Language Volunteers Meeting
AWIA Office (5th floor of Tsutaya Bldg)
Our last language volunteers meeting of the year will take place on the 8th. Mr. Ishii from the Aizuwakamatsu Tourism Bureau will be giving a 1-hour talk about the city’s efforts to increase inbound tourism. The remaining half hour will be an open dialogue where volunteers can share their experiences leading tours and their ideas about furthering tourism in Aizu. This is a rare chance to have your voice heard by people directly involved with the city’s tourism. Please let us know by December 7th if you can attend.
Let’s Try Yoga… In Chinese!
Dates: Fridays from November 8—December 20 (6 sessions*), 12pm-1pm
Place: Aizu Keikodo 1st Floor Health Studio
Fee: 300 yen/session for members, 500 yen/session for non-members
What to bring: yoga mat, towel, and water bottle
*You can come to one or all sessions! Sign-up with the AWIA at least two days in advance of each session.
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!