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

Japanese Cultural Experience: Japanese Cooking Class

Sunday, October 28, 10am-1pm @ Aizu Keikodo 1st Floor Cooking Studio

Ever wanted to try your hand at traditional Japanese cooking? Lost in the midst of unfamiliar ingredients at the supermarket? Get ready for this fall's Japanese culture experience event! Learn to make chawanmushi (savoring steamed egg custard) and takikomi gohan (rice cooked with dashi broth, mushrooms, meat and vegetables), two washoku (or traditional Japanese cooking) dishes representative of autumn.


Fee: 1000 yen for members / 1500 yen for non-members
Instructor: Sato Fumio
Limit: 20 people; Apply by Thurs, Oct 25
Bring an apron and bandana to cover your hair.

Japanese Classes

Get ready for our Japanese classes starting in the fall! Find a small, personalized class for your level. Sign up by Wednesday, August 29th.

Thursday evening class: 6:30-8pm, September 6th to November 22nd

Friday morning class: 10-11:30am, September 7th to November 30th

Location: Aizu Keikodo

Fee: 4,000 yen members/ 6,000 yen non-members (for a total of 12 classes)

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!