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2021年

1月

27日

英語初心者向け交流講座「English Game Room」のお知らせ!

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2020年

12月

22日

Face To Face No. 87 is out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 religion! The second article is for Studio Sedic Shonai Open Set, where the CIRs went and explored various movie sets! The set has a collection of various movie locations that were used in various historical films. In addition to having the freedom to check out most all of the sets, there are various toys and activities you can try as well! Read all about it in this current issue!

 

For "International Insights", the CIR of Kaminoyama City, Hanna Ewa Maciejko, wrote about her experiences in Kaminoyama and various discoveries she has made during her time in Yamagata! 

  

For the "Counselling Corner", there is information about COVID-19 as well as about utilizing the Consultation Service for Businesses!

 

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!

2020年

11月

29日

山形県:外国人の方向けのお知らせ(新しい生活様式)

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2020年

8月

26日

Face To Face No. 86 is out!

 

 

 

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 down the first CIR in AIRY (thanks Noreen!) as well as a municipal CIR who was placed in Yonezawa City (thanks Mony!), a Chinese CIR (thanks Chou-san!), a CIR in grad school whose focus is on multi-cultural coexistance (thanks Derek!) and a former CIR who is working for the Olympic and Paralymic Committee (thanks Jasmine!)!

 

Everyone had a different perspective and something to say about their time, and it was a thrill to listen to their stories. Reading through all the stories gave me a chance to reflect on my time in Yamagata and what kind of memories I want to have. Thank you all who helped with this project! We couldn't fit all of the interviews into the newsletter, so you can find the extended interviews here!

 

For the "Counselling Corner", there is information about the One-Stop Guidance Center for Foreign Residents so please read through to learn more about our services!

 

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!

2020年

7月

04日

Information Regarding COVID-19 in Yamagata

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.

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2020年

4月

03日

A Notice from the Immigration Services Agency of Japan

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 of a status of residence in March, April, May or June such as those who were born in Japan.

 

 

Full Notice (2020 April 3rd)

Immigration Services Agency Site

 

CLAIR Multilingual Portal Site

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2020年

3月

09日

AIRY Japanese Classes 2020

☆☆Let's Study Japanese Together!☆☆

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2020年

1月

16日

JET Beginner Japanese Classes! Winter Session

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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

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