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Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw set to kick off for first time in Yangon on 6-7 December

(from right to left) Koji Kuroda, chairman of “Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw” executive committee, Tateshi Higuchi, Japanese ambassador to Myanmar, and Yoshihiko Shimizu, president and CEO of Japan International Broadcasting Inc., pose for photos after the press briefing on Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw to be held in Yangon on 6-7 December, 2014 which is marked as the 60th year since Myanmar and Japan established relations. Photo: Ye Myint

Yangon, 23 Oct— The first Japan style festival will be held at Shwe Htut Tin Ground in Yangon on 6-7 December, beginning at 2 p.m. each day, “the Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw” executive committee announced at a press briefing on Thursday.
In cooperation with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), Japan International Broadcasting Inc., Myanmar National Television and Japanese companies in Myanmar, the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar will present the Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw with yatai food stalls offering Japanese traditional confections and a variety of delights on the upcoming days.
It is aimed at enabling Myanmar people to enjoy a Japan-style funfair on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Myanmar and Japan, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi told the local media at Sky Star Hotel.
“Myanmar people will be able to sparkle with cheerfulness at the two-day event,” the ambassador said in his briefing.
During the press briefing, officials concerned also gave briefings and answered the queries raised by media persons.
The Japan-style festival titled “Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw” will encompass a series of activities including a goldfish scooping game, a Japanese traditional game. During the festival, visitors will be able to try the taste of Japanese traditional food available at 15 yatai food stands. For those interested in singing, they will be very much welcomed at a karaoke contest.
Other delights for ensuring exciting nights will be a series of stage performances by Tao, a Japanese drumming ensemble, kawaii fashion and Myanmar singers, including Sai Sai Kham Leng and Ni Ni Khin Zaw.
Moreover, booths of Japanese companies in Myanmar and NHK and JIB will be exhibited at the festive ground, introducing their products including TV programs that will be aired on Myanmar’s MNTV in December. Admission is free for all visitors, officials said.
The Japan-Myanmar Pwe Taw that will be a first in Myanmar is considered to serve as a bridge to promote Japan-Myanmar friendship.
Japanese Embassy in Myanmar said that a Myanmar Festival took place at Zojoji Temple in Shiba in Tokyo for two days recently, drawing nearly 60,000 to enjoy the festival.

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