The Takasaki International Relations Society holds a wide range of events.
Vietnamese Exchange Party
On Sunday 24th February 2019, 57 participants from Vietnam and Japan came to Shinmachi Community Center to enjoy a cultural exchange including Vietnamese dancing, powdered green tea experience, Pho and sushi rolls, and quizzes and other activities.
International Understanding Presentation & Tasting
On Sunday 17th February 2019, 28 members of the Junior International Club and their families came to hear School Nutritionist Emi Fukasawa talk about her work in Kiribati. Fukasawa also demonstrated how to cook her version of ‘oyaki’ using the leaves of a daikon radish. Everyone enjoyed the taste very much!
Cool Takasaki Tea Ceremony Experience
On Sunday 11th November 2018, 7 participants from America, Canada, Malaysia, and Romania participated in the Takasaki Tea Ceremony at the City Gallery and were able to experience three schools of tea including powdered green tea, and tea served using a traditional tea pot.
Spanish Class for Language Volunteers
A Spanish class for beginners was held every Thursday at the Chuo Kominkan from October to December 2018. It was attended by 20 students, and taught by Multicultural Instructor and former JICA worker in Paraguay, Ms. Kimiko Yamada. Students learnt basic words and phrases, and how to pronounce the Spanish alphabet.
Soup of the World Cooking Class
On Sunday 2nd December 2018 at Socius, guest teachers from Cameroon, Sri Lanka, Macedonia, Korea and Taiwan taught 20 participants how to make soups from their countries. Participants had fun cooking and then sampling the various countries’ dishes.
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.
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.