|Exchange with Chong Wen District, Beijing, China
In 1984, cultural exchange between Meguro City and Chong Wen District started
when then Mayor of Meguro City visited Beijing joining as a participant
of a visit to China by officials of local government in Tokyo Metropolis.
Since then, both cities have been exchanging information and ideas.
Beginning with exhibitions of pictures and
calligraphy written and drawn by elementary
and junior-high school students
in City, there have been more than ten visits
of people between Meguro City and Chong Wen
26, 1991 both cities formally signed an agreement strengthening
the mutual cooperation between the two cities.
2002 Home£ótay at Family Living in Chong Wen District
Under a theme of "Let's experience a homestay with a Chinese family!"
this was the
second time that Meguro City residents visited
Chong Wen District.
four residents living in Meguro City joined
All of them were eager to make friends with
Chinese people by being involved in their
They struggled to communicate and blend into
their homestay families.
A booklet which complied their three-day
homestay experiences with
the Chinese families
is on file at MIFA.
At MIFA, residents from both cities have reciprocally met together every
year since 1993.
In 1995 and 1997, residents of Meguro City
visited Chong Wen
to discuss sound nurturing of young people
and to learn more about
In 1999, Meguro residents again visited Chong
for the purpose of having an exchange under
the theme of
In 1996, a professional acupuncture practitioner
to help promote oriental medicine.
In 1998, MIFA welcomed a cultural exchange
group of tai chi (Chinese exercise)
from Chong Wen District.
classes of tai chi in a gym in Meguro City.
They also were glad to meet
Meguro residents who enjoyed tai chi .
In 2001, Meguro City and Chong Wen
District cosponsored a celebration
in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Friendship
It is no doubt that these cultural exchanges
have helped the growth
of £æ£òiendship between Japan and China.
MIFA is going to continue to provide residents in Meguro City with more
chances to get
involved with people from other countries
Inviting the Cultural Exchange Group from Chong Wen District to Meguro
City in 2003
A group of people came on a Cultural Exchange
trip to Meguro City from Nov.6(Tue.) to 9(Fri.)
The group consisted of a leader with three
Calligraphers and four dancers.
There were Culture Exchange programs of Calligraphy
and dancing at Nakameguro Jyuku-Center on
and also at Midodrigaoka Culture Hall on
A famous Chinese Calligrapher and a painter
demonstrated and explained their art.
Also Meguro residents, who love Calligraphy
demonstrated and explained Kana writing.
Through this exchange, they deepened their
understanding of other cultures.
At a social dance, dancers from Chong Wen
District demonstrated dancing, and then
enjoyed dancing together with Meguro residents.
In this project, the strong desire and the
free exchange of ideas made the best use
Meguro residents abilities in the planning
Also, at MIFA on Nov.11(Tue.) volunteers
demonstrated flower-arrangement and tea-ceremony,
which gave visitors a very good chance to
experience Japanese culture.