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NIC End of Year Holidays

During the festive season, the NIC will be closed from December 29 to January 3.


“NIC Nihongo no Kai” Japanese Course 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 now full 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 classes… This course is taught by volunteers and is designed for children (born between April 2 1999 and April 1 2008) whose native language is not Japanese. Students learn Japanese skills necessary for school and daily life.


Foreign Students Employment Seminar

An employment information seminar held by the International Student Center, to help foreign students who hope to find employment in Japan.


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

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


Kanjiru Jomon Jidai

At this exhibition, the representative remnants of the era which include blazed earthenware, as well as many other pottery and tools, will show you the vitality and rich culture of the Jomon period.


Family Day Nagoya

Enjoy games, craft, stage events, sports, a poster exhibition and other fun family activities.


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!


Tomica Special Exhibition

The Tomica brand of miniature replica vehicles has been a hit with children since its introduction over 40 years ago!


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.


Nagoya Ramen Matsuri

Get to eat ramen from all over the country! The best varieties of ramen have been specially selected for this event!


Nabananosato Winter Illuminations

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


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!


Star★Light Revue 2014

The “Starlight Hanabi” – a 30-minute winter firework display launched over the ocean and set to music – is on the 24th of December (19:00 – 19:30).


Nagoya Akari Night 2014

See the central area of Sakae gloriously decorated with an impressive display of lighting. You’ll see petite hand-made lights line the paths, as well as overwhelming displays of LED lights illuminate the walkways.


TV Character Yume Dome 2015

An event where all the great heroes of television come together! Don’t miss the spectacular on stage performances where heroes will be fighting their arch-enemies.


New Year Party – International Exchange Event

This event provides Japanese and non-Japanese guests a chance to meet and mingle under a casual party setting. There will be recreational games, prizes, and a chance to learn and experience Japanese culture.


Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children

Photographer Jacob A. Riis called the children of poor immigrants in America over 100 years ago “Go-Betweens”, as they often acted as mediators for their parents who had a very poor level of English.


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.


30th International Philippine Festival 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 the latest info… Scheduled events include a special lecture, a Philippine mini bazaar, a Philippine movie show and stage performances, and an International Friendship Party!


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.


Nagashino Gassen Nobori 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… An annual festival commemorating the 1575 Battle of Nagashino; one of the most important battles in Japanese history.


Tuning Car World Showdown

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… Check out Show Cars, a Tuning Car Tournament, and sale of related parts and goods (including original parts) at the ultimate tuned car lovers’ event where manufacturers and pro shops represent Japan!


Kisosansenkoen Park Tulip 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… During this season, the tulips in the park show their amazing colour. Cherry blossom trees are also planted in the flowerbeds where the colourful tulips bloom.


Sakura in Mizuho Ward

The illumination of this area has 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… You will need to be quick if you want to catch some of the most breathtaking cherry blossoms in Nagoya City – they are usually only around until about the end of the first week of April.


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.


Komakiyama Cherry Blossom 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… See 1,200 cherry blossom trees in full bloom. Lit up by bonbori (paper-covered lamps), the cherry blossoms will be at the center of the Komakiyama cherry blossom festival this year. A sight not to be missed.


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.


Inuyama Castle Spring 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… Thirteen traditional 3 tiered festival floats, which are designated as tangible cultural assets of Aichi Prefecture, are pulled through the city’s cherry blossomed streets; between 18:00 and 21:30 these floats are illuminated. Combine a visit to the festival with a visit to Japan’s oldest castle – Inuyama Castle – located on the hill overlooking the festival.


Nagoya Castle Spring 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… This spring, come and see the beautiful cherry blossoms at Nagoya Castle. At night, they are elegantly lit up and will truly make your visit a memorable one. There will be live traditional music performances including the Koto, Shamisen and Wadaiko (Japanese drum).


Weeping Plum Blossom 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… The overwhelming sight of countless weeping plum blossoms will carry your heart into the spring as you are mesmerized by the subtle yet striking features of shidareume trees.


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 Tagata Jinja Hōnen Matsuri

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… A well-known unique festival where villagers carry on their shoulders a portable shrine which bears a 2m-long phallus-shaped wooden sculpture. They offer this huge carving to the shrine praying for world peace, the growth of all things, and a good harvest.


The Lucky Dolls of Gujōhachiman Castle

This event has now finished 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 the “Good Luck Dolls” in this nationally unique event! You may have heard of “hina ningyo”, the dolls used in hinamatsuri celebrations who obediently seat themselves on tiers. Well, they have decided to jump off their seats and take it to the streets in the castle surrounds of an area in Gifu called Gujo – hachiman. See them shopping at the local supermarket, playing mahjong and even snowboarding in these carefully crafted miniature sets! A fun “little” event for the whole family to enjoy.


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.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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… Be sure to wear something green, and come along and join in the fun. With live Irish music, singers and dancers, bagpipes – St. Patrick’s Day comes to Nagoya!


Nagoya International Orchid Show 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… One of the events which marks the coming of Spring in the city, is the Nagoya International Orchid Show held at the Nagoya Orchid Gardens. This year will be the 24th since it first began at Fukiage Hall. See various contests in the various display, flower art and craft divisions. Experience transplanting orchids, get to ask experts for their advice; all while taking in the beauty of some of the most beautiful orchids in Japan.


Hafu – The Film

This screening has now concluded in Nagoya, 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. Current information on the film can be found on the official website… What does it mean to be mixed-race in Japan? Today, 1 in 49 babies are born between an international couple. Documentary film “Hafu” follows the lives of five half-Japanese individuals…


Midori Multicultural Event

This event has now concluded and this page is here for reference purposes. We thank all involved parties for their participation! Please regularly check our website, follow us on twitter, like us on facebook and/or subscribe to our mail magazine for the latest info…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.


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!


Circle K SunKus Dome presents Asobo 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 the latest info…. Ride the “MONSTER”! One of the largest slides in Japan! 15 meters tall and 45 meters long, it’s sure to please whoever is brave enough to take it on! There is also the “JUNGLE” – a gigantic, dimensional, three level maze. It’s difficult to not enjoy this with the whole family during the new year season.


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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