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The 19th Japan Day Düsseldorf/NRW finally turned Düsseldorf’s Rhine embankment promenade into the backdrop for the celebration of Japanese-German friendship again, after a two-year Covid-19 hiatus.  600,000 visitors enjoyed a peaceful festival without incident, and celebrated Japan’s culture with the Japanese community. The festival featured over 50 information and activity tents devoted to both traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture – from aikido to cosplay. Acts on the music programme such as the concert by drumming group “Miyabi & Lion” and the exhilarating performance by J-pop sensation “Charan-Po-Rantan with Kankan Balkan” on the main stage wowed the audience and transformed Burgplatz into one big party space. The Japanese fireworks display at the end of the festival this year took the internationally unifying motto of “Together for Peace and Friendship”.