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To all our Parade participants, supporters and volunteers,

Due to an ongoing concern of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Irish Network Japan committee officially announces the cancellation of 2021 Tokyo’s St Patrick’s Day parade. It is with heavy heart that the parade has been cancelled since last year, but public safety and health are the first priority. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause.

This year, however, the INJ (Tokyo) will have our first online event under the theme of “Cruinniú” in place of the annual parade. This will be a live stream video where guests from Japan and Ireland discuss all aspects of Irish Culture in Japan. The event will include interviews with several well known Irish and Japanese personalities as well as dance and music performances.

It will stream live on the 21st of March on our official YouTube channel.

INJ YouTube channel:

Irish Network Japan
St. Patrick’s Day in Tokyo Parade Committee
26th February, 2021

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The Tokyo INJ St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the biggest Irish celebration in Asia and has been on the go since 1992. This year over 50,000 people lined the illustrious Omotesando avenue in downtown Tokyo to witness another spectacle of Irish culture & pomp. Here’s just some of the media coverage that followed the event. We’re already planning for next year so if you or your company want to be involved please do contact the INJ to explore possibilities!

Irish Eyes Are Smiling in Japan– Japan Today, March 2019
Making Tokyo Greener– Japan Times- Mar. 18th, 2019
130,000 Attend Irish Parade in Tokyo– Irish Central- Mar. 18th 2019


As the Chairperson of the Tokyo Irish Network Japan (INJ). I would like to thank all the participants, volunteers and sponsors for making this year’s INJ Tokyo St Patrick’s day parade an amazing success! This parade is not possible without all of your help, support and funding. It is all because of you we are the biggest St Patrick’s day parade in Asia. We at the INJ appreciate all the very hard work, support and for giving up your time as volunteers, participants as well as funding from our sponsors to this year’s INJ Tokyo St Patrick day parade. We look forward to seeing you all next year! Thank you again for supporting the Tokyo INJ!
Emmett Bowen- INJ Chairperson

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The Irish Network Japan will kickstart an exciting year of Irish-Japan
cultural relations with a series of St. Patrick’s Day parades across Japan. 2019 also sees the Irish Rugby team and their legions of fans arriving in Japan and we have plans for plenty more events. Like our Facebook page and bookmark this site to find out more!

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