The Akita International Festival hopes to deepen Akita residents’ understandings of international cooperation, cross-cultural exchange, and multiculturalism. The event  takes place annually, and consists of booths that introduce Akita’s several international organizations and their activities, as well as booths that showcase various cultures around the world, with some of our international residents introducing their respective home countries.

Date and Time: Sunday, September 30th, 10:00 ~ 16:00

Venue: Aeon Mall Akita, Central Court

Attendees: 7,609 people

Flyer: Akita International Festival 2018 Flyer

Field Report: This year marked the 30th anniversary, which brought over 7,000 attendees. The festival took place on a Sunday to encourage more citizens to participate. Additionally, many people, including high school, university, and international students, were involved as volunteers, booth presenters, and stage performers. As a result, a huge crowd with people of all ages, including families, came out to the event. It offered a great opportunity for many citizens to not only familiarize themselves with the world through our numerous attractions, but to also foster their interests in international cooperation, cross-cultural exchange, and multiculturalism.