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About KIRA

About KIRA

KIRA began as a private international exchange organization on June 20th, 1992. Since then, the Kashiwa-Torrance Sister City Committee, the Kashiwa-Chengde Friendship City Committee, and the Kashiwa-Guam Friendship City Committee have combined to form the present KIRA organization. The core committees promote exchange programs that encourage international friendship and goodwill. As of April 1,2010, total membership was 984, of which there were 870 individuals(include 400 foreigners), 40 families, and 74 corpolates.  


Member Admission Information

KIRA Membership

KIRA prepared 4 categories of membership (based on Membership Fee). In addition to these 4 categories, 3 types of membership are available: “Regular Member”, “Supporting Member”, and “General Member”. Anyone can be a member as long as they have interests in International Exchange Activities. KIRA membership type is defined by: Activity participation and voting rights in the general meeting of members, and membership fee.


Membership type and category

You can select and register any type and category of membership freely. You can also change the type and category by notifying to the KIRA office later.

* When you become a member for the first time, it is better to select General Member if you are not a Group Member, and the Supporting Member if you are a Group Member. And then you can change the type after you understand your role in the group.

■Regular Member■
Attend KIRA operation and business with voting rights in the general meeting. * In case of Group Member, register the name of representative to use the voting rights in addition to the Group name. * In case of family member, register one of the family members as Regular Member and other family members as General Member.

■Supporting Member■
Assist and cooperate KIRA operation and business without voting rights in the general meeting. Member other than Regular Member in Group Member becomes this membership type.

■General Member■
Participate in KIRA business without voting rights in the general meeting. Individual Member, Student Member, and Family Member in which Regular Member is not selected.


Membership Fee

Categories based on the Membership fee are: Individual Member, Student Member, Family Member, and Group Member.

■Individual Member■
Individual registry on Japanese and foreign people. KIRA foreign people members are from China, Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippine, Iran, Turkey, Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Mexico, USA, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Estonia, Ukraine, Albania, etc.

■Student Member■
Under 25 years old student in middle school, high school, college/university, vocational school, preparatory school, etc.

■Family Member■
All family members, such as husband and wife, parents and children, can register under this membership type.

■Group Member■
Organizations and associations who assist KIRA activities. (List of Group Member)


Join the KIRA

We are recruiting members! Do you want to be a member for International Exchange Activities?


How to apply

After completing the Membership Application Form with the required information, please bring your application to the KIRA office with Annual Membership Fee (April to next March). At this time, please select and register the member category and type.


Annual Fee

Member Category Annual Fee
Group Member \10,000
Family Member \5,000
Individual Member \2,000
Student Member \1,000
*Student Member is under 25 years old student in middle school, high school, college/university, vocational school, preparatory school, etc. Other than this condition, you will be an Individual Member.

*If you apply for the new membership in the latter half of the year (after October), your annual fee will be half-priced excluding members from the previous year.

 [Contact us for application]
Palette Kashiwa 3F, 1-7-1-301 Kashiwa, Kashiwa-city, Chiba 277-0005
TEL: 04-7157-0281 FAX: 04-7165-7321


Membership Application Form

When you want to be a member, complete the appropriate Membership Application Form, and bring the form to KIRA office at the above address or fax it to the FAX number. (Click the PDF icon underneath to display the form and print it.)

Membership Application Form Download
入会申込書(日本語 - Japanese)
入会申請表(中文 - Chinese)
Membership Application Form(英語・English)
Formulario de Inscripcion(スペイン語・Spanish)
Membership Application Form(韓国語・Korean)

Membership Type Registration

When you process Membership Application at the KIRA office, please select the type of Membership.
※Membership Types are “Regular Member”, “General Member”, and “Supporting Member”.
※Member can select any one of the types, and also change the type later by request to the KIRA office.
※Please refer to the table below for the selectable combination of the Membership category and type.
For more details, please refer to the Articles of KIRA Organization Chapter 3 Article 6.

[Simplified table of membership categories and types]

※In case of Group Member, names of the Group and the representative are registered as Regular Member.
※Group Member is up to 5 people per group and one person is the representative.
※Regular Member of family member is the representative of the family and other family member is registered as General Member.
※When you become a member for the first time, we recommend to selecting General Member if you are not a Group Member, and Supporting Member if you are a Group Member, and change the type of Membership after you understand what you want or can do in KIRA.


KIRA Kashiwanoha Branch

Kashiwanoha Language Classes
(Kashiwanoha Services Corner)

Japanese Classes〜Tel: 04-7144-1300

Every Thursday 10:00〜12:00 Elementary(Shokyu )
13:00〜15:00 Elementary(Shokyu )
Every Saturday 10:00〜12:00 Intermediate (Chukyu )

Foreign Language Classes〜Tel: 04-7144-1300

Every Monday 10:00〜11:30 English Conversation Beginners Course
13:00〜14:30 英会話初級(レベル2)
15:00〜16:30 Hangul Beginners Course A
Every Friday 13:00〜14:30
Every Saturday 13:10〜14:40 English Conversation Intermediate course
15:00〜16:30 Hangul Beginners Course B

MAP

Kashiwanoha Services Corner


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Contact Us

Tel.:04-7157-0281
FAX :04-7165-7321
E-mail: koryu@kira-kira.jp

Office Location:
Palette Kashiwa 3F,
1-7-1-301 Kashiwa, Kashiwa-city, Chiba 277-0005


links

Abiko International Relations Association (AIRA)

Advisory Service for Foreign Residents in Kashiwa City

Camden Council Australia

Camden International Friendship Association(CIFA)

Center of Multicultural Information and Assistance

Chiba International Convention Center

Funabashi International Relations Association (FIRA)

Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB)

International Liaison Office at ISSP,The University of Tokyo

International Liaison Office Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo

Kamagaya International Friendship Association (KIFA)

Kimitsu International Exchange Society (KIES)

Matsudo International Exchange Association (MIEA)

Noda International Association (NIA)

Ranzan International Association

Tsukuba Cultural Foundation

Yokohama Association for International Communications (YOKE)


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