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

Hanami Potluck Party

Relax, make new friends, and enjoy a picnic under the cherry blossoms at the scenic Kotokuji Temple with the AWIA.

Bring one dish to share for the potluck (it doesn't need to be homemade) and feel free to bring your own alcohol - the AWIA will provide non-alcoholic drinks. Family and friends are welcome, so bring them along!

To keep this event eco-friendly, please bring your own chopsticks, cup and plate.


Date and Time: Saturday, April 14, 12-3pm

Location: Kotokuji Temple, behind the AWIA (2-12 Sakaemachi) - if raining, the party will be held inside the AWIA

Fee: 100 yen

RSVP with the AWIA by Saturday, April 21st

Spring Term Japanese Classes

Japanese classes are back! These volunteer-taught classes are for non-native speakers of Japanese, with beginner to advanced levels available.

Morning Course: 10-11:30am Fridays from April 6 to June 29, except May 4 (national holiday)

Evening Course: 6:30-8pm Thursdays from April 5 to June 28, except May 3 (national holiday)

Location: Aizu Keikodo

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

Apply with the AWIA by March 28th

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!