July 11, 2016
The Nagoya, UNESCO City of Design project was transferred from the jurisdiction of the Nagoya City Bureau of Civic & Economic Affairs to the Bureau of Tourism, Culture & Exchange which was newly established this April. The new bureau is charged with the important mission of attracting a large number of visitors to Nagoya. We recognize the tourism resources and cultural resources of Nagoya as a vital part of our city’s appeal to convey both throughout Japan and overseas. Based on activities focused on the promotion of industrial design, we will move forward by utilizing creative ideas and skills in urban development and vitalization. Taking an even wider view of design, we strive to improve and project the charm of Nagoya in aspects such as tourism, culture, and the arts.