Philippine Festival in Nagoya
The Chubu Philippine Friendship Association (CPFA) celebrated another successful event called “29th International Philippine Festival in Nagoya” last May 26, 2013 at Nagoya International Center, Annex Hall. This year’s theme is “Kahalagahan ng Wika sa Kabataan” [The importance of Language]
The program started with an Opening Ceremony at 10:00am, and ending with International Exchange event and raffles at 5:30pm. The remarkable event also includes some legal consultation, Masaaki
Furukawa Memorial Exhibition, and group introduction. Professor Masanao Oue from Osaka University also provided a special lecture about the “Importance of Language: Children Growing up in a Multicultural Society”.
Participants also enjoyed the different song and dance performance of some special guests. They were also entertained by a live performance of Mega Beat band. Some institutions also participated in “Philippine Mini Bazaar” to promote their products and services. Some of these companies and organizations that participated in the said event are Federal Land, Japan Remit France Co. Ltd., Unitour, PAL Nagoya, PNB Nagoya, Western Union, AVANCE, Kadamay Coop., and other firms.
GFC Magazine also participated on the event and distributed a free copy of the magazine. The GFC Magazine contains information about business and travel articles and advertisement placements from investments, tourism, services and others. GFC magazine is under AT International Communications Corporation which is a Philippine based company concerted in print magazine. The advocacy of the company is to bring businesses closer to Filipino Worldwide.
The “Fiesta Sa Nagoya” event aims to highlight cultural exchange between the Philippines and Japan. The Chubu Philippine Friendship Association (CPFA) started in 1981. At first, it was called “Intermarried Couples in Nagoya”. Thus, because of the range of services it offered to the Filipino community not only in Nagoya but also in Chubu Area, they change the name to Chubu Friendship Association (CPFA) in 1984.
The CPFA organizes the Philippine Festival in Nagoya every year. Don’t miss the chance to be part of the upcoming “Fiesta sa Nagoya” and have the chance to meet our Kababayan.