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Sandrine Chabre

Monday, February 12, 2024
Moving to Japan wasn’t always as easy as it is today! At a time when very few Europeans had the opportunity (and the courage) to dare the journey into the unknown, one Frenchman, Léon Dury, took the plunge 🎎

Through the investigation that brought his fate to light, you’ll discover what it was like to travel and live in Japan as a foreigner in the 1860s… A whole adventure you’ll discover when you attend historian Sandrine Chabre’s lecture ✨

Swiss Miso

Monday, February 12, 2024
Are you curious about how miso is made, and want to incorporate it into your dishes in a creative and healthy way? Then look no further! Join us for Swiss Miso’s hands-on workshop where you’ll learn how to make your own miso balls from local, organic ingredients. 🍲

As well as discovering how to make delicious homemade instant miso soup, you’ll also have the opportunity to walk away with a box of 4 miso balls ready to enjoy at home. A perfect way to introduce this healthy, gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free and 100% vegan fermented product to your meals.

Alternatively, don’t hesitate to visit the Swiss Miso stand at Japan Impact, to buy plenty of miso-based products and condiments!

The 10 major new features

Sunday, February 11, 2024
Japan Impact is fast approaching - in less than a week to be precise !

To celebrate the imminent arrival of the convention, here are 10 great new features for this edition (and therefore 10 good reasons to come next weekend 😉) !


Mark your calendars and join us for an unforgettable experience on 17 and 18 February ! Plenty of great things are yet to be discovered. ✨

Calm and quiet room

Saturday, February 10, 2024
Also this year, Japan Impact is setting up in collaboration with Autisme Genève ✨a calm and quiet room✨ dedicated to people who are neuro-divergent, anxious, or simply overwhelmed by the noisy atmosphere of a convention and want a quiet place to recharge their batteries.

There are a few rules to ensure that everyone can enjoy the experience:
• Although silence is golden in this room, there may be a few whispers between visitors and the volunteers present. However, this is not a place for chatting with your friends.
• We ask you not to eat in this room. It creates an uncomfortable noise for many people with sensitive hearing.
• Music is permitted, as long as it’s through headphones and can’t be heard around you.

This room is in the Yellow Zone 🟨

Maid Café

Friday, February 9, 2024
Take a break at the Maid Café Victorian Rose, one of Japan Impact’s peaceful havens 🎐

Settle into a calm, relaxed atmosphere with a team of maids and butlers who will pamper you with homemade pastries, as well as hot and cold drinks ✨


Friday, February 9, 2024
We see them, we don’t see them, we see them, we don’t see them…
Follow the blue arrows through the convention to discover famous or unusual yōkai with our rally: “Chirachira! On the trail of the yōkai”.

Plunge into the heart of Japanese folklore with a trail full of enigmas and mysteries! Our explanatory posters featuring images and a QR-code leading to a video will guide you on your quest. While budding explorers collect the corresponding stamps on their coloring cards, the more perceptive will try to solve the riddles posed, by answering on their game cards.

To begin your adventure, head to the Rallye stand in the Violette zone, where you can pick up your adventurous equipment: game card, stamp sheet and textile label to ensure your children’s safety. Our team will be on hand to answer all your questions, provide you with everything you need and assist you if necessary.

Once you’ve completed your quest, bring your completed question card back to the Rallye stand for your chance at the prize draw. Many prizes await you, courtesy of our sponsors Tanigami, Japort, Editions Luciférines and Le prunier Sully. And don’t forget: the stamp card will become a precious souvenir of this adventure, with special thanks to @littlechisa (on Instagram) for her magnificent coloring!

Itsuko Yoshikawa

Friday, February 9, 2024
Come and discover different traditional ceremonies during workshops with Itsuko Yoshikawa ✨️

In the tea ceremony workshop you’ll attend the ceremony while learning how to prepare a matcha with delicious pastries called Wagashi 🍵

In the incense ceremony workshop: you’ll discover the different Japanese incenses and play a game 🪔

In the kimono workshop, you’ll discover how to wear and dress in these delicate garments 👘

Bento deliveryservice

Friday, February 9, 2024
The bento is the ideal companion for your school or work lunch, and will also spark interest for a picnic or your next hike.

During the Bento deliveryservice workshop, discover 5 delicious ways to prepare your bento, so you’re ready for any occasion ! Awaken your taste buds with the 5 flavors and colors that make each bento unique.

Participation in the workshop is by registration only.

Thanks Tanigami

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
As a specialist in Japanese manga and goodies in French-speaking Switzerland for over 20 years, and present in Lausanne and Geneva, Tanigami is one of Japan Impact’s longest-standing and most important sponsors. We’d like to express our deep gratitude for the trust they place in us, and for our partnership, which still has a bright future ahead of it. See you at Japan Impact to meet Tanigami and benefit from their expertise! ✨

If you haven’t got your ticket yet, don’t hesitate to drop in to Tanigami stores to get it !

ReMi Taïko

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Feel like listening to some nice Japanese percussion? That’s what ReMi Taïko is offering again during our next edition of Japan Impact with, as you may have guessed, a taiko concert! 🥁

This typically Japanese percussion instrument is used for matsuri, traditional festivals where the inhabitants of a neighborhood or village gather to celebrate together the various important moments of the year. The practice of taiko is comparable to a martial art in terms of the bodywork required to produce an excellent sound with it.

So, if you’d like to attend a taiko concert by a group that’s been practicing it for 15 years, come and see them on Saturday February 17 at 2.30pm in the Matsuri room!