Cooperative Project Between Three Government Agencies at “Japan Expo” in Paris, One of the Largest Japanese Pop Culture Events in the World

June 11, 2009
Japanese

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Japan Tourism Agency will be cooperatively participating in the Japan Expo to be held in Paris, France from July 2 (Thu) to July 5 (Sun).
     
  2. Japan Expo is one of the largest Japanese pop culture events in the world, attended by almost 150,000 young fans of Japanese culture from both within and outside of Europe. There are a number of booths at the venue introducing various types of Japanese culture including manga (comics), anime (animation), video games, music, and fashion as well as martial arts and a batting cage.
     
  3. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Japan Tourism Agency hope to fully utilize this gathering place for large numbers of young people interested in Japanese culture. The three agencies will work together and take advantage of their respective strong points through exhibitions to share Japan’s soft power with the world.

(Reference) Japan Expo Overview

    Dates: July 2 (Thu) to July 5 (Sun), 2009
    Location: Parc des Expositions de Paris-Nord Villepinte (Paris, France)
    Host: SEFA EVENT
    Official Website: http://www.japan-expo.com

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