Para Japón Virtual Release Party

From the desk of Project Para Japón
On April 29 (Fri), 2011 at ParaJapó, with
special guest Guillermo Leon, President of La
and Miami Cigar & Co., La Aurora US
exclusive distributor, will host a virtual release
party for the La Aurora benefit for Japan cigar
“Para Japón”.

  • Date & Time: April 29 (Fri), 2011 from 7PM
  • Live Location: in Miami Cigar & Co. Headquarter
  • Streaming via: http://www.paraJapó
  • You can communicate@: Ustream Chat, Twitter, Facebook



A short history of the “Para Japón” concept:

In March 2011 La Aurora hosted a media event at their factory in the Dominican
Republic. Invited to this event were many members of the online cigar blog
community who have become a vital part of the cigar industry today. During an
evening discussion at the hotel where the attendees were staying the topic of
the recent devastation in Japan came up. Cigar Explorer founder Mario
Takayama (a native of Japan) described the area of Japan most impacted by the
earthquake/tsunami, and just how much this destruction of that region will set
back the country as a whole. As most conversations of this manner play out, the
idea of “what can we do to help?” arose. Guillermo quickly came to the decision
that he really had to do something, so the idea for a cigar (Now know as “Para
Japón”) will be produced, and all the proceeds from the sale of the cigar will be
donated to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund thought JAPAN
TOBACCO IMEX CO. LTD, La Aurora Distributor in Japan.

Details of the Virtual Release Party:

The Virtual Release Party will be a live online event hosted by Team of Project
Para Japón that is open to anyone who wishes to join in on this significant
occasion. The event will be streamed live via UStream (Link will be on
ParaJapó and Guillermo will be on hand to answer any questions about
the Para Japón cigar, or any of the La Aurora products. Also attending the event
via UStream Chat, Twitter, and Facebook are all of the cigar bloggers who
attended the La Aurora media event in the Dominican Republic. These bloggers
will share stories from the trip, and give their opinions on the “Para Japón” cigar.

For more details on the La Aurora Para Japón cigar please visit ParaJapó
to read the official press release from La Aurora Cigars.


Project Para Japón Original Supporters:
• Guillermo Leon – La Aurora – @GuillermoLeon_
• Jose Blanco – La Aurora – @joseblanco809
• Amaury Abreu – La Aurora – @LaAuroraCigars
• Jason Wood – Miami Cigar Company – @MiamiCigar
• Barry Stein – A Cigar Smoker’s Journal – @nyisles
• Tony Casas – Casas Fumando – @tonycasas
• David “The Doc” Diaz – Doc StogieFresh – @Doc_StogieFresh
• Ben Lee – Nice Tight Ash – @NTA_ben
• Steve Valle – Smoking Stogie – @SteveVLiLo
• Brian Hewitt– Stogie Review – @brianhewitt
• Jerry Cruz – Stogie Review – @jcruz
• Tom Ufer – Tampa Cigar Examiner – @cigarsmokingman
• Charlie Minato – The Cigar Feed – @thecigarfeed
• David Jones – The Tiki Bar Online – @dmjones1009

La Aurora is the first Dominican Cigar factory. It was established in 1903 and is
own by the León family whose roots in the tobacco industry trace back to the
early 19th century. The factory is part of Grupo León Jimenes Corporation, the

largest industrial group in the Caribbean. La Aurora brands are among the most

well known cigars, with sales in more than 50 countries around the world.

About La Aurora:

About Miami Cigar and Company

Miami Cigar & Company, founded in 1989, is the sole U-S distributor of La
Aurora brands, Ducados and worldwide distributor of Tatiana, Don Lino and the
Nestor Miranda Special Selection.

About Cigar Explorer:

Cigar Explorer is a production company injecting excitement to the cigar
community, with revolutionary tools, to discover and explore the world of cigars.
It creates content that helps cigar community strengthen its passion for cigar
culture at in Columbus, Ohio, USA. | Experience the Discovery.



Jason Wood, Director of Marketing
Miami Cigar and Comapny
[email protected]



 We here at smoking stogie will be giving away 10 packs of this brand new La Aurora Para Japón cigar. Each pack will contain two Para Japón cigars. All you have to do is leave a comment and we will pick out 10 names.


Leave a comment (any comment) to enter our contest to win

One twin pack of Para Japóns of your very own! Names will be drawn on wednesday of this week with details of where to send your address to follow.

DISCLAIMER: If you have been chosen as a winner of the Para Japón cigars through another of the original site supporters you will not be able to win a pack from us.

Steve Valle

Steve Valle wrote for Smoking Stogie, a precursor to halfwheel, from 2010-2011.