More Announcement about MIPCOM 2016 Japan Country of Honour Will Be Coming Soon!

On April 5, Japan was named MIPCOM 2016 Country of Honour. MIPCOM will take place in Cannes, France, from October 17-20, 2016.

In this past July, it was announced that Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO of Sony Corporation, will deliver the Media Mastermind Keynote at MIPCOM as part of Japan Country of Honour. Mr. Hirai’s keynote address is scheduled at 11:30 am on Monday, October 17, at the Grand Auditorium.

During the period of MIPCOM 2016, Keynote, Opening Reception, Conferences and some more attractions are produced under the name of Japan Country of Honour. They will all show essences of Japanese visual image entertainments to the participants of the market. Rather modernity than tradition of the Japanese entertainments will be there even to appeal what is coming from Japan next.

The current schedule plan of Japan Country of Honour is as it follows:

■ October 17, Monday in Cannes, France

8:30 – 9:15 MIPCOM 2016 WELCOME PRESS BREAKFAST @ Blue Lounge

9:30 – 10:00 JAPAN: MARKET OVERVIEW @ Auditorium A
The most updated information about the Japanese market is presented.

10:10 – 11:00 TREASURE BOX JAPAN @ Auditorium A
The very popular program presents the brand new formats from Japan.

11:30 – 12:00 MEDIA MASTER KEYNOTES by Mr. KAZUO HIRAI, President and CEO, Sony Corporation @ Grand Auditorium

19:30 – 23:30 MIPCOM OPENING PARTY – JAPAN COUNTRY OF HONOUR @ Grand Hyatt Cannes Hotel Martinez
The cutting-edge artists and some irresistible attractions will be announced.

■ October 18, Tuesday in Cannes, France

14:00 – 14:40 JAPANESE DOCUMENTARIES SHOWCASE @ Auditorium A Presented by Tokyo Docs
Japan’s premier international documentary pitching forum presents a list of the best documentaries.

14:45 – 15:25 JAPANESE ANIMATION OUT OF THE BOX @ Auditorium A
Besides its popularity all over the world, Japanese animation’s domestic trend is something not many of you know.

15:30 – 16:10 JAPANESE DRAMA BEYOND BORDERS @ Auditorium A
Japanese dramas of high quality directions and elaborate storyline are presented.

Japan Program Catalog will continuously release the most updated information about MIPCOM 2016 Japan Country of Honour.