Hello everyone! Hope your new year is starting off strong! The two English-speaking prefectural Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) will be starting our free Beginner Japanese Classes again in the spring! It will be taught in English and classes will run every Thursday from May 13th until July 15th,18:00 until 20:00 in AIRY Classroom B. We are located in Kajo Central - adjacent to Yamagata Station. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Michiko at...
The Immigration Services Agency of Japan has started a new emailing service to send immigration-related information to anyone who subscribes to them! You can get the latest information based on what region you are interested in, by job type, in various languages, etc. Find more information and subscribe to the service here: https://www.isa.go.jp/en/about/pr/mail-service.html
Takamatsu International Association (TIA) in Kagawa Prefecture recently published a "Japanese Food Guide" in 6 different languages: Easy Japanese/やさしい日本語, English, Chinese/中文, Korean/한국어, Indonesian/Basaha Indonesia, and Tagalog. The Food Guide is a visual resource you can use to communicate any dietary restrictions at supermarkets or restaurants. You can find more information about it on their website here!
Warm weather ahead! Eagerly welcoming the sunny days with a new issue of Face To Face! In this issue, we focus on Nagai City in Okitama Region in "Yamagata In Focus". Nagai City has put in a lot of effort to promoting kendama culture in their city, so we Coordiators of International Relations (CIRs) went to better understand the hype. For "International Insights", our very own prefectural CIR, Alice French wrote about her experiences in Yamagata and reflected on the adventrues of Isabella Bird!...
Happy holiday season! We at AIRY are wrapping up the end of 2020 with a new issue of Face To Face! In this issue, we have written not just one, but TWO "Yamagata In Focus" articles! They are both located in the Shonai Region. The first article is for Gyokusenji Temple, where the Coordiators of International Relations (CIRs) experienced some Zen Buddhist culture - sampling zazen, sutra-copying, and sutra-chanting. It was a surreal experience and a nice deep-dive into traditional Japanese...
山形県でも コロナの 病気になった人が 増えています。 コロナの 病気にならないように 気を付けてください。 気を付ける ことは 下を 見てください。
Happy summer everyone! Although we are pretty restricted in terms of how to enjoy the summer, I hope everyone is doing fine! In this issue of Face To Face, since we were not comfortable exploring the Prefecture for the usual "Yamagata In Focus" section, we decided to do something completely different! We reached out to five former Coordinators of International Relations (CIRs) in Yamagata to catch up on their lives and to hear their experiences and memories being here! We were able to track...
Please Note: These posts are not official translations. They are translated by the two prefectural Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) in Yamagata to provide COVID-19 related information to the English-speaking residents of Yamagata. We source our information from Prefectural and Municipal Press Conferences, official network channels of Yamagata Prefecture (i.e. Youtube, Twitter), and Yamagata Newspaper articles.
Update On April 3rd: ・Foreign nationals whose expiration date for the period of stay is in May or June are also covered now. ・Applications from foreign nationals whose expiration date for the period of stay is March or April will also be accepted for a period of three months from the expiration date of the period of stay. ・Those who are staying with the status of residence of “Temporary Visitor” have also been included. ・This includes those who are required to apply for acquisition...
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