Japan Fiesta 2019: Japan’s ‘biggest charm offensive’ to promote friendship, goodwill

By Ibarra C. Mateo

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, together with its partner organizations, rolls out the red carpet to welcome Filipinos and foreigners based in the Philippines for the Japan Fiesta 2019.

Japan Fiesta 2019 happens on Nov. 9 and 10, at the SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier in Taguig City.

Organizers said the Japan Fiesta 2019 “is the biggest event of its kind and expected to be the flagship event in Manila to promote friendship between Japan and the Philippines.”

Members of the Japan Fiesta Council, which is at the forefront of the event, are the following: Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Japan National Tourism Organization Manila Office, the Japan Foundation, Manila, the Japanese Association, Manila, and Primer Media.

“Japan Fiesta 2019 is the ideal event for those who want to learn more about Japanese culture and get exclusive information on exploring Japan,” organizers said in an announcement.

“Organized not just for Filipinos but also for expats in the Philippines, the event will showcase the vibrant culture of Japan with the help of both Japanese and local exhibitors, and special guests that are excited to talk about the Land of the Rising Sun,” the announcement said.

“This event aims to foster a deeper mutual relationship between the peoples of Japan and the Philippines by experiencing “all the charms of Japan,” the announcement said.

Japan Fiesta 2019 features Japanese culture, tourism, and cuisine, among others, and aims to promote “the best of Japan to Filipinos.”

Artists and performers who are popular in the Philippines and Japan are expected to be featured in the event.

Japanese Cuisine

Showcasing Japanese cuisine is a major goal of the event. Ramen, kushikatsu, miso katsu, curry udon, seafood bowls, and meat dishes prepared by participating Japanese restaurants will surely attract a lot of attention.


If you are into e-sports, test your skills against other players or battle semi-pro Japanese athletes in the e-sports area of Japan Fiesta. Jump into the fun, fast-paced, competitive puzzle action of Puyo Puyo Champions. Feel the power of football with Winning Eleven 2019. Race on high-speed roads with the real driving simulator, Gran Turismo Sport.


Among the stage performances to look forward to at the Japan Fiesta 2019 are the following: 🤗

JR Kyushu – Get to know about Japan’s Kyushu region as well as its sightseeing spots, food, nature, and culture. (November 10 only)

Pikachu – Join Pikachu and Eevee as they dance and entertain the audience

MNL48 – Sister group of AKB48, Manila’s own MNL48 will be gracing the stage and performing some of their hit singles

For more details, visit: https://japanfiesta.ph/ and register to be get more updates.


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