by Marlan Moore | staff editor
Hosted by NEW PEOPLE and the J-POP SUMMIT Festival Committee in cooperation with the Japantown Merchants Association, the annual J-Pop festival features “live bands and artists from Japan, pop culture panel discussions, film premieres, fashion shows, DJ dance events, and celebrity appearances.” Last year, the event had more than 65,000 attendees.
For 2013, attendees can look forward to the first ever San Francisco Japan Film Festival, “the first full-fledged Japanese film festival to be held in Northern California and the Bay Area.” The Film Festival will run with the J-Pop Summit Festival starting July 27 and run for one week, until August 2nd. The 2013 San Francisco Japan Film Festival will be held at NEW PEOPLE Cinema.
Stay tuned for more on the 2013 J-Pop Summit Festival and 2013 San Francisco Japan Film Festival as the events’ dates grow closer.
Did you attend the 2012 J-Pop Summit Festival? What did you think? Will you be checking out next year’s?