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Midori Multicultural Event

Together with Midori Ward’s Cultural Co-existence Boranetto, the NIC brings you this multicultural event. The aim is to connect locals through building on mutual cultural understanding and awareness and making useful information on daily life accessible in an enjoyable way to enable people to live more comfortably and with peace of mind.


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.


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

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


The 38th Nagoya International Music Festival

World class performances from around the globe will be impressing you with their talent right here in Nagoya from April up until July at the Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater.


The Space Exhibition – To the sky of ‘Space Brothers’

An exhibition looking at the dream and excitement-filled drama of venturing into space, manned flight to the moon, the International Space Station and Japanese science and technology through the lens of the animation ‘Space Brothers.’


Walking with Calligraphy

Unravel the ancient and modern pieces of writing at this exhibition and find their charm from a slightly different perspective.


The Season for Plum Blossoms

It’s the best time of year to enjoy the sight of plum blossoms. Here are a couple of the numerous places where you can enjoy the flowers.


Minato Kids Town

A little town of children, for children. Kids can come and enjoy playing and ‘working’ in shops! Then relax with and enjoy a performance. No reservations are required; just come and have fun!


Special Winter Oyster Events

Enjoy oysters in a unique atmosphere in Nagoya… for a limited time only!


The Night of AdEaters in Japan

A show that now runs in more than 40 countries worldwide dedicated to showing the most amazing, funny, shocking commercials from all over the world on the big screen and in a crazy atmosphere!


Nagoya Camping Car Fair 2015 Spring

Great fun for all who love the outdoors! See camping cars, caravans and other camping related goods, and enjoy the activities.


Inuyama Castle Spring Festival

See thirteen traditional 3-tiered festival floats pulled through the city’s cherry blossom-lined streets, and visit Inuyama Castle while you’re there


The Ieyasu Parade

Led by Japan’s most prominent historical figure, Ieyasu TOKUGAWA (played by a member of the public selected
from among numerous applicants), this procession of some 800 warriors and noble ladies parades through central
Okazaki.


Handa Spring Float Festival (Okkawa district)

Part of the famous Handa Dashi Matsuri (float festival), see some of the largest Handa-style floats as they are pulled along in a procession to accompany and protect a local deity on its sojourn.


The Tagata Jinja Honen Matsuri

If you are only in Japan for a short time, this is a festival you should not miss. A well-known unique festival where villagers carry on their shoulders a portable shrine which bears a 2m-long
phallus-shaped wooden sculpture.


Oh-Agata Shrine Honensai

One of the famous festivals welcoming spring to the Owari district, the main events are the dedication of a huge kagami-mochi (pounded rice cake), and a procession of some 250 people accompanying the deity Sarutahiko from Morokuwa Shrine to Oh-Agata Shrine.


Nagoya Castle Spring Festival

A variety of events and performances will be held in the Nagoya Castle grounds and on the Nishinomaru Stage during the Spring Festival, until early May. From late March until early April you can see the beautiful cherry blossoms, and they will also be lit up at night.


A General Collection – Japanese-style paintings from the collection of MENARD ART MUSEUM

This exhibition of masterpieces of Japanese painting features around forty pieces from the Menard Art Museum collection. You can enjoy the works of 37 artists, from such representative artists of modern Japanese painting as Taikan Yokoyama and Shoen Uemura, to artists such as Toshio Tabuchi and Masaaki Miyasako who are currently active.


Shisuko Tohmoto – The Grandmother Artist with the Heart of a Child

An exhibition of the works of Shisuko Tohmoto, who only began creating art earnestly after the age of 50. When she died at the age of 92, she left an enormous amount of artwork. Her works, born of an impulse to create, convey her overwhelming energy and her bright and cheerful character.


The 27th Travel Festival Nagoya 2015

Planning a holiday trip, but not sure where to go? At this travel and tourism event, you’re sure to find lots of great ideas.


The 5th Fukuyose-Hina Gathering ~ Fukuyose-Hina Project

See hina dolls with new lease on life go shopping, emperor dolls cradling babies, ladies-in-waiting competing in an athletic event, imperial court musicians enjoying a drinking session, and other unusual situations.


NIC’s Free Personal Income Tax Consultations 2015

The Nagoya Certified Public Tax Accountants’ Association together with the Nagoya International Center will be hosting free tax personal income consultations for foreign residents. Reservations are currently being accepted.


Disaster Prevention Workshop

Would you be prepared if a powerful earthquake struck Nagoya tomorrow? How would you react? What would you need to prepare? Join other foreign residents and learn what to do in an earthquake and how to be prepared.


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!


Nagoya Noh Theater “March Teireikoen”

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


Speech Contest for Foreign Students

For the development of a more prosperous world, a definite need exists to deepen mutual understanding by transcending nationality and cultural differences based on the exchange of constructive opinions…


Nagoya Auto Trend

If you love cars, this is the show for you. Japan’s major auto manufacturers and independent workshops will be displaying their very own custom-built cars in this annual car show.


Nagoya Antique Festa in Shirotori

At this Festa, you’ll find a whole bunch of things! Collectors and enthusiasts will be delighted to see around 100 stalls and their wares at this antique fair!


The 27th Sake Brewery Opening

The Sawada Sake Brewery in Tokoname City will be open to the public again this year.


Disney Princess Dream Illumination in 10th Anniversary Centrair

Enjoy the world of dreams and excitement of the seven Disney princesses, Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, Aurora, Jasmine and Cinderella portrayed in light and sound at Centrair!


Winter Illumination ‘Symphony of Light and Sound’

At Hisayaodori Gardens Flarie (formerly Ran no Yakata), lit up by some 150,000 individual lights decorating the gardens and buildings, the pond sparkles beautifully each night to a musical accompaniment.


Tokugawa Art Museum – The Dolls’ Festival of the Owari Tokugawa Clan

Heralding the arrival of spring, hina-matsuri, or dolls’ festival, is an annual tradition which families celebrate to pray for girls’ growth and happiness. Take a close look at the elegant, delicate but gorgeous dolls of the Owari Tokugawa clan.


Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri

Konomiya Hadaka Matsuri 国府宮はだか祭 With approximately 10,000 bare-skinned men this is one of the largest and oldest “Hadaka Matsuri” in Japan and attracts approximately 200,000 spectators each year. On the day, around 10,000 naked men converge on the shrine, with the first groups appearing from around noon. The main event starts from 3pm when a […]


Toyota Home Rink

Back for the sixth time since 2009, the Toyota Home Rink is the ideal place to skate this winter on the way to or back home from work or school!


Wooden Toys Exhibition

Unique toys made by Aichi University of Education professor and wooden toy designer Kazunari Higuchi will be on display at this engaging exhibition. Alongside the toys, are large scale versions which you can touch and play with freely.


Exhibition: Visual Deception II: Into the Future

In this sequel to a 2009 exhibition, you’ll see even more evolved illusory works from the post 20th century. Your eyes will be deceived by these mysterious works of art! Not limited to paintings, this exhibition will also present sculptures, photos and footage which are sure to boggle your mind.


Genius and Ambition: The Royal Academy of Arts, London 1768-1918

This exhibition brings you a collection from The Royal Academy of Arts in London of a scale not seen before. With an emphasis on some of the best works produced by successive Academicians to date, it is no exaggeration to say that this exhibition is representative of the history of fine art in the United Kingdom.


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.


Nabananosato Winter Illuminations

Nabananosato a small, picturesque village located on the banks of the Nagara River hosts the largest winter illumination display in Japan.


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.


FAE 29 – The Foreign Artists Exhibition

The FAE 29 exhibition (2014) has now concluded. Thank you to all visitors and participants. For details on the next FAE, please stay tuned at http://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/fae


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…


Free Business Start-up Seminar and Gyoseishoshi Consultations

This event was held on Sun. 26 Oct. 2014. To stay up-to-date and receive information about when our next session will take place, 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 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)!


Nagoya Reptiles World 2014

Nagoya Reptiles World 2014 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… Japan’s largest reptile and amphibian event. Snakes, chameleons, lizards, turtles, and a few amphibians as well.


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.


Short Story Nagoya

Entries for this competition have now closed, and this page is here for reference purposes. Good luck to all who entered! 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… If you like writing in Japanese, why not try participating in the 8th Short Story Nagoya competition!


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!


Development Training for Supporters of Foreign Students and Children

Enrolments for this training have now closed, 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 training program for supporters, carers and teachers of foreign students and children which aims to equip people with fundamental knowledge through workshops and lectures.


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.


Nippon Domannaka Festival

The 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… From Friday evening, 29 Aug. to Sun. 31 Aug. over 200 teams and around 23,000 performers from across Japan and from around the world will take over the streets of Nagoya as part of Japan’s largest dance festival!


Nagoya Exhibition DRAGON BALL meets Science!

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… Through the special techniques and items which appear in DRAGON BALL, everyone will be able to learn while having fun! Get to experience simulated “Kamehameha” and riding on a Kintoun! This exciting and fantastical exhibition is a must see!


Aichi International Women’s Film Festival AIWFF 2014

The film 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… Held annually since 1996, the 19th festival will take place this year, showing 26 films of various genres and backgrounds, many of them Aichi premieres.


Minato International Matsuri

Thank you to everyone who came and joined in the festival! 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 future events!.. A free and fun event for all ages and nationalities! Stage performances from around the world! Learn about disaster prevention, and experience games and cuisine from across the globe.


Children’s Picture Book Event in Nagoya – Let’s Have Fun with Books and Friends from Around the World!

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 all the latest info… While giving locals an opportunity to come into contact with the many varying cultures and languages around the world, this event will be supporting the multicultural children of Nagoya by giving them access to books written in their mother language.


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!


Doho World Camp 2014

Applications for this event have now closed, 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 opportunity for children from all backgrounds to come together and make friends while doing something fun!


Okazaki Summer Festival 66th Fireworks Display

This is 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… Last year approximately 480,000 people attended this spectacular event! This is one of the most well-known fireworks in the region and is highly recommended.


Japan Rhine Summer Festival & Fireworks Display

This is 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 Japan’s oldest castle illuminated in the background, approximately 3,000 fireworks are launched from river boats stationed in the middle of the Kiso River.


Tōkai Matsuri Fireworks Display

This is 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… Approximately 4,000 fireworks with 130,000 people attending last year!


48th Tokoname Yaki Matsuri and Evening Fireworks

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 all the latest info… Watch approximately 1,500 fireworks over the seaside location of Tokoname from 19:00.


Intercultural Forum in Nagoya

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 all the latest info.


School Guidance Seminar for Children of Foreign Nationals

This seminar 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 and future seminars… Coming from a different cultural background, most foreign parents living in Japan have a different idea of what further education should be…


193rd Anniversary of the Independence of Peru

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…. Enjoy Peruvian food and music to celebrate the 193rd Anniversary of the Independence of Peru at the NIC Annex Hall.


NIC Library Summer Holiday Quiz Rally “Let’s Learn About the World!”

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 and future events… Using the library’s books and resources, learn about the people of the world and how they live! There will be a quiz rally to test your knowledge too! On the last day, there will be a detailed lecture by a foreign instructor as well! *This event will be held in Japanese.


Kodomo NIC News Summer Holidays First Edition!

This new publication, made for kids from grades 4-6, will be debuting on the 1st of July!


World Cosplay Summit 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… The World Cosplay Summit is a festival showcasing characters from Japanese manga, animation, video games, and SFX. The World Cosplay Summit was born in Nagoya 12 years ago, and this year you’re sure to be pleased with this unique global event!


The 68th Nagoya Port Fireworks Festival

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… Nagoya Port’s annual summer festival as well as the colossal fireworks display consisting of about 3,000 fireworks, attracted an impressive 350,000 people last year!


Kariya Mando Matsuri

This is 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 lively, colourful festival featuring 5m high “samurai” lanterns, called mando (literally “ten thousand lanterns”). One mando, weighing approximately 60kg, is carried by one man alone!


Toyota Oiden Matsuri

This is 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… As well as a fireworks display (over 13,000 fireworks), there are various stage events, street parades, and festival stalls.


26th Komaki Heisei Summer Festival

This is 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… An unusual illuminated float festival in the Tokai region. The Komaki Heisei Summer Festival began with reference to a festival held in Komaki’s friendship city – Yakumo Town in Hokkaido…


Ichinomiya Star Festival

This is 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… One of Japan’s big 3 tanabata festivals – Sendai and Hiratsuka host the other two. Ichinomiya’s main line location (JR Tokaido and Meitetsu) make it easily accessible from across the region.


Toyohashi Gion Matsuri

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… Here’s an interesting festival where you can see the traditional hand-held style of Japanese fireworks called “tezutsu hanabi” at the Yoshida Shrine and on the banks of the Toyokawa River.


Gamagori Fireworks Festival

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… This year also marks the 60th anniversary of the city! An amazing festival that lights up the night sky of Gamagōri on a beautiful summer night.


Nagoya Oktober Fest 2014

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… For 16 days each year over 6 million people attend the world’s biggest beer festival in Munich, Germany which started over 200 years ago.


Nationwide Food Replica Grand Prix in Gujo City

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… The world marvels at Japan’s food displays with good reason. Countless food display artists take much pride in their hand-made creations which take many hours to create.


Kakuozan Summer Matsuri

This is 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… Features stage performances, games, an art market, and international stalls.


The Chunichi Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition

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 the latest info… This exhibition will be held at three locations in Nagoya and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone who appreciates Japanese calligraphy or is keen to learn more about it.


26th Handcraft Fair – Art & Heart 2014

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… Try your hand at new crafts in the lesson booths, browse the craft market’s large range of craft supplies, and keep children occupied for a few hours at the children’s craft section.


Nagoya Auto Festival 2014

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… An exciting show with all the glamour and excitement you would expect from an event of this caliber!


Thai Festival in Nagoya 2014

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… Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the Thai festival will be bringing the culture, music, martial arts and food of Thailand to Nagoya!


Hungary Festival

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 a bit of Hungary in Aichi! The Hungary Festival is on Sunday, June 8 at the Nagoya International Center Hall.


40th NIC Book Recycling Bazaar

The next book bazaar will be held on Sunday, 7 June 2015. We will post time and venue details as they become available closer to the date. Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for the latest info… Hate to see a good book go to waste? Come along to the bazaar and get yourself a bunch of books for a bargain and contribute to a good cause while you’re at it.


The 22nd Inazawa Hydrangea Festival

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 a total of about ten thousand Hyrangea shrubs at the 22nd Inazawa Hyrdangea Festival!


Creators Market

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… Over 3,000 amateur and professional designers will be exhibiting and selling their creations.


Foreign Language Courses at the International Student Center

Applications for these courses have now closed, 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… Korean and Chinese language courses open to anyone residing, studying, or working in Aichi Prefecture will be available this spring at the International Student Center (ISC) in Minato Ward. Courses will be conducted in Japanese.


International Student Center Spring Vacancies

Applications are now open for vacancies at the ISC. Click here to download the PDF which contains full details and conditions. Current availability is as follows; 3 Twin Rooms. Period of residence is until Saturday, March 28th 2015. Who can apply? Foreign students registered to universities, junior colleges, or graduate Schools in Aichi Prefecture or […]


Spring Walk in Nagoya 2014

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… Get a taste of local history in Higashi Ward. Walk from Shuzeicho – to Shumokucho and the surrounding areas (the streets of culture), totaling approximately 3.5 km.


Japanese Cultural Learning Course: Ikebana

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… Are you interested in learning more about Japanese culture? Why not try your hand at ikebana.


Tsuruma Park Flower Festival

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… A beautiful floral festival to celebrate the beauty of Spring after a long and cold winter!


Fukuoka City Museum’s Grand Collection of Ghost and Monster Artworks

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 the latest info… A unique and unusual exhibition at Nagoya City Museum from Wednesday, May 21 to Sunday, July 13.


Nagoya International Music 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 the latest info… World class performances from around the globe will be impressing you with their talent right here in Nagoya up until July at the Aichi Prefectural Arts Theater.


International Food Fair and Garage Sale

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… An annual event sponsored by Nagoya International School PTA.


Toyota Automobile Museum Classic Car Festival

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… Over 100 domestic and foreign classic cars (pre-1984) from private collectors as well as classic cars from the Toyota Automobile Museum will be on show.


Okehazama Battlefield Festival

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… Take a step back in time and see the Okehazama Battlefield Festival.


Nameless Theatre: Much Ado About Nothing

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… Nameless Theatre is a Nagoya based community theatre group of professionals and volunteers. Their next production will be an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing.


Nagoya Hawaii Festival 2014

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… A must for all Hawaii lovers who want to experience some Aloha in Nagoya!


Nagoya Vegan Gourmet Festival

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… A food festival where you can try all kinds of dishes, and not feel guilty afterwards! May 5 at Tsuruma Park from 10:00 – 17:00.


Brazilian Day Nagoya 2014

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… A fun cross-cultural event for everyone! Join in the fun and get to experience Brazilian music, sports, food and more.


Belgian Beer Weekend 2014

Beer, food, music and Belgian lifestyle! The Belgian Beer Weekend will be kicking off in Hisaya Ōdōri Park for a massive thirteen days.


Exhibition: Millet, Barbizon, and Fountainebleau

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… Celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of the most loved painters in Japan, Francois Millet (1814-1875), The Museum is proud to bring you this stunning collection.


Kakuozan Spring Festival

Family fun in Kakuozan with flea markets, retro/antique stalls, international food stalls.


Report: Seminar & Consultations for Parents & Guardians of Foreign Children

On Saturday the 8th of February, the NIC held a seminar with the aim to help parents and guardians of foreign children by giving them valuable information on how to cope with school related issues. Read on to find out more.


Disaster Survival Cooking and DIY Workshop

Thank you to all who attended on the day. We had a great time teaching you! Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for the latest info and future events!


Railways Festival 2014

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.


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!


FAE 28 (2013) – The Foreign Artists Exhibition

The FAE 28 exhibition (2013) has now concluded. Thank you to all visitors and participants. FAE 29 will be held in November 2014 – for details, please see http://www.nic-nagoya.or.jp/fae


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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