Japan Expo

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Japan Expo
Japan Expo logo 2.svg
StatusActive
GenreJapanese culture
VenueParis-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center
Location(s)Paris, Villepinte
CountryFrance
Inaugurated1999
Attendance252,510 (in 2019)
Organized bySEFA EVENT
JTS Group
Filing statusFor-profit
Websitehttps://www.japan-expo-paris.com/en/

Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese popular culture - the largest of its kind in the world outside Japan[1] - taking place in Paris, France, although it has branched out into a partnership festival - Kultima - and expanded to include some European and US pop culture as well. It is held yearly at the beginning of July for four days (usually from Thursday to Sunday) in the Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center (the second-largest convention center in France). The attendance has increased steadily over the years, with 2,400 visitors welcomed in the first edition in 1999 and more than 252,510 for the 2019 edition.

Like the Olympics Games and many other mass gatherings, the 2020 edition was canceled because of the global COVID‑19 pandemic.

History[edit]

Momoiro Clover Z performed at Japan Expo 2012. The group is ranked as number one among female idol groups according to 2013–2017 surveys.[2]

Event history[edit]

The first exposition took place in 1999 at the ISC Paris Business School and welcomed 2,400 visitors, a number which has grown steadily. In 2002, Japan Expo was hosted at the Center of New Industries and Technologies (CNIT) in La Défense, Paris.

In 2005, the event was canceled out of security concerns due to the large number of visitors. The exposition has since moved to the larger Exhibition Centre in Paris-Nord Villepinte.

In 2020, the event was postponed to 2021 due to concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.[3]

Dates Venue Attendance Guests
1999 ISC Paris Business School 2,400
June 24–25, 2000 EPITA 3,200[4]
December 8–10, 2000 Espace Champerret 8,000[5]
June 29-July 1, 2001 Espace Austerlitz 12,000[6] Eric ETCHEVERRY, Brigitte LECORDIER, Eric LEGRAND, Michel BAROUILLE, Liliane DAVIS, Enrique, Jean-Pierre SAVELLI[7]
July 5–7, 2002 CNIT[8] 21,000[9] Nami Akimoto, and Tsutomu Nihei.[10]
July 5–6, 2003 CNIT 29,000[11] Keiji Goto, Nobuhiro Okaseko, and Ryosuke Sakamoto[12]
July 2–4, 2004 CNIT 41,000[13] Hisashi Abe, Masakazu Katsura, Mana, Andy Seto, Hiroshi Watari, and Kanemori Yoshinori.[14]
July 1–3, 2005 Convention canceled[8]
July 7–9, 2006 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center[8] 56,000[15] Hitomitoi, Kenjiro Kawatsu, Morishige, Hideki Owada, Aki Shimizu, Mamiya Takizaki, Kazuhide Tomonaga, Takaharu Okuma, Plastic Tree and Anna Tsuchiya.[16][17]
July 6–8, 2007 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 83,000[18] Dio – Distraught Overlord, GARI, Halcali, Keiko Ichiguchi, Sachiko Kamimura, Masachika Kawata, Minae Matsukawa, Ichirou Mizuki, Junko Mizuno, Olivia Lufkin, Moon Kana, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Hiroyuki Takei, Hironobu Takeshita, Syuji Takeya, Nana Kitade and Yoshiki.[19]
July 3–6, 2008 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 134,467[20] Yutaka Izubuchi, Junko Kawakami, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Kazuo Koike, Setona Mizushiro, Go Nagai, Takeshi Obata, Oh! great, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Scandal, Ra:IN (Pata and Michiaki only[21]), Munehisa Sakai, Chihiro Tamaki, Tetsuya Tsutsui, and Miyavi.[22]
July 2–5, 2009 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 165,501[23] CLAMP, AKB48, Shinichirō Watanabe, Moriyasu Taniguchi, Mizuho Nishikubo, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Shiori Furukawa, Akemi Takada, Natsuki Takaya, Sakae Esuno, Daisuke Nishijima, Dai Satō, Hitoshi Ichimura, Tetsuya Nishio, Junko Takeuchi, Takami Akai, Akemi Hayashi, Kazuya Hatazawa, Showtaro Morikubo, Hikari Yamaguchi, Yuuichiro Hirata, Shintaro Akiyama, Ryousuke Katoh, Kanon Wakeshima, Benjamin (Zhang Lin), Ji Di (Zu Ya-Le), Aurore, Benjamin Reiss, Ludo Lullabi, School Food Punishment, Ra:IN.[24]
July 1–4, 2010 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 173,680[25] Tsukasa Hojo, Noriyuki Iwadare, Morning Musume, An Nakahara, Masakazu Katsura, Hiro Mashima, Seikima-II, HITT & Guests, Jun Mochizuki, Suika, die!!die!!color!!!, Kazue Kato, Anipunk, Aya Kanno, Gibier du Mari, Yukari Tamura, X Japan (Toshi and Yoshiki only), Vivid.[26]
June 30–July 3, 2011 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 192,000[27] Hangry & Angry, Dream Morning Musume (Yoshizawa and Ishikawa), DJ Shiru's K-ble Jungle Akira Yamaoka, Nobuteru Yūki, Yumiko Igarashi, H. Naoto, PASSPO☆, Head Phones President (with Anza Ohyama).
July 5–8, 2012 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 219,614[28] Christielle Huet-Gomez, Alice Briére-Haquet, Samantha Bailly, Hideo Katsumata, Chiaki Miyamoto, Yoshihisa Kishimoto, Moto Hagio, Natsumi Aida, Mariya Nishiuchi, Hideo Baba, Katsuhiro Harada, Haruhiko Mikimoto, Masao Maruyama, Kamui, Sakizo, Triple Tails.S (Kana and Mio Shirai), Satsuki, Shiitake, Salagir, Jérôme Morel, Gogeta, Jr., Marlène, Ibi, Furo and Mimi, Berrizo, Monsieur To, TroyB, Tetsuya Tsutsui, Professor Sakamoto, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Toshio Maeda, Ein Lee, Tetsuya Saruwatari, Anli Pollicino, Man With A Mission, Daizystripper, Makoto Shinkai, N0isY☆KidS, Rei Toma, Kohei Tanaka, Junko Iwao, Virgo a.k.a. Hammer, Hemenway, Momoiro Clover Z, Idoling!!!, Keiji Inafune, Flow, Naoki Urasawa,[29] Top 16 French StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty players From 2012 StarCraft II World Championship Series:France Nationals.[30]
July 4–7, 2013 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 232,876[31] Tetsuo Hara, Masahiro Ikeno, Atsuhiro Iwakami, Shōji Kawamori, Kim Byung Jin, Keito Kōme, Toshiyuki Kubooka, Tomonori Ochikoshi, Aya Oda, Mamiya Takizaki, Tatsuyuki Tanaka, Aki Akana, angela, °C-ute, Dear Loving, Deathgaze, Dempagumi.inc, J☆Dee’Z, Kao=S, Anam Kawashima, Kylee, May'n, Maywa Denki, Nightmare, Ninjaman Japan, Sansanar, Urbangarde, Tsubasa Masuwaka, Una, Hideo Baba, Katsuhiro Harada, Shinji Hashimoto, Yoshinori Kitase, Hisashi Koinuma, Tetsuya Nomura, Motomu Toriyama, Naoki Yoshida, Samantha Bailly, Jérôme Hamon, Shiitake, Ray Fujita, Laure Kié, Kikutaro, Katsuyuki Konishi, Natsuna, Kazma Sakamoto, Daisuke Sekimoto, Hiromu Takahashi, Junko Takeuchi.[32]
July 2–6, 2014 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 240,189[33] °C-ute, Nogizaka46, Kalafina, Wagakki Band, Shoko Nakagawa, Kamui Fujiwara, Yoshiki, Tatsurō Iwamoto ...
July 2–5, 2015 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 247,473[34] Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka, Pink Babies,[35] Tsubasa Sakaguchi, K-ble Jungle
July 7–10, 2016 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 234,852[36] Junichi Masuda, Hiro Mashima, Hironobu Kageyama
July 6–9, 2017 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 238,241[37] Kenji Kamiyama, Yoshiki Sakurai...
July 5–8, 2018 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 247,919[38] Buichi Terasawa, Shinichiro Watanabe, Nobuyoshi Habara, Atsushi Ohkubo, Daimaou Kosaka, Toshihiro Kawamoto, imitoshi Yamane...
July 4–7, 2019 Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 252,510 Angela, Yuegene Fay, Yaya Han, Aya Hirano, Kamui, Mika Kobayashi, Leiji Matsumoto, Go Nagai, Akito Osuga, Ryosuke Sakamoto, Yoko Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Tomino, Twin Cosplay, Tony Valente[39]
July 2–5, 2020 Convention postponed to 2021[3]
July 15–18, 2021[40] Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center TBA Yuzu Natsumi, May'n, Sorgenti, Blue Encount, Yūsuke Kozaki, True, Tsukasa Hojo[41]
°C-ute at Japan Expo 2014

Japan Expo in other cities[edit]

Other than the main convention in Paris, Japan Expo has expanded to 4 cities in 3 countries on 2 continents:

References[edit]

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