Japan Cultural Events

Roadshow Promotion

Sakura Japan Fair at Gardens By The Bay

 

Mar 2018​

In conjunction with Sakura cherry blossom are on full bloom display at Gardens By The Bay, Flower Dome, WASABI Creation was invited by JTB Singapore, organiser of Sakura Japan Fair, to be a collaborating partner of the event, held from 30th March to 8th April 2018.

WASABI Creation, together with its partner, put up an exhibition booth, displaying and promoting Japanese inspired leather crafted products, using Japanese materials such as Kimono fabrics, as well as hand crafted Kanata Samurai sword. The booth is was designed with elaborate decorations and elements sources from Japan. All these products are designed and crafted in Singapore by Singaporean designers.

Japan Ambassador to Singapore, Mr Kenji Shinoda, Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, and Minister for Finance, Mr & Mrs Heng Swee Keat visited the exhibition booth during the event.

More information: 

WASABI Creation at Sakura Japan Fair 2018

Bento Workshop

Sakura Japan Fair at Gardens By The Bay

 

Mar 2018​

In conjunction with Sakura cherry blossom are on full bloom display at Gardens By The Bay, Flower Dome, WASABI Creation was invited by JTB Singapore, organiser of Sakura Japan Fair, to be a collaborating partner of the event, held from 30th March to 8th April 2018.

WASABI Creation, together with its partner, conducted 2 sessions of Bento making workshop with the Sakura theme. A total of 25 participants joined the workshop to learn about the secrets and techniques in making a bento with adorable characters and beautiful decorations. 

More information: 

WASABI Creation at Sakura Japan Fair 2018

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WASABI Discovery vol.8

Focus Group for the latest Japan Travel App~ "TAKUMI: How millennials travel in Japan?"

 

26th Feb 2018​

WASABI Creation organised a focus group study with TAKUMI, a new mobile app for Japan travelers to be connected with local hosts to experience the lives of locals in Japan. 

A total of 30 participants where invited to the focus group to find out about the latest travelling trends and tips on Japan travel, as well as giving their opinions and preferences when they plan their travel to Japan. 

TAKUMI app is scheduled to be launch in May 2018.

More information: 

Focus Group for the latest Japan Travel App~ "TAKUMI: How millennials travel in Japan?"

TAKUMI website

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WASABI Insight vol.10

Business in Japan~
"Japanese Business Culture & Manners"

 

1st Mar 2018​

The Founder of WASABI Creation, Tong held a seminar sharing his experiences and insights on doing business in Japan, in particular on the topic of "Japanese Business Culture & Manners". 

Tong shared from his own personal experience overs the years while he has been working in Japan, and doing business with Japanese companies. As he grew up and went through the education system in Singapore, knowing the language didn't seem to have prepared him enough to work in Japan as a fresh graduate. Tong talked about the episodes he had encountered all these years, and cover some of the basics about "Japanese Business Culture & Manner".

Topics:

  • Japanese business culture 101, how are the Japanese thinking?

  • Exchanging business cards

  • Visiting & hosting a Japanese company

  • Useful Japanese expressions for business

More information: Business in Japan~  "Japanese Business Culture & Manners"

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WASABI Discovery vol.6

"Going Solo! Life in Japan for Singaporeans"

Japan is a beautiful, fun, and unique travel destination loved by many Singaporeans.

Many of us love the food, the shopping, the cities, the nature, the sub-cultures,

the service quality, and the list goes on and on...... Have you ever dreamt of living in Japan?

Or have you wonder how life will be like to study or to work in Japan?

Wouldn't it be great to experience life is such a nice country?

 

Two Singaporeans, Eva and Tong have been there done that. 

Eva, a comic artist had studied in Tokyo, the capital of Japan for 3 years.

While Tong, an entrepreneur had started his career as a fresh graduate in Kyoto,

the ancient capital for 5 years. Join us to listen to their stories and experiences in Japan,

from their memories of happiness and sorrow. 

Read more at "Going Solo! Life in Japan for Singaporeans"

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WASABI Discovery vol.5

"Omotenashi... Revealing the secrets of Japan's hospitality" by Ishikawa Prefecture (Singapore)

 

"Omotenashi" is the philosophy behind Japan's hospitality. From hosting their guests at home, it is further extended to tea ceremony, customer service, product design, and many other aspects of life. Such way of thought and care for detail set it apart from the rest of the world, and formed part of the unique experience for travellers in Japan.

 

Representatives from Ishikawa Prefecture Government Singapore Office shared with us the differences in hospitality between Singapore and Japan, as we introduced what Omotenashi really means. As the number of Singaporean tourists to Japan increases, the concept of Omotenashi has come to their attention and becomes a large part of what makes Japan so attractive.

Read more at "Omotenashi... Revealing the secrets of Japan's hospitality"

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WASABI Discovery vol.4

"Brewing Now! Japan's Coffee & Cafe Culture"

 

At WASABI Discovery vol.4, we have invited Managing Director of Hoshino Coffee Singapore, Mr Kengo Sakai to speak to us about coffee and cafe culture in Japan. 

At this event, Mr. Sakai shared with us his experience in the F&B business, his passion about coffee. He also made comparison and contrast of the cafe business between Japan and Singapore. Participants also had a chance to made your own hand-drip coffee for coffee tasting.

WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people. At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries. 

Read more at 

WASABI Discovery vol.4 "Brewing Now! Japan's Coffee & Cafe Culture"

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WASABI Discovery vol.2

“Cultivate the Earth!
Japan’s agriculture & Biotechnology”

At WASBI Discovery vol.2, we have invited Mr. Kengo Fukui from Chitose Agriculture Initiative to share with us about interesting trends and stories about agriculture in Japan, introducing "Farm-to-Table" concept, which each prefecture is to create their own vegetable and fruits brand, secrets of how famers in Japan can produce one of the best quality fruits and vegetable in the world, as well as his observation in Singapore on Organic, Urban farming.

Many agriculture companies, and urban farmers from Singapore attended the event to learn from Mr. Kengo, and exchanged ideas and information surrounding the topics. The speaker also brought along strawberries harvested from their farm at Cameron Highland, which were to be shared with all participants. 

WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people. At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries. 

Read more at 

WASABI Discovery vol.2 “Cultivate the Earth! Japan’s agriculture & Biotechnology”

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WASABI Discovery vol.1

"Japan Travel: the Paths Less Travelled"

 

WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people. At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries. 

At WASBI Discovery vol.1, we have invited speakers from JR East, and IPPIN Cafe Bar, to tell us more about the bullet train culture, ekiben, and the stories behind these topics. We also had very nice Japanese food provided by IPPIN, sake tasting for 3 types of sakes that are hard to find even in Tokyo. The speakers had interesting discussion with the participants, who are all very interested in Japan's culture, travel, and lifestyle. 

Read more at WASABI Discovery vol.1 "Japan Travel: the Paths Less Travelled"

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WASABI Discovery

 

 

WASABI Discovery is a casual presentation and meet-up event for the world to make new discovery about Japan and its people.

At each event, we invite a couple of special guests to share and discuss about culture, people, happenings, or simply any topic from Japan that is worth discovering. We will also engage the participants in the conversation to make comparisons and contrasts with the local or other countries. 

 

This is a meet-up for people who have great interest in Japan, it's traditions, and cultures. Participants are welcome to join in the conversation with the special guests, sharing experiences and opinions. If you have an interesting topic in mind, feel free to propose to us and make it into a great discussion session. 

 

Language: English, or Japanese with English interpretation 

 

See more at WASABI Discovery

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RAKUGO with Diane Kichijitsu

The most famous English Rakugo Performer from Osaka is in Singapore! 12th February Friday

 

This traditional Japanese art of comedy storytelling has been enchanting audiences for over 400 years. The kimono-clad performer recounts a tale whilst kneeling on a cushion, using voice inflections, gestures and facial expressions to portray all the characters and using only a fan & handkerchief as props to creatively represent a variety of objects. The storyteller takes the listener on a magical journey, giving insights into Japanese customs, culture, and traditional lifestyles in a light-hearted, humorous way. The only limitation is the listener’s imagination.

 

Diane Kichijitsu hails from Liverpool, England and is a popular stage performer of Rakugo, the Japanese traditional art of comic storytelling. She is also highly sought after for her prodigious skills as a balloon artist, performing in events and giving workshops all over the world. Her deep knowledge of Japanese culture, extensive travel experiences as a globe-trotting backpacker, keen observations of cultural differences and humourous anecdotes of her surprising encounters in Japan form the basis of her hilarious Rakugo stories, as well as the numerous talks she delivers at schools, cultural exchange events and international study classes.

 

See more at RAKUGO with Diane Kichijitsu

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