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“JIAM SHOW 2012” held in Osaka

By TERRY - Last updated: 金曜日, 9月 28, 2012

“Japan International Apparel Machinery Show 2012” (JIAM SHOW 2012) was held Sep.19-22 at INTEX Osaka, an huge international exhibition site in Osaka.


More than 200 apparel companies joined and demonstrated their technologies or state-of-the-art apparel machines.  A lot of  registered visitors including foreign buyers saw them and some of them had business talks with the companies.  Actually, I was there with my foreign customers and they seemed  interested in the event and  cutting-age gadgets shown.




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“The 14th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo”

By TERRY - Last updated: 火曜日, 7月 31, 2012

I wrote about a food exhibition I visited with my customers the other day on my previous post here. Here I introduce another food exhibition to which I took my customers recently. That is “The 14th Japan International Seafood & Technology Expo” (, hosted by Japan Fisheries Association ( at a huge venue in Tokyo Bigsight in Tokyo on Jul.18-20.


I visited the event with my customers who were food buyers on the 19th and found so many other visitors, stores, companies and their foods there. We also tried various food ,such as sashimi(raw fish), sushi, and others ,all of which were quite good. The companies are not only from Japan but from a lot of  foreign countries as well,so I was able to enjoy foreign dishes using various seafood.

Totally, more than 400 stores or companies joined and ran their booths where some of them demonstrated cooking or other events having their visitors try their items. And totally, 26,101 people visited the expo during the three days.

Like the other event I wrote previously, this event had mascot characters of stuffed-animal costumes as well.


What  amazed me most in the expo was an “automatic sushi maker”, which I saw for the first time and the shushi made with that machine were all delicious to my satisfaction.

This event was supported by a lot of  companies based in Tohoku Region as well and one of its purports was to assist Tohoku suffering from the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami disaster last year. The facilitators intend to reinvigorate Japanese fishery business including those in Tohoku  so that that industry can work powerfully to make our country energetic and richer and people can be happier overcoming the damages and sufferings.

My customers and a lot of others had business negotiations with the sellers in a very vigorous atmosphere and manners. I am so happy the tour I took care of was successuful and fruitful.  


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The Fascination of Foods Discovery Project 2012

By TERRY - Last updated: 月曜日, 7月 30, 2012

A food exhibition, “The Fascination of Foods Discovery 2012 ” was hosted by an association of local banks at TRC(Tokyo Ryutsu Center) in Tokyo on Jul.17-18.


More than 100 stores or companies joined and showcased their items, have their visitors try foods, and host business negotiations with buyers who visited there. I took my customers who were buyers and showed them around in the event as a tour guide.

There walking a mascot of an stuffed-animal costume, my customers seemed so interested in the items and enjoyed the foods and services or negotiations. I tried fish,meat,wine ,and so forth, all of which were delicious. The atmospehere of the venue was very lively and fun with a lot of visitors and staffers.







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Japan Anime Festival in Shanghai

By TERRY - Last updated: 木曜日, 12月 8, 2011

“Japan Anime Festival” was hosted jointly by the Japanese and Chinese governments Nov.23(Beijing) and 25(Shanghai)-29 in Beijing and Shanghai China.

The event was a part of a series of  cross cultural  collaboration events of Japan and China which started in this June with Japanese movies introduced to China and Chinese movies and anime introduced to Japan in this October.

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Visit Japan Travel Mart 2011

By TERRY - Last updated: 月曜日, 11月 28, 2011

” VJTM2011″(Visit Japan Travel Mart 2011) was hosted at Pacifico Yokohama( in Yokohama, Kanagawa Pref.  by JTA(Japan Tourism Agency) ans JNTO(Japan National Tourism Organization)on this Nov.22-23.

More than 300 oversea “buyers” who are travel agencies or the Media from more than 15 international markets joined the event with more than 400 Japanese “sellers” who are travel agencies, tourist associations, hotels,bus companies,and other sorts of  tourism-related businesses. Read the rest of this entry »

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The first cosplay nationwide contest in Russia held

By TERRY - Last updated: 火曜日, 11月 22, 2011

The first nationwide contest of cosplay of Japanese subculture in Russia was held  on Nov. 20-21 and a girl group of 23-year-old girl and 25-year-old girl won the grand prix.  This event was a program of  “J-FEST”, a promotion event of  various aspects of contemporary popculture of Japan, such as music, anime, fashion,and so forth hosted by the Japan Embassy in Russia.

More than enrusiastic 800 people visited the J-FEST ,which was beyond the capacity of the venue in Moscow. At the cosplay event , 30 groups that had passed the preliminary contest out of 80 groups showed their Japanese popculture-related costumes. The winners were given tickets to take a travel to Japan, which made them quite happy and excited as they are interested in the anime and its related  cosplay culture’s “mecca” in Japan.

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Hangry & Angry, Passpo to attend Japan Expo in Paris

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 金曜日, 5月 13, 2011

On May 3, it was announced that the duo Hangry & Angry (Yoshizawa Hitomi and Ishikawa Rika) will be appearing at Japan Expo in Paris this year, as part of the fashion showcase for designer h.NAOTO.


h.Naoto (Naoto Hirooka,born 1977) is a punk and gothic lolita fashion designer. he created a dress worn by Amy Lee of Evanescence at the 2004 Grammy Awards, and has also designed costumes for the bands Ayabie, Psycho le Cému (for the Prism PV), Gackt, S.K.I.N., and Hangry & Angry.

Hangry & Angry

Then on May 4, idol group PASSPO☆ announced that they will also be attending Japan Expo. The group just released their first major label single “Shoujo Hikou” , and it captured #1 on the daily sales charts that same day.


Japan Expo will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center from June 30 to July 3, 2011.

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Hikonyan: the most popular Japanese municipal mascot at Japan Expo

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 金曜日, 1月 7, 2011

Japanese cat character Hikonyan
Hikonyan, a popular feline mascot of Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, poses with over 10,000 New Year greeting cards it has received from fans in and outside of Japan on Jan. 6, 2011 at the municipal government office.
Hikonyan was born in 2007 as a mascot character for Hikone Castle’s 400th anniversary event, and has been popular throughout the country. Wherever Hikonyan shows up, it gets surrounded by people, and eide variety of Hikoynan goods are sold in the in Hikone and neighbor cities.

Hikonyan was alos selected as the most popular Japanese municipal mascot at Japan Expo in France. At the event, the Paris office of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations asked visitors (mostly French) to vote for their favorite among 33 municipal mascots. Hikonyan won the first place receiving 112 votes out of 1200.


Let’s learn more about Hikonyan! Here are “6 Things about Hikonyan.”

– A white cat wearing a samurai helmet.

– The sex is unknown.

– Its hobby is walking around the castle.

– Because its legs are too short, it is bad at going up and down stairs.

– It looks barefooted but actually wearing white shoes.

– It has resident’s card of Hikone City.

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German girls

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 水曜日, 10月 13, 2010

through the cities and towns with you
the cities full of bright lights
when your kisses lift my eyes
to a higher vision
brought together in a storm
both of us afraid now

german girl
through you i have learnt
german girl
through you i want to go
paradise won’t get closed yet

the blocks of workers’ hands
pleading for some contact
with the world of love
where people show their feelings
with the perfect gesture of face
you make me want to sing loud

german girl
trough you i have learnt
german girl
through you i want to go
paradise won’t get closed yet

along the dusty roads
we are travelers of the soul
we can build a humble home
a home without woe


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Sensu (Japanese folding fan)

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 火曜日, 10月 12, 2010

Sensu (Japanese folding fan) is Japanese crafts with the history.It is a fine article which remains in memories as various gifts, anniversary gifts, and Wedding party gifts.Some Japanese believe that the handle of the fan symbolizes the beginning of life and the ribs are for the roads of life going out in all directions.


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Maneki Neko – Welcoming Cat

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 月曜日, 10月 11, 2010

The Maneki Neko ,also known as Welcoming Cat, Lucky Cat, Money cat, or Fortune Cat, is is believed to bring good luck to the owner. Maneki Neko can be found with either the right or left paw raised.Some Maneki Neko feature battery- or solar-powered moving arms endlessly engaged in the beckoning gesture.

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Japanese umbrella

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 日曜日, 10月 10, 2010

Japanese umbrellas have long been a popular fashion accessory. Though practical tools for protection from rain and sunlight, they also had to be attractive and stylish as fashion was a major industry in Japan from the middle of the Edo period onwards. Many Edo-period paintings depict beautiful women in gorgeous kimono with a fashionable umbrella in hand.

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Hello Kitty – Japanese Wedding Costume

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 土曜日, 10月 9, 2010

Shiro-muku is the bride’s traditional wedding costume which means “pure white”. The Japanese bride always wears the shiro-muku at the beginning of the ceremony and will later change into a more elaborate kimono that is covered by rich embroidery.
Hello Kitty wears Shiro-muku.


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Swarovski Hello Kitty

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 金曜日, 10月 8, 2010

This small Hello Kitty Necklace was custom made and handcrafted with 100% Authentic Swarovski Crystals. It is mounted with adorable Hello Kittys face shape, and needless to say, her eyes are made of Black Swarovski Crystal.


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Don’t Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining…

By Tenkaijapan - Last updated: 木曜日, 10月 7, 2010

Sorrow is a lonely road
Where the rain like your tears
Beats heavy on the roof above your head
Tomorrow is a lovers’ town
That’s been beaten down
And the hands of winter holds the life we’ve led

Instead of drowning in despair
For I find small comfort in a bottle
When we’re apart
Don’t let the teardrops rust your shining heart

I used to drive all night for you
While the children were asleep
And as the dawn broke on your room
Back into my house I’d creep
Where my husband slept alone
Of course he must have known
But we always hide the truth
For fear of losing what we own

So don’t forget the words that we choose
And constantly misuse
They were written down every time we were apart
Don’t let your teardrops rust your shining heart

Baby, the Stars Shine Bright


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