SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS INC. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Minato-ku, President and CEO Masashi Kondo, hereinafter SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS), and WAKUWAKU JAPAN Corporation (Headquarters: Tokyo, Minato-ku, President and CEO Masafumi Kawanishi, hereinafter WAKUWAKU JAPAN) will present a broadcast of a three-day outdoor event, SPACE SHOWER SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2017 (hereinafter, SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2017), for 3 consecutive days from 25 August 2017. Plans for broadcast in seven other countries and regions have also been finalized (24 - 26 November).
SWEET LOVE SHOWER is an outdoor event sponsored by SPACE SHOWER that first started in 1996. This is the 22nd year the event has been held. It will take place this year from 25 (Fri) - 27 (Sun) August 2017 at the Yamanakako Communication Plaza KIRARA in Yamanashi Prefecture. Lake Yamanakako was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status in 2013 as part of the cultural sites of World Heritage site, Mt. Fuji. This "open-air festival at a World Heritage site" has since become one of the attractions of summer.
From popular young musicians in the spotlight, to the top musicians of the Japanese music world, there were a total of 63 performing artists at the event, and a turnout of around 70,000 people enjoyed three days of electrifying live performances. In order for their dynamic, moving and exciting performances to reach an even greater audience, there will be a large-scale broadcast of the event in Japan as well as in seven other countries and regions around the world, to be held in the period of October to December. SPACE SHOWER NETWORKS will broadcast the event in Japan, while WAKUWAKU JAPAN will be broadcasting the event overseas to Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia. This marks the first ever broadcast in Mongolia.
In recent years, various Japanese artists have performed live shows overseas, and there has been an increasing focus and demand for Japanese music in Asia. The overseas broadcast of SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2017, featuring appearances from top artists, will allow fans abroad to get a chance to enjoy the Japanese music they love. Additionally, one will also be able to look forward to an increase in the popularity of Japanese music, and a broadening of artists' activities.
This year's SWEET LOVE SHOWER 2017 will feature popular artists like Toshinobu Kubota, Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Porno Graffitti, Yuzu, and Alexandros. This event showcased the power and passion of Japanese music not just to the people in Japan, but also to people all around the world.