★☆Tanoshimail April Edition☆★

April 3, 2018 Posted in Information
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★☆★☆Tanoshimail April Edition☆★
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KIA News
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1. Consultation Services
(1) Free consultation on immigration/nationality/visa through a public notary
Reservation required for those who need an interpreter.
■When: April 15th (Sun) 13:00-16:00
■Where: ComCity 3F
Please reserve your place by April 10th (Tue)if you require an interpreter.
(2) Free psychological counselling with a clinical psychologist
■When: Please enquire about dates.
(3) Free legal consultation with a lawyer. Reservation required (Deadline: April 24th Tue)
■When: April 28th (Sat) 13: 30-16: 30
■Where: Kitakyushu International Association
COMCITY 3F, Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku
■Applications/Enquiries:
TEL 093-643-5931
TEL 093-643-6060 (English/Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese)
 
2. General Consultations for Foreign Residents
Support in Chinese, English, Korean and Vietnamese available.
■When: Every Tues – Fri, 10:00 - 16:00
*Vietnamese available only on Tues/Weds 10:00 - 16:00
■Where: (1) KIA Foreigner Information Centre
(COMCITY 3F, Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku)
(2) Kokurakita Ward Office Foreigner Information Centre
(Kokurakita Ward Office 2F Otemachi 1-1, Kokurakita-ku)
(3) Consultation by telephone: TEL 093-643-6060
*All consultations are free of charge
■Enquiries: TEL 093-643-6060 (English/Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese)
 
3. Japanese Class for Mums and Dads - New Course to Begin
 Do you want to study Japanese but find it difficult to balance with the burden of looking after a young child? Are you worried about raising your child in Japan? Then why not try coming along to our Japanese class aimed at parents in Japan!
Kokura Classroom
■When: April 13th  (Fri) 2018 – March 22nd (Fri)2019. Every Friday 10:30 – 12:00
 *There will be a break during the summer
■Where: Kosadate Fureai Koryu Plaza (AIM Building 3F, Asano 3-8-1, Kokurakita-ku)
■Level: Beginner
■Content: Reading/writing, conversation
■Price: Free of charge
■Day-care: 500 yen per time
Kurosaki Classroom
■When: April 12th (Thu)2018 – March 14th (Thu) 2019. Every Thursday 10:30 – 12:00
*There will be a break during the summer
■Where: Kodomo no Yakata (ComCity 7F, Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku)
■Level: Beginner
■Content: Reading/writing, conversation
■Price: Free of charge
■Day-care: 500 yen per time
■Applications/Enquiries: Kitakyushu International Association
                                       Coordinator: Ms. Hayashida
TEL: 093-643-5931 (Japanese)
TEL: 093-643-6060 (English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese)
*Vietnamese only available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Email: m.hayashida@kitaq-koryu.jp
 
4. My Country in English: Egypt
Come along and hear expats living in Kitakyushu talk about the culture of their home country.
We will also have a Q&A session at the end! This time we will be introducing Egypt!
■When: April 7th (Sat) 11:00 - 12:30
■Venue: Kitakyushu International Association, Koryu Space
(Yahatanishi Ward, Kurosaki 3-15-3 Com City 3F)
■Lecturer: Hisham Nabil
■Cost: ¥500 (¥300 for KIA Supporters Club members)
■Limit: 60 people
Applications will close once the limit has been reached
■Applications/Enquiries: 
By phone, email or over the counter
Kitakyushu International Association (Jason/Hiraki)
TEL: 093-643-6464 E-mail: cir@kitaq-koryu.jp
When applying please tell us the following information:
(1) Whether or not you are a KIA Supporters Club member
(2) Your name (3) The ward you live in 
(4) Your contact details (Home telephone number/ Mobile telephone number)
(5) How you found out about the event
 
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Life Info
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1. Updated Childcare Support Map
The city of Kitakyushu has updated the Childcare Support Map on their website.
■Details: http://maps.kosodate-fureai.jp/
■Enquiries: General Affairs and Planning Division, Child and Domestic Affairs Bureau
TEL 093-582-2280
 
2. Change of Location – Tobata Oyako Fureai Kid’s Playroom
On April 2nd (Mon), the Oyako Fureai Kid’s Playroom will move up to the 2nd floor of Tobata Ward office.
■Enquiries: Childcare Support Division, Child and Domestic Affairs Bureau
 TEL 093-582-2410
 
3. Flea Market Info
(1) Kokura Flea Market
■When: April 15th (Sun) 10:00-15:30
■Where: Katsuyama Park Lawn Area  (Cancelled in the event of rain)
■Enquiries: Kokura Flea Market Committee  TEL 093-772-3223
(2) Mojiko Retro
■When: April 15th (Sun) 10:00-15:00
■Where: Next to the Former Moji Customs Bldg, Shinsui Square
■Enquiries: NPO Moji Town Planning 21st Century Committee TEL 093- 331- 2205
(3) Mojiko Flea Market
■When: April 30th (Mon/Hol) 9:00-15:00
(Will carry on even if it rains, cancelled in the event of severe weather)
■Where: Mojiko Retro Central Square
■Details: http://www.mojiko.info/kottou/
■Enquiries: acud.  TEL 070-2667-1337
 
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Sports/Culture
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1. Giravanz Kitakyushu Home Games
■When: April 8th (Sat) 14:00  VS  SC Sagamihara
April 29th (Sun) 14:00  VS  Thespa Kusatsu Gunma
■Where: Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu  (North of JR Kokura Station)
■Price: For details see http://www.giravanz.jp/ticket/
 
2.HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series Kitakyushu Series
Round 3 of the World Rugby Women’s Sevens series will be held in Kitakyushu. Don’t miss this great opportunity to watch some of the world’s top rugby players compete in Kyushu.
*Free tickets for elementary, junior, and senior high school students.
■When: April 21st (Sat) 10:30-18:15
        April 22nd (Sun) 10:30-18:00
■Venue: Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu (North of JR Kokura Station)
■How to get free tickets: 1) Bring your student ID card
                                        2) Go to the invitation ticket booth near the day ticket booth.
                                        3) Get a free admission ticket (unreserved seat) and enjoy the game.
 
3. Toshie Kihara Exhibition
Toshie Kihara, debuted in 1969, has been leading the field of girls’ comics with great works such as Mari & Shingo, The Dream Monument and others since.
Her original artwork will be on display at this exhibition.
■When: Until May 31st (Thu)  11:00-19:00   (Last entry  18:30)
■Where: The Kitakyushu Manga Museum
(AruAruCity 5&6F, 2-14-5, Asano, Kokurakita ward)
■Admission fee: General: 800 yen, Junior & senior high students: 400 yen,
 Elementary school students: 200 yen  
■Enquiries: The Kitakyushu Manga Museum  TEL 093-512-5077
■Details: http://www.ktqmm.jp/kikaku_info/9081 (Japanese)
 
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Events
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1. Kokuraminami Ward 44th Children’s Festival
With a pony riding corner and miniature steam train on display make sure not to miss out on this fun filled festival full packed with exciting rides.
■When: April 28th (Sat) 10:00 – 15:30
■Where: JRA Kokura Horse Racing Track (4-5-1, Kitagata, Kokuraminami-ku)
         Will carry on even if it rains, but in a smaller scale.
■Details: http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/kokuraminami/vw3200045.html 
■Enquiries: Kokuraminami Ward Office, Community Support Division 
 TEL 093-951-4111      
                                                          
2. Yahatahigashi Ward Children’s Festival
Parents and other members of the local community will hold a children’s festival in Korodai Park. There will be a game corner with a kid’s stamp rally, a fire engine ride, a bazaar and much much more!
■When: April 29th (Sun)  10:00-14:00 
Will move to Yahatahigashi Gymnasium in the event of rain and some events may be cancelled.
■Where: Korodai Park, Yahatahigashi ward
■Enquiries: Yahatahigashi Ward Office, Community Support Division 
TEL 093-671-3082
 
3. Spring Flower Festival
Over 15,000 flowers of 16 different varieties will be in full bloom in the Green Park area. During the Spring Flower Festival period various events will be held for the whole family to enjoy. Come along and enjoy the flowery fun!
■When: Until May 6th (Sun)  9:00-17:00 
*Closed on Tuesdays. (*Except May 1st)
■Where: Green Park, Wakamatsu Ward
■Cost: Admission fee + fee for some events
*Pets not allowed
■Enquiries: Green Park Management Office  TEL 093-741-5545
■Details: :http://www.hibikinadagp.org/
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Editorial
As the weather starts to warm up it’s an exciting time of the year.
Start the new season with a spring in your step and seize every new encounter and opportunity you come across.
Faced with a totally new environment or a challenging task at first you may feel at a loss. However, spring is the perfect seem to seek out something new and try things you have never experienced before.
Here at KIA we have also welcomed some fresh faces on board and will continue to strive in our efforts to make Kitakyushu a more comfortable place for you to live. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems! 
 
Korean Language Consultant - Kyung Ah Ko
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COMCITY 3F, Kurosaki 3-15-2, Yahatanishi-ward
TEL:  093-643-5931  
E-mail:helpdesk@kitaq-koryu.jp
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