Japanese Language Festival (JLfest)

Date May 1 - Aug 31, 2023
Fees RM 15 @ person
Detail www.jlfest.my
Registration from Apr 15, 2023 onwards
Register here
Enquiries jjlfest@gmail.com

What is JLfest?

The festival is organized annually since 2006 with the aim of providing a venue for students to interact in Japanese and deepen their understanding of the Japanese language & culture through various events and activities.



The Japanese Language Society of Malaysia (JLSM)
The Embassy of Japan in Malaysia
The Ministry of Education Malaysia
The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur

Festival Objectives

Enhancing understanding and interest towards Japanese culture and language through hands-on experience.


Workshops on various knowledge and skills related to the Japanese language and culture for both learners and teachers.

Enhancing cultural understanding and language proficiency/skills while cultivating teamwork & 21st Century skills.


There is a total of 13 individual and team competitions under the following genres.

  • Literary Works
  • Story telling
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Quiz and Game
Raising awareness on the merit of learning Japanese.

Talks & Interviews

The Thursday Talk Show
Based on the theme “WHY JAPANESE”, invited guests share their personal journey with the Language and its impact on them.

Enhancing learning motivation through interactions and networking.

Online Interactions

  • Online Café
  • Online Reading Club

Both platforms allow participants to share, learn and exchange their thoughts and opinion in Japanese while making friends.