Kagawa Prefecture is actively promoting international exchange. Cities, towns, and other groups in Kagawa have affiliations with cities and other groups overseas and are involved in various exchange programs, mainly of human resources.


Formally known as the “Kagawa International Exchange Association”, IPAL is a center of multicultural exchange. Asking for “friendly” names upon opening the facility is now known as “IPAL Kagawa”. The “I” is for love (ai), the “i” in international exchange and information, and the personal pronoun I. "Pal" means friend.
IPAL acts as a center for international exchange, gathering friends and distributing information from many different places. The facility was created with these goals in mind, and to be a place easy to come to and interact at.
The Exchange Floor in IPAL is open for use, as are the International Cooperation Plaza, Library, and exhibition hall.