The first ever Culture Japan Convention (CJC) 2013 comes to Penang this year, aiming to bring fans and celebrities of the Japanese pop culture industry closer together as a community over an exciting weekend of activities and showcases.
Following the concept of Culture Japan Night (CJN), a quarterly event hosted in various countries by blogger and TV presenter Danny Choo, CJC will attempt to break barriers between fans, celebrities, and retailers. Fans can look forward to a relaxed environment where they can interact freely with cosplayers, illustrators, retailers, card gamers, and guests from Japan and around the world.
Jointly organized by Penang Global Tourism and Culture Japan, CJC will take place on the 17th and 18th of August 2013 at Straits Quay Convention Centre in Penang, Malaysia.
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Culture Japan Night has been held worldwide and is attended by comrades, anime industry folk, voice actresses, illustrators, cosplayers and more with the main aim for all to network with each other.
Culture Japan Convention is Culture Japan Night on steroids - this August you can expect all of the above and more.
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Regional and international fans of Japanese animation and popular culture are encouraged to take this great opportunity to gather, mingle and meet with comrades that they’ve gotten to know online, and enjoy various activities including cosplay contests, Japanese traditional arts, doll displays, card game tournaments, itasha showcases, doujin booths, anime merchandise and more.
Penang is home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site filled with historical buildings from the British Colonial era. It also possesses beautiful beaches, and is known around the world for it’s great food. An enchanting tropical island, Penang is a haven for photography with many breathtaking sights, making it an ideal holiday destination for visitors who decide to stay a few extra days.
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