HCA NEWS Japanese HCA2005 site

A new Japanese HCA2005 website is using the Internet to direct attention to the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen's 200th birthday.

By Mikkel Stjernberg - H.C. Andersen 2005 - 27 January 2004

The Hans Christian Andersen 2005 Foundation has established a Japanese website with regard to the bicentennial of the Danish fairy tale writer in 2005. The purpose is to attract Hans Christian Andersen enthusiasts in Japan to the international HCA2005 portal and to provide relevant information about the project and the writer himself. 

"Like everyone else, the Japanese has a proprietary interest in Hans Christian Andersen and we are happy to be able to share our knowledge about Andersen in this regard.  Japan is a key market for the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen all over the world and, therefore, the Japanese HCA2005 site is a cornerstone in our mission to make HCA2005 into a global cultural event," says Secretary General of the HCA2005 Foundation, Lars Seeberg.

The Japanese website provides users with general information on the project itself, Hans Christian Andersen as a person, key people behind HCA2005, and tourist-related opportunities for visits to Denmark.

The site contains an extract of information from the international HCA2005 portal and, thus, does not provide dynamic content, such as news or calendar events.  For this, users are referred to the international portal.

"The site has been created as a natural part of the communication strategy for HCA2005 and the plans behind our desire to connect the world with the celebration of Hans Christian Andersen in 2005.  Therefore, we hope that the site will provide Japanese users with the necessary springboard for their interest in Hans Christian Andersen and our celebration of him in 2005," says Director of Public Affairs for HCA2005, Christian Have.

To see the site, go to http://jp.hca2005.net