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Japan Expo is a convention on Japanese popular culture, 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 in the beginning of July, for four days (usually from Thursday to Sunday).

History

Event history

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The first exposition took place in 1999 and welcomed 3,200 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 amount of visitors. The exposition has since moved to the larger Parc d'Expositions in Paris-Nord Villepinte.

Dates Location Atten. Guests
July 5–7, 2002 Paris, France[1]

<td style="text-align: center">21,000</td>

Nami Akimoto, and Tsutomu Nihei.[2]
July 5–6, 2003 CNIT-Paris it Défense
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">29,000</td>

Keiji Goto, Nobuhiro Okaseko, and Ryosuke Sakamoto[3]
July 2–4, 2004 CNIT-Paris it Défense
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">41,000</td>

Hisashi Abe, Masakazu Katsura, Mana, Andy Seto, Hiroshi Watari, and Kanemori Yoshinori.[4]
July 7–9, 2006 Paris-Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">56,000</td>

Hitomitoi, Kenjiro Kawatsu, Morishige, Hideki Owada, Aki Shimizu, Mamiya Takizaki, Kazuhide Tomonaga, Takaharu Okuma, Baek Hye Kyoung, Kim Su Yeon, Kim Youn Kyung, Lee Jong Eun, Lim Jin Ju, Yoon Jae-Ho, Cho Seung-Yeop, Kim Yeon Joo, Plastic Tree and Anna Tsuchiya.[5][6]
July 6–8, 2007 Paris-Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">81,000</td>

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.[7]
July 3–6, 2008 Paris-Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">130,000</td>

Yutaka Izubuchi, Junko Kawakami, Toshihiro Kawamoto, Kazuo Koike, Setona Mizushiro, Go Nagai, Takeshi Obata, Oh! Great, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Scandal, Munehisa Sakai, Chihiro Tamaki, Tetsuya Tsutsui, and Miyavi.[8]
July 2–5, 2009 Paris-Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">164,000</td>

CLAMP, AKB48, Shinichirō Watanabe, Moriyasu Taniguchi, Mizuho Nishikubo, Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, Shiori Furukawa, Akemi Takada, Natsuki Takaya, Sakae Esuno, Daisuke Nishijima, Dai Sato, Hitoshi Ichimura, Tetsuya Nishio, Junko Takeuchi, Takami Akai, Akemi Hayashi, Kazuya Hatazawa, Showtaro Morikubo, Hikari Yamaguchi, Yuuichiro Hirata, Shintaro Akiyama, Ryousuke Katoh, Benjamin (Zhang Lin), Ji Di (Zu Ya-Le), Aurore, Benjamin Reiss, Ludo Lullabi, School Food Punishment[9]
July 1–4, 2010 Paris-Nord Villepinte
Paris, France

<td style="text-align: center">TBD</td>

Tsukasa Hojo, Noriyuki Iwadare, Morning Musume, An Nakahara, Hiro Mashima, Seikima-II, HITT & Guests, Jun Mochizuki, Suika, die!!die!!color!!!, Kazue Kato, Anipunk, Aya Kanno, Gibier du Mari, X-Japan[10]

References

  1. "Japan Expo 2002 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  2. "History of Guests". Japan Expo. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  3. "Japan Expo 2003 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  4. "Japan Expo 2004 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  5. "Japan Expo 7 (2006)". japan-expo.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
  6. "Japan Expo 2006 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  7. "Japan Expo 2007 Information". AnimeCons.com. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  8. "Festival's Guests 2008". Japan Expo. Retrieved 2008-08-22. 
  9. "Festival's Guests 2009". Japan Expo. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  10. "Guest List". japan-expo.com. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 

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