Face to Face

A shrine on top of Mt. Zao

"Face to Face" is a multilingual newsletter produced by AIRY for the benefit of Yamgata prefecture's foreign residents. Editions appear bi-annually in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Tagalog. 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 feature 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 hestitate to get in touch with us!

Boat Touring on Nagai City’s Hyakushū Lake, International Insights: Mikhaela Köhlo, Niigata Chinese Consulate: Sendai Temporary Reception Desk Overview
【英語】F2F 第77号_最終.pdf
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Tsuruoka City’s Painted Candles, Words from a Survivor of Culture Shock, AIRY’s Counseling Service for Foreign Residents
【英語】F2F 第76号 (最終版).pdf
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Shinjo City’s Kameaya-ori, What can we do to challenge assumptions?, Traffic Rules You Should Know
【英語】F2F 第75号.pdf
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Safflower Dyeing at the Kahoku-cho Benibana Shiryokan, Understanding Multicultural Diversity , National Pension Lump-sum Withdrawals
【英語】F2F 第74号.pdf
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Creating Kasafuku, Learning about Japan through Yamagata, Using “My Number”
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The Sakai Winery, Kathryn Cwynar, About the ‘My Number’ System
【英語】F2F 第72号.pdf
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Hijiori Onsen, The Road to International Understanding, Information Regarding Counseling for Foreign Residents
【英語】F2F 第71号 最終版.pdf
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Sakata City Maiko, Li Mingming, Getting involved at AIRY
【英語】F2F 第70号.pdf
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Painting Otaka-Popp in Yonezawa City, A Community in which to Live and Learn, Counseling Corner,
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Asahi-machi-Apples and Ostriches, Choi Jeong Pal, Counseling Corner, Editor's Note.
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Cruising down the Mogami River, Connecting Outside the Classroom, Counseling Corner, Editor's Note.
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Tanba Art Rice Planting, Wang Xue Yan, Counseling Corner, Editor's Note
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Becoming Kasedori, Onsen in Yamagata, Message from CIR, Yamagata Living Guidebook
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Maiko and Ryotei, Differences in Weather, Greetings from the New American CIR, Japan Legal Support Center offers multilingual interpretation
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JET Participants Volunteer at Futabaso Children’s Home, Two Years in Yamagata, Greeting from the New Chinese CIR, Counseling Corner: Introducing a Toll-Free Helpline for Foreign Residents
EN F2F63.pdf
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Heirloom Plants of Yamagata, What Mt. Gassan Taught Me, New Resident Management System
EN F2F62.pdf
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Where Philosophy Meets Nature: Kurashi Kobo, Eating Right - The New American Food Culture, New Resident Management System, New Chinese CIR in Yamagata
F2F61 English Final.pdf
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Tsuruoka Kamo Aquarium, the Musical Charity Event "Tohoku Smile", Tagalog counseling, Information for Chinese Passport Holders, the Philippines Consulate-General of Morioka Closed, New Korean CIR in Yamagata
English F2F60.pdf
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March 2011
The Snow Lantern Festival, The Japanese Dream,Counseling Corner
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December 2010
Yamagata Pottery: Hirashimizuyaki, Two Local Perspectives on the Yamagata and Colorado Sister State Relationship, Opening Bank Account, Sending Money Overseas
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July 2010
The Yamabushi of Haguro, Making a Difference, Employment Insurance
57FF -english.pdf
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March 2010
Tozawa, Sui Hsiao, New Immigration Laws (2), Visit Heilongjiang
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November 2009
The Nagai Robot Project, Megumi Yoshikawa, Changes to Immigration Law, Composting
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July 2009
The Safflowers of Mogami, David McDonald, Thoughts from a Traveler
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March 2009
Naoe Kanetsugu and Tenchijin, Mr. Blendi Barolli, Things I saw in Japan
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December 2008
Natural Monuments, Dr. Freddy Yu, Taiwan DL・Wife's Child, The Barrier of "Haro".
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July 2008
LINA WORLD, Guy Taylor, Trainees vs Skilled Labour, Free Software
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March 2008
Somokuto, Johnny Mensah, FTF turns 50, Moving Info, Zao's Troubles
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November 2007
Komahime and Senshoji, Reinhold Grinda, New JICA Staff, New Imm Procedures, New CIR
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July 2007
Higashizawa Rose Garden, Hrebesh M S, Relative Invitation, Moving On
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March 2007
Cherry Picking, Takahata Wine, Viktoriya Nesterova, Intl Marriage
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November 2006
Soba Making, Oriental Carpet, Jessica Oppenheim, Social Welfare
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July 2006
Glass Blowing, Jomon Village,Charles Ullmann,Change of Res. Status
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