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Message from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan

For those who have concerns regarding COVID-19, please check out the updated support measure from the Immigration Bureau of Japan. This information was updated on January 1st, 2023.

You can view the updated information in simple Japanese here

Consultation times: 10:00~11:00 【Registration closed】

11:00~12:00 【Registration open】

 Consultations are one hour per person.

Yamagata CIR Instagram

Hello!

Jess, the UK CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) has started an Instagram account📸

She’ll showcase her work as a CIR in the city and matters regarding Yamagata tourism🍒

👉You can follow the account on Instagram @yamagata_cir 👈

Foreigner Support Training in Case of Disasters, Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:00~15:00👨👩👨👩

Go to visit dangerous places in the region by bus and experience being a victim of disaster.

When: Sunday, November 13, 2022 11:00~15:00

Where: Shinjo Citizen`s Plaza (Shinjo-shi Otemachi 1-60)

Participants: 20 people ~ foreigners and their friends

Free of charge

☞Register
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Japanese Courses in Yamagata Prefecture

For those looking to level up their Japanese, we have updated our Japanese course information page!

There are many course options all over the prefecture.

Please check out our Japanese course information page to find a course that’s right for you!

Can we travel to Japan now?

The answer is YES! As of October 11, 2022, individual tourist can now enter Japan.

Here is a brief summary of the changes of what is required to enter:

Remember to follow the safety instructions and measures in the places you visit in Japan!

Please view the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more details about the changes.

For foreigners -Flower arrangement / Learning Japanese-

■Flower arrangement

Special class for foreigners who enjoy flower arrangement for the first time.

An Ikebana professor will explain it using plain Japanese.

It’s free of charge, join us!

Date and time: 11th September (Sunday) 16:00-17:30
Place: AIRY training room (Kajo Central 2F)

Professor: Ms. Sato Tansei (Sogetsu Ikebana)

Apply (Google form)

■Japanese class

Apply (Google form)

1 Intermediate class

■From 6th September to 13th December, 18:30-20:30 

Every Tuesday, 15 class

■Focusing on writing and speaking

■At AIRY training room (Kajo Central 2F)

■Fee: 5,000 yen (1,000 yen for AIRY members)

2 JLPT N3 class

■From 23rd August to 6th December, 18:30-20:30

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 30 class

■Prepare to take JLPT N3

■At AIRY training room (Kajo Central 2F)

■Fee: 9,000 yen (5,000 yen for AIRY members)

Apply (Google form)

DISCOVER YAMAGATA 2022 Now Taking Applications! ~International residents, why not join our free tour to experience all the joys Yamagata has to offer?

・DISCOVER YAMAGATA 2022 is a free tour for international residents of Yamagata to experience and share the charm of the region.
・There are four different day-trip tours.
・A maximum of 20 applicants will be selected on a first-come first-served basis.
・This is a free tour. (includes: bus fare, meals, hands-on experiences, travel accident insurance)

More details in English

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Face To Face No. 89 is out!

Hello everyone!! Here’s a new issue of Face To Face! 

In this issue’s “Yamagata In Focus“, we focus on the Bodaira Athelete Village over in Murayama Region’s Kaminoyama City! With efforts underway for a smooth Tokyo 2020 and host town relations, we paid the facilities a visit to better understand why it was ideal for both the general public and professional athletes!

For “International Insights“, our very own prefectural CIR, Michiko Yoshino wrote about her growth in Yamagata and what she learned about international exchange!

For the “Counselling Corner“, there is information from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan for foreign nationals who are outside of Japan and have had their period of stay expire. In addition, there is a quick guide to utilizing our Consultation Service for Businesses!

You can view the current issue or find past issues of our newsletter by clicking here or by clicking on the above picture!

We publish Face to Face three times a year. Each newsletter includes an exploration of a specific part of Yamagata, various voices and opinions from other foreigners living in Yamagata, as well as some tips and advice from our counselling corner.

We’re always looking for writers for our International Insights section so feel free to contact us if you’re interested!