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

Language Volunteers Meeting

Sunday, December 8th, 3pm-4:30pm
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!

Certified yoga instructor and Aizu resident Li Kuiyu will be leading a few relaxing sessions of yoga using simple phrases in Chinese and Japanese. This is a great chance to warm up your body and stay active as the days grow shorter and colder. If you already do yoga, this might be a fun way to meet new people and learn a new language!

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.

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 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!