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“Welcome to Japan Fair” jointly organized with “Iwate Food Fair”

Bandar Utama, 26 December 2013 - Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) is organizing a “Welcome to Japan Fair” jointly with “Iwate Food Fair” at AEON Bandar Utama from 26 December 2013 – 1 January 2014.

Aimed at promoting Japan as the ultimate tourist destination, introducing Japanese culture and also promoting Japanese food from Iwate Prefecture at the “Iwate Food Fair”, the 7-day event offers visitors a host of fantastic Japan travel deals, Japanese performances and other fun-filled activities for everyone. Through this fair, JNTO hopes that there will be more Malaysians inspired to visit the beautiful Land of the Rising Sun.

There are various of exciting activities and events specially lined up such as the Japanese Drum Performance by Wadaiko Syo, Japanese Yosakoi Soran Dance, Ninja performance, Japanese cooking demonstrations of “Mochi”, “Kids Bento”, “Osechi”, origami workshop and kimono dress-up experience and more.

Besides that, there are also promotions namely the Doraemon Fridge Magnet Redemption for those who spend over RM20 in a single receipt at the Iwate Food Fair and a lucky draw to stand a chance to win a holiday trip to Japan.

The “Iwate Food Fair” will be introducing a diverse range of fresh and delectable food made in the Iwate prefecture, in hopes to drive more awareness for the Malaysian customers to get acquainted with Iwate products. Iwate Prefecture, the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido, is located on the north-east of Japan’s main island of Honshu. It is renowned for its high quality soil and favourable weather conditions that are suitable for agriculture, fishery and forestry.

There are endless attractions available in Iwate and some of the popular ones being The World Heritage Hiraizumi, the hot spring villages (Yuda, Ousyuku, Sukawa, Hachimantai and Tsunagi), seasonal attractions like Tenshochi (cherry blossoms), Geibikei Gorge (high bluffs above a 2km valley) and Aspite Line (corridor of snow). Certainly not to be missed are the scenic beach Jodogahama and a mystic pool Kappabuchi which are believed to contain mythical creatures in ancient times.

AEON Co. (M) Bhd. in Bandar Utama urges everyone to visit the upcoming ‘Welcome to Japan Fair’ event organised jointly with “Iwate Food Fair” to find out more about what the beautiful country has to offer.

About AEON

AEON CO. (M) BHD. is a leading General Merchandise Stores (GMS) chain in Malaysia, being the country’s leading retailer with 27 AEON outlets and 4 MaxValu across the country. In the spirit of the name AEON, which in its origins in Latin means eternity, AEON’s goal is to work together endlessly with its customers, suppliers, business partners, stakeholders, shareholders, and the community towards creating a future of limitless promises. Incorporated in 1984 in response to the Malaysian Government’s invitation to help modernize the country’s retailing industry, AEON’s chain of stores across peninsular Malaysia strives to satisfy the ever changing needs and desires of consumers. Guided by its “Customer First” philosophy, the company’s acute understanding of their target market needs, aided by optimal product-mix, it strives to surpass consumer expectations and enhance their experience every time they shop.

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For more information, kindly contact:

Zakimarhaini Bt. Mohd Said
3rd Floor, AEON Taman Maluri Shopping Centre
Jalan Jejaka, Cheras 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-92076846
Fax: 03-9207 2350

Ms. Pamy Lam.
Suite E-13A-04, Plaza Mont Kiara, No.2, Jalan Kiara,
Mont Kiara 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel : 603-6201-0173
Fax : 603-6201-0561