Hachinohe International Relations Assocaition (HIRA) was established in February 1996, with aims to promote mutual understanding, work for international goodwill, help internationalize the local area and contribute to regional consultation.

Hachinohe City supports activities that have the goal to promote local internationalization and to achieve a foreign residence friendly society.

HIRA Main Activities

  1. International Exchange Activities
    Halloween Tour, Foreign Language Introductory Classes, Cultural Exchange Programs
  2. Translation & Guide Support
    Hachinohe Tour for Members of Misawa Air Base, Guided City Tours for Visiting Foreigners
  3. Foreign Residence Support
    Japanese Class, Multilingual Living Guide, Consultation Counter for Foreign Residence
  4. Public Affairs
    HIRA Newsletter "Ring Ring," HP