JAPAN DAY 2015 WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, MAY 10TH

Our stage program, tent line-up and art contest winners are announced!

This year's Japan Day will feature a special performance by AKB48. Check out a video message from (from the left) Saho Iwatate, Ryoka Oshima, Tomu Muto, Haruna Kojima, Rina Hirata, and Rena Nozawa, the six members that will be coming to Japan Day!

 

WHAT IS JAPAN DAY?

Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Japan Day kicks off with the Japan Run, followed by the Kids' Race. Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it provides food and activity tents as well as a stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, including both traditional and contemporary performances. 

 Japan Day is officially supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club and many Japanese and American corporations. Since its establishment in 2007, this family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers with over 50,000 people attending each year, and we have been thrilled to watch Japan Day garner the praise of the public.


OUR MISSION:

1. Build bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S.

2. Show the local Japanese community's appreciation towards their home city, New York

3. Facilitate stronger grassroots connections within the local Japanese community.


DATE

SUNDAY, MAY 10, 2015
SAVE THE DATE!

* Rain or Shine

LOCATION

BANDSHELL, CENTRAL PARK

Main entrance is 69th Street and 5th Avenue.

 

JAPAN RUN

8:30AM ~ 

visit NYRR website

FOOD TENTS

11:30AM ~

ACTIVITY TENTS

9:30AM ~

KIDS RUN

9:30AM ~

STAGE PROGRAM

ACT I

10:30am ~ Soh Daiko - Japanese Taiko Drumming

10:50am ~The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York - Japanese Folk Dance

11:05am ~ Greetings

11:15am ~ Japan Day Art Contest Awards Ceremony

11:35am ~ Samurai Sword Soul - Japanese Sword Fighting

11:55am ~ International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan - Karate

 

ACT II

12:40pm ~ NY Ondo with The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York - Bon Odori

1:00pm ~ Fighting in The Streets - Band (Video Game Music)

1:20pm ~ Nobuya Nagahama Dance-ish Project  - Dance-ish Performance

1:40pm ~ O•MO•TE•NA•SHI - Dance & Music

 

 - Intermission with Rio Koike -

 

ACT III

2:25pm ~ COBU - Japanese Taiko Drumming & Hip-Hop

2:45pm ~ Takeshi Sato - Live Painting (Roller Art)

3:10pm ~ EXPG Boyz - Dance & Vocal

3:30pm ~ AKB48 - Dance & Vocal

3:50pm ~ Finale


Here Is The News Coverage From [FCI News Catch!]

For English subtitles, please click HERE

Check out a special video message from paint artist Takeshi Sato!