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

Foreign Language Story Room

Sunday, June 23rd, 10am-11:45am
Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Rooms 1-3
This summer’s Foreign Language Story Room, or Ohanashi no Heya, will feature the English picture book I’m Not Cute! (about an adorable baby owl who sees himself as a sleek hunting machine), a Mandarin Chinese picture book about a frog looking for his mother, and, a fable in Tatar called “The Water Witch and the Golden Comb.” Tatar is a Turkic language spoken mainly in Tatarstan, Russia, and this will be the first time a story in Tatar is read for this event. The Foreign Language Story Room is for children from age 4 to elementary school 6th grade and their parents or guardians. Please sign up by calling the Aizu Library (0242-22-4711).

Language Volunteers Meeting

An explanatory meeting will run from 10am-10:30am that will be geared towards those interested in becoming language volunteers, and will run through the different volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. Following the explanatory meeting will be a longer meeting from 10:30am-11:30am for existing language volunteers to plan the Foreign Language Story Room (Ohanashi no Heya) event on June 23rd. All are welcome to attend.

Date: Sunday, May 12th 10am-11:30am
Place: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Room 1

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 1,500 yen/3 months.

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!