28 Jan '12, 1pm

Discover Japan exhibition at Orchard Road

Discover Japan exhibition at Orchard Road

SINGAPORE: Orchard Road has been transformed into a mini Sakura Land, as part of the Discover Japan exhibition. This exhibition aims to attract some 200,000 Singaporeans to visit Japan this year, to reverse the decline in the number of visitors due mainly to last March's earthquake and tsunami. In 2011, Japan received 111,300 Singaporeans, a 38.5 per cent drop from 2010, which registered 180,000 arrivals. Officially opened on Saturday, the exhibition is organised by the Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO). The exhibition runs till February 26. There are also plans to offer one-for-one package tours to Japan at next month's NATAS Fair. The exhibition features 54 playing cards blown up to poster size, depicting Japan's 47 prefectures, and their culture and food. The artist behind the cards, Yasuko Sensyu, was also on hand at the exhibition to display her skills. The l...

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