What we're about

What do we do?
このグループは何していますか?

Small World is your connection to Nagoya's exciting social scene.

Since 2018, our group has been creating meetups, social events, parties and gatherings to foster a strong and vibrant international community for both expats and Japanese alike.

Small Worldはあなたを名古屋の楽しいソーシャルシーンとつなげます。

2018以来、このグループはミートアップ、ソーシャルイベント、パーティー、集まりを作っています。外国人も日本人も同じように参加できる強くて活気に満ちた国際的なコミュニティを作りたいと思っています。

Why do we do it?
なぜそうしたいか?

After meeting people from all walks of life, we've found that everyone has their own passions and interests. In a foreign country, it can be hard to find others who share those interests. It can be difficult to make friends at all.

Small World's goal is to make that easier.

We aim to bring our community closer together, so that we can share our passions, learn about other cultures and make friends for life.

We are very proud to be a part of this community. We've met wonderful people and had unforgettable experiences, and we want to give something back, to make Nagoya into the most exciting city in Japan!

いろいろな人に会って、人はそれぞれ好きなことや興味を持っていると言うことに気づきました。外国にいると自分と同じ興味を持っている人に出会うのは難しいかもしれません。友達を作ることさえも難しいかもしれません。
Small Worldの目的はそれをもっと簡単にすることです。

このグループは私達のコミュニティのつながりを近づけ、興味をシェアし、他の文化について学び、一生続く友達を作れるようにしたいです。

私達はこのコミュニティの一員であることをとても誇りに思っています。素晴らしい人に会い、忘れられない経験をしてきました。何かお返しをしたいと思い、名古屋を日本の一番楽しい町にできたらと思います。

Why should you join?
なぜ参加すべきですか?

Small World is one of Aichi's fastest growing Meetup groups, and we know that we have the most amazing members! People not only from Japan, but from all over the world.

We believe we have something for everyone, and we're always growing and making new events to make sure that everyone's interests are shared with others. Small World provides opportunities to try something new, learn something interesting or meet someone special.

Right now, we have events that celebrate food, drink, language, partying, singing, dancing, staying healthy, music, trivia... and many more soon to come!

Joining Small World makes you a part of the best community in Japan, and maybe you'll even get an opportunity to create your own events with us!

Small Worldは愛知県で一番急速に成長しているグループの一つです。このグループには素晴らしいメンバーがいます。日本人だけではなく、世界中からいろいろな人が参加しています。

皆のために役立つ何かがあると信じています。興味が分かち合えるように常に改善し新しいイベントを作っています。Small Worldは新しいことをチャレンジし、面白いことを学び、特別な人達に出会う機会を提供します。

現在、フード、ドリンク、言語、パーティー、カラオケ、ダンス、健康であること、音楽、トリビアのイベントを開催していますが、もっといろいろなことをやろうと考えています。

Small Worldに参加すると、日本で最高のコミュニティの一員になれます。自分のイベントを作れる可能性もあります。

Who are we?

Small World is our wonderful group of friends!

But the group was created by Matt (UK) and Amanda (Brazil) back in 2018.

"Hi guys! My name's Matt and I'm from the UK! I've been living here for about four years, and coming here was a dream come true. I'm an English teacher by day, but managing Small World is the true passion of my life. It's led me to meet so many wonderful people, my best friends and enjoy Japan more than I ever could have imagined. I really like reading, writing stories, and playing the bass guitar. Maybe you'll see my band Hot Mess at one of our events haha! Thank you guys, and I'm really looking forward to meeting you!"
- Matt

"Hello, hello! I'm Amanda and I'm from Brazil but I'm half Japanese. I've been living here for 11 years, and right now I'm a fashion student at Nagoya Mode Gakuen. In my free time I work part time and run Small World with Matt. I love meeting the people that come to our events and cycling around Nagoya, and trying all the interesting cafes and restaurants around the city. Life is better when you have good people around you, and thanks to Small World, I have the chance to meet the best people in town! See you soon!"
- Amanda

To learn more about us, visit:

• Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/smallworldjpn

• Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/smallworld_insta

Upcoming events (4+)

Autumn Leaves in Yoro Park ~紅葉~

Yōrō Station

Please REGISTER for the event here!

✻日本語は下にあります✻

Autumn is here, and with it comes perhaps the most beautiful natural scenery in Japan.

Yes, it's Koyo! The leaves change from green to bright reds and yellows before the bitter and cruel winter arrives in a few short weeks.

Koyo is unmissable and we take a trip to Yoro every year. Come check out the autumn colours with the Small World gang!

We've decided to go to Yoro Park because it's easy to get to, and there's also a cool waterfall at the end 🙂

We'll meet in Nagoya Station Gold Clock at 09:00 on Sunday December 4 and we'll all go together! It's also fine if you'd like to meet us in Yoro a little later.

We'll eat a bento picnic in the park for lunch - there are also some food stands if you'd like to get some food when you're there.

Schedule:
09:00 – Meeting at Nagoya Station in front of the Golden Clock
09:45 – Train to Ogaki (JR Tokaido ¥770) Arriving 10:18
11:06 – Train to Yoro (Yoro Tetsudo ¥420) Arriving 11:30
12:00 – Arriving in Yoro Park

This time I will be asking for a Y500 participation fee to cover photography and expenses.

Total: Y3230

If we get enough registrations (we'll need about 50), I'll see what I can do about renting a bus 😉

Please REGISTER for the event here!

We look forward to seeing you for Autumn Leaves at Yoro Park!

**In the case of rain, we will be cancelling the event**

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みんなさん、紅葉の時期が近づいていますよ。
今年Small Worldと紅葉を見に行こう!

養老公園で決まった理由は数年前にあちらに行ってきまして景色は本当に良かっらから今年皆さんと一緒に行こうと思っています。養老の滝も見に行けます!

集合場所は朝9時に名古屋駅の金時計の前です。皆さんが集合してから一緒に電車に乗る予定です。養老駅でも会うことが出来ます!

スケジュール:
9:00-9:15 名古屋駅で集合 (金時計の前)
*遅刻した人を待つことが出来ませんが公園で会うこともオッケー!
9:45 大垣駅への電車 (¥770)
11:06 養老駅への電車 (¥420)
11:30 養老駅に到着, 養老公園に向かう
12:00 養老公園に着きます
参加費: Y500
合計: Y3230

登録はこちら!

養老公園でピックニックする予定がありますから、お弁当も準備してきてね!屋台から食べ物も買えます。

皆さんとお会いできるのを楽しみにしてます!

**雨の場合はイベント中止する予定です。

Metal Meetup: Lords of the Trident / Jealous Wild / Dethfast ~ライブ~

*日本語は下にあります*

It's been almost two years, but Metal Meetup is finally BACK! And we're back with a very large bang as we're incredibly lucky to be hosting Lords of the Trident's Nagoya leg of their world tour!

-- LORDS OF THE TRIDENT --
https://lordsofthetrident.com/

Lords of the Trident is a US Heavy Metal/Power Metal band (Sounds like: Dio, Dream Evil, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Unleash the Archers) out of Madison, WI. Performing all over the world since 2008, Lords of the Trident brings a bombastic live show full of armor, swords, pyro, and mind-boggling guitar acrobatics!

Since the band’s formation in late 2008, Lords of the Trident has played 300+ shows has toured throughout the US and Europe. Lords has opened for major bands including heavy metal giants HELLOWEEN, STEEL PANTHER, BATTLE BEAST, THEOCRACY, CAGE, UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, SKELETONWITCH, STRYPER, CRIMSON SHADOWS, PSYCHOSTICK, SLEEPYTIME GORILLA MUSEUM, PUDDLE OF MUDD, MUSHROOMHEAD, SALIVA, FUEL, and OF MONTREAL.

The Lords have played (and headlined) numerous festivals including the 2014 Summerfest Festival, 2010, 2011, and 2014 Warriors of Metal Festival, the 2015 & 2016 Powerfest Festival, the 2015 Midwest Metal Anthem Festival, the 2014 and 2016 Mead and Metal Festival, and the 2013 Ragnarokkr Festival. In 2017 the Lords started their own festival, Mad With Power Fest, with each year bringing greater success than the last!

To see a Lords of the Trident concert is to experience a true "show" – medieval costumes, pyrotechnics, confetti cannons, guitars set ablaze, and of course, excellent technical musicianship.

The Lords have released seven full albums, three EPs, and two live DVDs, along with numerous compilation singles. The latest album - The Offering - was produced by power metal master Jacob Hansen (engineer for Avantasia, Unleash the Archers, Volbeat, Epica, Delain, etc.).

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Joining the Lords will be Nagoya legends JEALOUS WILD and DETHFAST 🤘

- Schedule-
19:00 - 20:00 Doors
20:00 - 20:45 Jealous Wild
20:45 - 21:15 Break
21:15 - 21:00 Deathfast
21:00〜21:30 Break
21:30 - 22:30 Lords of the Trident

If you are in this scene, I can guarantee that this is a show that you cannot afford to miss.

We're super excited about this show and very honored to have this opportunity.

See you on December 6!

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Metal Meetup Feat. Lords of the Trident / Jealous Wild / Dethfast
Tuesday, December 6, 19:00 ~
Door Charge: Y2000
@ Red Dragon

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約2年ぶりですが、Metal Meetupがついに帰ってきました! 今回はLords of the Tridentのワールドツアーの名古屋公演を開催します!

JEALOUS WILD、DETHFASTも参加予定です。

- スケジュール -
19:00 - 20:00 開場
20:00 - 20:45 Jealous Wild
20:45 - 21:15 休憩
21:15 - 21:00 Deathfast
21:00〜21:30 休憩
21:30 - 22:30 Lords of the Trident

このシーンにいる人なら、絶対に見逃せないライヴであることは保証できる。

私たちはこの番組をとても楽しみにしていますし、このような機会を与えていただき大変光栄に思っています。

12月6日にお会いしましょう!

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Metal Meetup Feat. Lords of the Trident / Jealous Wild / Dethfast
12月6日(火)19:00 ~
入場料: Y2000
@ Red Dragon

Sunday Pick Me Up ~ゴミ拾い~

Ikeda Park

*日本語は下にあります*

Sunday Pick Me Up is Nagoya's most popular environmental activity and since 2019, hundreds of participants have collected over 1 ton (!!) of trash from the streets! This month, we'll be meeting in Ikeda Park to clean up the city!

We host this event for three reasons:

  1. To keep the city clean and spread eco-friendly habits.
  2. To grow closer to the city and become a productive member of the community.
  3. To make new friends and have fun!

Needless to say, this event is completely FREE.

So please come join hang out, catch some fresh air and help us clean the city!

If you have gloves at home, it would be super helpful if you could bring them.

We will be meeting up in the north-east corner of Ikeda Park at 10:00AM. Please see the address below.
https://goo.gl/maps/VCjNvWTp4Go9e8V59

Be aware that if you arrive after 10:15AM, we'll have already split up. PLEASE ARRIVE ON TIME!

See you on December 11! 🙂

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こんにちは!

新鮮な気持ちで月を始めるために名古屋の街を一緒に綺麗にしませんか?

Sunday Pick Me Up の第27回目を開催します!

Sunday Pick Me Upは名古屋で最も人気のある環境活動で、2019年から数百人の参加者が街中のゴミを1トン以上回収してきました。今月は、池田公園に集合して、街をきれいにするイベントです。

私たちがこのイベントを開催する理由は3つあります。

  1. 街をきれいに保ち、環境にやさしい習慣を広めるため。
  2. 街に親しみ、地域の生産的な一員となるため。
  3. 新しい友達を作り、楽しむため。

今回は場所を変えて、池田公園辺のゴミ拾いを1時間程しましょう!

このクリーンアップイベントは似た興味を持つ人たちと一緒に自分の住む近所を綺麗にしながら、自分も地球も喜ぶことをする絶好の機会です。

もちろんこのイベントは無料です。

家に軍手がある方はご持参いただけますと幸いです。

池田公園にて朝10時に待ち合わせをします!住所は以下ご参照ください。
https://goo.gl/maps/VCjNvWTp4Go9e8V59

それでは12/11(日)にお会いするのを楽しみにしています!

Christmas Feast ~クリスマスパーティー!食べ放題!~

Shooters Sports Bar & Grill

~日本語は下にあります~

Christmas is fast approaching, and for those of you that decide to stay in Japan for the holidays, you're going to need to celebrate properly.
And when I say celebrate properly, I mean EAT properly.

Oh yes, the undoubtedly best part of Christmas is the FOOD, and we're working with Shooters this year to put on the best Christmas Feast you've had this side of the Pacific.

We're talking all the Christmas classics, the essentials, the meat, the veg, the trimmings - it's gonna feel just like home. Understandably, some things are harder to find in Japan, but we're going to do our best to get it right.

Not only that, but there's also going to be lots of Christmas games and activities with presents, prizes, party hats and silly jokes. More information about the event's activities will be released soon!

If you've never experienced Christmas in a western country, this is the perfect opportunity - we want to make this as authentic as possible, and you'll see why we love Christmas so much.

To attend, you will need to REGISTER by completing this Google Form! 👇
https://forms.gle/tzhDdfGM9yxknfeNA

You will also need a TICKET! Tickets can be bought from me at any Small World event, or from SHOOTERS.

Early Bird Ticket Price (~ December 4): Y4000
Regular Ticket Price (~ December 13): Y5000

I'm really looking forward to spending Christmas with you guys this year!

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そろそろクリスマスになりまーす・・・実家に帰らない人もちゃんとするクリスマスの祝いをしないといけないですね。

その理由で今年はShootersとクリスマスディナーを準備しています!
ちゃんとするクリスマスというのは、しっかり美味しいものが食べるという意味です!!!

今回は、次の方法でクリスマスビュッフェを行います。

海外のクリスマスのクラシック、お肉とか野菜とか日本でなかなか食べれないものを準備できように頑張りまーす。今回は前回のメニューとちょっと違いますので美味しくて新しい食品を期待してください!

このイベントはディナーだけではなくて、ゲームやプレゼントなども準備して行きますのでお楽しみください。海外のクリスマスを味わったことがない方は是非参加してください!

参加するには、このGoogleフォームに記入してREGISTERする必要があります 👇
https://forms.gle/tzhDdfGM9yxknfeNA

また、チケットも必要です!チケットはSmall Worldのイベントで私から購入するか、SHOOTERSから購入することができます。

早割参加料(12月04日まで)Y4000
普通参加料(12月13日まで)Y5000

今回も皆さんと会うのを楽しみしています!

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