The 63rd Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad


The 63rd Convention of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad
“Making Great Strides for the Nikkei Community, A New Generation of Initiatives”

The object of holding the convention is to furnish opportunities for the Japanese descendants all over the world to discuss challenges of Nikkei community, ways of cooperation between Nikkei communities themselves or with Japan, and deepen mutual understanding among each other.
It is cordially requested that as many Nikkeis and Japanese Abroad as possible will attend this convention. We also welcome non- descendants who have a great interest in Nikkeis and Nikkei communities and are active members of Nikkei organizations.
Click here to view the flyer for the convention.
※The convention has finished. Thank you for your participation.
※Convention Declaration HERE


Oct. 16th to 18th, 2023


JICA Ichigaya Building, Kaiun Club,etc (Tokyo)

How to Entry

Any and every Nikkei and Japanese abroad are welcome to participate indifferent to his/her country of residence or nationality. We also welcome non- descendants who have a great interest in Nikkeis and Nikkei communities and are active members of Nikkei organizations. Please register your participation through clicking the button below by September 29th, 2023.
Please be noted that the first 150 applicants will be admitted to the main venue for the opening ceremony, but those who register after that may be required to watch the ceremony on a monitor in a separate room due to the venue conditions.
※Online participation is open to anyone interested in the purpose and theme of the conference.

※Applications for in-person participation has been closed.
※Please note that the Opening Ceremony (Day 1) will be viewed on monitors in a separate room, as the main venue has reached capacity.

Participation Fees(For in-person participation)

  • General participant: JPY18,000, Youth: JPY9,000 per person 
    *Payment is required by credit card in advance.
    *The Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad (Kaigai Nikkeijin Kyokai) will inform the applicant about the payment procedure by e-mail.
    *The participation fee is for the entire three days. (There is no daily-participation-fee).
    *There is no registration fee for online viewing only (Everyone is welcome to register for the online viewing, but only a portion of the event will be available online).


※Reservations through our website are no longer available.
Hotel Wing International Premium Tokyo Yotsuya is the designated hotel for the Convention. Participants who want to make reservations are required to fill in the application form, selecting type of room in addition to check-in and check-out dates.
■Accommodation rates per night (incl, tax & breakfast)
Single room: JPY 16,800 (Oct.15th – 19th) per person
Twin room: JPY 13,400 (Oct.15th – 19th) per person
■Check-in 14:00 Check-out 11:00
※A Cancellation fee will arise before 21 days from a lodging day.


Day 1(October 16th

【Opening Ceremony】14:00  
【Keynote Speech】
President Akihiko TANAKA, JICA
【Special Speech】
①Renato Ishikawa
Presidente de Bunkyo(Brasil)
②Nippon Foundation

Welcome Reception hosted by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan(Planned)

Day 2(October 17th

※Choose the course A or B.
【Course A】at JICA Ichigaya Building
9:30~10:00 Registration
International Symposium(Panel Discussion)
10:15~12:00 Session 1
“New generation of initiatives expected-New Challenges for Nikkei Societies”
13:00~14:45 Session 2
“Efforts and Contributions to the Realization of a Symbiotic Society”
14:55~16:40 Session 3
“Facilitating Collaboration”
17:10 Adoption of the Congress Declaration

【Course B】
Official Tour(ATAMI)
 MOA Museum of Art,Kiunkaku(Planned)

【Course A & B】
Welcome Party at Kaiun Club

Day 3(October 18th

at JICA Ichigaya Building
9:00~9:30 Registration
9:30 Viewpoints of Nikkeis
10:10 Presentations by Nikkeis Living in Japan
10:50 Presentation for the Declaration of the Convention

Luncheon hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the House of Councilors (Planned)  at Kaiun Club

※The program is subject to partial change.
※Photos/video taken by our photographer might be used for our publication.
※About the theme of “Making Great Strides for the Nikkei Community, A New Generation of Initiatives”.
In past Conventions of Nikkei and Japanese Abroad, the term “日系社会 (Nikkei communities)” has been used in Chinese characters (KANJI). However, non-descendants have become important members of Nikkei organizations in many parts of the world. In order to express this situation, we have decided to use the KATAKANA term “ニッケイ 社会(Nikkei communities)” in this year’s Convention.


JICA Ichigaya Building map
10-5, Honmura-cho, Ichigaya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 
●About 10-minute-walk from the Ichigaya station (JR Chuo line or Sobu line)
●About 10-minute-walk from the “A1” or “4th Exit” of Ichigaya station (Tokyo Metro Yurakucho line or Toei Shinjuku line)
●About 8-minute-walk from the “6th Exit” of Ichigaya station (Tokyo Metro Nanboku line)

Kaiun Club map (Welcome Party)
Kaiun Building, 2-6-4 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
●1 minute walk from Exit 4th and 5th of Nagatacho, Tokyo Metro Hanzomon line, Yurakucho line, Namboku line.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, National Governors’ Association, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), The Japan Foundation, JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization), JNTO (Japan National Tourism Organization), KEIDANREN(Japan Business Federation),  The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry(Planned)

Organized by

The Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad

Inquiries and Contacts

The Association of Nikkei & Japanese Abroad (KAIGAI NIKKEIJIN KYOKAI)
2-3-1, Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, 231-0001
e-mail: taikai*
※Be sure to change * to @ when you email us.