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March 28, 2018

SCHEDULES FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES 2018

March 8, 2018

Basic Japanese language courses for international residents are held at seven locations in Yamaguchi prefecture.  The courses of instruction are offered in two terms, each spanning over three months.

We’re pleased to announce the schedules for the year 2018 and would like to invite all of you who wish to begin your lessons in Japanese to join.

SCHEDULES FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES 2018

CITY VENUE DAY & TIME FROM/TO FEES CONTACT
Iwakuni Iwakuni Health and Welfare

Center

7-1-2 Marifumachi

Tuesdays

19:00-21:00

Apr.3 – Jun.19

Sep.4 – Dec.4

1,000

yen

Ms. Kawamura

0833-91-5016

Shunan Shunan Tokuyama Health Center

1-1 Kodamacho

(Next to Yamaguchi Bank

Tokuyama Branch)

Thursdays

19:00-21:00

Apr.19 – Jul.12

Sep.20 – Dec.6

1,500

yen

Ms. Ishii

083-973-0420

Hofu Hofu Culture and Welfare Center

1-9-2 Midorimachi

(Next to Hofu City Koukaido,

Public Hall)

Tuesdays

19:00-21:00

May.8 – Jul.24

Sep.4 – Nov.20

500

yen/

month

Ms. Fujimoto

090-9062-3604

Yamaguchi Yamaguchi University

International House

(On the university campus)

Saturdays

12:30-14:30

15:00-17:00

Apr.14 – Jul.7

Sep.15 -Dec.8

500

yen

Ms. Fukiya

083-925-2969

Ube Tokiwa Kōgyō Kaikan

1-10-8 Higashikajigaeshi

(Opposite to Yamaguchi

University Faculty of Engineering)

2F, Conference Room

Wednesdays

19:00-21:00

Apr.25 – Jul.11

Sep.26 – Dec.12

500

yen

Ms. Kodera

0836-33-0822

Hagi Hagi Civic Center

(In front of Hagi City Office)

Wednesdays

19:00-21:00

Apr.18 – Jul.4

Sep.12 -Nov.28

1,000

yen

Ms. Nakashima

090-7778-5759

Shimonoseki Kaikyō Messe Shimonoseki

(Next to Kaikyō Yume Tower)

8F, Conference Room

Mondays

18:30-20:30

Apr.9 – Jul.2

Sep.3 – Dec.10

1,000

yen

Ms. Shinmura

083-254-1669

※No reservations are necessary.  You can sign up and enroll in the courses on the first day  of the respective class.

※The fees quoted above are for one term.  You are requested to pay them in full at the beginning of each term.

※Placement tests or brief interviews will be given on the first day of class.

※In Yamaguchi, Ube, Hagi and Shimonoseki there will be additional lessons from January to March. There will also be supplementary classes in Hofu in April and winter.

Detailed information can be obtained from your instructors.

※For more information, please contact the classes you’d like to attend.

For more general information, please contact:

Yamaguchi International Exchange Association

3F 1-7 Mizunoue-cho, Yamaguchi­shi, 753­0082

Tel: 083-925­7353 Fax: 083-920­4144 E-mail: yiea.info@yiea.or.jp


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SCHEDULES FOR JAPANESE LANGUAGE COURSES 2018【Vietnamese】

Let’s try to break the World Guinness Record of Numbers of portable shrines being carried by women in “ Onna-Mikoshi Parade” in Hofu!

March 6, 2018

We’re now recruiting groups of 8 ( or more people) to join the parade where the most portable shrines will be carried.

Not only women but also man can join this parade.

Please form a group with your friends or co-workers and join this event.

Especially for foreigners, the entry fee including portable shrine rental will be covered by E.I.G.( volunteer interpreters group).

Happi which you wear when you carry portable shrines will be provided.

Please cooperate with us to break the World Guinness Record!!

 

Time and Date : April 29th ( Holiday) 13:00 ~16:00

Please get together at around 12:30 at Hofu Station.

 

Course of the parade : From JR Hofu Station to Tenmangu Shrine

 

Please contact us and get more information : E.I.G.

Kimiko Fujimoto E-mail: bright-fu@herb.ocn.ne.jp

https://www.b-mall.ne.jp/t/3504/999999/

“The Japanese American Experience: Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the first emigration from Japan to Hawaii”

February 16, 2018

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Meiji Restoration and the arrival of the first organized group of Japanese immigrants (Gannenmono) to Hawaii.
At this symposium, we will reflect upon the journey of Japanese Americans by welcoming three panelists whose ancestors are from Hawaii or Yamaguchi. They will share their family history, including how their families overcame obstacles in adjusting to life in America.

What is the role of Japanese Americans in our society, at a time when diversity and tolerance towards others are limited? The panelists will share their personal views. They will also discuss how to promote the spirit of diversity and inclusion in both Japan and the U.S.
Dr. Tosh Minohara (Professor, Kobe University), himself a Japanese American, will moderate this discussion following the panelists’ presentations.

Schedule

Date & Time Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Doors Open at 5:30 PM)
Venue Hotel New Tanaka “Heian” (2nd Floor)
(2-6-24 Yuda Onsen, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi) accessmaps External link
TEL: 083-923-1313
Language English/Japanese Simultaneous Interpretation Available
Participants
[Moderator]
Tosh Minohara (Professor, Graduate School of Law and Politics, Kobe University)
[Panelists]
Darcy Endo-Omoto (Vice President, Government & Community Affairs, Hawaiian Electric Company)
“The Hawaii Experience: Gaman and Aloha”
David Ono (News Anchor, KABC-TV)
“Japanese American Incarceration: Never Again”
June Taylor (State Personnel Director and Executive Director, Department of Personnel & Administration, State of Colorado)
“Defining Japanese Americans: The Diversity Within”
[Guest Presenter]
Junko Nishida (Cultural advisor, Museum of Japanese Emigration to Hawaii)
Registration To learn more about the Symposium, contact:
The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership, Tokyo
TEL: 03-5369-6072
FAX: 03-5369-6042
Email: cgpc@jpf.go.jp
*When sending an e-mail, please replace the full-width “@” character with a half-width “@” character.
* Free Admission

24 Youths from Spain and Sri Lanka Come to Yamaguchi

January 30, 2018

Twenty-four youths from Spain and Sri Lanka who are participating in the FY2017 “Ship for World Youth” Program sponsored by the Cabinet Office, came to Yamaguchi as part of their local program.

 

〔Program Itinerary〕

  • January 18 (Thurs)

Experienced Wearing a Kimono (Saikotei)

Toured the Five-Storied Pagoda at Ruriko-ji Temple

  • January 19 (Fri)

Courtesy Visit at the Prefectural Government Office

Experienced Matcha Tea Ceremony (Houshouan), Visited Hofu Tenmangu Shrine

Toured Mazda Hofu Plant

Experienced Making Uiro (Hondaya)

Welcome Reception

  • January 20 (Sat)

Homestay within the Prefecture

  • January 21 (Sun)

Moved from Ube Airport –> Tokyo

 

On the 18th and 19th, university students from the prefecture accompanied us and participated in the exchange.

Many youths experienced wearing a kimono and making uiro for the first time among some of the activities. In addition, they furthered their exchanges at their homestays, eating home cooking and going to tourist spots.

Thank you for your cooperation participating youths and host families.

 

From now, 122 Japanese youths (2 from Yamaguchi) and 120 youths from 10 countries will have an onshore training session in Tokyo followed by their 34-day training on board a ship.

 

Find out more about the “Ship for World Youth” Program below▼

http://www8.cao.go.jp/youth/kouryu/index-e.html

 

 

Cooking Seminar“Preparing Yamaguchi local wintertime dishes.”

December 12, 2017

Learn how to make Yamaguchi local wintertime dishes in a ‘shokado style’.
With ideas to arrange similar dishes with ingredients available in your own country, along with advice on good presentation.
English/Japanese leaflet listing the recipes will be provided for you to take away.
*Ingredients may differ from those shown on the picture due to availability.

 

<Date & Time>
Sun. 21st Jan. 2018
10:30 start / 14:00 finish

 

<Place>
Caliente Yamaguchi (5-1-1 Yudaonsen, Yamaguchi-shi)

Participation Fee
3,500 yen including the cost of cooking ingredients

 

<Instructor>
Kyoko Sasano (Owner chef of ‘Kitchen Café Sawa’)

 

<Schedule>
10:15 open
10:30 briefing
10:40 prepare dishes
12:00 eat the prepared dishes
14:00 end

 

Program aimed at residents of Yamaguchi Prefecture (Any nationality welcome). Children of elementary age should be accompanied by an adult.

Maximum 24 participants

Registration
https://eventon.jp/10018/

 

<Inquiries & Contact>
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/waowafull/
E-mail: waowafull@gmail.com
Tel: ‪090-8504-4602(Izumi)

*Registration is completed with pre-payment of the fee.

 

<Organizer>
WA-full

Multilingual Free Professional Consultation for Foreige Residents Consultatation

November 16, 2017

available for a variety of issues: Residence,visas,marriage,divorce,labor-related issues,pensions,insurarace,taxes,medical care, Domestic violence from a partner. Reservation priority/ Possible even without a reservation admission/ Confidential0422-33-1335 info@cinga.or.jp

Typhoon Warning! (2017.9.16)

September 16, 2017

Attention
A typhoon is approaching.
According to the weather forecast,
the typhoon (tropical cyclone) will hit Yamaguchi Prefecture on September 17th (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 Prefectures Emergency Handbook

http://www.pref.yamaguchi.lg.jp/cms/a12900/bosai-handbook/bosai-handbook.html

Japan Meteorological Agency Tropical Cyclone Information

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Foreign Nationals  

September 2, 2017

Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Foreign Nationals

【Date】13:00~16:30, Sunday, October 8th, 2017

 

【Price】Free

 

【Place】Shunan-shi Health center 1F Medical checkup hall (Shunan-shi Kodama-cho 1-1)

 

【Events】Lecture on disaster prevention, fire(smoke) simulator, simulations on using a fire

extinguisher, etc.

*Participants will receive disaster preparedness supplies

 

【Who can Participate】Foreign nationals living in Yamaguchi prefecture

 

【Language】Available in English, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Korean.

 

【How to Apply】
Call, email, or fax us with ①your name, ②address, ③phone number, ④nationality, ⑤email address. and ⑥If you would like an interpreter, please state your language preference.

 

【Application Deadline】Saturday, September 30th, 2017

 

● Questions and Applications ●
Yamaguchi International Exchange Association

1-7 Mizunoue-cho, Yamaguchi-shi, 753-0082
TEL:083-925-7353  FAX:083-920-4144 Email:yiea.info@yiea.or.jp URL:http://www.yiea.or.jp/

Would you like to join “International Exchange Program in Tokuji”?(We have already reached the cap of 20 applicants, and have stopped accepting applications.)

August 30, 2017

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 28th  ~ Sunday, October 29th, 2017

【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)

【Participant Cap】First 20 applicants.  *We expect to have 20 high school student participants

【Participation Fee】2,000 yen

*Including the charge for accommodation, foods, insurance, charter bus and Japanese culture experiment.

*To be paid on the day of the event *YIEA members have many benefits such as restaurant discounts.

Date Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 28th 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 busOrientation

Lunch

Afternoon: Exchange activities (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 29th Morning: Breakfast,

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

Lunch: Hands-on soba-making workshop, Lunch, Hands-on paper-making workshop

Afternoon: Chogen no Sato (14:00) → YPU (15:00)→Yamaguchi University Yoshida Campus(15:30) → Shin-Yamaguchi Station (16:00)→Yamaguchi University Tokiwa Campus(16:30)  *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.

◆Leaflet(English)

◆Application(English)

◆Application(English) WORD

【Application Deadline】 Friday, September 29th, 2017

*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.

【Sponsored by】Yamaguchi International Exchange Association

 

Questions and ApplicationsPublic Interest Incorporated

Foundation Yamaguchi International Exchange Association(YIEA)

Third Floor, 1-7 Mizunouecho, Yamaguchi-shi, Yamaguchi, 753-0082

TEL:083-925-7353   FAX083-920-4144   E-mail:yiea.info@yiea.or.jp