About us

Basic Information

Name 高崎市国際交流協会Takasaki International Relations Society
Address 35-1 Takamatsu-cho, Takasaki City, Gunma Prefecture.TEL: 027-321-1201 FAX: 027-330-1819
Established 1st April 1990
Chairman Koichiro Hara
Members 334 Individuals, 47 Corporate Members (as at March, 2015)

Organizational Progression

July 1981 Sister City Promotion Section established
1st September 1981 Takasaki International Sister City Exchange Section established
1st June 1985 Name changed to Takasaki International Relations Section
30th November 1989 Conference for the establishment of the Takasaki International Relations Society
1st April Takasaki International Relations Society established
15th May 1996 Section ChangesBefore: America, Brazil, China, Czech sectionsAfter:International Foreign Affairs, Project Planning, Youth Development, Public Relations sections
25th May 2008 Establishment of the new Communication Support Section

Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart

Main Projects

Projects promoting international exchange
  • Annual student exchange program with city of Battle Creek, USA.
  • Production of tourist brochures and websites in various languages
  • Support for other events related to exchange with sister cities or other international cities
Projects promoting internationalization
  • Events promoting international understanding aimed at young people, centered on activities of the Junior International Club
  • Events promoting international friendship (presentations on foreign cultures, etc.)
Projects promoting harmony in a multicultural society
  • International Festival
  • Events promoting multicultural community development (gatherings, etc.)
  • Japanese classes for foreign residents
  • Japanese language support service for children from multicultural backgrounds
  • Volunteer interpreter registration and dispatch service
  • Host family registration
  • Cultural instructor registration and networking service
  • Language courses for prospective volunteer interpreters
Public Relations
  • Society newsletter “Tomodachi” published 6 times per year
  • Monthly newsletters in English, Portuguese and Chinese
  • International exchange events are promoted on the Society website, Facebook page, and on Radio Takasaki