BANZAI JAPAN appointed as the official Guest Supporter!

BANZAI JAPAN appointed as the official Guest Supporter of the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2024!

 Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN have announced the “47 Prefectures All-Japan Idol Unit”, BANZAI JAPAN, will assume the role of official Guest Supporter for the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN that will be held on March 10, 2024.

Representing All 47 Prefectures, the All-Japan Idol Unit 'BANZAI JAPAN'
Spreading the Positive Energy from Japan to the World!

BANZAI JAPAN is an idol unit formed in 2014 with the aim of communicating the "wonderful charms of Japan" to the world. The members promote the special qualities of each prefecture through their activities and performances. The idol unit will support all runners from Japan, Hawaii, and other countries, adding color to this international sporting event.

On the day of the event, the unit will also have five of its members to form "Team BANZAI JAPAN" with fans and participate in the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 5K Fun Run & Walk. 

Special Stage Performances on the Eve of the Event

 BANZAI JAPAN will also perform on the Aloha DANCE CONVENTION stage at the Hawaii Convention Center on the eve of the Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN. The purpose of the Aloha DANCE CONVENTION is to "creating opportunities, excitement and inspiration in Hawaii" and BANZAI JAPAN will to cheer on the runners by presenting Japanese culture with their energetic performances on stage.


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN Event Information                                                      

■ Event Title             : Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN 2024

■ Location                : Honolulu, Hawaii

■ Organizer              : JTB Hawaii Travel, LLC

■ Co-Organizer        : JTB Corp.

■ Support                 : Honolulu Festival Foundation

■ Date                      : Sunday, March 10, 2024

■ Time                      : 8:00 AM (Kids race to start at 10:00 AM [TBD])

■ Course                  : Kapiolani Park - Waikiki Aquarium - Diamond Head Road (turnaround) - Kapiolani Park (approx. 5Km per lap x 5 laps)

*For more information, please check out the official Rainbow EKIDEN site:  


Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN Pre-Night Event 

■ Event Title              : Aloha DANCE CONVENTION 2024

■ Event Date             : Saturday, March 9, 2024

■ Event Time             : 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (depending on number of participating teams)

■ Venue                    : Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (500 seats)

■ Organizer              : Honolulu Festival Foundation   

■ Co-Organizer        : Diverse Art Center

■ Support                 : Honolulu Rainbow EKIDEN (*Sister Event)

■ Contents               : Dance teams from Japan and Hawaii will enter the competition in a 3-minute dance routine

*For more information, please check out the official Honolulu Festival site: