For over 30 years, France has had a passion for all things Japanese. Since the day in 1978, when Antenne 2 broadcast the cartoon Goldorak for the first time. This French enjoyment of Japanese popular - and underground - culture has not diminished since then. Having grown up with heros such as San Goku and Nicky Larson, the founders of Japan Expo wanted to create an annual meeting point to celebrate all aspects of Japanese culture. In 15 years, their event had become a key event in Europe. Nowadays, over 200,000 visitors share in this passion together each year. Alongside the main fair which allows visitors to discover the latest mangas and video games, Japan Expo invites you to meet your heroes, (last year, Izumi Matsumoto, creator of Max et Compagnie, was guest of honour). The high point of this event is the Cosplay competition, always a spectacular and fun moment admiring the amazing costumes.