About YIRA

Promoting International Exchange in Yonezawa

The Yonezawa City International Exchange Association (YIRA) was established on March 17th, 1996, with the purpose of promoting mutual understanding and goodwill between people of different countries, as well as advancing international exchange among residents.

YIRA carries out various international exchange events, such as Japanese culture experience activities and international culture lectures, to encourage interaction between the Japanese and foreign resident communities in Yonezawa. Additionally, YIRA seeks to support foreign residents via Japanese classes, translation and interpretation, and multi-lingual consultation services.

Mission Statement

The Yonezawa City International Relations Association aims to foster the development of global citizens via the implementation of diverse international activities, and creates a space for citizens of all walks of life to participate in international exchange.

Take a look at last year’s activities in our yearly newsletter!