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Diane Georges & Co

Thursday, February 16, 2023


Japan Impact is pleased to invite you to discover the activities proposed by Diane Georges & CO. Among them, Hanafuda is a Japanese card game, which appeared in the 16th century and was imported to the United States by Nintendo in the 1930s. You can try your hand at the two variants, Hana-Awase and Koi-Koi, in games against other players.


Thursday, February 16, 2023


Japan Impact is not complete without our numerous exhibitors and merchants. If you are looking for figurines, merchandise, replica weapons and pop culture goodies, you will be spoiled, as well as those looking for a new manga series to devour. Stands selling Japanese fashion, as well as stands offering more traditional products such as ceramics or kimonos will also be part of the panoply of stands, each one more varied than the next and totally irresistible.

La Maison Rouge

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


Japan Impact is coming soon and we are all looking forward to the big day. In the meantime, we would like to announce our partnership with La Maison Rouge ! 🤩

Young Creators

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Japan Impact welcomes this year a variety of talented young creators, coming from different horizons to share their passion and their work with the public. You will discover fantastic universes populated by cute creatures, dreamy illustrations with vibrant colors, hand embroideries, woodcuts and paintings, as well as many other original and unique products! 🤩

Rallye "Aoao ! Japon Végétal !"

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Alone or with your family, go green during the Rally “Aoao! Japan Plant!” rally. Discover how plants have influenced Japanese culture through a journey that will take you through the entire convention!

Komainu Yosakoi

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Komainu Yosakoi are back this year to present and introduce you to yosakoi!

Yosakoi is a Japanese dance that mixes tradition and festivity and can be practiced at any age. The colorful coverings make yosakoi one of the most colorful and enjoyable traditional Japanese shows to watch. Equipped with their narukos, a wooden instrument producing a pleasant clapping sound when in harmony, the yosakoi also offers a pleasant entertainment for the ears.

Video games

Sunday, February 12, 2023
[CONTINUOUS ACTIVITY] Japan Impact is fast approaching! And we’re excited to bring you more video game related activities to look forward to next weekend. We are pleased to announce that Nintendo, the famous company behind iconic game series such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda or Metroid, will be there! Join us as we play your favorite classic games on Nintendo Switch, or check out what’s coming soon. The Gaming Federation will also be at Japan Impact this year, with several games available for experienced gamers or beginners. And for those of you who like challenges, tournaments will be organized! For dance game lovers, we invite you to join our friends at Just Dance Swiss Club for some wild dance sessions! Finally, the Touhou-Bohu association will immerse you in the captivating and rich universe of Touhou Project, with its wide choice of game styles ranging from danmaku to versus fighting, all accompanied by sumptuous music and the colorful characters that inhabit this universe.


Sunday, February 12, 2023
[PARTNERSHIP] We are happy to announce that Tanigami 谷神, one of our most loyal sponsors is again a partner for our 14th edition! Since 1995, your manga specialist is at the service of Japan enthusiasts to best advise those who wish to discover this universe and to share their passion! Their stores located in Lausanne and Geneva offer a large choice of manga, anime, card games, plush toys, goodies and one of the largest offers of figurines in French-speaking Switzerland. Meet them at Japan Impact on February 18 and 19! They will also host a quiz on both days in the Tokyo room.

Reno Lemaire

Friday, February 10, 2023
[GUEST] Japan Impact is pleased to welcome Reno Dreamland, a brilliant French mangaka and creator of the series “Dreamland” currently being adapted into anime. During the weekend of Japan Impact, he will be present to meet his fans, sign his books and participate in a drawing competition on stage against other talents of the industry. So take this opportunity to discover his talent and his exceptional universe.

Swiss Cosplay Family

Friday, February 10, 2023
[ONGOING ACTIVITY] Swiss Cosplay Family is an incredible group that brings together over 400 active cosplayers in Switzerland and promotes solidarity, friendship and passion for cosplay. Founded in 2012 by enthusiasts, the group’s main goal is to create a united community where every cosplayer can help each other and grow. During Japan Impact, you can discover the talents of the Swiss Cosplay Family through stunning demonstrations, from cosplay creation using 3D printers, to leather and EVA foam work. And that’s not all! You can also explore their museum where the most beautiful Swiss cosplays awarded or represented in European and international competitions in 2022 are displayed.