On January 24, 2015, Omura City opened an International Plaza to increase global awareness in our community. Omura city has a population of 93,921 people and 273 of these people are foreign residents. Out of the 273 foreign residents, 24 countries are represented; including Bangladesh, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea, Nepal, the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, Vietnam, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, England, South Africa, Barbados, Canada, Jamaica, United States, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand! Such an array of people with huge amounts of culture to share with the Nagasaki community! It is my hope to bring all these people together through events and cultural learning programs.
For our opening event, we invited people from different countries to join in a cultural Mash-Up concert! It was a lot of fun for the audience as well as the performers! Please check it out! https://youtu.be/UGJkwAlMPfc
The Omura International Plaza (大村市国際交流プラザ) is a free space. We are here to provide a community service to promote internationalization.
There are tables and chairs for students to do homework. And if you need some help with your English study, I am always happy to work with you.
If you have questions about traveling abroad, we will discuss with you and try to answer all your questions. We can even check out online websites for tours and travel plans.
Would you like to study or live abroad? Sometimes it can be difficult to know how to begin that process. We can help you research schools, accomodation (homestays), money, etc. to help you find the best options for what you want to achieve while abroad.
Do you want to practice your English? I love chatting with many different people, so you are more than welcome to come and just talk.
We also want to support the local non-Japanese residents. If you have questions about your Japanese life, don’t hesitate to call us or stop by and visit!
In the Plaza, there are many books to use to study and to learn about Japanese and other countries’ culture. There are also childrens pictures books in English, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese. I would like to collect many more languages!
We also try to create fun and educational events for both Japanese and Non-Japanese residents. I hope to see you all at some of our mixers! The most popular are Global Classroom and World Kitchen! We have a lot of special events coming up in May and June, so make sure to check our website and facebook page!
And sometimes we have English storybook readings when kids come and visit!
We are thinking of new amenities for the surrounding areas everyday!
Please check out our webpage and Facebook page for past and future events!!
Please like our Facebook page and spread the International Love!