Indiana State Fair: "Bridges to Japan" Exhibition

August 6 - 22, 2010

Governor Daniels' Welcome Statement


February 23, 2010

 Indiana State Fair
August 6 - 22, 2010
Japan Exhibition

I am pleased to announce that the 154th Indiana State Fair will showcase our relationship with one of our closest partners, the nation of Japan.  For the first time in its history, the Indiana State Fair will devote the exhibition space at the Grand Hall, a prominent building located on Main Street of the Fairgrounds, for an in-depth exploration of one particular country and its connection with Indiana. 

The Japan Exhibition will be designed to appeal to a broad range of visitors to the State Fair, which runs for two and a half weeks in August, morning to night.  From contemporary to traditional components, and with interactive displays and performances, the exhibit will feature displays on the Japanese family and culture, while capturing the positive economic impact of the partnerships between the state and Japan.  The Indiana State Fair draws 1 million visitors annually, with the Japan Exhibition expected to be one of the largest Japan events to take place in North America in 2010. 

The Japan Exhibition will provide a family-friendly forum to engage thousands of Hoosiers on the value of our partnerships in a global economy.  With your help, the 154th Indiana State Fair will strengthen our partnerships with Japan and establish a new international tradition.  The State Fair has already started that process by partnering with the Japan-America Society of Indiana and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation in planning the exhibition.  Please feel free to direct any questions to the Japan-America Society of Indiana or the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.


Mitch Daniels signature

Japan Exhibition Coordinator Information:

Theresa Kulczak
Executive Director
Japan-America Society of Indiana
39 West Jackson Place, Suite 50
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
(317) 635-0123
Stephen J. Akard
Director of International Development
Indiana Economic Development Corp.
One North Capitol, Suite 700
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
(317) 234-2083