10th edition poster contest !

Sakura trees are nearing their end while summer is just around the corner. Cold and gloomy days begone. The colors of summer brighten before us, while Japan Impact holds its traditional contest in order to find the gem that will become its next edition’s poster ! All those artistically inclined are welcome to send us their contest entry at concours.affiches@japan-impact.ch

As the adage says, if it works, don’t fix it, and so does our posters policy. We would like your creativity to dazzle us with a theme that is close to our hearts for 10 years now: Japan. Since we mix the traditional and the modern during the convention, we’d love for the poster to do the same.

The winner will receive the first prize of 700 Swiss francs and will commit to making an official poster for the tenth edition of Japan Impact, that will take place in February 2018 in Lausanne, Switzerland ! We also offer a second place of 100 Swiss francs to the runner-up, and, if for whatever reason the winner is unable to finish the poster, we will call on them to make their poster instead.

The deadline is July 7th 2017 at 23:59 (GMT+1).

On your pencils, tablets and lasers ! We are very much looking forward to seeing all your wonderful ideas ! If you have any questions, you may ask them at : concours.affiches@japan-impact.ch

Good luck ! And may the odds be ever in your favour.


PolyJapan: Special Evening on 17th May 2017

As every year, PolyJapan invites you to its special evening for the last screening of the semester !
We have a lot to offer you for this last evening together ^^

We welcome you at 6.30pm in the CO building of EPFL (2nd floor) with video games and amazing tournaments ! Do you think you’re one of the best ? Then come and prove it !

You are not that fond of video games ? Do not worry, we also have a karaoke where you’ll be able to sing to your favorite anime openings !

At 7.30 pm don’t miss the opportunity to discover an historical Japan through our evening’s projection, Miss Hokusai. BE AWARE: The projection will be in the original language with french subtitles (VOSTFR).

Who says special evening also says special dishes ! 😀 Come try our Yakisoba and Cantonese rice menus. As always, we will also have our traditional oishii teas, and other cold drinks.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at the evening full of activities!

More infos on the Facebook event.

Nintendo Switch

This year, you can test the Nintendo Switch at Japan Impact before its worldwide launch on the 3rd March!

Nintendo, a long-time partner and sponsor, will hold a stall during all weekend and show you their latest console. You will be able to test all the innovations of the Nintendo Switch! We thank them for this great opportunity.

Go to Facebook to try to win a Nintendo Switch in our contest.


Guest: Maliki

Come find Maliki at Japan Impact ! This talented author, who recently had great success with his crowdfunding, publishes weekly stories on his blog about his everyday life : his cats, his life as an author, his thoughts, and more generally, on anything and everything. 

Maliki will giva a conference on the world of self-publishing, in which he himself has launched, and of course, on his famous comic strip.

Also come and meet him during signing sessions ! 

Concert: Lucia La Rezza

Lucia La Reza is a young artist graduated from the Conservatory of Taranto in Italy. She is a talented violinist, who will amaze you with her rearangements of the best music form games, series and anime. Let yourself be carried away by her tune at this exclusive concert in Switzerland of this young talent !

You can discover her music on her Youtube channel.