Moreover, in order to encourage government-industry-academia partnerships further in this area, the Center has taken as its mission the proactive fulfillment of its role as a bridge between governmental/public agencies and game-related companies and organizations.
For more information, see the Ritsumeikan Center for Game Studies website.