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

Foreign Language Story Room

Date: Sunday, February 23rd, 10am-12pm
Place: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Rooms 1-3
Fee: free
Bring your young one to this storytelling event organized by the AWIA in conjunction with the Aizu Library, with support from the Aizu International Ladies Association. Enjoy stories in English, Spanish and Vietnamese read aloud by native speakers, followed by games featuring the respective cultures as well as words from the books.

The AWIA Is Hiring

for Coordinator of International Relations

Start Date & Employment Period: April 1, 2020 for one year (renewable contract)
Qualifications: be at least 22 years of age, have Japanese ability equivalent to JLPT N3 or above, and computer skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook, etc.)
Duties: event organization and implementation, translation and interpretation, production of monthly English newsletter, maintenance of AWIA website and Facebook account, resident counseling, planning annual kids’ English & international understanding program, general secretarial duties and other duties as required
Salary: 230,000 yen monthly (commuter’s and overtime compensation available)
Hours: 9am-5:45pm
Application: submit your resume in both Japanese and English, a statement of purpose in English, as well as a translation sample (Japanese to English) to the AWIA by February 25th

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!