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The 2015 J-Pop Summit Introduces Interactive Pavilion

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The 2015 J-Pop Summit presents a brand new addition to the Japanese pop culture event held annually in San Francisco, CA with the “Interactive Pavilion,” a first-of-its-kind showcase of cutting edge Japanese technology, consumer product design and innovation. 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.

Interactive Pavilion at the 2015 J-Pop Summit

Products from some of the companies participating in the 2015 J-Pop Summit Interactive Pavilion

This unique attraction is presented with support and cooperation from the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) San Francisco Office and will present an array of technology and interactive product exhibits and offer several insightful panel discussions and forums hosted by notable Japanese tech luminaries discussing the concept of “Japanese Technology Creating Near-Future Lifestyles.”

Throughout the weekend, J-Pop Summit attendees to Fort Mason can enjoy a colorful assortment of Japanese pop-influenced culture, fashion, pop art, live music, technology, and travel attractions that will be complemented by celebrity Guests of Honor, Panels, Music live concert, and a wide assortment of vendors and other programming. Tickets and V.I.P Passes are available now at: www.J-POP.com.

Emphasizing three distinct categories, the “Interactive Pavilion” will present spaces highlighting a range of large, as well as start-up companies, pushing the limits of Japanese technical innovation and development. The three categories are: “Home,” a space focusing on individuals and families; “Work,” a space focusing on the office lifestyle; and “Mobility,” a space that focuses on the link between home-life and office-life.

The Mobility displays focus on the latest technology and products that improve freedom of movement. Companies participating in Mobility include Yamaha Motor and Whill.

The Work exhibits focus on the office lifestyle products and technology that improve workflow and productivity. Companies participating in Work include Fujitsu, Nifty, Toshiba, Jins, Union Tool, Omron, and Marukome.

The Home displays focus on the technology and products that improve the lives of individuals and families. Companies participating in Home include Ricoh, Canon, Panasonic, Kodansha Comics, Fove, Mesh, Shikumi Design, and Figure Stage.

“Through this dynamic new attraction, J-Pop Summit attendees can gain first-hand insight into how Japanese hardware, software, and other products are creating better lives for people in the present as well as for the future,” says Seiji Horibuchi, Chairman of J-Pop Summit.

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