Japan Expo — the biggest Japanese pop culture conference in Europe for the past 15 years — will be held next week in Paris, France from 2 – 6 July 2014. It will be a fully stacked 5 day extravaganza to celebrate all things Japanese entertainment and culture, and to celebrate the 15 year anniversary of the expo itself.
One of the highlight guests at the event will be none other than the father of Final Fantasy himself, Hironobu Sakaguchi, who will be representing his studio Mistwalker. He will be giving a talk on his career and offer his insights on the industry and video game design in general, but more importantly will be unveiling Mistwalker’s latest project for the first time ever.
Taken from the latest update on the official Japan Expo website:
“Hironobu Sakaguchi is the Executive Producer of the world-famous interactive game software Final Fantasy series. He’s been awarded several times and in 2004 created his own development studio, Mistwalker, in which he produced many RPG such as Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey or The Last Story.
On Wednesday, Hironobu SAKAGUCHI is sharing the various experiences of his career and his vision of the future of video games during a conference. He will also present his latest project, which is kept secret for the time being… A signing session and a photo shoot are also planner, to get a unique souvenir with Final Fantasy creator.”