★☆TanoshiMail October Edition ☆★

September 28, 2018 Posted in Information
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KIA News
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1. Consultation Services for Foreign Residents
1) Free consultation with a public notary on immigration / nationality / visa
October 21st (Sunday) 13:00–16:00
*Reservation required by October 16th (Tuesday) for those requiring interpretation.
(2) Free psychological counselling with a clinical psychologist
     Enquire for available dates.
(3) Free legal consultation with a lawyer (Reservation required)
     October 27th (Saturday) 13:30–16:30
     *Reservation deadline: October 23rd (Tuesday)
■ Location: Com City 3F
■Applications/Enquiries: Kitakyushu International Association
TEL 093-643-6464 (English)
       093-643-6060 (Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)
       093-643-5931 (Japanese)
 
2. Free General Consultations for Foreign Residents
Support in Chinese, Korean, English, and Vietnamese available.
■When: Every Tues - Fri, 10:00–16:00 (except national holidays)
*Vietnamese available only on Tuesday and Wednesday
■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)
*Consultation by telephone available
■Enquiries: Kitakyushu International Association  TEL 093-643-6060
 
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Life Info
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1 .Enrollment at Municipal Elementary Schools
Children born between 2nd April 2012 and 1st April 2013 are eligible to enroll in elementary school for next spring.  If you are a foreign resident of Kitakyushu City with a child who meets the above condition and wish to enroll them in a municipal elementary school, please follow the necessary procedures at your local ward office with your Residence Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate.
■Enquiries: School Services and Financial Assistance Division, Board of Education  TEL 093-582-2378
 
2. Flea Market Info
(1) Mitsubachi Flea Market
■When: October 7th (Sunday) 10:00–16:00 (Cancelled in case of rain.)
■Where: Hibikinada Green Park, Wakamatsu-ku
■Enquiries: Mitsubachi Flea Market Executive Committee  TEL 093-772-3223
(2) Chuo Park “Fureai” Flea Market
■When: October 14th (Sunday) 9:00–15:00 (Postponed to the 3rd Sunday of the month in the event of rain.)
■Where: Chuo Green Park, Hachiojimachi, Yahatahigashi-ku
               (Next to the Municipal General Gymnasium)  *Free parking available.
■Enquiries: Kitakyushu Recycling Union  TEL 093-651-9245
(3) Kokura de Frima (Kokura Flea Market)
■When: October 21st (Sunday) 10:00–15:30
■Where: Katsuyama Park Lawn Area (Cancelled in case of rain.)
■Enquiries: Kokura de Frima Executive Committee  TEL 093-772-3223
(4) Mojiko Retro Flea Market
■When: October 28th (Sunday) 10:00–15:00
■Where: Shinsui Square next to Former Moji Customs Bldg. (Cancelled in case of rain.)
■Enquiries: Moji 21st Century Town Planning Party  TEL 093-331-2205
 
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Sports/Culture
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1. Giravanz Kitakyushu Home Games
■When: October 21st (Sun) 14:00  VS FC Tokyo (Under 23)
October 28th (Sun) 14:00  VS Grulla Morioka
■Where: Mikuni World Stadium Kitakyushu (North of JR Kokura Station)
■Ticket price and details: http://www.giravanz.jp/ticket/
 
2. Citizens Hiking
A six kilometer’s walking event held in Komorie Children’s Forest Park area in Moji-ku.
■When: October 8th (Monday {Public Holiday})  Walking starts at 9:30 following departure ceremony at 9:00 (Cancelled only in case of heavy rain.)
■Where: Gather at JR Moji station north gate (Finish at Yahazu Mt. camping site in Dairi, Moji-ku)
*Children below junior high school level must be accompanied by parents.
*Bring along lunch and drink.
■Enquiries: Sports Promotion Division, Citizen Services, Culture and Sports Bureau
            TEL 093-582-2395
■Details: http://kwalking.com/181008shimintaikusai.pdf (Japanese)
 
3. FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST Exhibition
A display of original drawings in commemoration of the comic’s live-action film released last year
■When: October 13th (Saturday) - December 9th (Sun)  11:00–19:00  *Last admission: 18:30
■Where: Projects Exhibition Room, Kitakyushu Manga Museum (Aru Aru City 5F, Asano 2-14-5, Kokurakita-ku)
■Admission fee: Adults \1,000, Junior/Senior high school students \500, Elementary school students \250
■Enquiries: Kitakyushu Manga Museum  TEL 093-512-5077
 
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Events
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1. Kyushu Oktoberfest in Mojiko
Come and enjoy “Oktoberfest beer” produced by four local brewers as well as the authentic Oktoberfest beer from Germany, the home of beer!
■When: October 5th (Friday) - 8th (Mon/Holiday) 11:00–21:00
 *October 5th: 17:00–21:00
■Where: Mojiko Retro Central Square
■Enquiries: Kyushu Oktoberfest in Mojiko Executive Committee  TEL 093-332-5155
■Details: http://www.city.kitakyushu.lg.jp/files/000810916.pdf
 
2. International Students Cultural Festival in Kitakyushu
An event aiming to deepen exchanges between foreign students residing in Kitakyushu City and local communities.
Why don’t you come and experience different cultures through enjoying their stage performances and food of their home countries?
■When:【Main site】October 6th (Sat) - 7th (Sun) 11:00–16:00
              【Stage performance】October 7th (Sun) 12:35–13:00
■Where: RIVERWALK Kitakyushu Area  *Cancelled in the event of stormy weather.
■Enquiries: International Policy Division, International Affairs Department, Planning and Coordination Bureau  TEL 093-582-2146
 
3. Kokura Halloween 2018
Do join the fancy dress contest and parade of the Kokura Halloween 2018 with your coworkers, friends, and families!  Sign up now!
■When: October 21st (Sun) 10:00  *Application deadline: October 17th (Wed)
■Where:【Main site】JR Kokura Station JAM Square【Prize presentation】RIVERWALK Kitakyushu
■Enquiries: Kokura Halloween Executive Committee  TEL 093-582-3335
■Details: https://www.kokurahalloween.jp/
 
4. The 13th Mojiko Retro Cars Meet
An exhibition of around 100 retro cars produced up to 1975 from Japan and abroad.
Enjoy an excellent match between retro streetscape and retro cars!
■When: October 21st (Sunday) 9:00–15:00
■Where: Mojiko Retro Central Square and the surrounding area
■Enquiries: Mojiko Retro Cars Meeting Executive Committee  TEL 093-321-4006
■Details: http://www.mojiko.info/event/ev71.html
 
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Editorial
Hi, everyone.
I am Kumiko NAKAYAMA and I have just started working as the English language consultant at the Kitakyushu International Association.
I had long been engaged in the field of international cooperation and for most of my recent years worked in support of foreign students studying at Japanese graduate schools.
 
As October is approaching, we can clearly feel that autumn is on its way.
It can be especially felt in the morning with the fresh, cool air.
Everyone must feel relieved after experiencing a summer of unprecedented and relentless heat.
It is good to be free from the risk of heatstroke, but we still need to remain cautious about typhoons, as typhoon season has yet to end.
 
Autumn is also a season of lots of fun, a season of sports, reading, and good appetite as well.
I hope that you fully enjoy this beautiful time of year and store energy for the coming cold season.
 
English Language Consultant - Kumiko NAKAYAMA
 
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