Face To Face: Multilingual Newsletter

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"Face to Face" is a multilingual newsletter produced by AIRY for the benefit of Yamagata prefecture's foreign residents. Editions appear three times a year in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. The newsletter regularly features a cultural insight or experience reported on by AIRY's Coordinator for International Relations, advice from our Foreign Residents Counselling Service and an article written by a foreign resident living in the prefecture.

If you have, for example, been to a festival, tried out a recipe, joined a local club, or been on a trip within the prefecture and would like to tell us all about it - Please don't hesitate to get in touch with us!

Newest Issue

#87

December 2020 

 

Yamagata in Focus①: A Mini Buddhist Training at Gyokusenji

 

Yamagata in Focus②: A Time Slip Into the World of Film - Studio Sedic Open Set

 

International Insights: Hanna Ewa Maciejko - "Yamagata - My Discovery"

 

One-Stop Guidance Center for Foreign Residents: Information Regarding COVID-19 / Utilizing the Consultation Service for Businesses

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2020年

12月

22日

Face to Face 第87号を発行しました!

 

 

こんにちは!国際交流員のミチコです!

 

日本語と英語で発行される多言語情報誌『Face to Face』、第87号が発行されました!上の画像をクリックすると最新のFace To Faceが開けます ♪

 

今号には山形紹介が二つあります!庄内地方の「玉川寺」と「スタジオセディック」で取材をしました!両方はとても古い歴史があって、昔の日本や昔からあった文化を学ぶことが出来ました!玉川寺では、「プチ修行」体験に参加させて、座禅、写経などを体験しました。なかなか聞いたことがないことを体験でき、とても貴重な時間でした!スタジオセディックでは、色々な映画のロケ地を見に行ってきました。全く見たことがない映画のセットばかりでしたが、見るだけで十分楽しかったです!

 

全く聞いたことがないところ、または行ったことがないところであれば、ぜひお読みして少しでも興味を持って下されば幸いです!

 

今回の自説国際交流にポーランド出身で上山市国際交流員のハンナさんを書いていただきました!上山での経験や彼女の日本の経験など、色々書かれています!

  

相談コーナーから「新型コロナウイルスに関する情報」と「企業向け外国人相談窓口のお知らせ」いう記事を載せています!

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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

8月

26日

Face to Face 第86号を発行しました!+元CIRとの昔話の完全版

 

 

こんにちは!国際交流員のミチコです!

 

日、英、韓、中 の4カ国語で発行される多言語情報誌『Face to Face』第86号が発行されました!上の画像をクリックすると最新のFace To Faceが開けます ♪

 

今号の山形紹介では、5人の元国際交流員(CIR)を連絡して、彼らの山形にいた思い出や国際交流についてインタビューさせてもらいました!そのインタビューの一部は今号に乗せていますが、5人の国際交流員のインタビュー完全版は以下でお読みできます!AIRYの発CIR、まだ山形、又は日本に働いている元CIR達、海外で仕事している元CIR達など、豊富の経験がある皆さまのお話しを聞いて、それぞれの山形の思い出やを聞いて、国際交流の深みを強く感じました。様々な国際交流員からの話を聞くチャンスがなかなかないので、ぜひお読みしてくだされば!!!

 

 

↓山形紹介の元国際交流員のインタビュー完全版↓

 

 

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中国語 中文

 

韓国語 한국어

 

相談コーナーから「外国人総合相談窓口ワンストップセンター『災害時の避難について』」という記事を載せています!

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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

3月

24日

Face to Face 第85号を発行しました!

 

 

こんにちは!

際交流員のチェです!

 

日、英、韓、中 の4カ国語行される多言語情報誌『Face to Face』第85行されました!

 

の山形紹介では、際交流員の4人が戸沢村の「最上川芭蕉ライン船下り」のこたつ船をしました。楽しい船下りに暖かいこたつなんて!!!と、想像以上の楽さに4人全員が興奮していました。その興奮をアメリカ出身の国際交流員、吉野ミチコさんが書いてくれましたのでぜひ読んでみてください!

 

説国際交流コナは、4月で任期を終える中国出身の国際交流員、張輝さんが山形県での様々な経験を通じて何を感じたのかが分かる記事です

 

最後に外人相談コーは「年次有給休暇」についてのお知らせがあります

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