Experience Japan at the Oita Japan Festival! You won’t want to miss the “Doing Business in Japan” seminar (from 1:15 pm – 2:00 pm and if you miss the first one, it will be repeated from 3:15 pm – 4:00 pm) during the Festival (which runs from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm). Texas exported over $6 billion in goods and services to Japan. 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).
The business focused 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.
In September, the World Affairs Council of Austin will be launching a B2B platform for Japanese and Texas companies to connect and find business partners. If you are interested in learning how your company can be listed on this platform and connect with businesses partners in Japan, please send us an email.
The family-friendly 2018 Oita Japan Festival #OITATX is presented by the Austin-Oita Sister City Committee. The committee’s mission is to promote and heighten public interest in and appreciation of the culture, people, languages, businesses, and products of Japan.
Peelander-Z, a Japanese action comic punk band, will be among the featured entertainers. Attired in colorful anime-like costumes, the musicians promise a performance with intense audience participation and a chance for the entire family to rock out.
The festival also will showcase a dynamic Japanese drumming performance by Austin Taiko, and an audience participation calligraphy contest.
Other festival highlights will include a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, and hands-on children activities such as origami folding, kanji writing, and using chopsticks.
Attendees may purchase traditional Japanese food, drinks, garments, calligraphy, and art. A silent auction also will be held.
Festival tickets are now available for purchase: $5 for ages 5-12, and $10 for ages 13 and older. Children younger than 5 will be admitted free. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Ticket availability at the door will be very limited.