Looking forward to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and to address the growing diversity of Japan’s population, the annual Multicultural One Family Festival provides a space for Japanese natives and new immigrant communties to connect and support each other.

This year’s festival was held on October 10 at the Sumida Riverside Hall. A panel with youth representatives from different cultural communities opened the program. Entertainment highlighted the diverse cultural residents of Japan.

Special guests included local city councilwoman Noemi Meneses Inoue and the Ambassadors of Republic of Guatemala and the Dominican Republic.

Program sponsors included: The Tokyo Metropolitan Government, The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Japan, the Embassy of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Japan, the Embassy of the Republic of Guatemala in Japan, The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Palau in Japan, The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan inJapan, Embassy of Mongolia in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Japan, Embassy of the Republic of Kenya in Japan, Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam in Japan, Tokyo Metropolitan RINRI Corporate Membership Organization, Yunus Emre Institute (Turkey)