On May 25, the City of Dusseldorf is celebrating its eighteenth Japan Day and says: Konnichiwa! Far Eastern culture conquers the Rhine and in all its splendor. A wide-ranging program, sometimes covering some 70 tents, takes visitors to a different world year after year. The perfect illusion arises from a special attention to detail and manifests itself in a colorful program that does not only delight Japanese fans: music, dance, sports and culinary not only provide deep insights into the diversity of the country, but also make possible an adventurous experience in the middle of the city on the Rhein. You want to experience Japan? Then come to Düsseldorf on May 25th.
Dusseldorf: The Japanese capital on the Rhine
The ceremony of the Japan Day, on which the Rhine metropolis of Dusseldorf shines for a day in Far Eastern splendor, is the expression of a long-lasting friendship. It has been around for six decades and goes back to the pioneering work of Japanese merchants. Impressed by the Rhineland skills in steel and mechanical engineering, Düsseldorf proved to be a predestined location for Japanese companies. As a result, not only more and more Japanese companies settled in Dusseldorf, but so did their employees and their families. Today, Düsseldorf is considered the third largest Japanese community in Europe - about 8400 Japanese found their new home here. The gain that Dusseldorf experiences through its Japanese citizens is also reflected in the infrastructure. Düsseldorf is enriched by Japanese retail shops, booksellers and doctors. Japanese kindergartens, schools, clubs, a Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a Consulate General have also arrived. A special feature is the EKO House in Niederkassel and the Japanese Garden in Golzheim.