Japan Expo Paris is THE place to be for all fans of Japan and its culture, from manga to martial arts, from video games to folk culture, from J-music to traditional music: a must event for all those interested in Japan culture and endless discoveries for novices. Japan Expo hosts many prestigious guests every year and allows you to meet them during signings, masterclasses or panels during which they unveil the secrets of their jobs and works. Japan Expo welcomes dozens of famous artists: mangaka, animators, chara-designers, illustrators, video game creators, producers, musicians, singers, composers…: many of them take the trip all the way from Japan to attend the festival. Don’t miss the chance to meet talented artists and learn more about them. Japan Expo is the perfect place to try new things! Workshops and initiation classes are set up to teach you the basics of drawing, modeling, cosplay-making, or traditional activities such as ikebana, origami or calligraphy. Japan Expo is also and above all a huge playground: a place where games are everywhere for the attendees, on stage, and on booths. Dozens associations come and propose activities and games, make you win prizes and entertain you. Video games are an important part of Japanese pop culture and are highlighted at Japan Expo. Publishers, guests and many associations take part in the festival. Many games are available for free play on the booths, and you can try the latest releases or participate in tournaments. Video game creators, artists, and producers also attend the festival to tell you about games, their jobs and the industry on a dedicated stage. A perfect place to enjoy panels, tournaments and enjoy premieres!