Since 2000, Japan Expo has grown to become one of the largest and most popular Japanese culture and entertainment conventions in Europe.
Japan Expo celebrates both traditional and popular Japanese culture with a central focus on anime, manga, music, and video games. Japan Expo holds three events in Europe, two in France and one in Belgium with their original Paris show being the largest. As a testament to its popularity, the 2013 edition of Japan Expo Paris which was held earlier this year had over 200,000 people in attendance. The people of Europe aren’t the only ones that get to go to Japan Expo any longer.
Japan Expo is spreading across the world for its first ever show in North America, called “Japan Expo 1st Impact”. To be held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA on August 23rd through the 25th, the expo is bringing top talent from Japan to meet fans and help spread the word of Japanese culture. In recent weeks, they have announced a slew of music, manga, and anime celebrities and other guests as well as up and coming acts that will be in attendance. Other programming will include traditional arts demonstrations, martial arts demonstrations, and much more.
GEEK Magazine is teaming up with Japan Expo to give five lucky winners 3-Day Tickets to the event worth $50 each. All you need to do is leave a comment below letting us know what you’re excited to see at Japan Expo and you’ll be entered into a random drawing that will be held on August 20th. Winners will be contacted directly. Good luck and we’ll see you at Japan Expo!
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