Upcoming Events during JapanPhilly2020:
- Sakura Sunday, JASGP’s one-day festival day during the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival, will expand into the two day Shofuso Sakura Matsuri, creating a weekend destination in Philadelphia with planned partner Visit Philly and confirmed sponsor Subaru of America.
- Philadelphia will host the John Manjiro Commemorative Center for International Exchange (CIE) Grassroots Summit, a citizens exchange program between Japan and Philadelphia. The Grassroots Summit will include Philadelphia-area home stays, an opening ceremony at the Franklin Institute, and a closing ceremony at the Independence Seaport Museum.
- The National Association of Japan America Societies (NAJAS) annual conference will take place in Philadelphia.
- JASGP will also host the 12th International Symposium of America-Japan Societies with partners NAJAS and the America-Japan Society, Inc. of Tokyo.
- US-Japan Business & Public Policy programs will occur throughout the year with partners Japan Export Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japan America Society of Pennsylvania (JASP) in Pittsburgh, PA, and media partner Philadelphia Business Journal.
- Tokyo Summer Olympics viewing parties will take place throughout the region with planned media partner NBC10.
- JASGP will partner with the Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival on a week-long Japanese film festival.
- The Shofuso Obon Festival will expand, with more vendors and a wider range of activities.
- JASGP will create a year-long travel partnership with Japan Airlines (JAL), culminating in plans for a daily, scheduled direct flight to Japan from Philadelphia by 2023.