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OPEN: Tuesday to Sunday, 9:30am to 6:00pm

CLOSED: Mondays, National Holidays, New Years, Dec 29th - Jan 3rd

 

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2019年

2月

09日

2/9 Wadai Arekore Talk Salon: Self-Care Yoga!

Hello all!

 

There's a FREE yoga class we're doing on February 9th! Physical exercise is an important step to help relax your mind and body, and yoga is a perfect way to start! Come and learn some yoga moves to refresh and recharge! Invite all your friends and have a good time together!

 

Questions? Please contact AIRY via e-mail, phone, or fax!

2019年

1月

23日

Japanese Listening And Reading Comprehension Classes!

Hello all!

 

Just sharing a Japanese class opportunity for those who want to improve their Japanese listening and reading comprehension skills. This class is targeted for beginner Japanese language learners, and will focus less on learning new grammar points and such - focusing on learning more vocabulary and becoming familiar with hearing and seeing Japanese.

 

Details:

 

Instructors: Michiko and Erica (Yamagata Prefectural CIRs)

Dates: January 23rd ~ March 13th

 8 sessions weekly, every Wednesday

Time: 6:30~8:30 pm

Place: AIRY Classroom B

Target: For beginner Japanese language learners who can read hiragana and katakana and know basic conjugations (long and short form) and grammar

 

Sponsored by Yamagata Prefecture and hosted by AIRY

 

Please email yoshinom2017@pref.yamagata.jp if you're interested!

2018年

12月

25日

Face To Face No. 81 is out!

Hope everyone is staying warm and enjoying the beginning of 2019! 

 

The latest issue of our multilingual newsletter, Face to Face is out!

 

In this issue, we visited Shirataka Town to experience some safflower-dying and Miyami Washi Paper dolls, the Chinese prefectural CIR - Ruxue Wang - writes about her experience thus far as a JET, and the Counselling Corner gives information about the difference between a foreign and international driver's license and about travel insurance for foreign tourists! Please check it out!

 

You can download the current issue by clicking on the image on the left or find past issues of our newsletter here!

 

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!

2018年

10月

03日

Yamagata Prefecture International Relations Center- User Survey

AIRY (The Association for International Relations in Yamagata) is carrying out a survey of people who use the Yamagata Prefecture International Relations Center in order to improve our service. Your feedback is very important to us and we look forward to hearing from you.

 

 

How to respond to the survey
1) The survey is available in the six languages listed below. Select one of the listed languages and you will be taken to the questionnaire form.
Japanese
https://goo.gl/WbENv5
English
https://goo.gl/VQqvbI
Chinese
https://goo.gl/M7Tlq9
Korean
https://goo.gl/HQIXMp
Portuguese
https://goo.gl/4qYEGZ
Tagalog
https://goo.gl/ZMY5mn

2) Fill in the form

 

3) Finally, click the send” button to complete the questionnaire.

 

NB: The survey is anonymous

 

 

Survey Period:  1st October 2018 to 30th November 2018

Surveying organization: Association for International Relations in Yamagata (AIRY)

2018年

7月

31日

Face To Face No. 80 is out!

Hope everyone is beating the heat fine! Drink lots of water!

 

Face to Face No. 80 is out!

 

In this issue of our multilingual newsletter, we visit various water spots around Yuza-Machi, Siti Sarah Binte Daud writes about her experience being Muslim in Yamagata, and our Counselling Corner announces a new program for Fourth-generation Japanese people.  Please check it out!

 

You can download the current issue by clicking on the image on the left or find past issues of our newsletter here!

 

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!

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2018年

7月

28日

Yamagata Fireworks Displays

Check out some of the fireworks displays around you to complete the perfect summer experience!

As there is not much English information on the events, below is the Japanese version of the chart in the hopes that it is a useful resource!

2018年

6月

20日

Free TIME Magazines!

Hello, hello! This is the Coordinator for International Relations, Michiko! :)

 

Just a PSA that we have an archive of old TIME magazines from 2013 ~ 2016 that we don't need. If you're in need of reading or collage materials, please take one (or a few!)

 

If you're interested in reading the latest TIME magazines, we get new issues weekly, so stop by the AIRY Salon to read some and catch up on all the news! Just a note for the newer ones, we cannot give or loan them out, but you're free to peruse them within the Salon! :D  

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask an AIRY staff or contact us via phone/email/fax!

Hope you're having a merry day!

2018年

4月

10日

Face To Face No. 79 is out!

Hope everyone is enjoying the cherry blossoms!

 

Face to Face No. 79 is out!

 

In this issue of our multilingual newsletter, we visit a sake brewery and winery, Brenda Zhang writes about her year long experience as a Coordinator of International Relations for Yamagata Prefecture, and the Counselling Corner offers some announcements from the Chinese Consulate in Niigata. Please check it out!

 

You can download the current issue by clicking on the image on the left or find past issues of our newsletter here!

 

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!

2018年

2月

24日

2/24 Wadai Arekore Talk Salon

2018年

2月

23日

Japanese Classes

 

Japanese Intermediate Level Class

Comprehensive Intermediate Class

JLPT N2 Class
When?

Every Thursday from April 12th (Thu) until July 26th (Thu)

 

15 Total Sessions

Every Tuesday and Friday from April 24th (Tue) until July 24th (Tue) 

 

30 Total Sessions

 Every Tuesday and Thursday from April 5th (Thu) until July 19th (Thu)

 

30 Total Sessions

Time?

Mornings

10:30 ~ 12:30

Mornings 

10:30 ~ 12:30

Evenings

18:30 ~ 20:30

 

Details?

・Review of beginner level Japanese

・Study of intermediate level Japanese

・To strengthen reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills

・We will study and aim to pass Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2

Cost?

4,500円

AIRY Members: 500円

9,000円

AIRY Members: 5,000円 

Who?

People who have finished learning beginner's level of Japanese

Where?

Association for International Relations in Yamagata (AIRY) - Classroom

Deadline

March 27th (Tue)

March 22nd (Thu) March 22nd (Thu)

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〒990-8580

Yamagata City Jonan-Machi

Kajo Central, 2nd Floor

Yamagata Prefecture International Exchange Center 

Tel: 023-647-2560  Fax. 023-646-8860