Three days in Japan – without leaving Thailand

event January 09, 2018 13:00

By The Nation

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Japan Expo Thailand – the biggest Japanese pop culture event in Asia and also in Thailand – is back at CentralWorld from January 26 to 28 and this year is focusing on “infinity” through a theme song, titled “Kao Pai Duay Kan” (“Together Forever”).

The theme song, written by Surachai Pornpimanmaen and produced by Boy Sky, aims to strengthen cooperation between Japan and Thailand. It’s performed by Chanudom Suksatit, the singer of pop band Chanudom, and Japanese string group Ryoma Quartet.

“It is my great honour to sing this theme song of Japan Expo Thailand 2018 and it’s been great working with the Ryoma Quartet,” says the young vocalist.

Japan Expo Thailand 2018 features many zones including “Taste of Japan” with more than 40 Japanese food stalls offering ramen, takoyaki, wagyu, oyster, snow strawberry from Hokkaido, soft cream from Hakodate and sweet melon. Other zones are “Anime & Festival”, “Japan Festa”, “Arts & Culture”, “Japan Promotion”, “Japan Travel” and “Study in Japan”.

Shigeru Matsuzaki, AKB48, Maimi Yajima, May J, Satoshi Miyata, Mese Moa, Sorgenti, Rickey Rabbie, Akishibu Project, Yuru, Spring Chubit, Milcs Honmono, The Sixth Lie, Anison Evolution, Mad Pop, Himika Natsume, OTU1, Grad Champ, and Zipang are lined up to perform on the Japan Expo Stage while the Culture Stage will feature the Ryoma Quartet and Naomichi Hanazono, Ange Reve, The World Standard, Say-La, Ready to Kiss, Maneki-Kecak, Majibanch and more.