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Japan Week Returns to New York’s Grand Central Terminal, Feb. 18-20

February 8, 2015

Japan Week PosterJapan Week is back in New York City’s Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall on February 18-20, 2015, featuring ticket giveaways and specials from travel companies.

Japan Week, now in its fourth year, offers access to tourism experts, free literature, showcases of Japanese art, food, and fashion, discounted travel packages, and even free trips to Japan to lucky attendees.  Highlights include:

HOKURIKU SHINKANSEN – Beginning for the first time this Spring, a new bullet train will connect Tokyo and the Hokuriku region in 2 – 2 ½ hours. Famous for its authentic Japanese traditions, picturesque mountains, skiing, seafood, crafts, and resorts, Japan’s Hokuriku region is a remote paradise that’s never been easier to access.

DEPACHIKA FOOD EMPORIUM – Feast on sweets from nine regions across Japan and sample additional authentic Japanese eats including ramen noodles, mazemen noodles, miso soup, green tea, tofu, and takoyaki octopus balls.

CASTLES AND HOT SPRINGS – Japan’s castles were once the homes of royalty and now destinations that will make you feel like a king. Onsen are traditional hot springs said to have restorative powers. Learn about both and how to take a trip back in time.

LUXURY WEDDING KIMONO – Japanese kimono are works of art and wedding kimono are some of the most beautiful and ornate. This year, three different New York couples will present the first ever wedding kimono fitting live in Grand Central.

TICKET GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIALS – Japan Week offers New Yorkers multiple chances to win free tickets to Japan from Delta Air Lines, and all attendees can take home specials from Japanese travel companies and free guides to a wide range of Japanese destinations.

More information on Japan Week’s events, exhibitors, giveaways, and activities will be revealed at www.japanweek.us, and for all the latest details, follow on Facebook and Twitter.

Last year was a record year for tourism in Japan, with over 13,000,000 traveling to the country from around the world, and Japan Week plans to make 2015 even bigger.  Japan Week is organized by the Japan Tourism Agency and Japan National Tourism Organization.  Its sponsors include Delta Air Lines, Seiko, NHK World, JR-EAST, Amnet, Beard Papa, HIS, House Foods, IACE, ITO EN, the Japan Sake and Sochu Makers Association, Kamakura Shirts, Marukome, Minamoto Kitchoan, Sharp, Sun Noodle, VIZ Media, and Watabe Wedding.  Famous Japanese characters Doraemon and Domo will make special appearances and pose for photos with fans.

Founded in 2012, Japan Week is a promotional event encouraging travel to Japan. It is a cooperative effort between the Japan Tourism Agency, Japan National Tourism Organization, diverse businesses in both New York City and Japan, and local Japanese governments.  It is supported by the Consulate General of Japan in New York.  Japan Week is free and open to the public and encourages New Yorkers to explore Japanese tourism through a wealth of materials on destinations across Japan and displays of traditional Japanese art, food, and fashion.  More information about travel to Japan can be found at www.japantravelinfo.com.

 

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Japan Restaurant Week in NYC, Feb 17-Mar. 16 Evokes Century-Old Culinary Tradition

February 4, 2014
Thirty participating Japanese restaurants will transport diners 100 years back with special traditional dishes during Japan Restaurant Week in New York City, Feb 17-March 16.

Thirty participating Japanese restaurants will transport diners 100 years back with special traditional dishes during Japan Restaurant Week in New York City, Feb 17-March 16.

Thirty participating Japanese restaurants will transport diners 100 years back to Japan with special traditional dishes during Japan Restaurant Week; a sweepstakes tied to the event can win trip to Japan

Japan Week, a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, food, and travel to Japan, announces today that Japanese Restaurant Week 2014 will begin in New York City from February 17 – March 16, 2014 with nearly thirty participating restaurants. The special dishes served will evoke the “100-Year-Old Flavors of Japan” theme, with a focus on the regional cuisines of Japan.

The event is being tied to a sweepstakes to win a free round-trip ticket to Japan.

Highlights of Japan Week include creations that showcase the popularity of Japanese meat from a century ago, such as Wagyu beef and Bluefin tuna sushi from Megu New York, and sukiyaki from Restaurant Nippon. Regional cuisines such as Kanazawa-style curry, sweet-and-sour fried chicken from Miyazaki, mizutaki hot pot from Kyushu, Edo-mae (Tokyo-style) sushi platters, and more.

Some of these dishes will be available for purchase at the Japan Week festival in Grand Central Terminal during March 6-8, 2014.

The participating restaurants are: Go Go Curry, Hakata Tonton, Hakubai, Hatsuhana, Ichie, Inakaya, Izakaya Ariyoshi, Izakaya MEW, Izakaya on Smith, Jado Sushi, Katsuno, Koi SoHo at Trump SoHo NYC, Kuboya, Megu New York, Mira Sushi & Izakaya, Misoya, Ni Japanese Deli, Ramen-Ya West Village, Restaurant Nippon, SakaMai, Sobakoh, Sunrise Mart, Sushi Ann, Sushi Azabu, Sushiden, Torishin, Wasan and Yuba Restaurant.

Additional Japan tourism information and cuisine history will be available at each participating restaurant and on www.japanweek.us/restaurantweek. On this website, you can enter a sweepstakes to win a free round-trip Delta ticket to Japan and taste these unique foods in their regions of origin.

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, and local Japanese governments. 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, visit japanweek.us, Facebook at www.facebook.com/JapanWeekNY and follow on Twitter at @JapanWeekNY.

For more information about travel to Japan, visit www.japantravelinfo.com.

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