「International Day」What's International Day about?
How can I be a part of this?
|Let's put our thoughts together||Our lives are intertwined with other individuals from around the world in some way or other. In that regard, how about coming together to discuss what's going on in the world we share, or issues impacting our own lives and those affecting others, or, on a more specific note, situations regarding the workplace?|
|Let's share our views on the matter||Here, in Toyota City, over 4% of the population is of a foreign background. You are able to make friends and exchange views with people from many other countries, as well as your very own, at some of the International Day events organized at TIA.|
|Let's experience the world||Toyota City has a variety of international shops and restaurants. You can enjoy information related to these entities, or shop and dine in style locally, with your family or friends.|
|Let's study||We offer classes in foreign languages, and organize and conduct international seminars, etc.
Also, you can just stop by our International Corner to catch up on international news and information.
|Let's enjoy world cultures, art, and sports from around the world||In Toyota City, where we've got museums, a concert hall, a stadium, and hands-on learning facilities, etc., various internationally acclaimed works of art, or world class sporting events can be enjoyed. Furthermore, at TIA, we offer the opportunity to learn about different countries during the National Day events held at the Toyota Global Square, approximately twice a month.|
|How about doing some volunteering?||Have you ever considered being a host family, or teaching Japanese language, introducing your own, or even the Japanese culture? How about volunteering as a translator or an interpreter? At TIA, you can play a major role towards internationalization in a number of different ways, according to your experience, as a volunteer. You are welcome onboard anytime!|
The International Day event of 2019 commenced on December 6th & 7th. It was dubbed: “A Christmas Market in Toyota”, the first of its kind in the city. The event saw the tranformation of Toyoshiba, the grass square near the station, where a remarkable Christmas market was held amidst breathtaking lighting and a 4-meter tall Christmas tree made of wood. As is customary at Christmas markets around the world, Christmas carols, music and the scents of Christmas filled the air, where various confectionery stalls were set up, and musicians and citizens took to this public stage to deliver treats and delights everyone present. If you browse through our homepage or Facebook, you too will be able to somewhat partake of the event. Ho, ho, ho! Please enjoy!