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About the Miyakonojo International Association

The Miyakonojo International Association was founded with the intent of contributing to international friendship and world peace through the promotion of a wide variety of economic, cultural, and other international exchange programs to deepen mutual understanding and friendship with cities in foreign countries and with Miyakonojo's Friendly Exchange Cities.

Operations

  • Education, consultation, and promotional activities related to internationalization, international exchange, and multiculturalism
  • Promotion of international cooperation
  • Support of private international exchange and cooperative activities


Activities of the Association



Distribution of Information

Publication of MIA NEWS
Published monthly
Japanese English Chinese


International Exchange


Talk & Talk
English Conversation Salon 
 Relaxed English conversation in a local cafe
   
International Exchange   Introductions of various countries' cuisine
 
Canada cooking
 
Chinese cooking(Yunnan)
World Beer & Trivia Night  Challenge the world trivia quiz while enjoying beers from around the world!
   
World Festa in Miyakonojo
 Country introductions and dance and music performances on the stage
 

International Cooperation

Entrusted programs MIA takes charge of training programs to support developing nations
Language courses Chinese language course Mongolian language course


Multiculturalism

Support of foreign residents Japanese Practice Sessions


Volunteer Recruitment

Host families

Volunteer staff
Host families Volunteer staff


History

Feb. 25, 1993 Founding of the Miyakonojo Area International Association (MAIA)
Purpose: The association was founded with the purpose of contributing to international friendship and town development in our international society through promotion of international exchange and internationalization of residents of the Miyakonojo area.
Nov. 1999 The City of Miyakonojo established ties with the cities of Ulanbaatar, Mongolia and Jiangjin District, Chongqing, China.
Mar. 21, 2000 Founding of the Miyakonojo International Friendship-City Association (MIFA)
Purpose: The association was founded with the purpose of contributing to world peace and deepening mutual understanding and friendship with other countries in Asia while strengthening the bond between Miyakonojo and its Friendly Exchange Cities and other cities with a connection to Miyakonojo.
Jan. 1, 2006 The city of Miyakonojo merged with the four surrounding towns of Yamanokuchi, Takajo, Yamada, and Takazaki to form the new city of Miyakonojo.
Apr. 1, 2006 The Miyakonojo Area International Association (MAIA) merged with the Miyakonojo International Friendship-City Association (MIFA) to become the Miyakonojo International Association (MIA).

Miyakonojo International Association (MIA)

Miyakonojo City Hall,
Internationalisation Promotion Office.
6-21 Himegi-cho
Miyakonojo-shi, Miyazaki-ken
Japan, 885-8555

TEL: 0986-23-2295
FAX: 0986-23-3223
E-mail:mia@btvm.ne.jp