AWIA Aizu Wakamatsu International Association

Hours of Operation: 9:00AM-5:45PM

(Closed: Every Monday & 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month,

national holidays, and the end of the year from Dec. 29th to Jan. 3rd.)

Event Information Page

World Tour: Brazil Edition

Join the AWIA for the third stop in our food series—Brazil!

This event will be a conversation about the multicultural influences and origins of Brazilian food and culture with University of Aizu exchange student Sonia Arai.


Date and Time: Saturday, February 17th 2pm-3:30pm

Location: Aizu Keikodo, 3rd Floor Room 1

Cost:Free. RSVP with the International Association before 2/16.

Ohanashi no Heya: Foreign-Language Picture Book Read Aloud

This is a storytelling event where picture books in English, Mandarin, and Tagalog will be read aloud by native speakers, and children will be guided in fun games using simple vocabulary.

Date and Time: Sunday, February 25th, 10am-11:45am

Location: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Rooms 1-3

For: Children from age 4 to elementary school grade 6 who live in Aizu Wakamatsu. Preschool children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cost: Free. Contact the Aizu Wakamatsu City Library to apply (☎0242-22-4711)

Hello World: Russia Edition

Got a curious elementary schooler? Introduce him or her to Hello World, an interactive monthly classroom led by guests from around the world.

This month, explore the culture, language, and games of Russia with Elena Ryzhii.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 24, 10am-11:30am

Location: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Room 1

Age group: Elementary school students grades 1-6

Fee: 700 yen. To apply, contact the AWIA by 2/23.

Snow Procedures

This is a reminder of city snow removal protocol.


When snow reaches a height of 10cm, the city will remove snow along major roads.

Please cooperate by not parking your car on the road, clearing snow left on your doorstep and garage by the snow truck, and not dumping snow into regular road gutters.

Nihongo Salon

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!