Sister City Exchange with Nagoya

Participation in Nagoya Festival

The Mexican Goodwill Mission comes to Nagoya during Nagoya Festival every year in October, where they participate in the Sister City Festival, the Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception, and the Nagoya Festival Parade, thereby deepening exchange between Nagoya and Mexico City.


  • Sister and Friendship Cities Goodwill Missions Welcome Reception

  • Nagoya Festival Parade

Mexico-Japan Institute (Liceo Mexicano Japones)

Our exchange with the Mexico-Japan Institute began when we hosted a Japanese cultural exchange group from the Institute on the year of the 20th Anniversary of the Nagoya-Mexico City Sister City Affiliation in 1997. The Institute's role is not limited to serving as an educational institution for Japanese ex-patriots and those of Japanese descent; it also serves those of Mexican descent and teaches courses about both Japan and Mexico. The Institute dispatches a Japanese cultural exchange group to Nagoya almost every year, thereby deepening exchange with residents.


  • Mexico-Japan Institute

  • Class atmosphere 

  • Mexico-Japan Institute Cultural Exchange Travel Group Welcome Party

  • Students visiting Nagoya Castle

Nagoya Junior High School

Nagoya Junior High School is a public middle school named in August 1980 to celebrate the friendship between Nagoya and Mexico City. As a symbol of the friendship between Nagoya and Mexico City, many visiting groups from Nagoya visit Nagoya Junior High School. In the school building, places like the music room and the library have signs written in kanji. An education worthy of the name of the school is available to the students, through, for instance, introducing Nagoya as a sister city during class time.


  • Nagoya Junior High School

  • A welcome performance by students

Animal Sister Zoo Exchange between Higashiyama Zoo and Chapultepec Zoo

Chapultepec Zoo is the largest of the 3 zoos operated by Mexico City, and opened in 1923. Ever since Nagoya and Mexico City concluded a sister city relationship, Higashiyama Zoo and Chapultepec Zoo have deepened exchange with each other through such things as animal exchange. In commemoration of the 35th anniversary of the Nagoya-Mexico City sister city affiliation, the two zoos concluded a sister zoo affiliation in 2012. Also, to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Nagoya-Mexico City sister city affiliation and the establishment of the sister zoo affiliation, Nagoya presented Mexico City with a Japanese Rock Garden (karesansui) called "Nagoya Garden," which has been installed in Chapultepec Zoo.


  • Humboldt Penguins

  • Nagoya Garden

Back to Mexico City

Nagoya Sister Cities Association
c/o International Relations Division, Tourism & Exchange Department Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange , City of Nagoya
1-1, Sannomaru 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya 460-8508
TEL:(052)972-3063 FAX:(052)972-4200
E-mail:info@nsca.gr.jp

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