Tokushima Prefectural International Exchange Association (TOPIA) aims to create a Tokushima that is welcoming to people from around the world. TOPIA collects information relating to international exchange for your use. We also provide support for local international exchange activities and have a venue available for lectures, cultural activities, etc.


Primary Activities

1. Promotion of International Exchange Activities

•Lectures on international exchange

•Cultural understanding seminars

•Summer English seminar for junior and senior high school students

•Exchange activities during Awa Odori

2. Information Centre

•Consultation for Foreign Residents in Tokushima

•Publishing "Awa Life" and "Awa Seikatsu"(English and Chinese newsletters)

•Publishing "TOPIA"(Japanese newsletter)

•Administration of the Tokushima International Strategies Center

•Maintaining the Tokushima International Strategies Center homepage

•Providing sightseeing information for foreign tourists

3. Cooperation with other International Associations

•Providing assistance to international associations

•Volunteer network

•Japanese speech contest for foreigners

•Japanese language classes for foreigners

4. Promoting International Cooperation

•Network of associations for citizens of Tokushima residing overseas

•Japan Overseas Cooperation volunteer program

5. Other Activities

•Disaster prevention study tour for foreigners

•The JET Programme

•Assistance with passport matters

•Providing free Wi-Fi services