Japan Week 2014 Commemorates 100 Years of Japan's Vibrant Cultural Heritage at
Grand Central Terminal on March 6 – 8, 2014
Highlights include delectable regional food and drink, a 100-year-old Japanese-style café, a virtual reality theater of Japan's cultural history, and sweepstakes for free round-trip Delta tickets to Japan.
New York, New York, February 12, 2014: Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, cuisine, and tourism, announces that its 2014 program will spotlight unique features of Japanese culture from the last 100 years to the present. Delectable regional foods, technology exhibits, traditional arts and performances will aim to inspire greater understanding of Japan and travel to the country. The multi-day festival will take place at Grand Central Terminal's Vanderbilt Hall from March 6 – 8, 2014.
Japan Week has something for everyone, from the fresh aroma of Kyoto green tea and the latest Seiko watch collection to a virtual reality tour of an ancient Sakai City tomb to a new NTT DOCOMO smartphone app that translates spoken Japanese and English and an introduction to Japanese artistry, including hand-blown glass house wares, wooden keyboards and USB's, gold lacquered iPhone cases, and more showcased by TAKUMI JAPAN. Then head to the Visit Japan booth where travel information for various regions of Japan is available to help plan your next trip to Japan.
Delta Air Lines will offer free round-trip tickets to Japan from JFK to Narita Airport through a sweepstake and will be exhibiting new first class seats for guests to try out. Other attractions include exhibits by Azuma Foods, Ito En, JR East, Minamoto Kitchoan, Nikka Whisky, NTT DOCOMO, Sakai City, Seiko, Sharp, and TAKUMI JAPAN.
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Founded in 2012, Japan Week is a promotional tourism event aiming to encourage travel to Japan. It is a cooperative effort between the Japan Tourism Agency, diverse businesses, local Japanese governments, and supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York. The multi-dimensional event is open to the general public and promotes Japanese tourism through culture, food and beverages. For more information about Japan Week, please visit our website, www.japanweek.us, "like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow us on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY. For more information about travel to Japan, please visit www.japantravelinfo.com.
For more information contact:
Nori Akashi, Public Relations Manager