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“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 1999 and April 1 2008) whose native language is not Japanese. Students learn Japanese skills necessary for school and daily life.


Foreign Language Lectures by International Students

International students from around the world will be coming together to teach participants about their own country’s language including culture in order to deepen inter-cultural understanding in the community.


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

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


AR Art Museum – Curious Pictures That Move

AR Art Museum is an exhibition featuring paintings that, when viewed with a portable terminal, reveal another ‘reality’ through the use of augmented reality.


Yoshitaka Amano – A World Beyond Imagination

Yoshitaka Amano is an internationally active artist, designer and illustrator. This exhibition, his first full-scale show at a public gallery in Japan, looks at his career thus far, and systematically collects works from his early period to the most recent.


National Treasure, “Hatsune Furniture”: The Marriage Trousseau of Tokugawa Chiyohime

Wed to Tokugawa Mitsutomo at the age of 2, Chiyohime’s wedding furniture is said to be the most extravagant in Japan, and is one of the representative works in the collection of the Tokugawa Art Museum.


TSUKUHAÉ – Kyokichi Tanaka, Shizuo Fujimori, Koshiro Onchi

Tsukuhaé was a magazine compiling the poetry and woodblock prints of Kyokichi Tanaka, Shizuo Fujimori, and Koshiro Onchi. This exhibition commemorates one hundred years since its publication, and takes a look back at its role in modern Japanese art.


Isamu Wakabayashi: Flying Leaves and Oscillation

Isamu Wakabayashi (1936-2003) was a representative Japanese sculptor of the late 20th century. This exhibition follows the footsteps of creation throughout Wakabayashi’s life.


Belgian Beer Weekend 2015

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


Denpark Flower Festival 2015

Spring Festival at Denpark in Anjo City with a full program of attractions, Easter events, concerts and more.


Golden Week at the Port of Nagoya Public Aquarium

There’s lots to enjoy during the Aquarium’s extended hours during Golden Week, including night performances by dolphins and a special dinosaur exhibition!


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.


Shirotori Garden ‘Spring Romance’

Enjoy the spring events at the Shirotori Garden over the Golden Week holiday.


The 9th Yosakoi Yume Matsuri 2015

Around 100 teams, young and old, from all over Japan will converge on Nagoya to perform in this colorful and vibrant three-day festival of traditional Kochi-style Japanese street dancing.


Nagashino Kassen Nobori Matsuri

An annual festival in Shinshiro City commemorating the 1575 Battle of Nagashino, one of the most important battles in Japanese history.


Nagoya Noh Theater “May Teireikoen”

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


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.’


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.


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 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.


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…


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)!


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.


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!


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.


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.


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. Period of residence Period of residence is until Monday, March 28th 2016. Who can apply? Foreign students registered to universities, junior colleges, or graduate Schools in Aichi Prefecture or those who have passed the […]


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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