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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.


Be a part of the 35th anniversary trip to Chengde in Hebei Province of China,

We will celebrate the 35th anniversary of the friendship-city agreement
between Kashiwa and Chengde this autumn. A delegation from Kashiwa will
visit Chengde to build relationships
with the people from Chengde. They will also have to opportunity to meet the Mayor. This is a special experience that is not available to people who normally travel to China on their own. After a welcome ceremony, the delegation will enjoy a trip
to the Chengde Mountain Resort, a World Cultural Estate.

Duration of the trip: No.1 course:Wednesday, September 12th to Tuesday 18th
           ( Chengde〜Beijin〜Datong Mt.Wutai〜Taiyuan〜 Beijing)
           No. 2 course: Wednesday, September 12th to Sunday 16th
           (Chengde〜Beijing)
Capacity: No.1 course: 10 people, No. 2 course: 15 people
Cost: No.1 course: approximately ¥290,000 No.2 course: ¥200,000
Information Meeting: Sunday, July 15th, Palette Kashiwa All-Purpose Room A
           From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Application Period: Tuesday, July 17th to Wednesday, August 8th.
Eligible Applicants: people living, working, or attending school in Kashiwa
Information Meeting for Selected Participants: Sunday, August 19th, Palette Kashiwa D
        From 10:00 a.m. to noon.
Organizer: NPO KIRA, with the support of Kashiwa and the People’s Government of Chengde
For Registration or Additional Information, please contact Nijyuu-ichi Kokusai Travel Agency (Tel: 03-3660-0920, Fax: 03-3660-0930)


Do you know any foreign students needing help with their summer homework?

We are offering reading and writing assistance to elementary
school students who are finding their summer work difficult.

 Date: Friday, August 24th
 Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon
 Place: Palette Kashiwa, 3rd floor, All-Purpose Room A
 Registration: Please call the KCC office by telephone or send it in fax to the KCC
        by Friday, August 10th.


Summer BBQ Party

Come and enjoy a barbeque party with KIRA members!
Everyone is welcome to join.

 Date: Sunday, August 19th
 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
 Place: Mizushiro Kajuen (Mizushiro Orchard Garden)
     (12 minute- walk from JR Minami-Kashiwa Station)  Fee: Adults - 1,000 yen (high school age and above), Children - 500 yen (elementary and junior high school students)
 Registration: By Friday, August 10th, please come to the KCC office directly or send an e-mail to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp
 Additional Information: The KCC office


We need volunteer teachers to help foreign students with their summer homework.

Summer holidays are coming. Foreign students (from elementary school grade 1 to grade 6) will need to help with their summer holiday homework.
We welcome a wide variety of interested volunteers from experienced teachers to students who are confident in communicating in foreign languages.

 Date: Friday, August 24th
 Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
 Place: Palette Kashiwa, All- Purpose room A
 Capacity: several teachers for Subject and language
 Language: English, Chinese, Korean, etc.
 Registration: Please come to the KCC office directly or send an e-mail to
        boshu-2@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.
We offer consultations for any question or problem, such as visa issues, domestic violence,
divorce, or trouble at the work place.
Please register before coming.
 Date: Wednesday, August 22nd
 Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Place: Palette Kashiwa Room A
 Registration: the KCC office


KIRA Street Festival on Sunday, September 30

2018 International Exchange Festival in Kashiwa

The Annual KIRA Festival will be held on ‘Howdy Mall’ the main street.
This festival will be open to everybody.
You can enjoy various international food, music and dancing, and more.
Please come and enjoy KIRA International festival.

Additional details can be found in the September issue of KAWARABAN


KIRAKIC Event

Have a look at various picture books from around the world.

  Date: Thursday, August 2nd
  Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  Place: Palette Kashiwa Open Space
  Contents: Foreign residents will read picture books from all over the world in their original languages. It will be fun for both adults and children.
  Fee: Free
  No registration is necessary. Come directly to the Open Space.


2018 Kashiwa Student Delegates to Camden Send-off Party

12 Kashiwa student delegates and 2 leaders will leave for a homestay trip
in Camden, Australia on August 2nd and return on August 14th.
At that party, they will give speeches in English and demonstrate the
dancing and singing performance that they will perform at the Camden
Welcome Party. Everybody is welcome to attend.
Come directly to the party. No registration is necessary.

  Date: Thursday, August 2nd
  Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  Place: Shonan Community Center All-purpose Hall
  Fee: Free


Summer BBQ Party

Come and enjoy a barbeque party with KIRA members!
Everyone is welcome to attend!

  Date: Sunday, August 19th
  Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  Place: Mizushiro Kajuen (Mizushiro Orchard Garden)
  Fee: Adults:1,000 yen, children 500 yen (elementary and junior high school students)
  Additional details can be found in the August issue of KAWARABAN


We need volunteer teachers to help foreign students.

Summer holidays are coming. Foreign students will need to help with their summer holiday homework. We welcome a wide variety of interested volunteers, from experienced teachers to students
who are confident in communicating in foreign languages.

  Date: Friday, August 24th
  Time: 9:00 a.m. to noon
  Place: Palette Kashiwa All-Purpose Room A
  Capacity: several teachers
  Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, etc.
  Registration: Please come to the KCC office directly or send an e-mail to
boshu-2@kira-kira.jp


2019 Japanese Speech Contest Project has started!

The third Japanese speech contest by foreign residents will be held on Sunday,
February 3rd, 2019. We need project members to help produce this Contest.
If you are interested in this contest, please join the first information meeting.

  Date: Saturday, August 4th
  Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:50 p.m.
  Place: Palette Kashiwa Kokusai Kouryu Space (International Exchange Space) A&B
  Limited to KIRA Members
  Information and registration: please send an e-mail to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp


Notice from the KCC Office

We put a monitor on the reception desk of the KCC Office.

Come and see pictures and videos of our activities. If you have any pictures or videos of KIRA activities, you can submit them to the KCC Office and you may be able to see them displayed as well!


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


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

The Human Library

Date: Sunday, July 8th
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa, Open Space A & B
Contents: What is the ‘Human Library’?
A person plays the role of a book itself. The book will share about its culture, experiences, and its own personality as it tells its story to the audience.
Fee: Free
Just come directly to the Open Space.


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