Saturday (16/2) Lecturers and students of the Japanese Language Study Program at Widyatama University presented WIDYATAMA JAPAN MATSURI (WJM) 2019 titled “KISARAGI NO SEIYA”, this event was an annual event held at the Widyatama Multipurpose Building (GSG) by a Japanese Language study program in sharpening the ability of high school students throughout West Java about Japan (culture / language) and discharge their hobbies and talents in both academic and non-academic fields in Japan Matsuri.
This Widyatama Japan Matsuri event is usually held at the beginning of each year, along with several competitions held at WJM, for academic competitions there are Kana A for class 10 and Kana B for class 11, Quiz, Shuji, Rodoku and Character Design while for non-competitions -The academics are individual cosplay, cover dance and sing cover.
Academic competitions themselves can only be attended by high school students while non-academic competitions can be attended by all ages. At this year, there were 300 participants from 47 schools from all over West Java in academic competitions and 100 participants in non-academic competitions who participated in enlivening the competition that had been held.
In Widyatama Japan Matsuri (WJM) 2019, the event was hosted by MCs from JKT 48 Kyla and Puti and featured 4 Guest Stars; Ministry of Idol, Stellar, Tokyo Night – Thousand Sunny and Lumina Scarlet Kouhai also with a Special Performance from Pika Pika Girls , Naira, Japan Community Widyatama Band, Yon-Go and Vover besides that there were also performances from Nagasaki sara odori, sunda traditional performances, shuuji demonstrations, bandung japanese school souran bushi, cover dance, sing cover and individual cosplay.
Furthermore, not only various competitions and performances at the WJM event, but also there were various Japanese culinary such as takoyaki, taiyaki, yakitori etc. also opened to the public.