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News: Hyper Japan 2014

Konnichiwa readers! The UK’s biggest celebration of Japanese culture, cuisine, entertainment and technology is BACK! Yes, Hyper Japan 2014 is nearly upon us. For all those people who are obsessed with the Far Eastern culture, there will so much on show that everyone will be satisfied. Taking place at Earls Court One, the event will feature music, performing arts, sushi, sake and more.

This year’s event will be divided into sections so that things are just that much easier to find. There will be the Hyper Game and Anime Park, which will play host to the best from manga, anime, gaming and merchandise. Hyper Fringe Market will showcase the best in goods and up-and-coming talent for those slightly niche items. For the fashion conscious, Hyper Kawaii!! will be the home of the most eclectic pieces of Japanese street fashion. Finally Eat-Japan will satisfy your appetite with diverse dishes and scrumptious delicacies.

This year will also see VOCALOID OPERA AOI brought to the UK. Presented as an opera film, visitors are taken on a journey through Japanese history. The show will utilise life-like Banraku puppets as well as the ground breaking VOCALOID technology, which incorporates pre-recorded vocals that are stored in a comprehensive Singer Library that extracts the them and synthesises them without the use of an actual singer. Amazing

Hyper Japan 2014 takes place between the 25-27th July 2014. Tickets cost £12 in advance or £15 on the door. Visit hyperjapan.co.uk for more info.

- Alim Kheraj

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