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Events

Information from KIRA

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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.

Summer BBQ Party

Come join the KIRA summer barbecue party. There will be a lot of conversation and delicious food. Everyone is welcome to join!

Date: Sunday, August 20th
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00p.m.
Place: Mizushiro Kajuen (Mizushiro Orchard Garden)
    12 minute walk from JR Minami-Kashiwa Station
Fee: Adults (above a junior high school student) ¥1,000
   Children- ¥500
Registration: By Thursday, August 10th, please register directly
       at the KCC office or e-mail to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp


Be a part of the 45th anniversary trip to Torrance, California, America.

We will celebrate the 45th anniversary of the sister-city agreement
between Kashiwa and Torrance next year. A delegation from Kashiwa will
visit Torrance and meet Mayor of Torrance and enjoy
making relationships with the people from Torrance. This is a special experience
which not available to people who normally travel to American on their own.
After the ceremony, we will enjoy a trip to Las Vegas!
Please join us on this great opportunity, and invite your friends as well.

Duration of the trip: Thursday, February 8th, 2018 to Thursday, February 15th. 2018
Cost: approximately ¥260,000 (including the cost of processing
    documentation to travel to America)
(Note: the ESTA [Electronic System for Travel
Authorization] fee is not included in the application fee listed above)
★Please be aware that the fee may change in the future depending on
unforeseeable conditions.
Capacity: 25 people (in addition to official KIRA members who will accompany the group).
Information Meeting: Sunday, October 22nd at Palette Kashiwa
From 12:30 p.m.to 2:30p.m.
Registration: Please call Mr. Tanaka and Ms. Kozue of Tobu Top Tours
at 043-243-0109 from Thursday, August 3rd.
(Office hours: 9:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

Inquiry: Tobu Top Tours, Chiba Branch Office or
Kashiwa City, Cooperative Promotion Division at 04-7167-0941 


KIRA Street Festival

2017 International Exchange Festival in Kashiwa
The annual KIRA Festival will be held along the “Howdy Mall” main street of Kashiwa.
This festival is open to everybody, so please come.

Date: Sunday, September 24th
Time: 11:00 a.m.to 3:30 p.m.
Place: “Howdy Mall” (main street off the east entrance of Kashiwa Station)There will be:
☆ booths representing people from Torrance, Chengde, Guam, Camden, Canada, Spain, and so on. You will be able to experience wearing cultural clothing or even wear a Japanese yukata.
☆A quiz about Japan
☆Various performances by foreigner residents of Kashiwa
☆Youth guests from Camden
☆Amazing food


KIRA International Photography Contest and Exhibition will be held.

Submit your pictures and invite your friends to enter the contest!

Theme: International Exchange
       Any picture having to do with international exchanges such as:
- Landscapes of foreign countries or
- Images of cultural exchange

Contest Date(s): Sunday, November 19th to Thursday, November 23rd
Place: Pallet Kashiwa, Open Space

Winners will be selected by the votes of visitors to the gallery. Winners will be given awards with
prizes.

◎Procedure for submission:
・Each applicant may submit a maximum of three photos.
   (All three photos may not be exhibited.)
・Size: A-4 size or ‘mutsugiri’ size (20.3 cm×25.4cm).
・Attach your name, address, telephone number, title of the photo,
  where it was taken and a short explanation of the photo.
  (No need to include when it was taken.)
・The photos will be returned after the exhibition.
・Portrait rights: KIRA maintains no responsibility over the rights of the
 images displayed in the gallery.
・No frame is necessary.


◎Registration
 ・Submission period: Monday, October 2nd to Tuesday ,October 31st
 ・Bring the photos to the KCC office or send them to the KCC
  office by post.
◎Further information: Visit the KCC office or the KCC home page.


Challenge Yourself! Travel to Guam for a Homestay Adventure.

Join the junior high school student delegation to Guam in 2018.
You will enjoy meeting other young students from Guam.
Guam is a friendship city of Kashiwa.

Duration: Sunday, March 25th to Friday, March 30th
      (six days)
Capacity: 10 students
Eligible Participants:
@ Junior high school students who live in Kashiwa or attend
  school in Kashiwa.
A Anyone interested in participating are expected to attend all of the meetings, including
  the training sessions, report meeting and joint report meeting.
B Participants must be in good in health.
C Can not have participated in the 2016 or 2017 Camden Exchange.
D Must be able to participate in other KIRA International Activities in Kashiwa.
Cost:  Approximately ¥100,000
Selection procedures: application form and interview.
(The application form will be handed out at the information meeting.)


Information Meeting for Guam Delegation

Date: Saturday, October 14th
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Pallet Kashiwa
No registration is necessary. Just directly come to Pallet.
(Parents must accompany the student to the meeting.)
Information: the KCC office.


2017 Kashiwa Student Delegation to Camden, Send -off Party

Kashiwa 12 student delegates will leave Kashiwa for a homestay in Camden Australia. They will stay there from August 3rd to 15th.
At the party, they will give English speeches and show the dancing and singing performances which they will perform at Camden Welcome Party.
Everybody is welcome to attend.

Date: Thursday, August 3rd
Time: 3:00 p.m.to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Shonan Community Center, All-purpose hall
Fee: Free of charge
Come directly to the event. No registration is necessary.


Free Legal Advice for Foreign Residents

Lawyers and administrative procedure specialists will be available tohelp foreign residents with legal questions and documents.
If you or anyone you know is looking for legal advice, come to this meeting.

Date: Wednesday, August 23rd
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa, Open Space
Registration: Please call the KCC office.


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 fron other than KIRA

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