21 Feb 2018
(Yangon, 21st February, 2018) MPT is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the Japan Myanmar Pwe Taw 2018 festival held at Thuwunnabhumi Event Park on 24 February 2018. Under the theme of “Dreams shared by Myanmar and Japan together”, this is the fourth time this event is being held jointly by the Embassy of Japan, Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Myanmar, Yangon Japanese Association, NHK and MNTV with the goal of giving visitors a taste of Japanese food, music and culture from Yangon.
MPT will be hosting a stall in conjunction with Sumitomo. Leveraging on their large base of Japanese employees at both companies, we are very excited at the opportunity to present traditional Japanese culture to the people of Myanmar for another year.
Activities at the stall jointly organized by MPT and Sumitomo include such things as tasting traditional Japanese snacks, MPT-logoed cake presentation event, DIY cake making event, as well as Yukata wearing opportunities, a common sight in Japan during the hot summer months and Origami paper-folding activity stations. Also the performances of some famous Japanese and Myanmar music stars, including Ni Ni Khin Zaw, Diramore, Ah Moon, Thar Nge and Billy Lamin Aye from local and Prizma X and AKB48 with BNK 48 from Japan will also be there on that day.
“By working together alongside Japan and Myanmar, MPT is helping to improve the lives of Myanmar people every single day. As a proud Japanese person myself, I too am very excited to display the beauty of my country’s culture to the people of Myanmar. I encourage all MPT customers to come to this free event to experience a taste of Japan in Yangon with activities like Origami and Yukata wearing, as well as seeing some members of a very famous Japanese band performing live in concert,” said Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.
The event will be broadcast nationwide on MNTV for the public to watch, with demonstrations of cultural activities and music performances. With the event aiming to present a joint festival of both Myanmar and Japan containing Japanese food, Japanese products and outdoor live performance by artists from both Myanmar and Japan, it looks likely to be another great success in 2018. The event is held at Thuwunna Bhumi Event Park on 24 February 2018 from 12pm to 10pm, with free entry for all attendees. The prior night at the Chatrium Hotel, an Eve Party will be held for special guests.