About The Event

Host Cities

Nagoya City

City Information

Nagoya, the capital of Aichi Prefecture, is one of the 18 cities in Japan whose population exceeds a half million.

With Tokyo to its east and Osaka to its west, Aichi, in the geographical center of Japan, has seen the influence of both cultures while developing its own unique cultural history.

Nagoya is now the center of politics and economy of the Tokai region

In the notable “Age of the Country at War” (Sengoku Period), over 500 years ago, all the three great war lords — Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu — were from the region.  Therefore, there is an abundance of interesting, historic buildings in the area, including Nagoya Castle.

Local cuisines receive high praise for quality and unique taste.

Nagoya is the home to Nagoya Grampus, a professional soccer team, and the Chunichi Dragons baseball team.

People are avid sports fans.  Well-equipped sports facilities, including Nagoya Dome — home of the Chunichi Dragons — and the Nippon Gaishi Hall, are located in Nagoya.

The Nippon Gaishi Hall has hosted many international volleyball competitions, including the 1998 and 2006 World Championships, the 2001 World Grand Champions Cup, and the World Cup in 1999 and 2003.

Facility Information

Nagoya Civic General Gymnasium opened in 1987. At first called Rainbow Hall, on April 1, 2007 the facility was renamed Nippon Gaishi Hall to reflect the sponsorship.

It is the venue for various events such as sports, conferences and concerts.

The huge silver colored indoor sporting arena has the seating capacity of 10,000 people.

5-1-16, Higashimatabe-machi, Minami-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
By train- Get off at Kasadera Station on JR Tokaido line.
3 minutes walk from the station.