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

Sign Up For Fall Japanese Classes

The fall session of our Japanese Conversation Classes is just around the corner! Sign up now by phone or email for twelve small-sized classes, adjusted to your level. Thursday evening class: Thursdays from September 5th to November 21st, 6:30pm-8pm
Friday morning class: Fridays from September 6th to November 22nd, 10am-11:30am
Place: Aizu Keikodo
Notice: Nihongo Salon, our other Japanese program which runs every Tuesday from 1:30-3:30pm, will not be held on August 13th and 20th.

Welcome Party for Jingzhou City Exchange Doctors

On July 29th, two doctors from Jingzhou City, Aizu Wakamatsu’s sister city in China, will come to Japan and train at Takeda General Hospital for six months. All are invited to join the party to meet these two doctors, Dr. Wu Tingting (pediatrics) and Dr. Chen Juan (neurology) and warmly welcome them to the city.
Date: Friday, August 23rd, from 6:30pm on
Place: Restaurant Thyme (inside Yamaga Clinic across from Takeda Hospital)

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!