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Information from KIRA

■Notice■
To register, please register directly at the KCC office
or e-mail KIRA with the name of the event, your name and your telephone number.

Open Lecture

“History and Fascination of Slovenia - A small country in East Europe”
Mr. Ishigure, who worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 43 years,will talk about the fascinating history of Slovenia and the sudden booming interest of travelers to visit this beautiful spot.

Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Kashiwa Palette, Room A, B and C
Speaker: Mr. Toshimitsu Ishigure (former Ambassador to Slovenia)
Capacity: 50 people
Fee: 400 yen
Registration:By Friday, October 13th, please register directly at the KCC
        office or e-mail KIRA (boshu-1@kira-kira.jp) with the name of
the event, your name and your telephone number.


Joint Report Meeting of 2017 Exchange Programs

Junior high, senior high, and university students dispatched to Guam,
Camden, Torrance, and Chengde will report on their visits and experiences.
Their presentations will include pictures of their visits, too.
After the report session, they will talk with the Mayor of Kashiwa City.

Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 1: 30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (doors open at 1:00 p.m.)
Place: Palette Kashiwa, Open Space
Registration: Come directly to the Open Space.
Information: The KCC office


Shonan Japanese Learners Presentation

Date: Thursday, October 19th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
Place: Shonan Community Center, Meeting Room No.2
Registration: By Wednesday, October 11th, please register directly
at the KCC office or e-mail KIRA (boshu-1@kira-kira.jp).


Free Legal Advice for Foreign Residents

Lawyers and administrative procedure specialists will be available
to help foreign residents with legal questions and documents.
For example, they can offer advice and counsel regarding violence from partners or family members, divorce, and problems you may be facing in the work place.
Do not hesitate to register!

Date: Wednesday, October 25th
Time: 1:00 p.m.to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa, room F
Registration: the KCC office


KIRA Halloween Costume Party

Everyone is welcome, especially children, to enjoy a Halloween costume party with lots of sweets and games.

Date: Sunday, October 29th
Time: 1:00 p.m.to 3:00 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa, Open Space
Fee: 500 yen (above elementary school students)
Capacity: 100 people
Registration:By Friday, October 20th, please register directly at the KCC
office or e-mail KIRA (boshu-2@kira-kira.jp).


Extracurricular Study, “ Excursion to Noda

The Kashiwanoha Japanese Class is sponsoring a trip to Noda City in the Northern part of Chiba. Noda is famous for its beautiful traditional streets. We will stroll these streets and visit the Kikkoman Soy Sauce Museum, the special cellar for making/storing soy sauce, the local museum, and the Noda Civic Center, where we are going to have a picnic lunch.

Date: Sunday, October 29th (rain or shine)
Meeting Place: 9:50 a.m. in front of the entrance of Nodashi Station
along the Noda Urban Park Line.
Things to bring: lunch and drinks
Registration: By Friday, October 13th, please apply to the teacher in the Japanese Class. We welcome your friends, too.


KIRA International Photography Contest and Exhibition

Theme: International Exchange
Any pictures having to do with international exchange such as
landscapes of foreign countries or images of cultural exchange, etc.

If you are interested in submitting a photo for this contest, please contact the KCC office from Monday, October 2nd to Tuesday, October 31st.

A winner will be selected by the votes of visitors to the gallery.

Contest Date(s) : Sunday ,November 19th to Thursday, November 23rd.
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (till 3:00 p.m. on the last day)
Place: Palette Kashiwa, Open Space

Voting Date(s): Sunday, November 19th to Thursday, 22nd

Awards ceremony and the announcement of winners:
Thursday, November 23rd at 2:30 p.m.〜

Further information: at the KCC office or visit KIRA home page.


Chinese Saloon

No registration is necessary. Come to the KCC on that day.
Date: Every third Wednesday in the month
Time: 11:00 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa
Fee: free


Planning Committee for The Second Annual Japanese Speech Contest

This Japanese-language speech contest for non-native Japanese speakers.
All of the speakers and attendees were very pleased with last year’s contest, so why don’t you consider participating this year? We are looking for new members to form a planning committee for this year’s contest!

Date of the contest: Sunday, February 4th ,2018
Time: 1:30 p.m.〜 After the speeches, we will have a reception.
We are looking to add ten new members to this year’s planning committee.
Registration: by Saturday, September 30th, please send an e-mail to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp


Advertise with KIRA

KIRA will show advertisements on the KIRA website and Kawaraban, the monthly
newsletter. KIRA is looking for advertisers who are interested in this opportunity.
To receive information on how to advertise with KIRA, please contact the KIRA office.


Information from other than KIRA

Information from other associations

◎Guidance for Foreign Students Entering Chiba High Schools in 2017
Guidance session for foreign parents of children (grade 2 to 3 students in junior high school) who wish to enter a senior high school in Chiba Prefecture.

Date: Sunday, October 15th
Time: 1:30 p.m.to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Matsudo Civic Center (ten minute walk from JR Matsudo St.)
Fee: 100 yen (for materials)
Sponsored by Bousou Japanese Network
Guidance for High School Entrance Committee
Information: Contact Mr. Shuichi Shiratani (tel:043-424-4364)
(080-3175-9539)


Information from other associations

The DZINTARS female chorus from Latvia will visit Japan next March.
They will have a performance at Keyaki Hall in Abiko City.
If you are interested in hosting one of these thirty women (30-40 years old) from Latvia, please apply! Everyone in the group is able to speak English. Host families will be invited to their concert. It will be a good chance to get to know someone from Latvia.

1. Duration of the homestay: Wednesday, March 28th to Friday, March 30th
(including 2 nights , 28th and 29th, and 2 breakfasts, 29th and 30th )
2. Must be able to provide transportation to and from Kashiwa Station
3. We still need 10-15 host families
4. KIRA is not able to offer financial compensation for hosting
5. Registration: Please apply by the end of September
6. For additional information, contact Tamiko Kato via email at tami-piko@jcom.zaq.ne.jp, or via telephone 04-7132-5423
Ms. Kato is a representative of ‘the Singing Latvian Songs Society’ of the Japan−Latvia Music Society.


Information from Kashiwa City

Disaster Prevention Training for Foreign Residents in 2017
Do you need information about how to cope in the event of major disasters such as typhoons, earthquakes, floods, landslides, and so on? We will talk about what to do and where to go in extreme events.)

Date: Saturday, November 25th
Time: 12:15 p.m.to 5:00 p.m. (doors open at noon)
Place: Wellness Kashiwa
Lunch will be served. (You can even try emergency meals!)
Fee: Free
To whom: foreign residents living in Kashiwa
Capacity: first 20 people
Registration: From Monday, September 4th, please bring an application form
to the Cooperative Promotion division of Kashiwa City or
send an e-mail to kyodosuishin@city.kashiwa.chiba.jp or
send it by post to
the Cooperative Promotion division of Kashiwa City
5-10-1, Kashiwa, Kashiwa city, 277-8505.

You can download the application form from the Kashiwa City home page.

For more information: Call the Cooperative Promotion division at 04-7167-1133
or visit the Kashiwa City home page
http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/soshiki/400100/p042845.html


Multilingual Living Information Sponsored by the CLAIR

The KIRA website is linked to Daily life information sponsored by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). The CLAIR home page provides information on healthcare, education, housing, and transportation in 13 Languages.
● URL:  http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/foreign/forforeigners/index.html


Get Your Free City Residents Manual Today

For those who are registered or about to be, City Hall would like to give you a manual (in several languages) on living in the city, a disaster prevention handbook, information on how to dispose of waste, and a complete set of brochures to make your life in Kashiwa easier. Get it at the Citizen Section of City Hall (building 2, 1st Floor). Inquiry: International Exchange Office, City Hall, tel. 7167-0941.


Kashiwa Newsletter in Three Languages

Now you can view articles from the city newsletter in English, Spanish, and Chinese by clicking "Foreign Language" at the top of the Kashiwa City official website (http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/).


infoOffice

【Office】

Kashiwa International
Relations Association

〒277-0005
1-7-1-301 Kashiwa Kashiwa-shi
TEL.04-7157-0281
FAX.04-7165-7321

Open:8:30〜17:15
Close:Sunday・National holiday