Tokyo, Japan – Nov. 25 and 26, 2023 marked a historic milestone as the Philippine Festival Tokyo, the largest and most grand Filipino event in Japan, witnessed an overwhelming turnout, with an estimated 170,000 attendees. The organizers are thrilled to express their heartfelt gratitude to the Smilers and the Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) community, who came together to make this event a big success.
The festival’s Major Sponsor, Smiles Mobile Remittance, expressed its honor and excitement to contribute to the joy and happiness of Filipinos in Japan. As the one and only major sponsor, Smiles played a major role in making this event a memorable experience for all attendees.
During the opening ceremony, Smiles Mobile Remittance took center stage, participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony alongside representatives from the Japanese government and the Philippine Ambassador. This symbolic act highlighted Smiles’ commitment to fostering strong ties between the Filipino community in Japan and their home country.
“We joined as a major sponsor to deliver the greatest respect and warmest regards to Filipinos who have been supporting their families and country, even during the tough times of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated CEO and Founder Eiji Miyakawa.
The Philippine Festival Tokyo Organizing Committee is applauded for their outstanding efforts in putting together a big cultural celebration. A variety of booths ranging from food to travel allowed attendees to immerse themselves in Filipino culture.
On top of sponsoring the event, Smiles proudly collaborated with a dedicated volunteer group to enhance the festival’s impact and reach. This collaboration demonstrates Smiles fulfilling its mission to maintain peace within the international society and strengthen the global community.
Overall, Philippine Festival Tokyo proved to be a remarkable gathering, showcasing the strength and unity of the Filipino community in Japan. Smiles Mobile Remittance extends its congratulations to the Philippine Festival Tokyo Organizing Committee and looks forward to continued partnerships that uplift and celebrate the Filipino spirit in Japan.