In Yamagata prefecture, there are 4 Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) from China, Korea, the United States and the United Kingdom.
CIRs engage in a wide range of activities including:
- Assisting with international exchange activities
- Translating and interpreting
- Giving presentations and speeches
- Assisting with local residents’ language learning
- Conducting school visits, language classes, cooking classes and cultural lectures