Experience Japan at the Oita Summer Festival! You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar during the Festival. Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan in 2016. This represents a 22% increase from 2015. Japan is also a top five export market for central Texas companies. Be sure to attend this informative session to learn more from our friends at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
This session will include an overview of Japan’s industry sectors including a look at the Japanese corporate presence in the U.S., Japanese cultural characteristics, promising sectors for U.S. goods and services, and resources for American companies wishing to establish a corporate entity in Japan. There will be 2 sessions of the same briefing (1:00 pm or 2:30 pm) and you can attend either one.
Additional festival activities include:
Noodle eating contest
Artisan and festival marketplace
Cultural performances including taiko drums, tea ceremony, kendo, and kimono show
Traveling to Japan seminar
Japanese food, beverages, a silent auction featuring SXSW Platinum Badge!
12:00 pm On-going “Whisk & Drink” Tea Demonstration & Participation
12:15 pm Kendo Demonstration by Austin Kendo
12:15 pm Introduction to Oita, Japan
12:45 pm Welcome/Opening Remarks
1:00 pm Tea Demonstration by Central Texas Chado
1:00 pm Japan Business Market Briefing
1:00 pm Japan Travel Tips
1:30 pm Kimono Show by Lone Star Kimono
2:00 pm Minyo Dance by Austin Minyo Group
2:00 pm Introduction to Oita, Japan
2:15 pm Noodle Eating Contest
2:30 pm Japan Business Market Briefing
2:45 pm Minyo Dance by Austin Minyo Group
3:00 pm Taiko Performance by Austin Taiko
3:00 pm Japan Travel Tips
4:00 pm Introduction of Anime Festival with “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”