I thought I would pass on this press release about Hyper Japan – at Olympia Two on Fri 22- Sun 24 July - which just landed in my in-box. It looks like a fun and worthwhile event:
"This year, the brand new UK Sushi Roll Championship is joining the distinguished EAT-JAPAN SUSHI AWARDS platform. In the Championship, five talented UK-based chefs will battle it out, armed only with a unique ‘sushi roll creation’. This one-of-a-kind sushi bonanza is sure to stimulate the appetites of foodies, Japanese food buffs, and culture lovers alike. The UK Sushi Roll Championship will be held as one of the highlights of HYPER JAPAN.
Visit hyperjapan.co.uk for more information.
"HYPER JAPAN is all about cuisine, culture and cool: everything that’s creative, cute and crazy about contemporary Japan. We’ve got loads of exhibitors, sponsors, stage events, interactive attractions and more over three packed days. HYPER JAPAN 2011 has a number of exciting highlights.
"Food focus highlight include: EAT-JAPAN SUSHI AWARDS 2011
UK Sushi Roll Championship
Sake seminar with Zuma Restaurant
Sake cocktail Seminar
Hands-on Sushi Class with Atsuko Ikeda M
GENKI GIVING HYPER JAPAN and its sponsors are dedicated to supporting the peoples, regions and industries affected by the Tohoku Pacific earthquake of 11 March 2011. One third of all sponsorship funding will be donated to the Japan Society Earthquake Relief Fund. In addition, 10% of net ticket revenue will be donated directly to the Relief Fund. There will be donation boxes, a charity bazaar and charity-related events throughout the HYPER JAPAN venue."