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【Attention】 A typhoon is approaching(2018.9.29)

September 29, 2018

Attention

A typhoon is approaching.

According to the weather forecast, “the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on September 30th (Sunday).”

Please refer to your Emergency Handbook to prepare for when a typhoon comes. When a typhoon approaches, please stay inside as much as possible.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

 

 

★Japan Meteorological Agency

Tropical Cyclone Information

 

 

International Exchange Program in Tokuji 2018 *We have already reached the cap of 20 applicants, and have stopped accepting applications.(9/12)

September 4, 2018

Are you interested in taking part in an International Cultural Exchange Program in Tokuji with Yamaguchi high school students?
Enjoy an International Understanding Workshop, exchange activities, an astronomical observation, hands-on soba-making workshop, and more!!

 

【Date】 Saturday, October 27th ~ Sunday, October 28th, 2018

【Place】National Yamaguchi Tokuji Youth Outdoor Learning Center and Chogen no Sato (Both in Tokuji, Yamaguchi)

【Who can Participate】Foreign nationals living in Yamaguchi Prefecture (at least high school age)

【Participation Fee】¥2,000
*Including the charge for accommodation, foods, insurance, charter bus and Japanese culture experiment.
*To be paid on the day of the event

Date

Schedule of Events

 

Saturday, October 27th

 

Morning: Yamaguchi University Tokiwa Campus(8:00)→Shin-Yamaguchi Station (8:30)→

Yamaguchi University Yoshida Campus (9:00) → YPU (9:30) →

Tokuji Youth Outdoor Learning Center (10:30) *by charter bus

Orientation

Lunch

Afternoon: TAP (Tokuji Adventure Program)

Evening: Dinner, International Understanding Workshop, An Astronomical Observation

【Spend the night at National Yamaguchi Tokuji Youth Outdoor Learning Center】

Sunday,

October 28th

 

Morning: Breakfast,

charter bus to Chogen no Sato, tour of Chogen no Sato

Lunch, Hands-on soba-making workshop,

Hands-on paper-making workshop

Afternoon: Chogen no Sato (14:30) → YPU (15:30)→Yamaguchi University Yoshida Campus(16:00) → Shin-Yamaguchi Station (16:30)→Yamaguchi University Tokiwa Campus(17:00) *by charter bus  *Schedule is subject to change

【Additional Information】
This event will be held in Japanese. However, there will be English and Mandarin speaking staff to provide multilingual support.
Lodgings will be divided by gender, with one large room for men and one large room for women.

【How to apply】
The application form can be sent by email, fax or mail, or brought to the YIEA in person. The application form can be downloaded on the YIEA home page. URL: http://yiea.or.jp/

【Application Deadline】
Saturday, September 29th, 2018
*Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis for the first 20people.

*We have already reached the cap of 20 applicants, and have stopped accepting applications.(9/12)

◆ Leaflet(For foreign residents)

◆Application( For foreign residents)

【Attention】A typhoon is approaching (2018.9.3)

September 3, 2018

【Attention】
A typhoon is approaching.
According to the weather forecast, “the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on September 4th (Tuesday).”
Please refer to your Emergency Handbook to prepare for when a typhoon comes. When a typhoon approaches, please stay inside as much as possible.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

A Call for Contestants/9th Annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners 

July 31, 2018

In order to better understand how Japan (Yamaguchi) is seen from the perspective of a non-native and to help spread information about various countries to the people of Yamaguchi, the Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan is hosting the 29th Annual Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners. In addition, this speech contest will help in the development of those who wish to work to spread internationalization and international cooperation, to create a sense of mutual understanding between the people of the prefecture and residents from abroad and to serve as a ground for international exchange.

Contestants will draw from their time in Japan, sharing their experiences, thoughts, and opinions in a Japanese speech.

We look forward to your applications!

 

Details

 Date and Time: November 18, 2018 (Sun.) 13:30 ~ 16:00

 

Place: Old Prefectural Assembly Building (1-1 Takimachi, Yamaguchi City)

 

Requirements: Must be 15 years of age or older, be a foreign resident living, working, or studying in Yamaguchi Prefecture, and not have lived in Japan for more than 5 years

 

Speech Requirements

Theme: Topic of Your Choice (foreign residents in Yamaguchi Prefecture are free to write about their thoughts in daily life, findings or other topics relating to Japan or Yamaguchi, the deepening of mutual understanding with residents in the prefecture, etc.)

Time Limit: Less than six minutes, use of manuscript paper optional

Rubric: Content- 60 points, Expressions- 40 points, out of a possible 100 points

Prizes

First Place: Certificate, Plaque and 30,000 yen

Second Place: Certificate, Plaque and 20,000 yen

Soroptimist International of Yamaguchi: Certificate, Plaque and 5,000 yen

Honorable Mention: Certificate and 5,000 yen

All Participants: Speech Contest Memento

 

Application: Send in a written copy of the speech, around 1000 characters, and include titles of any sub-topics, address, name, age, citizenship, job (school name and year), and phone number by fax or by email.

 

Deadline: September 27, 2018 (Thu.)

 

Contestants:

The Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan will select 10 contestants from the applicants. The results will be sent to all applicants on October 12, 2018 (Fri.). Travel expenses can be compensated.

 

Contact Information:

〒753-8501

1-1 Takimachi, Yamaguchi City

Yamaguchi Prefectural Chapter of the United Nations Association of Japan Office

(International Division of Yamaguchi Pref Govt Office)

Attn: Ms. Yamano, Ms. Takamiya

Tel: 083-933-2340    Fax: 083-933-2358   Email: a12900@pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp

Website: http://unaj-yamaguchi.sakura.ne.jp/index.html

 

Contact Information in Japanese:

〒753-8501  山口市滝町1-1

日本国際連合協会山口県本部事務局(山口県国際課内) 担当 山野・高宮

 

【Warning】A typhoon is approaching (2018.7.29)

July 29, 2018

【Warning】
A typhoon is approaching.
According to the weather forecast, “the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on July 29th (Sunday).”
Please refer to your Emergency Handbook to prepare for when a typhoon comes. When a typhoon approaches, please stay inside as much as possible.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

【Attention】A typhoon is approaching(2018.7.28)

July 28, 2018

【Attention】
A typhoon is approaching.
According to the weather forecast, “the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on July 29th (Sunday).”
Please refer to your Emergency Handbook to prepare for when a typhoon comes. When a typhoon approaches, please stay inside as much as possible.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

Be Careful of Heat Stroke!

July 20, 2018

<What is heat stroke?>

Heat stroke is a condition that results from an imbalance in the body’s balance of its salt and water levels where the body is unable to regulate its temperature well during hot or humid weather.

Please note that you can become ill even when you are inside; it does not just affect those who are moving or working outdoors.

 

<Symptoms>

(Mild) Dizziness, vertigo, muscle pain or soreness, excessive sweating

(Mild to Severe) Headaches, feeling nauseated, feeling sluggishness

(Severe) Unconsciousness, fever, lack of responsiveness, inability to walk straight

 

<How to help prevent heat stroke…>

■Drink Water

When you feel thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Drink water constantly throughout the day. Drink water right before bed and when you wake up in the morning.

Make sure to replenish your salt levels when you sweat a lot.

 

■Use Air-Con, Shade Curtains, and Bamboo Screens

Put a thermometer in your main room and check it regularly.

Use an air conditioner and a fan together.

Use curtains and screens to block the sun light.

 

■Wear Appropriate Clothing & Make Use of Ice-Packs

Choose clothing that breathes, absorbs moisture, and is quick drying. Use hats and sun-blocking umbrellas when going outside.

Use showers and ice-packs to cool down.

 

■Don’t Believe That You Will ‘Beat The Heat’

Be extra alert when working outside.

Wear clothing that breathes, absorbs moisture, and is quick drying. Use hats and sun-blocking umbrellas.

Avoid going outside in the early afternoon on hot days.

 

<If you think someone has heat stroke:>

Move them to a cool place.

Remove excess clothes and cool their body down.

Replenish their water and salt levels.

If they are unable to drink by themselves, or are unconscious, call an ambulance immediately. (TEL: 119)

 

<Look Out For Small Children & The Elderly>

Small children cannot regulate their own body temperatures well. Keep an eye on them! Also, the ground can become very hot. Therefore the temperature is also hotter closer to the ground and small children are in an environment that is hotter than adults are in.

The elderly tend to feel the heat strongly. It’s difficult for them to control their body temperatures, even in normal weather, so it’s easy for them to get heatstroke.

 

※熱中症についての多言語情報は、島根県環境生活部文化国際部より情報をご提供いただきました。

Attention(2018.7.3)A typhoon is approaching.

July 3, 2018

【Attention】

A typhoon is approaching.

According to the weather forecast, “the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on July 3rd (Tuesday).”

Please refer to your Emergency Handbook to prepare for when a typhoon comes. When a typhoon approaches, please stay inside as much as possible.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

Warning(2018.6.30)In Yamaguchi, it is raining heavily

June 30, 2018

【Warning】

In Yamaguchi, it is raining heavily.

When there is heavy rain, mountains can crumble and rivers can overflow. Please do not go near mountains and rivers.

Your City Office or Town Hall will send out an evacuation warning (hinan) to go to a safer place (nigeru koto) when it is dangerous to stay inside your house.

Please look at the Emergency Handbook regarding what to pay attention to when it rains and information about evacuation.

Yamaguchi Prefecture’s Emergency Handbook

Natural Disaster Links

June 30, 2018

Natural Disaster Links

Please take advantage of this compilation of links with helpful information regarding disasters

 

Emergency Preparedness Yamaguchi

[Yamaguchi Prefecture Disaster Prevention & Crisis Management Division]

Provides information in the event of a disaster

 

Yamaguchi Prefecture Road Information

[Yamaguchi Prefecture Road Maintenance Division]

Provides pictures of road conditions in Yamaguchi Prefecture

 

 Japan Meteorological Agency

Provides weather reports, weather warnings and advisories, typhoon, earthquake and tsunami information, and more