Japan Park Singapore (JPSG) is Singapore’s first all-in-one event for die-hard and casual fans of Japan, held on Saturday, 4 to Sunday, 5 August at Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 403 and 404. JPSG brings an assembly of the best offerings from Japan’s 47 Prefectures curated into 6 Zones for convenient navigation – WA-Shiok Gourmet Festa, Discover Japan, Lifestyle & Technology, Omakase Stage, Kids Sports Challenge and CharaExpo Mini.
With the event tagline “Play, Get and Taste a selection from 47 Prefectures”, JPSG promises a comprehensive itinerary for all ages. Attendees can expect event-exclusive menus, an exquisite selection of Japanese food and beverages, a curated line-up of currently trending and traditional performances and insightful booths presented by local prefecture representatives offering insider tips to add to your travel bucket list.
The Omakase Stage will be a time portal of traditional and popular acts featuring high-profile musicians and performers. Amongst the star-studded line-up is Nishikawa Ukon, the third generation director of the elite Nishikawa Company and a prominent figure of Classical Japanese Dance. He will make his first appearance in Singapore, accompanied by traditional Japanese female dancers for an alluring live performance.
The Organisers, Amuse Entertainment Singapore, have tied in support from industry experts like Bushiroad, overseeing CharaExpo’s operations and content line-up. WA-Shiok Gourmet Festa will be curated and managed by the Organisers of Food Japan, OJ Partners and WAttention, purveyor to successful campaigns like Ramen Revolution and Tanjong Pagar Shotengai. Leverage will also be made on the expertise of SOZO, creators of Anime Festival Asia, to provide value and enhance consumer experience.
Haruhiko Miyano, Managing Director of Amuse Entertainment Singapore shared that “Japan is at the forefront as one of Singapore’s top choices for vacation and culinary appreciation. Despite saturated interest, there is a lack of Japan-centric events in Singapore. We want to fill the gap and provide a wholesome environment for this growing demographic and be especially attentive towards organising family-friendly activities for the young and the old. We are grateful that the Japanese restaurants, prefectural government offices and companies we connected with were encouraged by our event concept and promptly pledged their participation. We are working closely with our partners to grant our Attendees first dibs to menus that have yet been made available in Singapore.”
Tomotaka Takahashi, professor and creator of Robi, a popular humanoid robot was at the press conference this afternoon to share with media and guests about his passion in robotics. He shared with us that his passion and inspiration come from his interests for Astro Boy, a Japanese manga series about a humanoid robot. He is still very fond of Astro Boy from childhood till now.
Robi, the ultra popular robot designed by Professor Tomotaka Takahashi is able to understand English, Mandarin and also Singlish. Robi will be available for sale at JPSG at a special price, it comes fully assembled with limited sets for sale. Professor Tomotaka will be at Japan Park Singapore to share more with visitors. To find out more and event updates, please visit http://jpsg.asia/
To the delight of fans, popular voice actress Rimi Nishimoto voicing Uchigome Rimi of the highly raved about anime series BanG Dream! was also present at the press conference. She shared that she has always wanted to be a voice actress and she would like to encourage everyone that if you have a dream, you should never give up, keep trying till your dream come true! She hopes that people would look forward to her concert together with her band members from Poppin’Party. They are working hard to put up a great performance, please do come and see them at Japan Park Singapore 2018!
Poppin’Party will be performing at Japan Park Singapore (JPSG) at the Omakase Stage on 5 August. Come and see the popular girl band up-close!
In addition, here are some of the announcements of the line-up and highlights that were made at the press conference as follows:
- Performance by Ukon Nishikawa, renowned Japanese traditional dance performer
- Live performance by sumi (ink painting) artist, OKAZU
- Poppin’Party from BanG Dream! will be performing live on the Omakase stage
- Appearance by pro-wrestler, Jushin Thunder Liger
- Stage performance by singer, Kiwako Ashimine
- Joseph Schooling will be making an appearance as well
- Exclusive culinary dishes by Keisuke Ramen, Bistro Ryu, Fukuyoshi and many more!
Japan Park Singapore (JPSG)
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 403 and 404
Duration: Saturday, 4 to Sunday, 5 August, 2018
Online sales for early bird tickets will be available on 16 June via http://www.apactix.com/. Door tickets are available on 4 and 5 August at Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 403 and 404. Children below 12 years old enter for free.