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

Nihongo De Hanasou

Come attend our annual Japanese speech event for non-native speakers!

Hear about people from around the world about their home countries and their experiences in Japan.
Date: Desember 12nd (Sun),
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Place: Aizu Keikodo Lecture room2,3
Cost: Free!

Online Japanese Lessons

Japanese lessons for foreign residents will begin again from December. This year, in response to feedback from our participants, we will have an online option available for those who do not want to or cannot attend in person. Scheduling is flexible, so ask us if you’re interested!

12 Lessons (60min per class)
Date/Time slot: Flexible
Fee: ¥5,000
Sign up: contact the AWIA by phone or email    

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Valentine's Brownies
Nola’s Craft Corner

Join us in early February for our next craft corner event! This time, we'll be making some festive Valentine's brownies. Come bake a sweet treat for your special someone, or for yourself!
Instructions will be in English with Japanese support available. Keep an eye on social media for mor details!
Date: Saturday, February 13th
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Place: Aizu Wakamatsu City Learning Center (Keiko-do)
    1F Cooking Studio

Board Game Festival
Postponed until further notice due to COVID-19

Due to the recent increase in cases of novel coronavirus in Fukushima Prefecture, we have decided to postpone our "Board Game Festival" event, which was originally scheduled for January 31st. We know many people were looking forward to the event, and we fully intend to reschedule when it's a bit safer for us all together. We thank you all for your patience and understanding, and we will let you know as soon as we are able to hold the event at a later date. Until then, please take care!

Autumn Japanese Classes

Japanese conversation classes for foreign residents will begin from September, run by Japanese volunteer members of the AWIA. We have more information available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

Time: ★Night Course Every Thursday 18:30~20:00
   September 3~November 19 (12 classes)
   ★Day Course Every Friday 10:00~11:30
   September 4~November 20 (12 classes)
Place: Aizu Keikodo
Cost: AWIA members ¥4000, non-members ¥6000
Content: Lessons focussing on Japanese grammar.Held in groups split by current Japanese level.         
※For first time participants, we will do an easy level check so we can assign groups in classes.Please apply as soon as possible.

★Online Course

This year,in response to to feedback from our participants, we will have an online option available for those who do not want to or cannot attend in person. Scheduling is flexible, so ask us if you're interested!
12Lessons(90min per class)
Date/Time: Flexible
Fees: \4000(AWIA members) \6000(non-AWIA members)

Children’s Nihongo Hiroba &Nihongo Salon has been started

Children’s Nihongo Hiroba

Open for children with foreign roots, from elementary grade 1~age 18. Experienced Japanese teachers and volunteers will use Japanese language and school textbooks to support children’s learning.
Date/Time: Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, 10:00~12:00
Location: The AWIA Offices
Cost: ¥2000/year (guardian must be a member of AWIA)

Nihongo Salon

The Nihongo Salon is a place for people who want to learn and speak more Japanese. Participate in various activities and events throughout the year, and learn some useful Japanese for everyday life.
Date/Time: Every Tuesday, 13:30~15:30
Location: The Aizu Keikodo
Cost: free(must be an AWIA member to participate).                         

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!