The city of Valencia has been elected the official site of Japan Week 2012, an International meeting organized by the International Friendship Foundation, IFF, an organization based in Tokyo (Japan) that works to demonstrate the characteristic features of the Japanese culture through its folklore, art, music, crafts, dance, and sports among others. Each year the IFF chooses a specific city to host Japan Week; in 2010 it was held in Oporto, Portugal, and this year in 2011 it was held in Frankfurt, Germany.
Valencia is most keen to contribute to the celebrations and so has designed a wide range of activities and events aimed at merging together Japanese and Valencian culture at different city sites such as Plaza del Patriarca, Palau de la Música, La Petxina Culture and Sports Centre and the Museum of the City, among others. Over a thousand Japanese citizens will travel from their country to share this major event with Valencian people.
From 24-11-2012 to 29-11-2012