FY 2010 Business Report

1. General Meeting, Board Meetings, etc

(1) The 1st Board Meeting and General Meeting, Tea Party, and Lecture

Date May 25, 2010 (Tues)
Place Nagoya City Civic Reception House
Board Meeting: 4th Floor Small Conference Room
General Meeting, Tea Party, Lecture: 1st Floor Reception Hall
Participants 93
Details We approved the FY 2009 Business Report and Income/Expenditure Report, and we deliberated on the FY 2010 Business Plan and Income/Expenditure Budget.
As the event coincided with the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation, the comedy duo "Chad Mullane" made up of Australian comedian Chad Mullane and Aichi Prefecture-native comedian Takahiro Kato were invited as guest speakers to give a lecture on the appeal of Australia to deepen understanding toward Sydney.

(2) The 2nd Board Meeting

Date February 18, 2011 (Fri)
Place Nagoya City Civic Reception House, 3rd Floor Special Conference Room
Participants 14
Details We deliberated on the outline of the FY 2011 Business Plan and Income/Expenditure Budget Proposal, and reported on the Commemorative Project for the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation.

2. Commemorative Project for the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation

(1) Australian Cooking Class

Date June 22, 2010 (Tues)
Place Nagoya International Center, 3rd Floor Lecture Room #1
Participants 109
Details We conducted classes introducing Australian cuisine three separate times, thereby deepening our understanding of Australia.

(2) Sister City Festival 2010

Date October 16 (Sat) - 17 (Sun), 2010
Place Oasis 21, Galaxy Platform
Attendees About 14,400 total
Details We presented the cultures of our sister and friendship cities on stage and at booths to attendees. To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation, these events were centrally focused on 2 young musicians invited from Sydney. At the same time, we exhibited the tapestry works of Yutaka Fukuhara, a Japanese-American artist residing in Los Angeles.

(3) Nagoya Day

Date November 4, 2010 (Thurs)
Place Sydney, Customs House Square
Attendees About 2,300 total
Details We held events introducing Nagoya, including samurai troop battle rallies, calligraphy performances, and booths where visitors could try on battle armor.

(4) Dispatch of a Nagoya Citizens Goodwill Mission

Date November 1 (Mon) - 9 (Tues), 2010
Place Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast in Australia
Participants 19
Details We cultivated exchange with Sydney residents by participating in such events as the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation 30th Anniversary Reception, a Tree-Planting Ceremony, and Nagoya Day. Also, by learning about aboriginal culture, we were able to deepen our understanding of Australia.

(5) Koala Naming Ceremony

Date December 25, 2010 (Sat)
Place Higashiyama Zoo Koala House
Attendees About 50
Details To commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation, the Taronga Zoo located in Sydney's suburbs presented Higashiyama Zoo with a koala. The koala's name was chosen to be "Archer" by a vote taken by visitors to Higashiyama Zoo, and the naming ceremony was conducted as many fans looked on.

3. Hosting and Exchange Projects

(1) Mexico-Japan Institute (Liceo Mexicano Japones) Cultural Exchange Travel Group Welcome Party

Date July 5, 2010 (Mon)
Place Nagoya International Center, Annex Hall
Participants 144 (including 22 members of the Mexico-Japan Institute Cultural Exchange Travel Group)
Details We held a welcome party when the Mexico-Japan Institute Cultural Exchange Travel Group (composed of 19 students and 3 teachers) came to Nagoya. A dance conducted by the Seiryo High School Dance Club and a folk dance by the Mexico-Japan Institute were held at the party, thereby cultivating mutual understanding and friendship.

(2) Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception

Date October 15, 2010 (Fri)
Place Westin Nagoya Castle, 2nd Floor Tenshu
Participants 153 (including 66 in Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Delegations)
Details We held a Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception to welcome the Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Delegations who came to Japan for the Nagoya Festival and the Sister City Festival 2010.

(3) Hosting Official Delegations from Sister and Friendship Cities at the Biodiversity City Summit

Date October 23 (Sat) - 28 (Thurs), 2010
Participants 6 (1 from Mexico City, 3 from Nanjing, and 2 from Sydney)
Details We hosted official delegations from sister and friendship cities who came to Nagoya to attend the Biodiversity City Summit, and gave them our support during their stay here.

4. Other Projects

(1) 32nd Sister and Friendship Cities Children's Art Exhibition (held in conjunction with the Nagoya City Board of Education)

Date November 17 (Wed) - 21 (Sun), 2010
Place Nagoya City Museum, 3rd Floor Gallery
Visitors 30,743
Details We conducted an exchange and exhibition of children's art with our sister cities in conjunction with the Nagoya City Board of Education. We also presented a panel introducing summaries of our sister cities, thereby deepening our residents' understanding of our sister cities.

(2) Christmas Party (held in conjunction with the Nagoya Japan-Australia-New Zealand Society)

Date December 2, 2010 (Thurs)
Place Meitetsu New Grand Hotel, 7th Floor Ougi Room
Participants 105
Details We held a Christmas Party in conjunction with the Japan-Australia-New Zealand Society, where we were able to cultivate friendship and mutual understanding between Nagoya, Australia, and New Zealand.

(3) Japan-China Friendship New Year's Gathering (held in conjunction with the Japan-China Friendship Association of Aichi)

Date January 18, 2011 (Tues)
Place International Hotel Nagoya, 2nd Floor, Oimatsu Room
Participants 128
Details We held a Japan-China Friendship New Year's Gathering in conjunction with the Japan-China Friendship Association of Aichi.

(4) International Exchange BBQ Tour with Exchange Students

Date March 11, 2011 (Fri)
Place Chita Peninsula
Participants 43
Details We were able to deepen our interaction with exchange students attending local universities through a bus tour featuring such things as seafood barbecue and making ceramics at INAX Live Museum.

(5) 5th Anniversary of Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation, Italian Cooking Class

Date March 28 (Mon) and 30 (Wed), 2011
Place Cooking Salon Sakae (Sakae Gas Building 6th Floor)
Participants 202
Details We held Italian cooking classes to commemorate the 5th anniversary of the Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation. Through the actual cooking of Italian cuisine, we were able to cultivate an understanding of Italy.

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