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 Hiroba & Salon will not be held for a while

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Nihongo Hiroba and Nihongo Salon sessions will not be held for a while. Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Spring Japanese Conversation Classes cancelled

Due to the coronavirus outbreak,Spring Japanese Conversation Classes are cancelled. Please check our Facebook page for the latest updates.


Get ready to kick off your Japanese studies in 2020 with our upcoming spring semester of classes! Whatever your level, we’ll be sure to match you with a teacher and class that are right for you.
Thursday evening classes: April 2-June 18, 6:30pm-8pm
Friday morning classes: April 3-June 19, 10am-11:30am
For: Anyone who wants to improve their Japanese in small, individual groups geared to his/her level
Cost: 4,000 yen for members / 6,000 yen for nonmembers (for a total of 12 classes)
Sign up by Wednesday, March 25.

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!