Activities

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

Bus Tour to Asian Rural Institute

21 members of the Takasaki International Relations Society took a bus trip on Sunday 14th October to the Asian Rural Institute in Tochigi. There they attended the Harvest Thanksgiving Festival, enjoying cuisine prepared by students, flea markets, fair trade presentation and interaction with people from many countries.

International Festival

On Sunday 21st October 2018, more than 1700 people attended the 28th Takasaki International Festival at Viento. They enjoyed food, dance, and activities from countries such as China, Thailand, Korea, Brazil and Mexico.

Tabunka Salon – Philippines

On Sunday 1st July 2018, Mary Grace from the Philippines introduced salon participants to the food, fashion and festivals of her home country.

Visit to Czech Embassy

On Thursday 26th July 2018, members of the Junior International Club visited the Czech Embassy in Tokyo where they learnt about Czech culture, met embassy staff and enjoyed Czech honey and cream cheese cake.

Cool Takasaki – Wagashi

Kei Miyazawa of Misyoan Japanese Sweet Store taught 12 foreign residents how to make beautiful wagashi inspired by flowers, the Star Festival and the Japanese summer on Saturday 21st July 2018 at Socius.

Junior International Club Activities

Members of the Junior International Club enjoyed listening to guests from Canada, the United States, France and England talk about their lives on Sunday 17th June 2018, at Socius. Afterwards they baked cookies and enjoyed international exchange.

Cool Takasaki-French Homestyle Cooking

Due to the success of last year’s class, the French Homestyle Cooking class taught by local baker Baptiste Vogenstahl was held again on 13th May 2018 at the Chuo Kominkan. Twenty participants learned how to prepare quiche, cake sale and amaretti.

International Family Gathering

39 people from 13 families came to Kannonyama Camp Park Join Us on 13th May for our International Family Gathering. Despite the rain, participants enjoyed indoor activities including table tennis, origami, and traditional Japanese children’s games.