On 28th - 30th April 2018, the Second Indonesia Week 2018 will again be held, this time in the city of Nagoya, Japan. Celebrating 60 years of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and Japan, at this event Indonesia will spread the wonders of Indonesia to Japan. Indonesia Week willbe centered at the Nagoya TV Tower, Mochinoki Hiroba Central Park.
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For this special occasion the Japanese public will be entertained with a whole range of performances from traditional music to pop songs by Indonesian stars and bands. There will be exhibitions of creative products to colorful parades of spectacular carnival costumes, and more.
Appearing at the the Intimate Music Concert will be The Indonesian Rockstar Empire (Baron ex-Gigi, Isa Raja, Sandy Pas Band, Trisnoize Pas Band), Japan's Band Sleaze Party (Tecchan, Masaya, Yuika, Kaorin, MAX, Aska & Natsuo), and the Indonesia-Japan Band Festival. A bazaar and exhibition of Culinary presentations, a Travel Fair, and the Custom Motorcycles by Kustomfest. The Indonesian Embassy of Tokyo Public Service will be present, as will be the Indonesia Green Action for Nagoya. Also the Creative Products Showcase, Batik Paintings, andplenty more. For Art and Cultural Performances, appearing will be the Communities Parade, Malang Amore Carnival, a Fashion Show by Doni Rahman, Pencak Silat Persaudaraan SetiaHati Terate Martial Art led by Taro Bali MasamiSan, and a Cooking Demo by Matsumo Machiko, and a whole array more.
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Proposed, initiated, and presented for the second time by Kinarya as organizer, in collaboration with the Indonesian Embassy , Tokyo Public Services, the Indonesian Students Association in Japan (PPI Jepang), and Indonesian individuals and communities in Japan, the event is aimed to strengthen the bond of friendship, brotherhood and cooperation existing between the two countries.
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The city of Nagoya was chosen as venue for the event since it has one of the largest Indonesian communities in Japan and is easily reached from Tokyo and Osaka via the Shinkansen bullettrain. Therefore, the event may well be a perfect 'cure' for Indonesians students and workers in Japan who are 'homesick' to again taste home cooked food, while at the same time the occasion serves as an excellent media to further promote the wonders of the Indonesian archipelago to the Japanese public. Meantime, the event will, moreover, promote the Asian Games 2018 that will take place in Jakarta and Palembang in August 2018.
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Indonesia Week was first held in Japan from 25th to 28th August 2016 at the Umeda Sky Building in Osaka City. That inaugural edition was personally opened by the Minister of Tourism ofthe Republic Indonesia, Arief Yahya, together with officials and representatives from the Prefecture and the City of Osaka. This year, the event is again supported by the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Communication and Information, the Ministry of Trade, the Indonesian Embassy for Japan in Tokyo, the Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) in Osaka, theIndonesia Creative Cities Network, and a number of Cities and Provinces across Indonesia who will send their representatives for the event.
For residents of Nagoya and Japan as a whole, the Indonesia Week will be the perfect opportunity to watch and get to know the diverse natural, cultural and culinary splendors of Indonesia's destinations. So get ready for the beguiling Sounds, Shows and Taste of Wonderful Indonesia!
More information is available at: http://www.indonesiaweeks.com/
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