Friday, 25 November 2016

[Coverage] JAPAN WEEKEND in Malaysia Press Conference

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[Coverage] JAPAN WEEKEND in Malaysia Press Conference



Kuala Lumpur, November 2016 – In conjunction with “JAPAN WEEKEND”, a press conference was held at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur on 19th November 2016. During the press conference, a few of the renowned JPOP artistes including Kosuke Oki, Fuki, Mao, Mikako Izawa & Saima Nakano have also graced the event.

JAPAN WEEKEND was jointly organized by Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Foundation For Promotion Of Music Industry and Culture (PROMIC), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), MANGA Festival Executive Committee, Tourism Authority, Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO), and Cool Japan Fund Inc, Isetan Mitsubishi Holdings Ltd.

Various Events at the same period! First Time In Malaysia!
This is the first time for JAPAN WEEKEND to be held in Malaysia. It aims to evoke the wide range of interest to Japan for the participants of the events. A few activities including JPOP Signature in KL, MANGA Festival in Malaysia, Japan Travel Fair 2016, ISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur Opening Event “trans-kyoto” were held.




During the press conference, all of the artistes who came were very delighted to be here in Malaysia as they hope to share with the Malaysian fans regarding Japanese anime and music culture. Kosuke Oki attempted to greet the media members with Bahasa Melayu. It was a nice attempt by him.




 [Information] JAPAN WEEKEND Event Summary of the Events
MUSICJPOP Signature in KL
Date & Time : Saturday 19 November 2016
Venue : Zouk KL (Showcase Live)
Co-Organizers : JETRO / PROMIC
Contents : showcase live of Japanese contents business such as music
Artist Line Up : Fuki, Kosuke Oki, [Mikako Izawa & Saima Nakano] Special Unit

MANGAMANGA Festival in Malaysia
Date & Time : Friday 18 ~ Wednesday 23 November 2016
Venue : ISETAN KLCC, 2nd Floor Event Hall (Exhibition • Event), 4th Floor Space (Merchandise Sales), Kinokuniya Bookstore Kuala Lumpur (Autograph Session), KL Convention Centre (Business Matching)
Co-Organizers : MANGA Festival Executive Committee / METI
Contents : PR for Japanese MANGA and the business matching session by the book publishers of Japan and Malaysia

TRAVELJapan Travel Fair 2016

Date & Time : Wednesday 9 ~ Sunday 13 November 2016 2.Venue : High Street Ground Floor, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Organizer : JNTO
Endorsed by : Travel Authority
Contents : To provide the opportunities for the local travel agents with the special travel packages for Japan, and the introduction for culture and various attractions of Japan

RETAILISETAN The Japan Store Kuala Lumpur Opening Event “trans-kyoto”
Date & Time : Thursday 27 October ~ Wednesday 30 November 2016 2.Venue : Cube 1, 3rd Floor, ISTEN The Japan Store
Organizer : ICJ Department Store Sdn. Bhd.
Endorsed by : Travel Authority
Contents : The grand opening by the speciality store delivering the authentic Japan. The opening concept is the transformation and continuous transition of [Kyoto].


JAPAN WEEKEND is indeed a great week for Malaysians to know more regarding Japanese culture and definitely a treat for the anime, manga and JPOP fans. Looking forward for JAPAN WEEKEND to happen in Malaysia again in the future years!



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