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