Event Information

Kariya International Friendship Association (KIFA) implements support programs for foreign nationals living locally, and organizes various cultural events open to anyone. Please feel free to apply if you would like to participate.

  • Free consultation for foreign residents
  • One-day administrative service by the Philippine Consulate General
  • KIFAV International Friendship Festa (December)
  • Disaster drill (January)
  • Opportunities to enjoy Japanese cultural activities organized by KIFAV

To participate, please apply at:

Administration Office of Kariya International Friendship Association

TEL:0566-62-1209  FAX:0566-21-0030

  • The administration office is open between 9:00 and 17:15.
  • Closed Mondays (or the following day if a national holiday falls on a Monday), and during the year-end and New Year holidays.

KIFAV Japanese Language Class

Japanese language lessons are offered by Kariya International Friendship Association Volunteers (KIFAV) as shown below.

Thursday Class Every Thursday 10:00 ~ 11:30
Saturday Class Every Saturday 19:00 ~ 20:30
Sunday Class Every Sunday 10:00 ~ 11:30

※ For this month's class schedule, please check here.

Tuition fee


What to bring

Pen/pencil, and a dictionary (if you have one)

How to apply

Please apply from here. Tel: 0566-62-1209


Kariya International Plaza (More detailed information about Kariya International Plaza is shown below.)

Profile of Kariya International Plaza

Kariya International Plaza was opened as a venue to increase global involvement in the city and promote friendly interactions with foreign countries and their citizens. This is an ideal place for people of different nationalities and cultural backgrounds to meet and deepen friendships.

Kariya International Plaza

1-32-2, Toyo-cho, Kariya-shi (c/o Community Network Center),
Opening hours:
From 9:00 to 21:00
Mondays (or the following day if a national holiday falls on a Monday), and during the year-end and New Year holidays (from December 29 to January 3)


An eight-minute walk from JR Kariya Station (south exit) or Meitetsu Kariya Station (south exit).
A one-minute walk from "Shiyakusho" bus stop (on all shuttle bus routes bound for public facilities).

Facilities in Kariya International Plaza

Administration office of Kariya International Friendship Association (KIFA)

The office of Kariya International Plaza houses the administration office of KIFA, which is open also on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Opening hours: 8:30 to 17:15
  • Closed Mondays (or the following day if a national holiday falls on a Monday), and during the year-end and New Year holidays
Administration office of Kariya International Friendship Association (KIFA)
Sister city corner

A corner is dedicated to a sister city of Kariya, the City of Mississauga (Ontario, Canada), where information on Mississauga is given and commemorative gifts presented by the city are exhibited.

International exchange room

This room is used for volunteer activities to promote local globalization and multicultural understanding, including Japanese language classes and international exchange events.

International exchange room
Multi-language information corner

Useful information is offered in several languages, including information about Japanese language classes and events held in Aichi prefecture as well as guides for living in Japan.

Multi-language information corner

Books about cross-cultural understanding and international interactions, foreign picture books, maps, and dictionaries are freely available for reading.

Meeting rooms

Meeting rooms 201 (seating 45 people) and 202 (seating 27 people) are offered to groups engaged in international activities upon registration.

Room charge
RoomSeating capacityMorning hoursAfternoon hoursEvening hoursAll day
Meeting room 201 45 people ¥800 ¥1,100 ¥800 ¥2,500
Meeting room 202 27 people ¥500 ¥650 ¥500 ¥1,500

For detailed information about the meeting rooms (in Japanese only), please check here.