Japan National Tourism Organization Kuala Lumpur Office (JNTO), as part of the Visit Japan Project for 2022, will be holding Japan Travel Fair 2022 (JTF 2022) this 16th to 18th of September at Tropicana Gardens Mall, Petaling Jaya.
Returning for the first time in three years on the 40th anniversary of the Look East Policy, JTF 2022 aims to promote travel to Japan via a live event at a Tropicana Gardens Mall and an online event on the JNTO website.
Japan Travel Fair 2022
In an interview, the Executive Director of JNTO KL, Ms Fumi Matsumoto, said:
“We’re excited to showcase Japan’s attractions and destinations to Malaysians again. The Japanese government’s recent announcements on the gradual easing of international border restrictions have led to us receiving many inquiries about travelling to Japan, so we hope that JTF’s return will also encourage similar responses from everyone. It’s also the first time we’re holding it as a hybrid event, accessible through our JNTO website.”
Various fun activities await, such as a Japanese taiko drums performance, appearances by local talents and travel influencers, Japanese food experiences, photo sessions with cosplayers and much more. An exciting highlight would be the lucky draw grand prize sponsored by Malaysia Airlines, JAL and ANA.
Exhibitors include locally-based travel agents and various Japanese organizations and companies, which will be an excellent opportunity for the public to gain inspiration and information about their next trip to Japan. For more information, check out JTF 2022’s official website.
Japan Travel Fair 2022
Date: 16-18 September
Venue: Tropicana Gardens Mall, Petaling Jaya
Time: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
The first time I attended this fantastic event was when they held the Japan Travel Fair 2016 at One Utama Shopping Mall, where the response was amazing. Many people came to this shopping mall due to the convenience of both shopping and the event.
The last one I attended was Japan Travel Fair 2018 at The Starling Mall, which was reasonably successful, probable due to the location and the mall being not so popular with a balanced crowd. Starling tends to cater to retirees and very conservative PJ consumers.
Hopefully, the current Japan Travel Fair 2022 at Tropicana Gardens Mall will see a massive change in the trend. One of the plus points could be that Jonetz by Don Don Donki has an outlet, and it is one of the newer malls in Petaling Jaya.