Ambassador Takahashi attended Japan Expo Malaysia 2023

Thank you Ambassador Takahashi for visiting Japan Expo Malaysia 2023

[News from Embassy of Japan in Malaysia website] On August 18 and 19, Ambassador Takahashi and Madam Takahashi attended Japan Expo Malaysia 2023, held at Pavilion Bukit Jalil. Japan Expo Malaysia is one of the largest Japan-related events in Malaysia, highlighting various aspects of Japan, including entertainment, culture, products, and services.
In his speech, Ambassador expressed his gratitude for the event being held face-to-face for the first time in four years since 2019. This year holds special significance as it marks the 50th anniversary of friendship and cooperation between Japan and ASEAN. Ambassador also emphasized his hope that this event would offer an opportunity for Malaysian participants to gain a deeper understanding of Japan.

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The 5th Edition of Japan Expo Malaysia was finally launched on 18 August 2023! A colorful event that was officiated by a barrage of VIPs , Officials, Government and the Ambassador to launch this Biggest All Japan Event.

The ceremony was initiated by speeches from;

1. Ms. Yupharet Eakturapakal, President of G-Yu Creative, Representing Japan Expo Malaysia.;

2. Dato’ Joyce Yap, CEO of Pavilion Group

& Finally, H.E. Takahashi Katsuhiko, Ambassador of Japan to Malaysia

and joined on stage by

– Mr. Manoharan Periasamy – Senior Director, Covering Deputy Director General of Tourism Malaysia;

– Madam Takahashi, Spouse of His Excellency Ambassador Katsuhiko Takahashi

– Tomomi Kobayashi, Vice President, G-Yu Creative, Organizer of Japan Expo Malaysia

– Wong Wai Jo, Managing Director, Siam Connection, Co-Organizer of Japan Expo Malaysia

– Hunsa Eakturapakal, Director Siam Connection, Co-Organizer of Japan Expo Malaysia

For the Official Launch and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony.

The Support and endorsements didn’t stop there as a host of VIP’s joined in to grace the event;

• Mr Norihisa Tsukamoto, Director, Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur

• Ms. Mai Onozawa, Director, JETRO KL

• Ms. Kanami Yamamoto, Director, JNTO KL

• Mr. Daisuke Tanaka, Secretary General, JACTIM

• Mr. Masashi Shiraishi, President, Japan Club Kuala Lumpur

• Ms. Ng BoonSiew, Senior Marketing Manager, Oyoshi Greentea, Co-Sponsor of JEMY23

• Mr. Jeand Pua. CEO, Frame Motion Studio, Immersive partner of Japan Expo Malaysia

• Mr Emile Otte – Hotel Manager, Pavilion Hotel

• Mr Christopher Moore – General Manager (Representative of Le Meridien Petaling Jaya)

• Mr. Fabian Poh, Head of Partnership, UOB Malaysia

• Mr. Adul Chotinisakorn, The founder of YEN-D (Young Entrepreneur Network Development) of Thailand

• Naomichi Hanazono, Cultural Artist & Cultural performer

• Mitsume Takahashi, Artist & Illustrator

• Ms. Suan Ai, Pavilion KL

• Madam Victoria Jose – Spouse of Philippines Ambassador to Malaysia

• Mr. Thomas Ling.

• Mr. Nao Kawasaki.

• Mr. Worawan Worawil, Director of DITP Kuala Lumpur