Get a taste of Japan at special fair


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 09 Sep 2017

(From left) Suraya and Wong chatting with a shopper at the Kyoto Street Japanese Fair 2017 at Aman Central Mall, Alor Setar.

THE Kyoto Street Japanese Fair 2017 kicked off with a bang with hundreds of visitors thronging the fair to enjoy all about Japan’s incredible, astonishing and vibrant products.

The 18-day fair at the prestigious Aman Central Mall in Alor Setar, Kedah, started on Thursday and will go on till Sept 24.

It features a variety of Japanese products including Fujifilm, Nimaco, Hello Kitty, Doraemon, Mitsubishi and other Japanese cars.

There’s also Uniqlo, the largest store in northern Malaysia, which will showcase its latest fashion collections for adults and children.

The central atrium has been transformed into a sea of red and white with beauty products, accessories, and Japanese food such as the popular Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tart.

Visitors can also take part in Japanese art activities at the fair including anime cosplay and Nihon Buyo dances.

The mall’s marketing and communications manager Wendy Wong said shoppers could ‘update’ their wardrobes and supplies at the fair.

“I am very optimistic that the Kyoto Street Japanese Fair will bring great impact and much excitement to the people.

“Shoppers who spend RM300 and above can redeem for Kose skincare products, while stocks last, from the information counter.

“We also have weekly rewards such as Hokkaido Cheese vouchers, Sushi King vouchers and Aeon vouchers to be given away when you spend RM100 and above,” she said.

She added that for the first time the mall would also be holding a meet-and-greet session with Japanese Anime Cosplayers on Friday.

State Women, Development, Agriculture and Agro-Based, Entrepreneur Development and Community Welfare Committee chairman Datuk Suraya Yaacob, who launched the event, said the people should not miss the opportunity to immerse themselves in Japanese culture.

“Kedah and Japan enjoy a close relationship and this event will further enhance the people’s understanding of Japanese culture,” she said.

Also present were mall director Geh Yean Chang, and Belleview Group’s property management manager Alexius Liew.

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