JakJapan Matsuri 2013 – Are You Ready?

This year marked the 55 years since Indonesia and Japan re-enter the diplomatic relationship between both countries. Based on that and with the hope that the friendship could helped both countries to grow towards the future together, this year JakJapan Matsuri theme is “Indonesia – Japan: Always Together”.

“What will be different this year is that the festival will also feature a parade of police forces from five countries: Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, the US, and Vietnam. They will march from the National Monument to the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle,” Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, Yoshinori Katori, told reporters after meeting with Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at City Hall on Monday.

“There will be workshops and Kendo also Karate demo,” he added.

There also will be a couple sports exhibition such as Football (Soccer) and Baseball.

Visitors can enjoy various cultural and musical performances, including from AKB48’s “sister group” JKT48 and pop star Agnes Monica, during the closing ceremony on Sept.8.

“We expect to attract up to 35,000 visitors,” said Katori.

The opening ceremony will be held on JS Luwansa Hotel, Grand Ball Room on September, 1st. While closing ceremony in Monas on September, 8th.

Jakarta Governor Joko “Jokowi” Widodo also added that there will be Betawi’s culture too in JakJapan Matsuri such as Tarian Selamat Datang and Gambang Kromong

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Featured Image Courtesy of Japanese Embassy – Indonesia website.

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22 Responses to “JakJapan Matsuri 2013 – Are You Ready?”

  1. tomomo, Reply

    JKT48!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! make jokowi dance KFC, please :lol:

    • benimaru, Reply

      Big daddy Jokowi is metalhead to the core..

      Having him doing fortune cookie moves are just..wrong from any point of view :mrgreen:

      Where else in this world you can find a governor of a capital province lead a meeting while wearing gun’s n roses shirt? 8)

      • tomomo, Reply

        Hhahaha, but don’t be surprise if jokowi wears JKT48 T-Shirt……..
        Metaaaaaaaaaal….. oi…. oi……. oi…….. (try make sound of JKT fans chant) :-D

      • metalhead, Reply

        hmm , i was planning to do KFC dance with my friends while wearing a corpse-paint though :twisted:

  2. JK21, Reply

    I hope does not happen a chaos like last year when JKT being guest star in this Festival.. I scared that zombies doing shameful action again… :(

    • HERMAN, Reply

      Correct. I heard quite a chaos last year. Even The Major had to leave the event early due to uncondusive situation. But fear not, my friend. I’m sure this year event will be better-prepared and well-anticipated. The committes have to make sure that Jak Japan Matsuri 2013 will run smoothly, by any means necessary. (Like…calling team S.T.A.R., perhaps?)

  3. SegantengGhaida, Reply

    this is JKT48 Jak-Japan Matsuri last year, Monas-Jakarta :mrgreen:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrQ0wWltPVg

  4. Tomo, Reply

    Omedetou (Selamat ?), JAK-JAPAN Matsuri featruing JKT48 :-P Um, 55 years passed. So the treaty between Indonesia and Japan was concluded in 1958. Almost 7 years passed fron Teaty of Peace with Japan, Sanfrancisco. May I say “long” or “short”? By the way, The people who were born in 1958, the memoriable year of the treaty between Indonesia and Japan conclusion became 55 years old. In Japan, recentry, the people from the later part of 50 to 60 years old are called “Active Senior (almost retired or retired, but energetic to do something)”. Especially for 55 years old people, because, the 1958 is the year when they wer born, I hope thet they do something for the friendship between Indonisia and Japan. According to some newspaper reports that I read, approx. 10,000 Japanese persons are working in Indonesia, and approx. 2,500 Indonesian persons are working in Japan. Probably I am approved to say that “still small”and more persons are going up and down on the bridge between the both country. JKT48 is the friendship milestome born in the early part of 2000 betwee Indonesia and Japan:wink:

    • metalhead, Reply

      viva la idol 8)

    • ariframas, Reply

      And according to the 2013 BBC World Service Poll: “82% of Indonesians view Japan’s influence positively, with only 9% expressing a negative view, making Indonesia the most pro-Japanese nation in the world”.
      In the future, it is highly possible that we could see more cultural exchanges and many other aspects that would not only strenghten the friendship, but also helped to increase the development of both countries. :)

  5. indr@, Reply

    I’m glad to hear that JKT48 and Bima Satria Garuda are invited to Japan Matsuri this year..
    I think both represents a great collaboration between Japan & Indonesia, in terms of music and TV show..
    I hope there will be more collaboration like these in the future, like the tagline of Jak Japan Matsuri “Indonesia – Japan: Always Together”

  6. kameshisha, Reply

    I wonder who will be performing there because there will be Pajama Drive Revival on that day, right?

  7. benimaru, Reply

    Do you know that there is a sumo championship that being held in jakarta?

  8. buddy, Reply

    I want to see JKT48 member wear yukata in Jak Japan Matsuri. :wink: I hope JKT48 management made event like fashion show in Japan someday, maybe like “JKT48 kimono fashion show”. it can made JKT48 became more popular in japan and make JKT48 fans in Japan happy. 8)

  9. Tomo, Reply

    Ohhhh!!! This is it, benimaru san :-P http://id.sumojakarta2013.com/.
    Will some Japanese travel agents prepare trips to Jakarta to encourage our OSHI sumo wrestlers :-P ?

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