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

International Understanding Lecture



Join us for a lecture titled “Smartphones from the Perspective of the World, My-self, and SDGS (Sustainable Development Goals).” The lecture will be given by Ms. Abe Mariko, a trustee of IVY, which is a nonprofit organization based in Yamaga-ta. NPO IVY has worked to reduce pov-erty overseas, as well as to provide sup-port to foreigners living in Yamagata, es-pecially women that have come to Japan for international marriage. *The lecture will be given in Japanese.
Date: Sunday, February 17th, 2pm-4pm
Location: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Room 1
For: Junior high school students and above
Cost: Free
Sign-up by contacting the AWIA by 2/16.

Foreign Language Story Room

Bring your young one to this storytelling event orga-nized by the AWIA in conjunction with the Aizu Li-brary, with support from the Aizu International Ladies Association. Enjoy stories in English, German, and Ma-lay read aloud by native speakers, followed by games featuring the respective cultures as well as words from the books.
Date: Sunday, February 24th, 10am-11:45am
Location: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Rooms 1-3
For: Children from age 4 to elementary school grade 6 (Preschool children must be accompanied by a par-ent or guardian)
Cost: Free
Sign-up by calling the Aizu Wakamatsu City Library (☎0242-22-4711).

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!