"One of the easiest and most effective ways to understand a culture is through its food," said Yoshiko Nishihama, owner of Zurich's Nishi Shop, a store specializing in Japanese imports and an affiliated company of Japan Restaurant Bimi in Zurich. "That's why, as representatives of Japan, we take our responsibilities seriously. At the same time, we are really excited and honored for the opportunity to cater 'Japan Night 2015,'" said Nishihama in an interview with The Japan Times at the Palace Hotel Tokyo on Dec. 29.
On Jan. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Japan Night will be held at the Central Sporthotel Davos, hosted by the government of Japan and Japan Night Organization Committee, on the occasion of the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. At the event, over 500 participants, including world leaders from various countries as well as company executives supporting the "new Japan," will interact with each other through Japan's culture.
The main feature and the most popular attraction of the evening will be the Japanese food. The caterer is Bimi, which has served authentic Japanese cuisine, including Japanese staples such as ramen and curry, since 2004. As the oldest Japanese restaurant versed in Japanese cuisine in the city, Bimi has catered WEF's Japan Nights and Japan Lunches since 2009.