February 18th and 19th 2023 saturday: 10AM - 8PM sunday: 10AM - 6PM
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Jessica Jung

Friday, February 10, 2023
[GUEST] At Japan Impact this year, you will have the chance to meet Jessica Jung - MiladyMorigane , also known as Lady Morigane. This talented illustrator and comic book artist is known for her key work in the “Legendary” spin-offs and as an illustrator for “Hearthstone”. She will be on stage for a live drawing battle, as well as for book signings at her booth throughout the show.

JDR Poly

Friday, February 10, 2023
[CONTINUOUS ACTIVITY] Have you always dreamed of being a brave warrior who fears nothing, a thousand-year-old elf, or a witch with a mysterious past? It’s possible thanks to JDR-Poly and their more than realistic role-playing scenarios! Throughout the weekend of Japan Impact, JDR-Poly organizes role-playing initiations to allow you to embody the character you always wanted to be in another life. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Elsa Brants

Friday, February 10, 2023
[GUEST] Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Elsa Brants, the talented French cartoonist and mangaka, during the next edition of Japan Impact. Inspired by names such as Rumiko Takahashi, the Dorothée club, Gotlieb and Goscinny, Elsa Brants worked on many works as a colorist before publishing her own original series, “Save Me Pythie”. You can find her at Japan Impact for a conference including a drawing battle against other talented artists, as well as for signing sessions.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023
[GUEST] Meet Tenkou at our next edition of Japan Impact, a talented cosplayer and SFX specialist, who has among others represented Sweden in several international competitions such as WCS 2017 and ECG 2019. Passionate and creative, Tenkou defines herself as a game player with a preference for crazy and original characters, as well as an eye for detail. Don’t miss her workshop presenting different makeup techniques and special effects to bring your cosplay to life.


Wednesday, February 8, 2023
[PARTNERSHIP] It is with great pleasure that we announce that mamike.ch will be present as a sponsor of our Cosplay Contests for this 14th edition of Japan Impact! Their small store is located in the center of the old town of Bern, you can buy the most diverse brands of flexible primers: Flexbond, Plastidip, Gummidip or HexFlex. EVA and Poly Props Foam, all Worbla’s and many flexible acrylic colors. Thanks to their vast choice available in store, you will save time for your future cosplay project! Mamike.ch is the only cosplay store in Switzerland. Come and meet them at their booth at Japan Impact! Moreover, Mamike.ch’s managers will elect a cosplayer during the Solo Cosplay Contest to offer him/her a one-year sponsorship.


Tuesday, February 7, 2023
[GUEST] During our next edition of Japan Impact, we have the great pleasure to welcome Ainlina, the talented cosplayer and 3D printing cosplay accessory designer! Sharing her passion for cosplay and pop culture on Youtube and Twitch, Ainlina will unveil her talents and her technique of making cosplay accessories during an exciting conference on 3D printing! You can also meet her at her booth to learn more about her work and to discuss your common passions.

Traditionnal pastry with Emma Obadina

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
[CULTURAL WORKSHOP] Do you know nerikiri, these pastries whose inspiration is drawn from nature? Pastry chef and nutritherapist Emma Obadina will lead a workshop where you can learn more about the history of these nerikiri. You will also be able to find her for two conferences on wagashi on Saturday and Sunday, as well as at her stand where you will be able to buy all kinds of pastries! And all this without gluten, lactose and sugar!

Swiss Miso

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
[LECTURE] Want to learn what miso is and how to make it from local and organic ingredients for your dishes? Then join Japanese Food for Good sàrl’s lectures at the next edition of Japan Impact to discover the art of artisanal miso making, a key ingredient for delicious Japanese dishes such as miso soup.

ReMi Taiko

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
[CONCERT] Want to listen to some good big Japanese percussion? That’s what ReMi Taiko - 礼実太鼓 proposes during our next edition of Japan Impact with, as you guessed it, a taiko concert. This typical Japanese percussion instrument once used to motivate troops or for religious purposes, is nowadays widely used during matsuri, traditional Japanese festivals. The practice of taiko is comparable to a martial art because of the body work required to produce an excellent sound with it.

Video games with Absolute Frost

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
[CONTINUOUS ACTIVITY] Come and meet Absolute Frost, the esport association that will make a splash at Japan Impact! Absolute Frost brings together many teams of top players in the most popular video games, but with a unique category: music video games. At Absolute Frost, you will be able to have fun by testing cult games such as Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, Pop’n Music and Taiko no Tatsujin!