WorldSkills – Numazu

8 11 2007

There it is just 6 more days until the start of the WorldSkills competition, held in Numazu. This event will pit country against country in test of Trade skills.

The four day event will commence on the 14th November with an opening ceromony. Competitions will follow from the 15th November, running over 4 days.

The competition starts at 9:00am and closes to the public at 4:00pm over the 4 days. All events run over the entire time of the competition. There is no chance you will miss out on seeing your favourite skill in action. Events are open to the public and are absolutely free.

A shuttle bus service will run from the station to the competition site by Kadoike Pond during the competition.

 For more information on the event check out the below links.

Press Release:


Scott Garbie.

November Events – Numazu

7 11 2007

There is a lot going on this month. Apart from the usual celebrations, this year Numazu is coming out in high form to show the WorldSkill Competitors and Visitors are good time. For the rest of us this makes for a prime time to visit Numazu.

From the 14th of November to the 21st you can visit the WorldSkills competitions around Kadoike pond. Competetors from all around the road pit their trade skills against each other in such things as computer skills, metal work, cooking and even hair dressing. This has been pitted as a big event for Numazu and certainly worth a visit.

Numazu’s famous street dancing, Yosakoi Tokaido 2007, will also be held this weekend in downtown Numazu (South side). This event was big last year, with many people coming down from all over Japan. I remember sipping a beer and enjoying the dancing and music from my window sill. Yep lording over the masses.

Winter Stage will also be held this month on the 17 November. From what I understand, this event will be held on the Kano River, south Numazu. This looks to be a great night of fireworks, music and fun.

There is a lot more going on this month, but I don’t want to steal too much of the glory from the Numazu Newsletter-English Edition. You will just have to click here and see for yourself.

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Gokigen – World Skill Festival – Numazu

8 07 2007

Preparations are definately under way for the WorldSkill Festival hosted in Shizuoka prefecture at the end of this year. Numazu has the pleasure of hosting one of the larger portions of events and the city certainly has taken the event in its stride. Schools have been given countries to support and host, buildings are being built just for the event in Kadoike and the Numazu Locals are building themselves up for what will undoubtedly be WorldSkills Fever. I know that I will certainly be trying to get in to watch the cooking events.

The WorldSkills competition pits talented trade and craftsmen against each other in order to represent the skills of their country. In short, the WorldSkills competition is an Olympics for Craft and Tradesmen. With 38 official skills on display this with be an awesome event worth seeing.

The skills festival will kick off in Numazu on the 21st of November with its official opening ceremony held in the Kira Messe complex on the north of Numazu Station.  The competition starts on Thursday November 15 and concludes on Sunday november 18. The majority of the event seems to be heald in the specially build village in Kadoike.

I will endeavor to post further comments about The Skills Festival closer to the date. In the mean time here are some useful links to sate your curiosity. WorldSkills home page Skills Festival 2007 Shizuoka prefecture home page with links to Numazu The official site for Skills Festival Preparation in Numazu. This site also boast some excellent photo’s of the Numazu Area.