The Japan Embassy in Palau announced that it will stage the 8th Japan Fair at the Ngarachamayong Cultural Center 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Sunday, February 25.

The Japan Fair is an annual event organized by the Embassy of Japan, to promote various Japanese cultures to the people of Palau.


For this year’s fair, several groups are visiting from Japan to perform on stage.

The highlights for the performances include Rakugo (comical Japanese story-telling) and Nankin Tamasudare (bamboo made instrument performance) by Laugh-Laugh-Tei, Japanese folk dances, calligraphy and song performances by Kinouken Group.

As annual guests, Palau Judo Federation and Palau Japanese Language School will also take part to showcase some live performances on stage.

Artist Tomoya Uemura will also exhibit his oil paintings which are a mixture of Japanese and Palauan themed artworks. A free art workshop by Uemura will also be conducted during the event.

Various activity booths will be set up to experience Japanese culture on hand.

Activity booths include trying on yukata (summer kimono), origami (art of folding paper), shodo (Japanese calligraphy) and Japanese traditional games.

Some Japanese organizations working in Palau will also have their booths open to introduce their works. Information about the Japan scholarships, JET program and other educational programs will also be available.

Embassy of Japan welcomes everyone to come and join this free public event. For more information, please contact the Embassy of Japan at 488-6455/ 6456.  (PR) [/restrict]