FY 2011 Business Report

1. General Meeting, Board Meetings, etc.

(1) The 1st Board Meeting and General Meeting, Chamber Music Concert

Date June 6, 2011 (Mon)
Place Nagoya City Civic Reception House
Board Meeting: 3rd Floor Special Conference Room
General Meeting, Chamber Music Concert: 1st Floor Reception Hall
Participants 78
Details We approved the FY 2010 Business Report and Income/Expenditure Report, and we deliberated on the FY 2011 Business Plan and Income/Expenditure Budget.
Also, in tribute to the 5th Anniversary of our sister city affiliation with Turin, we showed videos related to Italy and held a string quartet concert that featured Italian folk music from the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra.

(2) The 2nd Board Meeting

Date February 17, 2012 (Fri)
Place Nagoya City Civic Reception House, 3rd Floor Special Conference Room
Participants 23
Details We deliberated on the outline of the FY 2012 Business Plan and Income/Expenditure Budget Proposal, and reported on the Commemorative Project for the 5th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation.

2. Commemorative Project for the 5th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation

(1) Italian Flagshow

Date May 6, 2011 (Fri)
Place Nagoya City Gokiso Elementary School (Showa Ward), Oshimizu Elementary School (Midori Ward)
Participants 888 (including 32 members of the Fossano Flag Waving Troupe)
Details The Fossano Flag Waving Troupe (comprised of 29 Flag Wavers and 3 Chaperones) visited Nagoya from Italy, and gave a Flag Waving Performance at City elementary schools.

(2) Sister City Festival 2011

Date October 15 (Sat) - 16 (Sun), 2011
Place Oasis 21, Galaxy Platform
Attendees About 15,400 total
Details Performances were given to attendees on stage and presentations were given at booths in relation to our sister and friendship cities, with a focus on performances by Italian musicians.

(3) Turin Video Art Exhibition "TORINOver"

(First Event)

Date October 12 (Wed) - 19 (Wed), 2011
Place Central Japan International Airport, 4th Floor Event Plaza
Attendees About 8,000 total

(Second Event)

Date October 15 (Sat) - 16 (Sun), 2011
Place Oasis 21, Galaxy Platform
Attendees About 15,400 total
Details We introduced the Modern Video Art Exhibition "TORINOver" to citizens. This exhibition has been held every year in Turin since 2007.

(4) Dispatch of a Nagoya Citizens Goodwill Mission

Date November 2 (Wed) - 9 (Wed), 2011
Place Turin, Barolo, Milan, Bellona, and Venice in Italy
Participants 33
Details The Nagoya Citizens Goodwill Mission participated in the Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation 5th Anniversary Reception, a Commemorative Tree-Planting Ceremony, and Nagoya Day, deepening exchange with citizens of Turin. They also conducted exchange with students and teachers at the International University in Venice.

(5) Nagoya Day

Date November 4, 2011 (Fri)
Place OGR in Turin (an art museum renovated from a 19th-century railway repair yard)
Attendees About 300 total
Details In addition to performances by the samurai warrior group Nagoya Omotenashi Bushotai and "gourmet battles" presented to residents featuring the local foods of Nagoya and Turin, there were also Japanese cultural demonstrations featuring such things as calligraphy and origami held by the Nagoya Citizens Goodwill Mission. We also held a Nagoya Photo Exhibition and advertised for tourism in Nagoya via pamphlets.

(6) Commemorative Lecture for the 5th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Turin Sister City Affiliation

Date December 13, 2011 (Tues)
Place Nagoya City Civic Reception House 1st Floor Reception Hall
Participants 154
Details Hosei University Professor Hidenobu Jinnai, famous for his research on Italy, gave the keynote address and had a dialog with Mayor Kawamura, who has done research on the preservation and use of historical architecture in Turin.

(7) Turin Soccer Classes

Date February 3 (Fri) - 6 (Mon), 2012
Place Various places in Nagoya
Participants 254
Details We invited 2 soccer instructors from Turin, and held a soccer class for elementary, junior high, and high school students in various places in Nagoya, helping to improve the children's soccer ability while also deepening exchange with the instructors.

3. Hosting and Exchange Projects

(1) Los Angeles High School Student Exchange Program Cultural Exchange Party

Date July 15, 2011 (Fri)
Place Gen's 2nd
Participants 70 (including 4 high school students and 1 chaperone from Los Angeles)
Details When Los Angeles high school students came to Nagoya, we held a welcome and exchange party for them. At the welcome and exchange party, there were performances by the high school students, as well as students sent to Los Angeles from Nagoya in FY 2010 and Meito High School teachers and students, thereby deepening mutual understanding, friendship, and goodwill.

(2) Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception

Date October 14, 2011 (Fri)
Place Westin Nagoya Castle, 2nd Floor Tenshu
Participants 147 (including 39 in Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions)
Details We held a Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception to welcome the Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions who came to Japan for the Nagoya Festival and the Sister City Festival 2011.

4. Other Projects

(1) Exhibition of a Commemorative Painting for the 30th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Sydney Sister City Affiliation at the Higashiyama Zoo

Date June 4 (Sat) - November 30 (Wed), 2011
Place Higashiyama Zoo Education Center
Details We exhibited "Woven 2, Life Weaving Series," a picture presented by the Mayor of Sydney in November 2010 when the Mayor of Nagoya made an official visit to Sydney. (Now, it is on display at the International Exhibition Hall in the Nagoya City Civic Reception House.)

(2) 33rd Sister and Friendship Cities Children's Art Exhibition (held in conjunction with the Nagoya City Board of Education)

Date November 23 (Wed) - 27 (Sun), 2011
Place Nagoya City Museum, 3rd Floor Gallery
Attendees 30,727
Details We conducted an exchange and exhibition of children's art with our sister and friendship cities in conjunction with the Nagoya City Board of Education. We also presented a panel introducing summaries of our sister and friendship cities, thereby deepening our residents' understanding of our sister cities.

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

Date December 6, 2011 (Tues)
Place Meitetsu New Grand Hotel, 7th Floor Ougi Room
Participants 96
Details We held a Christmas Party in conjunction with the Japan-Australia-New Zealand Society, where we were able to deepen understanding of Sydney and Australia and further exchange between the members of our associations.

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

Date January 18, 2012 (Wed)
Place International Hotel Nagoya, 2nd Floor Oimatsu Room
Participants 122
Details We held a Japan-China Friendship New Year's Gathering in conjunction with the Japan-China Friendship Association of Aichi, where we were able to deepen understanding of Nanjing and China and further exchange between the members of our associations.

(5) 35th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Mexico City Sister City Affiliation, Mexican Cooking Class

Date March 26 (Mon) and 29 (Thurs), 2011
Place The Better Home Cooking Class, Nagoya (Sakae) Class
Participants 92
Details We held Mexican cooking classes to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Nagoya-Mexico City Sister City Affiliation. Through the actual cooking of Mexican cuisine, we were able to cultivate an understanding toward Mexico.

(6) Update of the Nagoya Sister Cities Association Website

Date January - March, 2012
Details We did a full-scale update of the Nagoya Sister Cities Association Website so that it would have a beautiful and easy-to-browse layout. Additionally, we newly added an image gallery that introduces famous sites from our sister and friendship cities.

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