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

Members Social: Mini Sports Day & Dinner



Come join us for a mini-sports day! We’ll be playing typical undokai games like tama-ire (ball-toss game), spoon racing, plus an Australian game, and conclude with an international folk dance lesson! Afterwards, we’ll have izakaya food at a soba place nearby. Feel free to join for either the sports event or dinner, or both.
The AWIA office will be closed from 1pm onwards on the day of the event.
Date: Sunday, March 24th (sports event @ Aizu Kinro Seishonen Home, 3-5pm; dinner@ Kojuan, 5:30pm~)
Cost: Participation in the sports event will be 100 yen for members and 200 yen for non-members (there will be prizes!); dinner will be 3,500 yen (with a 500 yen discount for students)
Sign-up by Friday, March 22nd.
Please bring indoor shoes.

Language Volunteers Meeting

For those interested in getting to know the history of Aizu, giving English tours, or getting involved in our volunteer activities—come check out our language volunteers meetings! This month, we will be continuing our discussion of Iimoriyama, and summarizing the major sightseeing points in English.
Date: Sunday, March 10th, 10am11:30am
Location: Aizu Keikodo, Floor 3, Room 1
Sign up by Saturday, March 9th.

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!