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Events

Information from KIRA

KEYS Online Olympic Games

This summer, August 9th, we "KEYS" will organize an Online Olympic Games 2020. Why don't you join and try international exchange with fun online games? You need to sign up to join this event by August 7th from QR code. we are waiting for your participation!"


Free Legal Advice for Foreign Residents

Lawyers and administrative procedure specialists will be available to help foreign residents with legal questions and documents. Any questions or problems are all right, such as visa, domestic violence, divorce, or trouble at the workplace. Please register beforehand.

Date:Wednesday, August 26
Time:1:00PM 〜 5:00PM
Place:Palette Kashiwa A
Registration:the KCC office


All Kira Foreign language classes

All foreign language classes for the first semester were canceled. We are considering restarting in the second half of classes in October. Details will be announced on our website in the near future.


Kira Japanese classes

All Japanese classes are canceled for the time being. In the near future, details will be announced on our website.


KIRA Covid-19 Disease Prevention Policy

As of June 15, 2020, if you are intending to attend any KCC events or courses, please be aware of the following:
If you have a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees, cold-like symptoms, such as a cough or a sore throat, or if you are just not feeling well, you will not be permitted to attend.
At the event, please observe the following:

・Check your temperature when you first enter;
・Disinfect your hands and fingers with antiseptic solution provided in the room when entering and leaving;
・Wear a mask;
・Completely fill out your personal information on the Participant List (which will be used only in the case if an attendee is later to be found to have contracted Covid-19). This list will be discarded after three weeks;
・Avoid physical contact or talking with neighbors face to face, and keep appropriate social distancing;
・Bring your own supplies to avoid having to share;
・Refrain from eating or drinking except for the purposes of hydration (and in such cases, be sure to turn away and avoid conversation while lowering your mask);
・Do not loiter after the end of your event or course; and
・Follow the instructions of the person in charge.
If you are unable or unwilling to cooperate with the above guidelines, you will not be allowed to attend.
These guidelines are subject to change. Up-to-date guidelines are available on the KCC homepage or at the front desk of the KCC Office.


Masks Donated from Shoutoku

On June 8, 2020, 2,000 N95 masks and 10,000 disposable medical masks arrived in Kashiwa from our friendship city, Shoutoku, China. They will be distributed to medical and welfare facilities throughout Kashiwa.


All Kira Japanese and Foreign language classes

All classes are canceled for the time being. In the near future, a restart date will be announced on our website.


Special Fixed Benefit \100,000 Cash Payments

Applications for receiving the Special Fixed Benefit are due by Monday, August 31, 2020. If you or your friends or acquaintances have not yet received information regarding the Special Fixed Benefit or the application form, or are having trouble filling it out, please contact the Kashiwa Special Cash Payments Call Center (04-7168-9677). Additional information can be found in multiple languages on the Kashiwa City homepage at
http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/soshiki/400100/p053720.html


Masks Imported and Donated to Kashiwa Medical Institutions

On May 15, the Ran Ran Club, a Chinese community group in Japan, conducted fundraising and donated 1,200 medical N95 masks to medical institutions in the city.
A video about this story is available on the KCC homepage via YouTube


To the foreign residents living in Kashiwa City and nearby.

Coronavirus Consultation

Please call the Kashiwa COVID-19 Consultation Center at 04-7167-6777, if you exhibit symptoms of the virus such as a fever of 37.5° or more that continue for four days or if you feel strong lethargy or struggle to breathe. If you suffer from other preexisting or underlying conditions, please contact the center if you experience a fever that persists for two days.

Guideline for foreign residents:
Please see “About the New Coronavirus,” on Chiba Prefecture’s foreign language home page at https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/international/index.html.

Information on this page is written in ‘Easy Japanese,’ English, and Chinese.

Important steps to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks: Avoid the “Three Cs”!
 @ Closed spaces with poor ventilation,
 A Crowded places with many people nearby,
 B Close-contact settings such as close-ranged conversation.

Stay Home! Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly!

■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.


2020 Student Delegation Exchange Programs with Torrance and Camden have been cancelled due to the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please visit NHK WORLD-JAPAN homepage for the latest information.
It is the international service of Japan’s public NHK broadcast.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ja

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!


Thank you for the contribution to the Bushfire Service in Australia!

Recently Australia has struggled to recover from bushfires. Our friendship city Camden also has been threatened by the bushfire. The 2019 student delegates came up with an idea to collect donations for Camden . They conducted street fund-raising on February the 8th and 9th in front of Kashiwa Station. They were able to raise¥93,794. The Junior Red Cross of Higashi-Katsushika High School also participated. They collected ¥48,852.
¥30,000 was raised from the donation box on the counter of the KCC office.
As a result, the total amount of the contributed money was ¥172,646.
Following the advice of the President of the Camden International Friendship Association, KIRA donated the money to the NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund in Australia.


Your language abilities are needed!

Please apply to be an interpreter or translator.
Languages such as:
    English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and so on.
Registration: Please send an e-mail to koryu@kira-kira.jp
       NPO Kashiwa International Relations Association
       (KIRA)
Please send the completed registration form to the KIRA .
You can download the registration form the following KIRA homepage.
  http://www.kira-kira.jp/living/pdf/living_p201709.pdf


Chinese Saloon

It will be cancelled for a while.

No registration is necessary. Come to the KCC on that day.

  Date: Every third Wednesday in the month
  Time: 10:00 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

Kashiwa City’s Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents

 The consultation service is free of charge.
 Please call 04-7168-1033 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Spanish (Monday)
 Korean (Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)
 Chinese (Wednesday and Friday)
 English (Thursday)
 The desk is closed until May 6th.


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.


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.clair.or.jp/e/


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