Offering a welcome respite from the four-day 2018 World Economic Forum meeting, the annual Japan Night reception presents participants with the finest in Japanese cuisine and traditional artistic performances.

Held at the Central Sporthotel Davos on the night of Jan. 24, Japan Night is one of the most-popular programs during the international conference, typically drawing more than 500 guests, including government leaders, corporate executives and academic experts from around the world. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, as well as the National Federation of Agricultural Cooperative Associations are supporting this year's event.

"We aim to present culture and attractions unique to Japan through washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine) and alcoholic drinks that represent the country," said The Japan Night Organization Committee, which is comprised of representatives of 25 major private companies and a university.