Japan Fiesta is back, now goes virtual

Published January 14, 2021, 10:40 PM

by Hanah Tabios

The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines said the Japanese Fiesta will be on January 18 to 24 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

The virtual edition promotes the friendship between Japan and the Philippines and will showcase all the charms of Japan. The weeklong celebration will also be streamed live on Facebook, and available on playback on YouTube.

“Japan Fiesta 2021 New Year is the ideal virtual event for those who want to learn more about Japanese culture and get exclusive information on exploring Japan,” the Embassy said in a statement. 

The online event will feature Japanese culture, tourism, cuisine among others, and promote the best of Japan to Filipinos.

Several personalities like Japanese drum group MICO, MNL48, Mona Gonzales, Zen monk and musician Yakushiji kanho Kissaquo, HPN3, Kuya Sawa, Beverly, Junna Tsukii, Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo, Japanese performance collective enra, Team Kramer, JaiGa, Fumiya and others will grace the event.

Prizes also await participants in special games. 

The event is organized through the cooperation of the members of the Japan Fiesta Council – the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines, Japan National Tourism Organization Manila Office, the Japan Foundation, Manila, the Japanese Association, Manila, Inc., the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Philippines, Inc. and Primer Media, Inc.