Welcome to NIA

As mutual exchange with other countries increases within Niigata, the Niigata International Association aims to create a regional society in Niigata Prefecture that all residents can feel good about, and to strive towards forming relationships of mutual trust between Japanese citizens, foreign residents, and visitors from abroad.

  1. To strive towards promoting international awareness of the people of Niigata, and advance human exchange within various fields.
  2. To distribute and make available a wide range of information, so as to increase the number of foreign visitors and interest in Niigata Prefecture.
  3. To recognize different cultures and values and support the building of a multi-cultural society in which anybody can realize their position as part of the community through mutual respect.
  4. To recognize different cultures and values and support the building of a multi-cultural society in which anybody can realize their position as part of the community through mutual respect.
  5. To understand the needs of the people of Niigata Prefecture, and propose ideas to government institutions in order to fully utilize their expertise and abilities to address those needs.
  6. To act as an intermediary for a network consisting of government, NGOs, and volunteers.
  7. To work towards developing local human resources for international exchange and international cooperation, including volunteers and staff of local NGOs and municipal international associations.
  8. To plan methods for gathering, providing, and dispersing large quantities of information in an efficient manner.

Establishment Date

October 1, 1990

Chairman

Teruya Nakayama

Endowment

1.186 billion yen (as of March 2011)

Number of Office Staff

6

Support Members

Group Members- 69; Individual Members-26 (as of March 2011)

Business Hours

Monday~Friday 9:00-18:00
(Closed Saturdays, Sundays, Holidays, and the New Year Period)

Address

950-0078 Toki Messe 2nd Floor, 5-1 Bandaijima

Chuo-ku, Niigata City

TEL?025-290-5650
FAX?025-249-8122
E-mail:nia21c@niigata-ia.or.jp

Offical Mark

The official mark of NIA was chosen in 1990 through a public competition.

The mark chosen was created by Mr. Keiji Kaneuchi of Niigata City.

History

June 1990

Creation of Niigata Prefecture Internationalization Promotion Plan 21

October 1990

Registration of NIA Establishment and Opening of Office

February 1991

NIA Authorized by the Home Affairs Minister as a Regional International Association.

June 1994

Creation of Niigata Prefecture Long-term Plan 5th Edition

May 1995

Establishment of Niigata International Cooperation Friendship Fund

March 1997

Creation of Niigata Prefecture International Cooperation Advancement Outline

March 2002

Creation of Niigata Prefecture Internationalization Advancement Outline

April 2003

NIA Office Moves to Toki Messe

February 2007

Creation of NIA Midterm Business Plan