Greetings from the Chairperson

兼高 かおる

Minato City is fortunate to have many opportunities to interact with people of different cultures, a result of the more than 70 embassies located in Minato, the many foreign residents and visitors. The experience of cultural and personal exchanges will remain embedded in our hearts. The association's mission is to encourage the creation of these opportunities that we can cherish. We hope that you will take part in achieving the City's slogan to "develop a community that invites interaction with the world."

Kaoru Kanetaka
Chairperson, Minato International Association

Greetings from the Chief Director

港区国際交流協会理事長 鳥飼 玖美子

It is my privilege to serve as Chief Director of the International Association in Minato, where I was born and brought up.

Minato City, with over 80 embassies as well as residents and visitors from more than 120 countries in the world, truly represents multicultural and multilingual society.

As such, it is our mission to help people to accept different cultures, to understand each other with empathy and tolerance, in order to achieve inclusion and diversity in this area.

I would like to sincerely ask for your cooperation and support in our endeavor to this end.

TORIKAI Kumiko, Ph.D.
Chief Director, Minato International Association