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

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

 

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2020年

1月

16日

JET Beginner Japanese Classes! Winter Session

Hello everyone! Hope your new year is starting off strong!

 

Just wanted to inform you that we are starting our JET Beginner Japanese Classes for the winter! It will be taught in English by the two English-speaking prefectural Coordinators for International Relations and will continue on from the fall. Below are some of the basics we have learned:

 

- Hiragana

- Katakana

- Basic kanji

- Verb, adjective, noun conjugations in both formal and casual positive and negative forms

 

Classes will run from January 16th until March 19th every Thursday from 18:00 until 20:00 in AIRY Classroom B. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Michiko at yoshinom2017@pref.yamagata.jp .

 

日本語がんばりましょう!

2020年

1月

04日

Face To Face No. 84 is out!

 

 

 

Happy new year everyone! Hope the beginning of the new decade is starting off wonderfully!

 

In this issue, we made our own unique chopsticks/butter knife out of local fruit wood of Yamagata in Kaminoyama! 

 

This time around, we interviewed one of two Sports Exchange Advisors (SEA) in Yamagata - Bahati Rodgers from Tanzania! We heard his experiences being an SEA and his experiences with his family here in Yamagata for the past two years..

 

Lastly, the Counselling Corner tells us the increased fees surrounding distracted driving.

 

You can download the current issue by clicking on the image above 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!

2019年

9月

12日

JET Beginner Japanese Classes! Fall Session

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good day despite the weird weather we're having...

 

Anyways, just wanted to inform you that we are starting our JET Beginner Japanese Classes next week! It will be taught in English by the two English-speaking prefectural Coordinators for International Relations and will start from the very basics, making our way up slowly.

 

They'll run from September 12th until December 12th every Thursday from 18:30 until 20:30 in AIRY Classroom B. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Michiko at yoshinom2017@pref.yamagata.jp .

 

日本語がんばりましょう!

2019年

8月

23日

AIRY Japanese Classes

☆☆Let's Study Japanese Together!☆☆

 

 

Early Intermediate Japanese Class

 

Comprehensive Intermediate Class
JLPT N2 Class
When?

5th Sept (Thu) - 12th Dec (Thu)

Every Thursday

Total 15 Classes

3rd Sept (Tue) - 13th Dec (Fri)

Every Tuesday and Friday

Total 30 classes

 27th Aug (Tue) - 5th Dec (Thu)

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Total 30 classes

 

Time?

 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

 ・To study for and aim to pass the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2

Cost

4,500 Yen

AIRY Members: 500 Yen

9,000 Yen

AIRY Members: 5,000 Yen 

Who? People who have finished learning beginner's level of Japanese
Where?

Association for International Relations in Yamagata (AIRY) - Classroom

Deadline?

August 23rd (Fri) 

August 15th (Thu)
 All classes will only be offered if there are at least three interested applicants

★Online Application Form

※Please DO NOT forget to enter your e-mail address!

メモ: * は入力必須項目です

2019年

7月

31日

Face To Face No. 83 is out!

The hot summer is finally ending! Hopefully the weather has cooled enough for you to enjoy the remaining festivals and all the fun things Yamagata has to offer!

 

In this issue, we had a wild two hour journey with the "Country Experience" in Tozawa Village!

 

In International Insights, Marcus Takeshi Helm writes about finding his community through bouldering in Yamagata.

 

Lastly, the Counselling Corner gives information extensions for Permanent Resident/Highly Skilled Professional (ii) Residence Cards and there is a recruitment from AIRY about Japanese classes!

 

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!

2019年

4月

11日

JET Intermediate Japanese Classes!

Hello everyone! Hope you're having a good day despite the weird weather we're having...

 

Anyways, just wanted to inform you that the continuation of the JET Beginner Japanese classes and Japanese Comprehensive Reading/Listening classes from earlier this year is starting up again!

 

They'll run from April 11th until June 27th every Thursday from 18:30 until 20:30 in AIRY Classroom B, excluding April 18th and May 2nd. If you're interested or have any questions, please contact Erica Telford at telforde2018@pref.yamagata.jp .

 

日本語がんばりましょう!

2019年

4月

11日

Cherry Blossom Viewing Around Yamagata Prefecture!

Hey All!

 

In the southern regions of the country, it's already cherry blossom season. People are out and about having hanami and enjoying warm whether!

 

Hanami in Tohoku comes later, due to our colder climate, but hopefully we'll see a lot of beautiful flowers later this month!

 

Below is a list of various cherry blossom viewing spots in all four regions (Mogami, Murayama, Shonai, Okitama) of the prefecture! Also there is the Human Shogi and the Yonezawa Uesugi Festival happening soon. If you don't have plans yet, definitely go enjoy a nice picnic with great people! :)

2019年

4月

09日

Face To Face No. 82 is out!

With the sun shining and the cherry blossoms blooming, it feels like spring has come early this year! Celebrate the coming of the new season with the newest issue of Face To Face!

 

In this issue, we tried our hands at beeswax candle making with the first beeswax craftsperson in Japan - who happens to be from our very own Asahi Town! It's a fun experience and we had the opportunity to learn more about the nature and environment of Asahi Town, as well as about the important role of the bee.

 

In our International Insights, Kyungmin Kim, the Korean prefectural CIR who just finished her three terms writes about international exchange through shared interests.

 

Lastly, the Counselling Corner gives information about the difference between Youth Allowance and Child Support Allowance.

 

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!

2019年

3月

31日

AIRY Japanese Classes

☆☆Let's study Japanese together!☆☆

 

Japanese Intermediate Level Class

Comprehensive Intermediate Class

JLPT N2 Class
When?

Every Thursday from April 4th (Thu) until July 18th (Thu)

 

15 Total Sessions

Every Tuesday and Friday from April 9th (Tue) until July 26th (Fri) 

 

30 Total Sessions

 Every Tuesday and Thursday from March 19th (Tue) until July 9th (Tue)

 

30 Total Sessions

Time?

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 20th (Wed)

March 22nd (Fri) March 10th (Sun)

All classes with only be offered if there are at least three interested applicants.

◎Online Application Form

メモ: * は入力必須項目です

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!

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Yamagata City Jonan-Machi

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Yamagata Prefecture International Exchange Center 

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