Intercultural Exchange

2019 Indoor Festival

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2018 Outdoor Festival Korean Pair Dodgeball

With the arriving of summer, so comes the Niigata City International Exchange Foundation’s annual Sports Festival! This year, we have moved the festivities to the centrally located CrossPal Niigata so rain or shine we are set to have a blast. Come enjoy a day of team sports and good times. Event information listed below

As per usual, this year’s schedule will be split into two parts.

12:30~ Doors Open
1:00~3:00 – Beach Volleyball, Korean Team Dodge Ball & Frisbee (We will split you into groups and you will rotate through the different sports)
3:15~3:45 – Japanese Field Day Game (Giant Ball)
3:45~4:20 – Mystery Game!
4:20~4:25 – Award Ceremony
4:25~ Clean Up

★EVENT INFO★

Date: Sat, May 25th, 2019 from 12:30 PM
Participation Fee: 300 JPY Please try to bring exact change for the registration fee.
Location: CrossPal Niigata (https://goo.gl/maps/5x5F7BuLVzUfwdiB9)
Organizer: Niigata City International Exchange Foundation (NCIEF)

Sign Ups: Reservations required (60 spots available).
To sign up, contact us by e-mail (kyokai@nief.or.jp), phone (025-225-2727) or visit our office in person on the 2nd floor of CrossPal Niigata. Be sure to include ①Participant names (with Katakana) ②Number of people ③Age ④Country of origin ⑤ Contact info (email and phone number) ⑥How you learned about this event.
Sign-up Deadline: 5/23 (Thu)

Note: Don’t forget to bring your indoor running shoes and to wear comfortable clothes.

NIEF OUTDOOR SPORTS FESTIVAL 2018

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With the arrival of summer comes the Niigata City International Exchange Foundation’s annual Outdoor Sports Festival! Come enjoy a day of team sports and good times by the beach. There will be plenty of time to play, eat, or just stand around talking. Teachers from local clubs will be present to provide instruction for beach volleyball and frisbee.
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NIEF OUTDOOR SPORTS FESTIVAL 2017

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(日本語情報は英文に続きます)

With the arrival of summer comes the Niigata City International Exchange Foundation’s annual Outdoor Sports Festival! Come enjoy a day of team sports and good times by the beach. There will be plenty of time to play, eat, or just stand around talking. Teachers from local clubs will be present to provide instruction for Beach Volleyball and Capoeira.

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2015 Culture City of East Asia

If you have walked around Niigata City at all you have probably come across this sign at least a dozen times already:

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This is Niigata City`s official logo marking it as a 2015 Culture City of East Asia. From the official site a Culture City of East Asia is described as thus:

“From among the cities in Japan, China, and Korea that are aiming to develop their ties through culture and the arts, one city in each country is chosen, each year and a variety of cultural and artistic events are held.
In this way mutual understanding within East Asia can be deepened, and the ability to internationally promote the diverse culture of the region is strengthened.

In addition, the cities chosen as Culture Cities of East Asia also aim to use the implementation of the project as an opportunity on a continuous basis by taking advantage of their distinguishing cultural characteristics in order to promote culture, the arts, creative industries, and tourism.”

As such a huge range of exhibitions and events have been held and there are more to come through the end of the year. On the English version of their website you can learn more about Niigata as a Culture City of East Asia, as well and search through their events.
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THE GAZE OF MODERN KOREAN & JAPANESE ARTISTS (Past)

Now through June 28th, 2015 the Niigata Bandaijima Art Museum is featuring a highly unique cross-over exhibition. The selection explores how modern Korean and Japanese artists experienced and represented the space known as “Korea” from the 1890’s through the 1960’s—a turbulent period marked by war, colonization, and dramatic cultural change.

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