Save the date! On Sunday, May 10th, 2015, AKB48 joins multiple cultural acts in New York City for Japan Day @ Central Park. In a somewhat last minute announcement reminiscent of AKB48 coming to Washington D.C., Japan Day posted the above video on their Facebook page as well as updated their website. The attending members will be: Iwatate Saho, Oshima Ryoka, Muto Tomu, Kojima Haruna, Hirata Rina, and Nozawa Rena. They are slotted for 3:30pm for a 20 minute dance & vocal performance. Will you be attending? Let us know in the comments!

Japan Day @ Central Park is a highly anticipatedĀ annualĀ eventĀ in springĀ that celebratesĀ Japanese culture with New Yorkers.Ā Japan Day kicks off withĀ the Japan Run,Ā followed by theĀ Kids’Ā Race.Ā Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it providesĀ food and activityĀ tents as well asĀ aĀ stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, includingĀ bothĀ traditional andĀ contemporary performances.

Japan Day is officially supported by Mayor Bill de Blasio, The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Central Park Conservancy, the Consulate-General of Japan in New York, the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, The Nippon Club and many Japanese and American corporations.Ā Since its establishment in 2007, this family-friendly event has captured the interest of New Yorkers with over 50,000 people attending each year, and we have been thrilled to watch Japan Day garner the praise of the public.

Source: Japan Day @ Central ParkĀ Official Website

David Chang

David (Dave-san) Chang is a Southern California based journalist and content creator focused on Japanese cultural events such as Idols, Akihabara life, and Harajuku style.