New Year’s Potluck Party
Place: AWIA Office (5th floor of Shinmei-dori Tsutaya Bldg)
Fee: 100 yen for members, 200 yen for nonmembers
Bring a dish to share and join us for our annual New Year’s Potluck Party. Start the new year with kakizome (new year’s calligraphy), games, conversations, and food from around the world. Family and friends welcome.
*Bring your own reusable bowl and utensils for the environment.
*The potluck is free for those that can help with decorating, party preparation, and cleaning. Please let us know if you’re able to help!
Winter English Café
Free for members
What kind of new year’s traditions do you have in your country? How are they different from those in Japan and other countries around the world? Hang around after the potluck to discuss these topics and more at our Winter English Café! We will be conversing in English over coffee and snacks.
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!