Little Trip Around the World: Mongolia Edition
Did you know that Mongolia is called the “Land of the Blue Sky” because it has over 260 sunny days a year, or that one quarter of Mongolia’s population of three million live as nomadic herders? Find out more about this expansive country nestled between Russia and China in this month’s Little Trip Around the World! The speaker will be Ms. Onon Bayasgalan, a graduate student at the University of Aizu.
Date: Sunday, December 9th
Place: Aizu Keikodo Floor 3 Room 1
Farewell Dinner for Jingzhou Doctors
Three doctors from Aizu Wakamatsu’s sister city of Jingzhou, China, will conclude their six-month exchange at Takeda General Hospital this month. Join us at this dinner to hear about their thoughts on this experience and to wish them well on the next leg of their life journey!
Date: Friday, December 7th, 6:30pm~
Place:: Restaurant Thyme (Inside Yamaga Clinic)
RSVP by December 4th
Want to practice speaking in Japanese? Nihongo Salon is perfect for those looking to practice their Japanese conversational skills with Japanese language volunteers and foreign nationals alike. Nihongo Salon is run every Tuesday, from 1:30PM to 3:30PM, at the Aizu Keikodo.
The participation fee is 2,000 yen for one year.
Radio Show Guests
The AWIA hosts a twice weekly radio program called “Hello Aizu” on the local radio station, FMAizu (76.2 FM). We are looking for English speakers to come discuss a small topic of their choosing, in English. The interview can be a one-time event, or a repeating guest appearance. For first time guests, the interview will include a short self- introduction. Any and all ideas are welcome. Stop on by the radio station, and become a local celebrity today.
Hello World Guests
Hello World is a program run by the AWIA that promotes international education and cross-cultural exchange among the children of Aizu-Wakamatsu City. Once a month, we would like to invite foreign-nationals to come introduce their country, and play international games with children, from 1st to 6th grade. Thank you money will be provided to all guests.
Newsletter Prep and Refreshments
Help us to prepare our newsletters for mailing! On the last Saturday of every month, from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, AWIA members gather at the AWIA to fold and mail next month’s edition of the newsletter, followed by tea and snacks. Come enjoy talking with other members while you help out the association. It’s also an excellent chance to put your Japanese to use!