Lippo Cikarang Consolidated Indonesia and Japanese Culture in Tanabata Matsuri

PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk always provides the best for its citizens. Most recently, Lippo Cikarang implemented that through Tanabata Matsuri, which is a collaboration between PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk, Cikarang Japan Club, and Cikarang Japan Alliance, with the goal to highlight Indonesian and Japanese culture and to bring harmony.

Simon Subiyanto as President Director of PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk said: “As urban developer with biggest Japan community in Cikarang and surrounding, we provides the best facilities so they are feeling safe and sound living and working in Lippo Cikarang”. Tanabata Matsuri was a cultural understanding medium between Indonesian and Japanese also a consolidation of each other’s culture.

Lippo Cikarang also provided Japan Information Center (JIC) located in Trivium Terrace Apartment as a communication and information center for 2.000 Japanese who are living in Lippo Cikarang. Moreover, Lippo Cikarang provides School Bus based IoT (Internet of Things) for Japanese students in Hikari Japanese School and Cikarang Japan School.

The Tanabata Matsuri Opening was attended by PT Lippo Cikarang Tbk President Director – Simon Subiyanto, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia – Takeyama Kenichi, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) – Suzuki Keishi, Japan Foundation Jakarta – Kato Daisuke, The Jakarta Japan Club – Tomizawa Yoichi, AOTS (The Association for Overseas Technical Cooperation and Sustainable Partnership) – Tanaka Masaaki, Cikarang Japan Club – Kobayashi Itsuyo, and Head of Government Tourism Office, Bekasi Regency – Drs. H. Encep S Jaya, M.Si.

Tanabata Matsuri held on 6-7 July 2019 at Citywalk Lippo Cikarang enriched with Omikoshi, Mochitsuki, Japanes Traditional Games, Saman Dance, Jaipong Dance, Jakarta Keion Club, Sunda Dance, and special performance by Hiroaki Kato and Kerispatih.