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Japan Week in Sandton in March

Japan Week 2014, to be held inside Sandton City, will showcase architecture, artistic body painting, fascinating nail art, innovative hair products, the finest in music technology, home appliances, sportswear, personal computers, outdoor equipment, cameras, film, electronics, and more from 26-31 March 2014, all under one roof.
Japan Week in Sandton in March
The Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), a governmental agency designed to promote trade and investment between Japan and the rest of the world, sponsors the event. Japan Week aims to educate and entertain consumers while also highlighting trade opportunities and partnerships between the two countries.

Kimihiko Inaba, executive director of JETRO Johannesburg says, "Japan Week provides a platform to increase business transactions between South Africa and Japan. Our event will showcase both already locally based Japanese brands, as well as newcomers to the marketplace."


    • Yamaha Music - with a special live performance by Dutch pianist Peter Baartmans
    • Top Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's display of drawings, buildings and creations
    • Asics, producers of Springbok jerseys, will display its handiwork
    • Anest Iwata will demonstrate products for body art using professional airbrush artists and live airbrush demonstrations
    • Cal-Mo will provide nail art displays and demonstrations where visitors can get one nail professionally adorned with nail art
    • Kaneka synthetic hair attachments and its partners' products
    • Hello Kitty
    • Bridgestone tyres
    • Mitsubishi Motors
    • Yokohama tyres
    • Nissan
    • Subaru
    • Suzuki auto, motorcycles and outdoor
    • Toyota/Lexus
    • Mazda
    • Yamaha motors
    • Honda will display top of the range marine engine, cars, motorcycles, and power equipment
    • Pentel and Pilot Pen, first names in stationery, will be on hand with products and display of 3 x 2 m graffiti wall featuring an outlined sketch by South African cartoonist, Dov Fedler
    • Nikon Laboratory's microscope display and visitors can win a Nikon Coolpix camera
    • Mario Kart racing franchise, with Mario Kart 7, the Nintendo 3DS and new Nintendo 2DS; as well as the Wii Mini and Mario Kart for Wii
    • Sony electronics
    • Toshiba computers and printers
    • Hitachi home appliances
    • Fujifilm will exhibit printing solution and cameras
For more information, follow on or on Twitter @JapanWeek_SA.
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