2021.04.03 - Japanese government is proceeding with working on digital health certificates aka vaccine passports. We do not know the full details of this plan, but hopefully there will be more details before the summer holidays. In the mean while all payments and our full 2021 lunch remains on hold until June.
2020.12.07 - There is word that Japanese government is discussing reopening the border to tourist in the Spring. There has been an upward trend of cases in Japan as the colder weather approaches, however it has since stabilized to a daily average of 2500. With vaccines on the horizon our team is waiting to see a clear downward trend of the pandemic.
2020.10.24 - The Japanese government has increased the gathering limit from 5,000 persons to 10,000 persons with a maximum of 50% the venue size. Phase 2 of the border reopening has begun which allows all long-term visa residents of Japan to reenter the country. Phase 3 (tourist reentering has not begun yet)
2020.9.20 - RSVP for 2021 Tour begins for those wanting to save their spot, however no further payments until January. Individual ticket sales remains on hold until January. ..monitoring global pandemic.
2020.8.1 - All refunds completed for 2020 patrons
2020.7.28 - Japan Soca Weekend completely postponed until 2021. In addition to the previously announced international patrons, all local patrons within Japan to be given refunds.
2020.5.27 - Soca in japan tour postponed until 2021. furthermore, all international patrons to be issued refunds. Festival planning for local patrons within Japan continues.
2020.4.14 - All installments voluntarily placed on hold while we assess the viability of this year's festival
PLEASE STAY SAFE. FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES OF YOUR LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY. WE WILL FETE TOGETHER AGAIN SOON!