2009 Tokyo Motor Show May be Cancelled

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (JAMA) is in the middle of discussions about the fate of this year’s Tokyo Motor Show.

The current state of the global economy and the fact that some automakers have not signed on for the show have forced JAMA to reconsider the show this year.

“A couple companies are not in favor of organizing the show under these conditions, but that is not JAMA’s opinion,” Toshihiro Iwatake, JAMA’s executive director and secretary general, told Automotive News.

The show is currently scheduled to run from Oct 23rd – Nov 8th. If the show were to be canceled there would not be another one until 2011. Iwatake hasn’t mentioned which automakers have not yet signed on, but its expected that if Toyota, Honda or Nissan decide to not participate it would be a major blow to the show.