Experience Japan is an entirely non-commercial, community organisation operated by volunteers. The Festival Day in Farmleigh House and associated events are supported by the Office of Public Works, Dublin City Council and the Embassy of Japan.
The EJ organising committee are representatives of the Japanese and Irish-Japanese communities in Ireland, and volunteer their time to organise the festival.
2015 EJ Committee Members:
Hugo O’Donnell (Chair)
Áine Bullock, UCD Japanese Society
Charis Hughes, Irish JET Alumni Association
Nobuko Ijichi, UCD Applied Language Centre
Amy King, Cosplay Ireland
Naonori Kodate, UCD School of Applied Social Science
Mary Ruane, UCC
Ryoko Sasamoto, DCU School of Applied Language & Intercultural Studies
Nao Ukai, DCU Japanese Society
Other attendee at Committee Meetings:
Yuichi Yamada, Embassy of Japan in Ireland