The Computer Entertainment Rating Organization (特定非営利活動法人 コンピュータエンターテインメントレーティング機構 Tokutei Hieiri Katsudō Hōjin Konpyūta Entāteinmento Rētingu Kikō?) (CERO) is the organization that rates video games and computer software in Japan with levels of rating that informs the customer of the nature of the product and for what age group it is suitable. An organization (or organisation &mdash see spelling differences) is a social arrangement which pursues collective goals which controls its own performance and A video game content rating system is a system used for the classification of Video games into suitability-related groups A computer is a Machine that manipulates data according to a list of instructions. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. It was established on July 2002 as a branch of Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association, and became an officially recognized non-profit organization on 2003. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Computer Entertainment Supplier's Association ( CESA) is a Japanese organization that was established in 1996 to "promote the computer entertainment industry A non-profit organization ( abbreviated "NPO" also "not-for-profit" is a legally constituted Organization whose objective is to support or engage Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar.
On March 1, 2006, CERO enforced the latest revision of their ratings system. Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The symbols that the CERO uses are stylized depictions of letters, meant to convey at a glance, a game's suitability for minors:
Ratings are often printed on the packaging of video games. The Z classification is the only rating which is legally restricted. 
In April 2004, CERO defined the following "content descriptor icons". 2004: January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September These icons are displayed on the back of all packages except on those rated "A".
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