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


Based in Nagoya, Japan, Small World creates meetups, social events, parties and gatherings to foster a strong and vibrant international community for both expats and Japanese alike.


What do we do?


Living abroad can be truly life-changing, giving those who are brave enough to go through it the opportunity to better understand different cultures, learn new languages and experience life from a different point of view.

However, life as an expat can be profoundly lonely. Thousands of miles away from your home and your family, having to navigate language barriers and cultural differences in a world where sometimes there are very few other people like you, it can be very difficult to connect in a deep and meaningful way, to make friends that last beyond a handful of encounters.

Small World aims to create a community of expats and local Japanese people who share a similar goal: to share passions, learn about other cultures and make long-lasting and exceptional friendships.

We carefully design events that celebrate a wide range of hobbies and interests, cultures and backgrounds, and create safe and engaging environments for you to build a network of friends in your home away from home.


Featured Events

THE INTERNATIONAL PARTY


The International Party is the perfect opportunity to meet all the interesting people in Nagoya’s vibrant and diverse community, and brings together people from all over the world to make friends, learn about new cultures, practice a new language, dance to some great music, or simply drink and have a good time!


Why should you attend our events?


Small World is one of Aichi’s fastest growing social groups, having grown to over 3000 members since its founding in 2018. Unlike other meetup groups, Small World focuses on three main points:
Community, Quality, and Content.

We believe that the most important thing is building a strong community, with members who feel comfortable interacting with one another and enjoy spending time together. We do not believe in limitations, and people of any age or background are welcome to join.

Small World is also committed to creating only the best quality events for our members. No matter whether it’s a huge party with great music and drinks, an educational trip to a local landmark or a vegan cooking class, we work hard to make sure that our guests have the best experience possible. 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. 

Finally, we also believe that creating content outside of events is just as important as the events themselves. We have a strong online presence across Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, and frequently post high-quality photos and videos of past events, post features on  Nagoya city, food and local music, and encourage our members to interact with each other on our social media platforms.

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Meet the Team

Matthew
Founder, CEO & Event Producer


Small World Studio

Small World Studio is a showcase of all the best local bands in the city of Nagoya, Aichi.
Three songs and an interview by bands from a variety of genres, with English subtitles.

Your window into Nagoya’s eclectic music scene.


Small World Blog