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The 2015 J-Pop Summit Announces Day Two Programming

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2015 J-Pop Summit logoThe 2015 J-Pop Summit, the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, has announced key live programming and artists that highlight Day Two of the festival. The 2015 J-Pop Summit takes place Saturday and Sunday Aug. 8 and 9, 2015 at the historic Fort Mason Center in San Francisco’s Marina district. Tickets and V.I.P Passes are available now at: www.J-POP.com.

Sunday, Aug. 9 will feature a second evening concert performance of J-Pop Live Night, presenting a line-up of headlining artists including Japan’s legendary techno DJ, Ken Ishii, electronic chiptune/bitmap band, Anamanaguchi, the futuristic electro-pop mannequin duo, FEMM, and the kimono cosplay pop duo, Yanakiku.

J-Pop Live Night II takes place Sunday Aug. 9, 2015 at 4:30pm on the J-Pop Summit Main Stage inside the Fort Mason Pavilion. Specific set times will be posted on www.J-POP.com.

Throughout the afternoon on Sunday, attendees also will be treated to encore live performances by other artists including the stylish female pop duo, Faint★Star, the laugh out loud hijinks of comedy duo, Jaru Jaru, and Little Glee Monster, the amazing six-member Japanese female a cappella group, and FES★TIVE, a unique act built around the concept of Japanese “festivals” that has garnered a global following with their up-tempo, catchy sound.

The 2015 J-Pop Summit presents a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture, fashion, pop art, live music, technology and travel, in addition to celebrity Guests of Honor, anime programming, cosplay and pop idol contests, and a wide assortment of vendors and other on-site attractions.

Additional J-Pop Summit related events will take place around San Francisco throughout the weekend of Aug. 8 and 9, 2015, and will include San Francisco’s first-ever Sake Summit, a festival to celebrate Japan’s national spirit that takes place in the city’s downtown Union Square Park on both Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 and 9, and the 2015 Japan Film Festival of San Francisco (JFFSF), the Bay Area’s first and only fully-dedicated Japanese film celebration, which runs Aug. 7-16 at NEW PEOPLE Cinema in Japantown.

The 2015 J-Pop Summit and Japan Film Festival kick off with a special Opening Night event on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 at the Castro Theatre that will screen director Sogo Ishii’s rollicking comic-book style action film, Electric Dragon 80000V, starring actor Tadanobu Asano, who will attend the screening and also introduce the film. The Opening Night event will culminate with DJ set by Ken Ishii in a special collaboration with Japan’s top anime director Koji Morimoto. Advance tickets to the 2015 J-Pop Summit/JFFSF Opening Night Event at the Castro Theatre are available now from: http://jpop2015.brownpapertickets.com.

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