Heads up! Japan Habba is on May 13-14, 2023 (Sunday) and will be held in-person at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore..
This portal is for use by sponsors, booth staff and volunteers. More details for the general audience are forthcoming! Please follow us on Instagram for updates, or check our previous websites ([2020], [2022]) to learn more about Japan Habba.

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What is Japan Habba?

Japan Habba is India's biggest celebration of Japanese culture! The word "Habba" meaning "Festival" in Kannada, the objective of the event has been to encourage cultural exchange between Indians and Japanese people.

From humble beginnings 19 years ago, the Habba now draws an audience of over 6,000 enthusiastic visitors.

When and Where?

This year, Japan Habba will be held on on May 14, 2023 at National Science Seminar Complex (NSSC), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Japanese Culture. Language learning. Anime and manga. Industry.

Got something on your mind related to Japan? You'll find something at India's biggest celebration of Japanese culture! Japan Habba features

  • On-stage performances, featuring a special invited performer from Japan!
  • More than 50 attractions including gallery (Tea Ceremony, Yukata-wearing, etc.), booths and a vibrant food court.
  • 10+ events and contests such as workshops, quizzes, cosplay contests, singing contests, and more for Japanese learners and non-learning enthusiasts alike.

Technically sound

The fourth offline edition of the Japan Habba Tech Fair promises to be bigger and better than ever! A forum for industry-education interaction, get an opportunity to interact with the brightest minds in Bangalore, at this event held at the Faculty Hall, Indian Institute of Science (IISc) on May 13, 2023 (Saturday), the day before Japan Habba.

The Tech Fair audience includes

  • Students of undergraduate and graduate programs at IISc and other universities of Bangalore
  • Bilingual professionals working in translation, interpretation, engineering and other roles
  • Students studying the language at various Japanese language institutions

Backed by Leading Governmental and Non-Governmental Institutions

The Japan Habba continues to be supported by

  • The Consulate-General of Japan in Bengaluru
  • Japan Foundation, New Delhi
  • Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Bangalore Japanese Association
  • Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Karnataka
  • IEEE-IISc Student Branch, Indian Institute of Science