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Japan Fair 2018

Saturday, July 7th

Sunday, July 8th

Meydenbauer Center

 

Application details coming soon! Click here for Japan Fair 2018 Flyer

 

Traditional & Modern Japanese Arts/Culture

Hot Products from Japan

Community Outreach

Market Place

Fun Kidsʼ Activities

Live Music and Performances

Cultural Workshops

Japanese Festival Food

Special Guest from Japan

 


Messages from Community Leaders

 

CG Mr.Yamada

Mr. Yoichiro Yamada
- Consul General of Japan

I congratulate Japan Fair in Bellevue for another year of successfully creating was has become an established “must-see summer event” in the community. Unique to Japan Fair is its fascinating blend of showcasing Japanese businesses and culture as a way to glimpse into Japan’s past, present and future. The Consulate-General of Japan looks forward to lending our support to the dedicated organizers and volunteers who make this impressive event possible. I am sure that the community is eagerly awaiting Japan Fair 2018 and all that it will have to offer!

http://www.seattle.us.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_en/index.html

 

Mr. Tomio Moriguchi
- Chairman of the Board of Uwajimaya Inc.

Although The USA is land of immigrants of varying generations, it is very important to have knowledge and if possible to have experiences related to our heritage family culture.  These unique cultural education and experiences made available at the Aki Matsui provides enduring strength for both our ethnic minority community and a better understanding for the larger whole community. Thank you - Tomio

http://www.uwajimaya.com

 

 

Mr. Allen Nakamoto
- Japan Fair 2016 Co-chair / Nisei Veterans Committee

While United States and Japan form a cornerstone of the Pacific peace policy, a mutual understanding is vital in this collaboration. The Japan Fair is a special community project to introduce Japan as an advanced developed economy of Asia that treasures its art and culture. The Japan Fair will highlight Japan’s technological advancement while it maintains its social balance and promote its traditional art. Japan is a neighbor across the Pacific and the Japan Fair hope to show some familiarity and uniqueness of the culture. Over 100 years of Immigration from Japan have brought many familiar arts, crafts and customs to the Pacific North West. We hope that the Japan Fair will open up new opportunities to learn and to grow for all visitors and exhibitors.  

https://www.nvcfoundation.org/ 

 

 

Mr. Susumu (Sam) Takahashi
- Partner, Sushi Kashiba at Pike Place Market

It is my great pleasure to do volunteer work for our community particularly to do with Japan-America friendship and respecting each other through better understanding of different cultures and backgrounds. I am New Issei came to Seattle in 1970 and have worked for hospitality business all my life in the United States and in Japan. After once retired, I worked volunteer at Bellevue Senior Center in the kitchen and many charity events for fundraising. Where I stand here today is because of our ancestors taught us the importance of human values and legacy. I appreciate it for this opportunity.

http://sushikashiba.com

 

 

 

 

Ms. Akemi Sagawa
- Founder, Five Senses Foundation

I used to look forward to Aki Matsuri every fall. The event, with special guests from Japan, always gave me an opportunity to learn about new aspects of Japan's culture. I also enjoyed the comfort food as well as finding bargain books at flea market. Many thanks to Mr. Tom Brooke for his years of dedication for Aki Matsuri, and to Ms Yuka Shimizu for taking over the long tradition and taking it further as Japan Fair.

http://www.fivesensesfoundation.org

 

 

 

 

Eriko (Elly) Baxter
- Founder & Attorney, Baxter Law International PLLC

While born and raised in Japan, my time in US law school in the early 2000s provided me with a great opportunity to learn about ethnicity and Japanese communities in the US, now and in the past, from a legal perspective. Being a mother of two children born in the US, I naturally became passionate about the pursuit of mutual understanding between different cultures. Japan Fair has become a unique event for introducing Japan’s many virtues. While celebrating our refined and sophisticated traditions, it also delivers the hottest trends in Japan such as AI, robotics, and wildly popular Japanese cartoons and animations. It is my great honor to be part of Japan Fair, which connects our past, present, and future with both traditional and modern culture and makes it all available to the public.

http://www.baxterlawintl.com/

Mr. Jefferey Hattori
- CEO of Keiro Northwest

On behalf of Keiro Northwest, we extend our appreciation for the annual Aki Matsuri Festival. Over the years, it has become a well-recognized event with a wonderful array of booths, entertainment, food and activities that promotes Japanese/Japanese American culture. We are excited to support the next evolution…now known as Japan Fair, which will continue to honor the tradition of Aki Matsuri while enhancing and diversifying the attendees experience!

www.keironorthwest.org 

 

 

 

 


Want to see a video of Japan Fair 2017? Watch our Youtube Video!

 

A message from Pepper the robot. Thank you for coming to Japan Fair 2017~