The Shizuoka Prefectural Government is constructing
the Shizuoka Airport as a gateway to Shizuoka and a
hub for major cities in Japan and other Asian countries.
Together with the Tokaido shinkansen Line, Tokaido Line
and Tomei Expressway, it will facilitate domestic and
international exchange. Direct flights make Shizuoka
Prefecture, home to majestic Mount Fuji, even closer
Shizuoka Airport (Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport) OPENS in
Nenrinpikku Shizuoka Dance Sports Comptition Rehearsal
The 19th National Health and Welfare Festival for seniors
(Nenrinpikku is a play on words that rhymes with "Olympics")
will be held in Shizuoka in 2006. Our city will host
the Dance Sports, Boat, Bound Tennis and Shogi events,
4 events in total. Contestants and onlookers will come
from all over Japan to attend the events. The Dance
Sports Rehearsal that will be held on October 2nd will
incorporate health education classes, souvenir stands,
and other attractions.
When Oct. 2nd (Sun.), 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where Hamamatsu Arena (Wada-cho)
* Just come! No advance notice required.
Senior Citizens' Welfare Division (053) 457-2062
The 6th Shizuoka International Translation Competition
Application Deadline : December 10, 2006
This translation competition is held to encourage the
appreciation of Japanese literature around the world
and to promote international understanding. The competition
is open to entrants from every part of the world.
Recipients of the Grand Prize will be invited to Japan
to enhance their translation skills and knowledge of
Japanese culture at a university or institute in Shizuoka
For more information & application procedures on
the 6th Shizuoka International Translation Competition,
please refer to the website at http://www1.sphere.ne.jp/shizuoka/translate/gaiyou6-e.html
World O-Cha (Tea) Festival 2007
November 1~4, 2007
Tea is popular all over the world as a beverage, a tool
for communication and a product which supplies us with
contentment and relaxation. Also, tea@offers a
variety of effects and in recent years tea has been
re-evaluated as a beverage for health oriented people
with increasing interest.
People are changing in lifestyle and diversification,
which leads to their acceptance of a new style and the
culture for enjoying tea is growing.
At the World O-CHA Festival held in November, 2004,
following the World O-CHA Festival in October 2001,
there were many participants from 24 countries and regions,
including Japan. Many people from 24 countries and regions
participated in the World O-CHA Festival 2004(November,
2004), which was held 3 years after the World O-CHA
Festival 2001(October, 2001).
We built international exchanges in a wide range of
fields and introduced the advantages of tea to the local
people of Shizuoka Prefecture as well.
The mission of Shizuoka Prefecture is to allow the people
of the world to become familiar with tea, as it is the
largest source of tea in Japan as well as a main distribution
Shizuoka Prefecture is not only important to tea within
Japan, but also to the world and for this reason Shizuoka
Prefecture is holding the World O-CHA Festival 2007
in order to further promote industry, culture, and research
For more information on World O-Cha (Tea) Festival 2007,
please refer to the website at
39th WorldSkills Competition - Shizuoka 2007
November 8~21, 2007
WorldSkills is a not for profit membership association
open to agencies or bodies which have a responsibility
for promoting vocational education and training in their
respective countries/regions. WorldSkills operates worldwide
and is politically and denominationally neutral.
WorldSkills provides a unique means of exchange and
comparison of world-class competency standards in the
industrial trades and service sectors of the global
economy. The continued growth of WorldSkills attests
to the fact that traditional trade and craft skills
along with the newer technology multi-skilled vocations
make an essential contribution to the economic and social
well being of peoples everywhere.
The next Competition will be held in Numazu City, Shizuoka
Prefecture, Japan. 14-21 November 2007. Preparation
is well underway. Over four days of competition, more
than 700 young people drawn from 45 member countries/regions
will test themselves against tough international standards
in 40 key skills and technologies. The ultimate prizes
will be gold, silver and bronze medals.
For more information on 39th WorldSkills Competition,
please refer to the website at