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NIC Photo Contest

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


“NIC Nihongo no Kai” NIC Japanese Class for Adults

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


NIC Japanese Class for Children

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


Children’s Story Book Time

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


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

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


Nagoya Philharmonic – Upcoming Performances

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


Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium Closing for Maintenance

The Nagoya City Science Museum Planetarium will be closed for an overhaul and replacement of parts for digital equipment from 25 Sep. to 23 Oct., but a number of special events will be running in the Astronomy Building!


Star Gazing at the Science Museum

Following a brief talk at the planetarium you will proceed to the rooftop’s main telescope and various other telescopes to observe the night’s recommended celestial scenery.


Nagoya Noh Theater “October Teireikoen”

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


The 32nd Craftsmanship of Owari Nagoya Exhibition

An exhibition of a variety of works by artisans of Owari Nagoya, from historical, traditional craftsmanship to that which aids us in our daily lives.


Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic Painting from National Museums Liverpool

This exhibition of works from the National Museums Liverpool presents around 70 pieces, including representative works of Pre-Raphaelite artists.


Nakagawa Canal ARToC10 for Fiscal 2015

Nakagawa Canal in Nakagawa Ward is the site of a number of cultural and art projects utilizing the waterside and warehouses along the Canal.


September 2015 Events

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


September 2015 Exhibitions

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


The 8th Book Gift Contest in Tokyo / Kansai / Nagoya

Sponsored by the Jodo Shu Peace Association, and in the interests of supporting exchange students in Japan, this contest aims to “return the favour” to foreign students who contribute to Japan in various ways through their knowledge and culture.


Naka Ward General Disaster Prevention Drill – Participants Wanted

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


Nagoya Noh Theater “September Teireikoen”

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


Bunraku Traditional Japanese Puppet Theatre

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


August 2015 Fireworks

A selection of fireworks events around Nagoya in August.


August 2015 Events

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


August 2015 Exhibitions

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


20th International “Kusamakura” Haiku Contest

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


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

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


July 2015 Events

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


July 2015 Exhibitions

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


June 2015 Events

A selection of events in and around Nagoya in June.


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.


Nagoya Antique Fair

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


Digital Contents Exhibition NAGOYA

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


36th Gifu Asia Film Festival

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


Mammoth Flea Market Z Vol. 52

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


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.


Global Citizen’s Program 2014 – Instructors Wanted!

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


NIC Book Recycling Bazaar Report

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


The Ieyasu Parade

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


Kinoshita Circus

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


Takayama Sake Brewery Tour

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


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