★☆Tanoshimail June Edition☆★

June 1, 2018 Posted in Information Posted in New
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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 by June 12th for those who need an interpreter
     Sunday June 17th, 1:00PM to 4:00PM
(2) Free psychological counselling with a clinical psychologist
     Please enquire about dates.
(3) Free legal consultation with a lawyer. Reservation required (Deadline: June 19th)
     Saturday June 23rd, 1:30PM to 4:30PM
■Where: Com City 3rd floor
■Application and Enquiries:  Kitakyushu International Association,
TEL 093-643-5931 (For English, Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese, call 643-6060)
2. General Consultations for Foreign Residents
Support in English, Chinese, 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 Center
(COMCITY 3F, Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi-ku)
(2) Kokurakita Ward Office Foreigner Information Center
(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. My Country in English: Mexico
Come along and hear foreign residents 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 Mexico!
■When: Sunday, June 3rd 11:00AM-12:30PM
■Where: Kitakyushu International Association, Koryu Space (Yahatanishi Ward, Kurosaki 3-15-3 Com City 3F)
■Lecturer: Salvador Blanco
■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 (Patrick/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. Some small businesses in Kitakyushu will stop free distribution of plastic bags
 Three parties – the city of Kitakyushu, small business owners, and citizens’ groups – have signed the “Agreement regarding Efforts to Reduce Food Waste and Plastic Bags in Kitakyushu.”
At the businesses participating in the Agreement, plastic bags will come with a charge starting on June 1st.
■Enquiries: Environmental Bureau, Circulatory Society Division, TEL 093-582-2187
2. Cool Biz Begins
 In order to conserve materials and help prevent global warming, the air conditioning will be set to 28 degrees Celsius and lighter office wear will be adopted at major city facilities like the City Hall.
Please cooperate with us at home and at work.
■Period: Tuesday May 1st to Wednesday October 31st
■Enquiries: Environmental Bureau, Global Warming Division, TEL 093-582-2286
3. Flea Market Information
(1) Mitsubachi Flea Market
■When: Sunday June 3rd, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
■Where: Hibikinada Green Park (Will be cancelled in event of rain)
■Enquiries: Mitsubachi Flea Market Planning Committee Secretariat, TEL 093-772-3223
(2) Chuo Park Fureai Flea Market
■When: Sunday June 10th, 9:00AM to 3:00PM ※Will be moved to the third Sunday of the month in event of rain
■Where: Chuo Park (Hachioji-machi, Yahata-nishi Ward, by the Kitakyushu City General Gymnasium)
※Free parking available
■Enquiries: Kitakyushu Recycling Union, TEL 093-651-9245
(3) Mojiko Retro Flea Market
■When: Sunday June 24th, 10:00AM to 3:00PM
■Where: Mojiko Retro Area Shinsui Hiroba (Will be cancelled in event of rain)
■Enquiries: Moji Machizukuri 21 Seiki no kai (NPO) TEL 093-331-2205
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Sports/Culture
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1. Giravanz Kitakyushu Home Match
■When: Saturday June 16th versus YSCC Yokohama
         Saturday June 30th versus Gainare Tottori
■Where: Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu (North side of Kokura Station)
■Price and details: http://www.giravanz.jp/ticket/
2. Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji – “The Beauty of Modern Japan”
 At this exhibition, masters including Shoen Uemura, Kaii Higashiyama, and Hazan Itaya, active in the fields of painting and handcraft, will be introduced.
■When: Until Sunday June 17th, 10:00AM to 5:00PM ※Closed on Mondays
■Where: Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji (23 Higashi-minato-machi, Moji Ward)
■Admission: General \700/High school students \500 ※Middle school age children and under are free (a chaperone must accompany them, however)
■Enquiries: : Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Moji, TEL 093-332-0251
■Details: http://s-idemitsu-mm.or.jp/exhibition/#schedule2018
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Events
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129th Orio Matsuri
 A rich variety of internationally-tinged events, including “Asian Music and Dance” and “International Food Stall Village” will be held.
■When: Saturday June 2nd to Sunday June 3rd, 10:30AM-5:30PM ※May be cancelled if there is heavy rain
■Where: Orio Nishi Park (Orio 3, Yahata-nishi Ward)
■Enquiries: Orio Matsuri Planning Committee, TEL 093-691-1462
2Wakamatsu Hydrangea Festival
 A festival held to celebrate the blooming of approximately 70,600 hydrangea flowers.
There are many different events planned, so please come by.
■When: Saturday June 16th to Sunday June 17th, 10:00AM to 4:00PM
■Where: Takatoyama Park, Sato Park, and more
■Enquiries: Wakamatsu Ward Office General Affairs Division, TEL 093-761-5321
■Information: http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/wakamatsu/w4100054.html (Japanese)
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Editorial
To all the readers of TanoshiMail, hello!
My name is Rika Miyaji, the coordinator of Japanese language programs.
I’ve been working at KIA since April.
June has started, huh?
The common image of June in Japan is the rainy season, and the one month of the year that has no holidays.
I think that there are probably some people out there who start to feel a bit depressed thanks in part to that rain that keeps falling.
(I’m one of them…)
But, when it comes to June abroad, it’s a cheerful and invigorating season, with summer vacation and graduation.
The hearts of many people beat faster as they begin preparations for vacations and a new lifestyle.
Try refreshing your life on the back of your thoughts, flying away to a new world yet unseen!
Have a nice month, everyone!
 
Japanese Language Programs Coordinator - Rika Miyaji
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TEL: 093-643-5931
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