Japan Expo Sri Lanka


will be held on 3, 4 and 5 February in 2017 in Colombo, Sri Lanka


* Most of the information on this website is provided by the Japan Expo Committee, however some predictions and author’s comments are included.

Food & Shop
Special Guest
Sponsors & Booth Exhibitiors


“Japan Expo Premier Sri Lanka 2017” Promotion Video



There are 3 key objectives in Japan Expo Sri Lanka.

[Cultural dissemination] Introduction of Japanese entertainment and food culture

【Providing Opportunities to Small and Medium Enterprises】 Product exhibits of Japanese and Sri Lankan companies

【Regional Revitalization】 Introduction of the region and its special products in Japan



The visitors can watch these!
During the Expo period, a number of contents to be screened, so that not only adults but also children will enjoy.


  • “panda co panda”
  • “Detective Conan”
  • “Mobile Suit Gundam”
  • and some new short animations


  • “Kurosawa Film ~ 7 Samurai ~”
  • “Movie version ~ Oshin ~”
  • “Cho-kosoku Sankinkotai”
  • “Cinema Kabuki – One Piece”



The Japanese traditional performance will be shown with the cool modern arrangement.

  • “AWAODORI” by Japan’s first professional Awaodori Group “TAKARABUNE”
  • “Shamisen performance” by Kawaii Shamisenist “SHINOBU KAWASHIMA”
  • “SUMO Fightings”
  • “Kimono (Yukata) Fashion Show” sponsored by Aeon Retail Co., Ltd.


Main Theater Schedule

◆Day 1 (3 February)

  • 10:00-11:00 Opening Celemony
  • 11:30-13:40 [CINEMA] OSHIN
  • 14:00-14:50 Japan Music Stage
  • 15:20-18:50 [CINEMA] Seven Samurai

◆Day 2 (4 February)

  • 10:00-12:00 [CINEMA] OSHIN
  • 12:30-14:50 [CINEMA] Samurai Hustle
  • 15:20-16:00 Sumo
  • 16:40-18:40 [CINEMA] Super Kabuki II ONE PIECE

◆Day 3 (5 February)

  • 10:00-10:30 Japanese Drums & Dance
  • 11:10-13:30 [CINEMA] Super Kabuki II ONE PIECE
  • 14:00-16:00 [CINEMA] Samurai Hustle
  • 16:30-17:00 Kimono Fashion Show
  • 17:00-17:30 Closing Celemony


Kids Cinema Theater Schedule

◆Day 1 (3 February)

  • 11:00-13:17 Mobile Suit GUNDAM
  • 14:00-15:35 Detective Conan “The Time Bombed Sky Scraper”
  • 16:10-17:49 Detective Conan “The Fourteenth Target”

◆Day 2 (4 February)

  • 11:00-12:00 The Adventure of Panda and Friends
  • 12:40-14:54 Mobile Suit GUNDAM
  • 15:40-17:29 Detective Conan “The Fourteenth Target”

◆Day 3 (5 February)

  • 11:00-14:21 Mobile Suit GUNDAM
  • 14:00-15:35 Detective Conan “The Time Bombed Sky Scraper”
  • 16:10-17:10 The Adventure of Panda and Friends

Food & shop

On the 2nd floor of the hall, the stalls that imaged Japan’s “En-nichi” line up. It is a space where you can enjoy eating and drinking and shopping while feeling the atmosphere of the summer festival in Japan.

The picture is an image.


And on the third floor there are the concept cafe. It is the space that visitors can relax to see the displays of the collaboration between Japanese traditional culture and new “Yuru- chara” characters.

Rice Dumpling & Japanese Tea
“Anko chan cafe <with flower arrangement>”

Japanese Confectionery & Japanese Tea
“Anko chan cafe <Tea ceremony>”

カフェのイメージCafe image



sadoDemonstrating the beauty of the traditional Japanese culture and the technology that craftsmen have inherited from generations!

  • Flower Arrangement “KADO”
  • Tea Ceremony “SADO”
  • Tatami workshop



Special Guest


is one of the most famous Japanese actresses in Sri Lanka.

The TV drama “OSHIN” was broadcast in Sri Lanka in 1993 at the first time.  And it has been on air 3 times in total. “OSHIN” still remains in the hearts of people in Sri Lanka. Ayako Kobayashi is the main actress of “OSHIN”.

They say that a part of Japan’s life in the era of “OSHIN” is similar to that of Sri Lanka, and there are many fans of the Japanese dramas in Sri Lanka. Moreover, The story seems to be an element that the parents are thinking about children and bringing them up with tender care to have a successful life.

* The photos are posted with a permission of the Japan Expo Executive Committee.


The admission is free. However, in order to avoid the crowd, the numbered tickets will be distributed in advance.

Japan Expo Ticket

The numbered tickets are available at the following places.

– MBC Network
– Pan Asia Bank
– ZMAX Hotel
– Hilton Hotel
– Tsukiji Uoichi
– VOW Cabs
– At the entrance of BMICH


Main venue

Bandaranaike Memorial Congress Center
BMICH (Bandaranike Memorial International Conference Hall)

Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07


  • The event is in the planning stage, the contents and performers are subject to change without prior notice.
  • The cover picture is an image. It is different from the actual exhibition & performer.