Sarah Geronimo to represent PH in the 2018 Asean-Japan Music Festival


Asia’s Queen of Pop Sarah Geronimo is set to represent the Philippines in the upcoming 2nd  Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)-Japan Music Festival.

“The #EmbassyOfJapan, in cooperation with Viva Entertainment, Inc., are proud to announce that award-winning Filipino singer Sarah Geronimo will be representing the Philippines in the 2018 Asean-Japan Music Festival to be held in Tokyo, Japan, this coming Oct. 4, 2018,” announced the official Facebook page of the Embassy of Japan in the Philippines last Wednesday, Sept. 12.


The Japanese Embassy uploaded a video of Geronimo inviting Filipinos in Japan to watch her performance.

“Hello to our kababayans (fellow countrymen) there in Japan, this is Sarah Geronimo and I’ll be representing the Philippines in the Japan-Asean Music Festival on Oct.4 at the NHK Hall Tokyo, Japan,” Geronimo said. “Let’s all enjoy the show as I’ll be with the other ASEAN artists and soon the experience will be seen on Philippine TV. See you there! Salamat po! (Thank you!)”

Geronimo will be performing alongside Japanese boybands W-inds and Kanjani Eight, Japanese female idol group Nogizaka46, singers Natsuko Godai and Ryotaro Sugi as well as music group Sandaime J Soul Brothers from Exile Tribe vocalists Ryuji Imaichi and Hiroomi Tosaka. The event will be hosted by singer and actress Hikaru Nishida and “Pen Pineapple Apple Pen” (PPAP) singer and comedian Pico Taro.

Other Asean representatives for the upcoming music festival include Fakhrul Razi (Brunei Darussalam), Preap Sovath (Cambodia), Andien (Indonesia), Alexandra Bounxouei (Laos), Siti Nurhaliza (Malaysia), Sai Sai Kham Leng (Myanmar), Taufik Batisah (Singapore), Tachaphon (Palaphol) Pholkongseng (Thailand) and Dong Nhi (Vietnam).

Geronimo’s fans were quick to congratulate her on her latest achievement.


Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Embassy of Japan in the Philippines 在フィリピン日本国大使館

Others expressed how proud they were of Geronimo for representing the Philippines.

Image: Screengrab from Facebook/Embassy of Japan in the Philippines 在フィリピン日本国大使館

This year marks the 45th anniversary of Asean-Japan Friendship and Cooperation. The 2nd Asean-Japan Music Festival aims to further promote cooperation between Japan and the regional intergovernmental organization.  /ra


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