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Alaskan seafood fair; these colors run; construction expo

Seasonal

Alaskan seafood fair

Kakiyasu Honten Co., will be holding its second Alaska Seafood Fair in cooperation with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute.

Kakiyasu is a major Japanese food chain with a history dating back more than 140 years.

The fair is an opportunity to showcase their chefs’ skills as well as introduce all-natural Alaskan seafood to the Japanese market.

The Kakiyasu Alaska Seafood Fair will primarily feature king salmon, sockeye salmon and snow crab from Alaska.

There is something on the menu for people of all ages, from macaroni and potato salad for younger customers to escabeche for adults to enjoy with wine at a casual dinner party.

The fair menu includes capellini with snow crab and okra in a light tomato sauce; snow crab and romaine lettuce Caesar salad; king salmon and vegetables marinade; and salmon macaroni salad.

The fair will be held at all 47 outlets from July 8 to 28. Kakiyasu are usually found on department store food floors, where shoppers can find a wide variety of ready-made dishes. These food floors are popular with tourists and offer a convenient place for businesspeople to pick up lunch or takeout for dinner.

Events

These colors run

IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, and The Color Run, a unique 5-km paint race series, will hold its third event in Japan, “The Color Run Shizuoka,” on Sept. 6.

The Color Run was founded in January 2012 as a way to promote health and happiness by bringing the community together to participate in the “Happiest 5K on the Planet.” It has been held twice in Japan this year, with a total of 15,000 people participating.

It is a 5-km untimed race and participants start out in a white T-shirt and are subsequently doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer marker.

The Color Run Shizuoka will be held in Snowtown Yeti in Susono, Shizuoka Prefecture. There will be return bus trips for the event leaving from Shinjuku, Yokohama, Shizuoka, Nagoya and Gotenba stations.

Exhibitions

Construction expo

About 40 construction material and building technology-related companies from the European Union will bring their technologies and products to Tokyo in July as part of the EU Gateway Programme.

The participants from the EU will spend a week in Japan, visiting sites of business interest, meeting with industry representatives, taking part in networking and business meetings and participating in a two-day exhibition on July 8 and 9.

Japanese visitors to the exhibition will be able to meet and talk directly with representatives of the European companies and see samples of their products and technologies.

A wide range of innovative construction products and technologies will be on display.

Admission is free, but prior registration is required.