Dancers performing during the first anniversary celebration of the Japan Information Center at Trivium Terrace Apartments in Lippo Cikarang township in Bekasi, West Java, on Saturday. (SP Photo/Mikael Niman)

Lippo Cikarang Celebrates First Anniversary of Japan Information Center

DECEMBER 02, 2018

Jakarta. Industrial township developer Lippo Cikarang celebrated the first anniversary on Saturday of its Japan Information Center, a special unit dedicated to serving its Japanese customers and tenants.

Lippo Cikarang president director Simon Subiyanto, chief executive Toto Bartholomeus, Japan Foundation Jakarta representative Tsukamoto and other board members attended the event held at Trivium Terrace Apartments in Lippo Cikarang township in Bekasi, West Java.

"JIC has been providing complete and accurate information for new Japanese or existing investors seeking to expand their businesses here in Indonesia," Simon said in a statement.

He added that the center had been working with Japanese companies that have facilities in other industrial estates, such as the East Jakarta Industrial Park.

Lippo Cikarang's industrial estates are home to many Japanese companies, including Toyota Tsusho Corporation, Sanko Soflan Holdings, Mitsubishi Corporation and Epson.

Nami Sato, head of the Japanese community division at Lippo Cikarang, praised the Noh X Indonesian Performing Art Collaboration Project 2018, which featured a performance by Japanese dancer Tsumura Reijiro, in collaboration with Indonesian traditional dancers, during the anniversary event.

A noh is a Japanese musical drama, often based on tales from traditional literature, integrating masks, costumes and various props in a dance performance, requiring highly trained actors and musicians.

"Lippo Cikarang, an industrial estate developer that manages a relatively large Japanese community of about 2,000 people, wishes to present this performance as the first show for them," Sato said.

There were also fundraising activities, including a bazaar, in which tenants of Lippo Cikarang township participated. Proceeds from the event will go to the victims of the recent natural disasters in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, and Palu and Donggala in Central Sulawesi.

The Jakarta Globe is affiliated with the Lippo Group.