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NIC Photo Contest

Why not share a photo of your “Nagoya Memories” (they can be recent, or not so recent) with the Nagoya International Center for the chance to win prizes!


“NIC Nihongo no Kai” NIC Japanese Class for Adults

The Center’s ever-popular program offers 4 levels of conversation classes and 3 levels of writing classes.


NIC Japanese Class for Children

This course is taught by volunteers and is designed for children (born between April 2 2000 and April 1 2009) whose native language is not Japanese. Students learn Japanese skills necessary for school and daily life.


Children’s Story Book Time

Come and share in the fun at the Nagoya International Center 3F Library and listen to foreign volunteers as they read a selection of books in their native language from the library’s vast collection of children’s story books.


Minato International Gathering

A free and fun event for all ages and nationalities! With food stalls, a haunted house, and activity corners to learn about disaster prevention and separating garbage, Bon-odori (Bon dancing), and other fun attractions. A great opportunity to meet and greet other locals.


Naka Ward General Disaster Prevention Drill – Participants Wanted

Looking for foreign participants to join disaster prevention training and play disaster victims in an emergency drill/simulation at an evacuation shelter.


FAE 30 – The Foreign Artists Exhibition – 30th Anniversary Show – Now Accepting Applications!

The CJIS (Central Japan International Society) is accepting applications from prospective participants in the 30th Foreign Artists Exhibition (FAE)!


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

Monthly performances by Nagoya Philharmonic including a Subscription Concert and a free Salon Concert.


Nagoya Noh Theater “September Teireikoen”

Noh performances in September at Nagoya’s very own Noh Theater!


Bunraku Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre

Bunraku is a traditional form of Japanese puppet theatre where a narrator, shamisen and puppet come together for a combined performance.


August 2015 Fireworks

A selection of fireworks events around Nagoya in August.


August 2015 Events

A selection of events in and around Nagoya in August (and September).


August 2015 Exhibitions

A selection of exhibitions at galleries in and around Nagoya in August.


20th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Contest

Submit your haiku poems in either English or Chinese in this competition held in Kumamoto Prefecture.


School Guidance Seminar for Children of Foreign Nationals

This seminar presents an opportunity to find out about post-junior high school education options for your child in the Japanese education system.


Picture Story Book Plaza in Nagoya

A two-day event where you can pick up and read picture story books in lots of languages, see movies, and more!


NIC Library Summer Holiday Quiz Rally

It’s quiz rally time for elementary and junior high school students at the Nagoya International Center Library!


Nagoya Noh Theater – One Coin (500 Yen) Concert – Marimba Ensemble

A marimba ensemble performance in September at Nagoya’s very own Noh Theater!


The Nagoya Touring Children’s Theater

Since 1980, The Touring Theater has been giving the children of Nagoya a chance to taste some impressive onstage talent for themselves at these live performances!


July 2015 Events

A selection of events in and around Nagoya in July (and August).


July 2015 Exhibitions

A selection of exhibitions at galleries in and around Nagoya in July.


Childrens Peace Forum

A 3-day, 2-night program for kids of various backgrounds meet and overcome differences such as nationality and age to have fun and interact with one another.


June 2015 Events

A selection of events in and around Nagoya in June.


June 2015 Exhibitions

A selection of exhibitions at galleries in and around Nagoya in June.


NAGOYA SYDNEY RUNNING FESTIVAL

A special running event in Nagoya to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Nagoya – Sydney sister cities relationship, held on the same day as the Sydney Marathon!


Always a Cat Exhibition

Focusing on ukiyo-e woodblock prints, this exhibition looks at the ‘cat boom’ which occurred in the late Edo period. Even if you’re not a cat lover, you’re guaranteed to be captivated by the multitude of cute feline moods on display.


The World-Challenging Beauty of the Meiji Period – Kozan Miyagawa and Art Nouveau

An exhibition of works by Kōzan Miyagawa (1842-1916), whose high relief ceramic pieces, realistically depicting such subjects as flowers and birds with sophisticated techniques, overwhelmed the world’s art aficionados and received awards around the world.


Nagoya Antique Fair

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… Over 200 stalls to explore at Chubu area’s largest antique’s fair. From kimonos and armour to toys and retro items, a wide range of both Japanese and Western antiques will be on sale.


Digital Contents Exhibition NAGOYA

This exhibition is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… An exhibition will be taking place with an aim to promote the development and growth of a variety of creative fields, while looking at both their cultural and industrial aspects.


36th Gifu Asia Film Festival

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… This festival screens movies from various countries around Asia, and this year, there will be ten movies from Japan, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Iran, Israel, India, Korea, Indonesia, and China.


Mammoth Flea Market Z Vol. 52

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… With over 3500 booths and around 60,000 people – this is the largest flea market in Japan, and has been appropriately named!


Creators Market

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… Over 4,000 amateur and professional designers will be exhibiting and selling their creations. A wide range of original handmade art, graphics, crafts, interior design, and fashion items will be on sale.


Messe Nagoya 2014

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… MESSE NAGOYA is a comprehensive international exhibition that cuts across boundaries of different types of industry and business conditions…


High School Visit Program

The High School Visit Program has concluded for this session, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info, and for details on the next High School Visit Program… The NIC is running a free tour of Nagoya City Chuo Senior High School 名古屋市立中央高等学校 (Naka Ward) for children of foreign nationality on Fri. 14 Nov. (18:00 – 20:00).


Horikawa Water Magic Festival

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… A number of water bus tours between Nayabashi and Asahibashi, will be held over two days.


Endoji Autumn Paris Festival 2014

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… Once again, a fun weekend is planned for this year’s festival. There will be stalls and artists from within and outside Aichi Prefecture, turning Endoji into a French shopping district where people mingle, enjoy shopping and conversation.


Konpiraguusama Festival

This festival has now concluded, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… An autumn festival for the local shrine that protects the Endoji Shopping District. There will be omikuji (paper fortune, in Nagoya dialect) and other events.


Hanaguruma Shinmeisha Festival – Gathering of the Floats

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… The sight of the majestic floats as they sway in the beauty of the evening dark and lights to the echo of the karakuri performance’s music, is a sight not to be missed!


World Collaboration Festival 2014

This event ended on Sunday the 26th of October 2014. This page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all our latest information and events…


The 60th Nagoya Festival

This festival is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… The festival’s main attraction is its parade with the procession of Nagoya’s 3 local feudal lords, Nobunaga ODA, Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI, and Ieyasu TOKUGAWA, along with 600 mounted soldiers, foot soldiers, entertainers, and dancers.


Nagoya Camping Car Fair 2014 Autumn

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… The great part about this show is that you can get inside the actual vehicles to check them out in detail!


Inazawa Sand Festa 2014

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… This event is a huge attraction for anyone who appreciates immaculately crafted sand sculptures!


Mino Washi Akari Art (Creative Lantern) Contest and Exhibition

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… See the old streets of Mino light up with these artistic lamps and works made with washi (traditional Japanese paper)!


Opening of Hisayaodori Gardens FLARIE (formerly Ran no Yakata)

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… Formerly known as “Ran no Yakata”, the new grounds will be re-opening in late September as “Hisayaodori Gardens FLARIE” after extensive renovations.


Nagoya TV Tower 60th Anniversary Special – Kaleidoscope Lights

This event is now over, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… This year at the NIC, we are celebrating our 30th anniversary. The Nagoya TV Tower, an iconic symbol of our city, is celebrating its 60th!


Unification of the Realm: from Nobunaga to Ieyasu

This exhibition has now concluded, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… See some unique and historically significant pieces on display at this exhibition. Tools, weapons, and armor used during the warring states period when Nobunaga, Hideyoshi, and Ieyasu unified Japan with their battles.


Total Lunar Eclipse Meet-up

The Lunar Eclipse has now passed, and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for all the latest info… Watch the coming total lunar eclipse which hasn’t been seen in Nagoya since December 2011!


Global Citizen’s Program 2014 – Instructors Wanted!

Recruitment for the Global Citizen’s Program has ended for this session. For information on the next session, please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine… As part of its Classroom for Global Citizen’s program, the NIC is looking for foreign instructors to visit schools and local organizations and introduce their home countries.


NIC Book Recycling Bazaar Report

Many thanks to everyone who came to the 39th Book Recycling Bazaar on June 1st. There were over 4,000 books and approximately 165 people attended! We are happy to report that a total of 77,127 Yen was raised!


The Ieyasu Parade

The seasonal marker of spring in Okazaki has to be “The Ieyasu Parade”. Watch the valiant warriors of Mikawa make their way to battle. They are truly a piece of dazzling antiquity brought to life from the illustrated old scrolls of long ago.


Kinoshita Circus

This event has now concluded and this page is here for reference purposes. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for the latest info… See an amazing program consisting of; Web Rope Show, Safari Spectacle, Miraculous White Lions, Death Defying Motorcycle Globe, Adorable Elephant Show, Double Flying Trapeze and Russian Acrobats, Wheel of Death, Sliding Tightrope, “Seven Chairs Show” and more! Formed 112 years ago and always evolving, Kinoshita Circus is sure to impress!


Takayama Sake Brewery Tour

Seven of the Takayama’s famed breweries are open to the public one week at a time, provide a free guided tour that includes sake sampling; a commemorative golden sake cup is also presented to each visitor.


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