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Japan Week 2018 (till Nov. 16)

Date:                     Saturday, November 03, 2018
To:                        Friday, November 16, 2018
Venue:                   various locations
Address:                 Accra
Organiser:              Embassy of Japan
Contact number:     0302 765 060 / 0266 415 844 / 0506 598 740
Email:                    tetteh.kennedy@ar.mofa.go.jp
Website:                 https://www.facebook.com/EmbassyofJapaninGhana/

JAPAN WEEK 2018 - November 3rd to 16th 

“Have a feel of Japan”

Japan Week is an annual event, organized by the Embassy of Japan in Ghana and relevant stakeholders including the Japanese Community Association in Ghana, Ghana Judo Association as well as Ghana Karate-do Association to share the Japanese culture and sports with you all.


Japan Week festival is an annual cultural event organized by the Embassy of Japan together with its partners to foster unity and promote cultural exchanges between the Ghanaian and Japanese communities. During the festival, a series of events are organised to celebrate Japanese culture through sports, dance and social events in a way that fosters unity and social engagements.

This year’s celebration will include a series of activities such as the Judo and Karate Championship, the Yosakoi Dance Festival and Dance Exchange Programme among other events. Following the success of last year’s event, which marked the 60th anniversary of Japan-Ghana diplomatic relations and the 90th anniversary of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi’s arrival in Ghana, this year’s Japan Week Festival promises to be even more exciting with a line-up of activities which truly speak to the Japanese culture.

The week begins with a Judo Championship at the Accra Sports Stadium and a friendly baseball match at the Labone Secondary School on Saturday 3rd November. Saturday, the 10th of November will be the much anticipated Yosakoi Dance festival. A blend of fine Japanese dances using “naruko” (wooden clappers) and dancers clad in traditional Japanese “happi” coats. Schools from across the country will participate in a dance competition similar to the Yosakoi Matsuri (festival) held in Kochi each year, to showcase their talent. The atmosphere at Yosakoi festival is electrifying and is the most anticipated event during the Japan Week festival. This is an event to bring the whole family to as it promises nothing but entertainment.

See the full schedule of events attached. Note that the date for the final programme, Japanese Ambassador’s Karate Championship, has been shifted to Sunday, 18th November, 2018.

We look forward to your participation at this year’s Japan Week Festival celebrations.

Bring your family and friends and enjoy the best of Japanese culture.

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