For many years now, Japan Expo has been held in many areas throughout Europe. The event had never been held in the United States, that is until today when the first day of the Japan Expo 2013 kicks off in a few hours from the time of this writing at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California.
The event will last throughout the weekend, from the 22nd to the 25th and the doors open at 10 AM local time and close at 7 PM. Numerous high profile guests from Japan will be appearing such as Akihabara idol group Dempagumi.Inc, the well-known, as you may notice above, character designer and manga artist Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, and many more. More details about what can be found at the event and what times various panels and concerts will be occuring can be found on Japan Expo’s website.