The Takasaki International Relations Society holds a wide range of events.

27th International Festival

More than 1600 people flocked to Viento Takasaki to enjoy multicultural food, entertainment and experiences at the annual Takasaki International Festival held on Sunday 26th November.

Cool Takasaki Tea Ceremony

On 12th November, 8 guests from America, Mexico, South Africa, Cameroon and the Philippines enjoyed the Takasaki Grand Tea Ceremony at the City Gallery, learning about Japanese culture from masters of the art.

Children Visit Asian Rural Institute

On Saturday 4th November, children from the Junior International Club visited the Asian Rural Institute in Nasushiobara, Tochigi, where they learnt about fair trade and the institute’s village leader training program.

International Family Gathering

On Sunday 29th October, 36 people from 11 families with Indian, Pakistani, French, Canadian, Australian, American and Taiwanese backgrounds got together at the General Welfare Center to meet and chat. Great fun was had by all!

Gunma Cup Cricket

Teams from Gunma, Aichi, Chiba, etc. attended the Gunma Cup Cricket Tournament in Takasaki on Sunday 20th August. The International Relations Society gave out free cool drinks and held a mini cricket lesson.

Cool Takasaki – Wagashi

On Saturday 22nd July at Socius, 12 residents enjoyed making gorgeous Japanese sweets with master confectioner Kei Miyazawa from Misyoan (Kenzaki-machi). Thanks so much Miyazawa-san!!

Cool Takasaki – French Cooking

On Monday 29th May, 20 participants enjoyed preparing and eating the French dishes quiche, cake sale and amaretti with local baker Baptiste Vogenstahl in our very first Cool Takasaki event.

International Family Party

On Sunday 18th June, 62 people from 23 families with 15 different nationalities came together at Jankenpon in Kanaibuchi-machi to get to know one another and learn about raising multi-lingual children.