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Updated: Apr 25, 2022

【Program Finished】
Talking on the promotion of “International Exchanges” by Tatsumasa Murasame

The 10th Kanazawa Lounge Festival with a slogan “in a circle with everyone in the world”, which was scheduled to be held in February this year, was unfortunately canceled due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

However, Mr. Tatsumasa Murasame gave us a special talk on the “international exchanges” at Shomyoji Temple in Kanazawa Ward.

The video will be open to the public until Sunday, May 22.

Promotion of "International Exchange" by Tatsumasa Murasame

Click here to apply for his autographed colored paper


Updated: Apr 11, 2022

VIDEO: The 10th Kanazawa Lounge Festival


VIDEO on YouTube: Click below

Opening

Hula Dance

Roundtable Discussion

Fashion show

Ending


Updated: Feb 12, 2022
 
  The 10th Kanazawa Lounge Festival
  ~In a circle with everyone in the world.

        
         Notice of Cancellation

Thank you for your many applications to our events.
It is unfortunate that we have decided to cancel this festival in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.

Videos of each program will be distributed at a later date. (A talk show by Mr. Tatsumasa Murasame will also be available.)

When the distribution date is decided, we will announce it at our Home Page(https://www.kanazawalounge.org/.)

Inquiry:
Kanazawa International Exchange Lounge
Phone: 045-786-0531

Kanazawa Ward Community Development Division
Phone: 045-788-7805



With the aim of promoting cultural exchange between Japan and the rest of the world, we will hold the Kanazawa Lounge Festival, where you can feel the world's culture close at hand.
This year, there will be a talk show by Mr. Tatsumasa Murasame, a gardener who has been featured in NHK's TV series.

▪ A fashion show featuring ethnic costumes from around the world and a live band
▪ Hula Dance - Bringing the breeze of Hawaii
▪ Roundtable Discussion by Foreigners
▪ Talk show by Mr. Tatsumasa Murasame

Date: Sun, Feb 27, 2022 13:00-15:30
Venue: Kanazawa Public Hall Auditorium (next to Kanazawa Ward Office)
Participation fee: Free

 
Leaflet here



Updated: Feb 14, 2022

Important notice!

Japanese language classes have been extended to close until Sun, Mar 6 in order to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus infection.



Updated: Dec 20, 2021

Lounge News No 61 has been published ! !

Lounge News No. 61 published on Dec. 15, 2021


Click here for the previous news.






Updated: Dec 14, 2021


Lecture on Understanding Other Cultures

Hello PERU!!

What kind of place is PERU? Is it different from Japan?
Let us hear the story from natives of PERU.

Date & Time: Saturday, 15-Jan-2022 14:00~15:30 (Opening at 13:45)
Venue: Meeting Room No.1 & No.2, Kanazawa Public Hall (2nd floor, Kanazawa Ward Office)
Admission: Free
Capacity: 50 persons. please wear a mask.

(Application)
Accepted from Monday, 13-Dec at Kanazawa International Lounge (2nd floor, Kanazawa Ward Office)
Application by phone, fax and email is available.
Phone No.: 045-786-0531
Email: klounge@shore.ocn.ne.jp

Leaflet here


Updated: Oct 9, 2021

Walking Tour for Foreign Residents

           "MIKAN" PICKING


Listen to folk Stories while walking along Nagahama and Shiba.
We will pick "Mikan" at Shiba Seaside Farm.
(* Mikan = Japanese Oranges)

Gathering Time : Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 13:00

Gatherng Place : Keikyu Nokendai Station ticket gate

Walking Route : Nokendai Station → Nagahama Noguchi Memorial Park → Shiba Seaside Farm → Hozoin Temple

Ending Time : 16:00 (planned)

Target Participants : Foreign Residents and people who can accomodate Foreign Residents
* Elementary school students and below should be accompanied by adults

Number of Participants : 20 (in order of application)

Participation Fees : 500 yen for 3 years and above (at the time of application) * includes fees for Mikans

Things to bring along : Face Mask, Drinks

Precaution : Please wear confortable shoes for walking

Tour Guide : NPO Yokohama Kanazawa City Guide Association

Application
Applications will be accepted from 11-Oct. Please come to Kanazawa International Lounge (Kanazawa City Office 2F) along with the participation fees (500 yen per person). Information required - ①Name ② Phone Number

For more Details : Click here


Updated: Sept 30, 2021

Lounge News No.60 Issued on Sept 30, 2021
Back Issues here



Updated: Sept 8, 2021

Important notice!

Japanese language class and Kamome class will be closed from Thursday,Sept 2 to Sunday,Sept 30.



Updated on 2021.8.1

Furoshiki Wrapping

We would like to introduce you Japanese "furoshiki" culture.
Let's make simple bags, wrap plastics bottles or boxes and enjoy wonderful wrappings together!

Date: Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 13:30 to 15:00
Venue: Kanazawa Public Hall, Meeting Room 1 and Room 2
Target: Foreigners or those who can participate with foreigners
* Elementary school students and younger should come with an adult.
Number of people: 10 people, in order of application
Participation fee: 500 yen (pay at the time of application)
What to bring: PET bottle (500ml)
Instructor: Ms.Mutsumi Honda from Furoshiki Kaze no Kai, Kanagawa

Application:
Available from Monday, August 23 at Kanazawa International Exchange Lounge (Kanazawa Ward Office 2F).
Participation fee: 500 yen per person
Inquiries: Kanazawa International Exchange Lounge
Phone: 045-786-0531
E-mail: klounge@shore.ocn.ne.jp
Open: 9:00-17: 00, closed on Sundays and public holidays

For more details : Click here


Updated: July 16, 2021
Parents’ Meeting of Kamome Classes  

Theme : Entrance to High School
Date and Time : 14:00 to 16:00 on Sun,August 1,
Venue : Kanazawa Koukaido Meeting Room
     (Next to Kanazawa Ward Office)

Participation fee : Free
Application : Please call Kanazawa International Lounge, 045-786-0531 or apply to Kamome classes with your name and phone number for your entry.

For more details about Kamome Classes: Click here


Updated: June 4, 2021

【Kanazawa International Lounge News】

Lounge News No.59 Issued on May 31, 2021
Back Issues here



Updated: March 6, 2021

【Kanazawa International Lounge News】

Lounge News No.58 Issued on Feb 27, 2021
Back Issues here


Updated: Feb 6, 2021

Important notice!

Japanese language class will be closed from Saturday,Jan 9 to Sunday,Mar 7.

Kamome Class will be closed from Thursday,Jan 14 to Sunday,Mar 7.

Both classes will start on Tuesday,Mar 9.


Updated: Jan 26, 2021

【Kanazawa International Lounge News】

Lounge News No.57 Issued on Nov 30, 2020
Back Issues here



Updated: Jan 8, 2021

【Event canceled】
10th Kanazawa Lounge Festival
--- Our friends in the world in a circle ---
Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in six months


Government has declared a state of emergency due to the spread of COVID-19 infection, so we have decided to cancel this event.

We will hold Kanazawa Lounge Festival where you can feel closer to various culture of the world through cultural exchanges between Japan and the world.

Date and Time:  13:00 thru 15:30 on Saturday, January 16, 2021 (Opening: 12:30)
Venue:  Auditorium in Kanazawa Kokaido, public hall
Capacity:  250 people
Advanced Application:  Available from 9:00 on Monday, December 14


Application: At Kanazawa Lounge (2nd floor, Kanazawa Ward).

Leaflet:  Click HERE

Updated: Jan 13, 2021

        Important notice!

Kamome Class will be closed from Thursday,Jan 14
to Sunday,Feb 7.

Japanese language class will be closed from Saturday,Jan 9 to Sunday,Feb 7.

It will start on Tuesday,Feb 9.


Updated: Oct 10, 2020

Japanese culture experience for foreigners
"Let's try Zazen or Zen medication"


Finished

Today's report click here.

Date/Time to gather--Sunday, Nov 15, 2020 13:00
Place to gather--Ticket gate on the 2nd floor at Keikyu Kanazawa-bunko Station
Where to go--Hakusan Tokozenji Temple from Kanazawa-bunko Station by bus
Ending time--16:00


Participants--Foreigners or Japanese people who can participate with foreigners
Number of people--10 people (in order of arrival)
Fee--500 yen
Things you bring--Mask, bus fee (400 yen.) Please wear comfortable clothes.


Application--Please come to the lounge desk, 2nd floor of the Ward Office. Reception available from Oct. 12.

Click here for detailed information


Updated: June 30, 2020
Inportant news!

Japanese class of Kanazawa International Lounge will open in July.
Thursday class starts from July 9, Saturday class from July 11, Sunday class from 12, and Tuesday class from July 14.
The classes will be rest in August.

Kamome class will open in July.
Tuesday class starts from July 7, Thursday class from July 9, and Saturday class from July 11.
However, Friday class will not open in July.

Inquiry is available to Kanazawa Lounge, 045-786-0531 or via e-mail: klounge@shore.ocn.ne.jp.


Updated: June 1, 2020

【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 55

Lounge News No. 55
Issued on May 30, 2020
Back Issues


Updated: February 26, 2020

Notice of event cancellation

Thepresentation by everyone at Kamome classes scheduled for March 20 (Fri.) has been cancelled.


Updated: January 30, 2020

【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 54

Lounge News No. 54
Issued on January 30, 2020
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Updated: November 21, 2019

   “Multicultural understanding lecture
   --- Familiar country Vietnam ---   Finished


We will introduce Vietnamese’ lifestyles, tourist spots,cuisines and Vietnamese language in Japanese.
We can also explain the revised Immigration control law.

Time and date : 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Sunday, January 19, 2020
Venue : Multipurpose room, Kanazawa Kokaido (public hall)
Admission fee : Free

Reception for participation : From on Sunday, December 19 at Kanazawa International Lounge

 Flyer to click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated: November 21, 2019

The 20th KANAGAWA BIENNNIEL World Children’s Art Exhibition     Finished

Please come and see this exhibition.

Date and Time : Sunday, from December 10 to 15
           9 am – 5 pm
Venue : Tamokuteki-shitsu (Multipurpose room), Kanazawa        Kokaido (public hall)
Admission fee : Free

 Flyer to click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated: November 19, 2019

“Story reading to children in various languages” Finished

Chinese, Portuguese, Korean and Japanese.
Story Reading:  Sun. November 24  1:30 pm
Display of books:Sun. November 24  0:00 pm-3:30 pm
Venue : Dai kaigisitsu (main conference room), 2nd floor,      Kanazawa Chiku center
Host :  Kanazawa Toshokan (library)

 Flyer to click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated: November 2, 2019

The 9th Kanazawa Lounge Festival
Theme: Let’s go forward for new generation  Finished

Date and Time: Saturday, November 30, 2019  12:20a.m.-4:30p.m.
Place: Kanazawa Public Hall
Admission Free


< Stage Performances > provides with speeches in Japanese by foreigners, Nohgaku (classical dance drama), dances/songs by college and high school students, dances by Filipino and Arabian and Slovakian instrument playing etc. additionally arranged as joyful programs.

<Experience Section everybody can join > provides with culture experience of the world and Japan through Shodo (calligraphy written with brush in black ink), Nohgaku, world child’s play and greetings, experience world musical instrument performance and exhibition of world picture books.

<Sales Section> sells small articles and accessories by support organization of Myanmar, Haiti and Indonesia.

Please enjoy getting small gifts given after collection of stamps

Leaflets in Japanese are here.

Today's report click
here.


Updated: July 30, 2019

Indonesian Home Cooking    Finished

Everyone including children will enjoy the taste of Indonesian food!
We will introduce Indonesian home cooking with materials available in Japan.
Why not joining us and cooking together?
We will talk about Indonesian culture while eating food you made.

Menu: Nasi Goreng, Chickens BBQ, Soup, Peanut Cookies, Indonesian Coffee or Jasmine Tea, and Shrimp rice crackers.

Date & Time: Wednesday, September 11
        2019 10:00am to 2:00pm
Venue: Tomioka-Namiki Regional Center
Fee:   ¥800


Application: Accept your entry at the Lounge Desk with the fee starting from Monday, August 19.
Note: No money back in case of your cancellation.

Inquiry is available to the Lounge Desk via e-mail (klounge@shore.ocn.ne.jp) or phone (045-786-0531.)

Leaflets: click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated: July 30, 2019
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 52

Lounge News No. 52
Issued on July 30, 2019
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Updated: July 2, 2019

Information about Kamome Summer Classes  Finished

Summer Special Class in July:
Date: Mon. July 22 - Wed. July 24 at Kanakatsu.
    Thu. July 25 - Sat. July 27 at Office Kanazawa.
Time: 15:30 to 18:00

Summer Special Class in August:
Date: Mon, August 19 - Wed. August 21 at Office Kanazawa
    Thu. August 22 - Sat. August 24 at Kanakatsu
Time: 15:30 to 18:00  *16:30-18:00: Aug. 21 only.

For more information click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated: April 30, 2019
Parents’ Meeting of Kamome Classes    Finished

Theme : Entrance to High School
Date and Time : 13:30 to 15:30 on Sat, June 15,
Venue : Kanakatsu (3rd floor of Aiwa Park side bldg.)

Participation fee : Free
Application : Please call Kanazawa International Lounge, 045-786-0531 or apply to Kamome classes with your name and phone number for your entry.

For more details about Kamome Classes: Click here

Today's report click here.


Updated: April 27, 2019
Walking Tour for Foreigners        Finished
“Let’s go to Shomyoji Temple”

A guide from the Yokohama Kanazawa City Guide Association will help you to visit the temple.
Enjoy talking with the participants, looking at the beautiful garden.

Time to join: 1pm on June 2nd ( Sun)
Place to join: Entrance gate at 2nd Floor at Kanazawabunko Station(Keikyu line)

Route: Kanazawabunko Station->Shomyoji Temple->Kanazawabunko Station
Time to dissolve at the station: 4pm( Estimate) on the same day

Participants: Foreigners or Persons accompanying foreigners
Number of participants: 30
Belongings: drinks, rain wear, walking shoes

Application: from May 13th by E-mail, phone or direct contact to lounge reception

   For more information click here.

   Today's report click here.


Updated: April 23, 2019
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 51

Lounge News No. 51
Issued on April 20, 2019
Back Issues


Updated: April 6, 2019
【Information for Kamome Classes (Japanese classes for children) in 2019 for children related to foreign countries.

Leaflet for Kamome Classes
For more details about Kamome Classes: Click here


Updated Februry 19, 2019
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 50

Lounge News No. 50
Issued on January 30, 2019
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Updated: January 15, 2019

Learn and understand various cultures:
--- Slovak culture and Fuyara performance ---


Slovakia is located in the center of Europe and is a country full of the charm. Speaker Mr. Matej Colenic tells you about the country. You will also enjoy the performance of one of Slovak traditional musical instruments, Fuyara.

Time and Date: 14:00 to 15:00 on Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Venue: Multi-purpose rooms at Kanazawa town hall, 2nd floor in
    Kanazawa ward office
Admission fee: Free
Application: From Friday, January 11 at Kanazawa International
       Lounge office with ①Your name and ②Your contact
       phone number
We also accept your application by phone: 045-786-0531.

Click here to access fliers.


Updated January 15, 2019
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 49

Lounge News No. 49
Issued on October 30, 2018
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Updated: October 23, 2018

Kanazawa International Lounge Festival
“Let’s join hands with the world”      Finished

You can enjoy presentations in Japanese by Kamome children and people from Japanese classes for adults.
You can also enjoy performances, including dances, songs and musical instruments from Africa and around the world.
Come and join us! Have fun!

Venue: Kanazawa Multi-purpose hall, Kanazawa Ward Office 2F

Date and Time: Friday, November 23 (Holiday) 12:30 to 16:30

Admission fee:  Free

Part 1: 12:30 to 14:00 Presentation in Japanese by children and adults

Part 2: 14:00 to 16:30 Performances including dancing, singing songs and musical instruments

Click here to get a leaflet.



Updated: July 30, 2018

Chinese cooking class

Are you interested in cooking delicious Chinese steamed buns called “baozi”?  They are usually homemade in China.
How about enjoying and cooking delicious “baozi”, having a house wife instructor from China.    Finished


Date:  Friday, September 21
Time:  10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
*Joining late in the class or leaving early not accepted.

Venue:  Cooking Room, Kanazawa Regional Center 2/F
    14-5 Deiki-2chome, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama
Class capacity:  20 persons, first come first served basis
Food to cook:  Baozi, Spring Roll and Tomato soup with egg added
Fee:  ¥500
What to bring: Apron, bandanna and towel

Application:
Accept application with fee from Monday, August 20 at Kanazawa International Lounge, Kanazawa Municipal Building 2/F.
Caution: Fee is not refund if you would cancel the application.
.
For more information click here.

Today's report click here.


Updated July 21, 2018
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 48

Lounge News No. 48
Issued on JUly 20, 2018
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Updated: July 13, 2018

Information about Kamome Summer Classes

Summer Special Class in July is opened at Kanakatsu, Kanazawa-hakkei class, as follows.
Date: July 23 thru 27
Time: 15:30 to 18:00
For more information click here.

Summer Special Class in August is opened at Office Kanazawa, Namiki class, as follows.
Date: August 20 thru 24
Time: 15:30 to 18:00  *16:30-18:00: Aug. 22 only.

For more information click here.


Updated: June 14, 2018

Kanazawa International Lounge & Yumekamon Corabo (Collaboration Event)

Your World Expanding with connection
Mini concerts and an Indonesian dance
People active in Kanazawa ward will perform a nice music and an Indonesian dance.
Please come and see our performance.   Finished!

Date : Monday, June 25
Time : 12:00 to 13:10
Capacity : 100 persons (We will hand you a numbered ticket in front of
the multipurpose hall on the 2nd floor, Kanazawa Ward Office)
Venue : Kanazawa Kokaido (Multipurpose hall on the 2nd floor,
Kanazawa Ward Office
Performances :
1) Clarinet and piano playing
2) Koto (Japanese harp) playing
3) Indonesian dance
Inquiries : Kanazawa International Lounge (045-781-0531)

   For more information click here.

   Today's report click here.


Updated: May 31, 2018

Japanese Culture Experience for foreign residents

Let’s dance to “Sakura sakura” song, Cherry blossom, Japanese traditional song, in yukata, Japanese cotton kimono for the summer season.     Finished!

Time and Date: 13:00 – 15:30, Saturday, July 14th, 2018
Venue: Dai-kaigisitsu (Large conference room) in Kanazawa-chiku      center

Admission fee: Free
Your things to bring: White T-shirt, spats, and white socks
Capacity: 20 people (on a first come, first-serve basis)
Reception: From June 11th
Application: Kanazawa International Lounge, 2nd floor in Kanazawa        ward office (2-9-1 Deiki, Kanawaza-ku)
Contact: Phone: 045-786-0531, e-mail: klounge@shore.ocn.ne.jp

   For more information click here.

   Today's report click here.


Updated: May 12, 2018

Information for Parents’ Meeting in Kamome Classes

“Parents’ Meeting in Kamome Classes” will be held as follows.   Finished!

Date/Time: Saturday, June 9  10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: Training room in Kanazawa Sports Center

Date/Time: Saturday, June 9  1:30 PM. – 2:30 PM
Venue: International Exchange Room 1, Seagull Center at Yokohama City Univercity

   For more information click here.

   Today's report click here.


Updated April 24, 2018
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 47

Lounge News No. 47
Issued on April 20, 2018
Back Issues


Updated: April 10, 2018
【Japanese Classes in 2018】

Date: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Venue: International Exchange Room 1 and 2, Seagull Center 2nd floor, Yokohama City University (Kanazawa-hakkei)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Leaflet of Japanese Classes
For further information: Click here



Updated: April 10, 2018
【Information for Kamome Classes (Japanese classes for children) in 2018 for children related to foreign countries.

Leaflet for Kamome Classes
For more details about Kamome Classes: Click here


"School Life in Yokohama"

Here is information about School Life in Yokohama for parents or guardians . The information is from the board of education in Yokohama.

For more details clck here.


Updated February 27, 2018
Speech event by everyone at Kamome school

Children of Kamome school, who have relations to foreign countries, make speeches in Japanese on what they have learned at the class, their hopes and dreams in the future.


People from the nearby community are welcomed to participate in the event.

Date:  Saturday, March 24, 2018
Time:  9:30 AM – 11:45 AM
Venue: Multipurpose Room of Kanazawa Town Hall, Ward Office 2nd floor.

For more information, click here.


Updated April 5, 2018

Let’s walk along Kanazawa-hakkei to Nojima
“What do you feel of Kanazawa-hakkei?”
Finished!

We visit and learn “Eight views of Kanazawa-hakkei” while walking.

Guides from Yokohama City Guide Association lead the highlights of Kanazawa-hakkei.

Date:  Sunday, April 29
Time:  10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Place to meet:  Kanazawa-hakkei station (Keikyu line): ticket gate of Seaside Line side
Where to walk:  Kanazawa-hakkei >>> Nojima >>>    Nojimayama observatory (having lunch) >>>Hirobumi Ito Old Villa >>> Nojima station of Yokohama Seaside Line (finish and dismissal)
Admission fee:  Free
Capacity:  30 people
Application:  From April 11
Things to bring:  Your box lunch, drink
Person who can participate:  Foreign residents or Japanese residents with foreign residents

For more information click here.

Today's report click here.



Updated February 5, 2018
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 46

Lounge News No. 46
Issued on January 20, 2018
Back Issues



Updated November 15, 2017
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 45

Lounge News No. 45
Issued on October 20, 2017
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Updated: October 25, 2017

The 10th.Aniversary of Kanazawa International Lounge
Lecture and Attractions of the Lounge festival


We, Kanazawa International Exchange Lounge, will have our 10th anniversary in this December, 2017.
In commemoration of this, we will hold a lecture and Lounge Festival as follows.
Your attendance would be highly welcomed.


Date/Time: Saturday, December 3 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Multipurpose room, 2nd floor of Kanazawa Ward Office Building

Lecture on Multicultural coexistence: 1:00 PM. – 2:30 PM.
Lounge festival: 2:30 PM. – 4:30 PM.

   For more information click here.



Updated: October 19, 2017

Information for Parents’ Meeting in Kamome Classes

“Parents’ Meeting in Kamome Classes” will be held as follows.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Venue: Training room in Kanazawa Sports Center

Date/Time: Saturday, November 11 1:30 PM. – 2:30 PM
Venue: International Exchange Room 1, Seagull Center at Yokohama City Univercity

   For more information click here.



Updated: September 6, 2017

Let’s walk along Kanazawa-hakkei to Nojima
“What does Kanazawa-hakkei look like?”

We visit and learn “Eight views of Kanazawa-hakkei” while walking.

Some guides from Yokohama City Guide Association will lead us the highlights of Kanazawa-hakkei.

Date and Time: Sunday, October 29 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Place to meet: Kanazawa-hakkei station (Keikyu line)   ticket gate, Seaside Line side
Where to walk: Kanazawa-hakkei >>> Nojima >>>>     Nojimayama observatory (having lunch) >>>Hirobumi Ito Old Villa >>> Nojima station of Yokohama Seaside Line (finish and dismissal)
Admission fee: Free
Capacity: 30 people
Application: From September 25
Things to bring: Your box lunch, drink
Person who can participate: Foreign residents or Japanese residents with foreign residents

   For more information click here.




Updated: July 27, 2017

Information of Cooking Class for foreign residents
--Sushi roll and Kenchin-jiru soup (vegetable miso  soup
) ---

Date: September 23  Saturday (National holiday)
Time: 10:00 ‐ 13:00
Venue: Cooking room. 2nd floor, Tomioka-Namiki Chiku  Center
Admission fee: \500 /person
Capacity: 20 people
Application: From August 23
Eligible to participate: foreign residents or a person with a foreign resident

   For more information click here.

   Today's report click here.



Updated: July 27, 2017
Information for Kamome Summer Classes

◇Summer Special Classes in July will be held at Kanakatsu(Kanazawa-hakkei)as follows.

  Date: July 24 thru July 28
 Time: 15:30 to 18:00
   Fo more information click here.

◇Summer Special Classes in August will be held at Office Kanazawa(Namiki)as follows.

  Date: August 21 thru August 25
 Time: 15:30 to 18:00

   For more information click here.

   Reports click here.


Updated: July 22, 2017
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 44

Lounge News No. 44
Issued on July 20, 2017
Back Issues


Updated: June 19, 2017
Information about an event
            
  Come, See, Join and Exchange            
  --- Small-scale concert and experience area

   Date:         Friday, June 30, 2017
   Time:         0:10 p.m. to 1:40 p.m.
   Admission:  Free

              For more information to click here


Updated: May 26, 2017
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 43

Lounge News No. 43
Issued on April 20, 2017
Back Issues

Updated: May 22, 2017
【Japanese Classes in 2017

Date: Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Venue: International Exchange Room 1 and 2, Seagull Center 2nd floor, Yokohama City University (Kanazawa-hakkei)
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Leaflet of Japanese Classes
For further information: Click here

Updated: April 26, 2017
【Information for Kamome Classes (Japanese classes for children) in 2017 for children related to foreign countries.

Leaflet for Kamome Classes
For more details about Kamome Classes: Click here


Updated: March 27, 2017
【Presentations for Kamome Classes have beenfinished successfully.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Time: 10:00-13:30
Venue: Multipurpose room at Kanazawa public hall,
Kanazawa Ward Office, 2/F

For further information: Click here


Updated: February 2, 2017
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 42

No. 42
Issued on January 20, 2017
Back Issues


Updated: November 12, 2016
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 41

No. 41
Issued on October 20, 2016
Back Issues


Updated: October 22, 2016
【The 6th Kanazawa Lounge FESTIVAL】

Admission Free! Everybody Welcome!

Date: November 23 (Wed), 2016 (National Holiday)
Time: 12:20-16:30
Place: Peony Hall, YCU Square in Yokohama City University
     ・5 minute-walk from Kanazawa Hakkei Sta.
      (Keikyu Line)
     ・NO parking available, please use public transport.

- Japanese Speeches
- Songs, Dances and Musical Instruments from Asia and around the World
- Asian National Costumes
- Rubbish Separation Quiz


FLYER & MAP


Updated: August 25, 2016
【Kanazawa International Lounge News】
The latest issue: No. 40

No. 40
Issued on August 5, 2016
Back Issues


Updated: September 14, 2016
【Cooking Lesson for foreigners】
How to make a Japanese Obento (Lunchbox)

Date & Time: September 22 (Thu) 10:00-13:00
Place: Cooking Room, 2F Tomioka Namiki Community Center
Fee: 500 yen
Capacity: 16 persons
How to Apply: By September 10 (Sat), please call or come to Kanazawa International Lounge.
By Fax or E-mail is also acceptable.
The application has closed.Because lesson is filled to capacity as of in the morning of September 10.
Thank you for a lot of applications.


Hello, foreigners living in Kanazawa-ku.
Let's make some side dishes for an Obento and put onigiris (rice balls) and some side dishes into a lunchbox!

Japanese supporters can also participate together accompanying them.

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Updated: August 8, 2016
【Japanese Class for Children】
Kamome Summer School at Namiki

Date: August 18(Thu), 19(Fri), 20(Sat), 23(Tue) and 24(Wed)
Time: 15:30-18:00
Place: Office Kanazawa (in Kanazawa Sports Center)
FLYER

Parents' Meeting
Date & Time: August 20(Sat) 17:00-18:00
Place: Office Kanazawa (in Kanazawa Sports Center)
FLYER

Parents can visit Kamome Summer School at Namiki and talk with each other.


Updated on March 3, 2016

Kanazawa International Lounge to move

We are planning to move to the 2nd floor of Kanazawa ward office from Yokohama City University’s Kanazawa Hekkei campus as of the 1st of April, Friday. Our phone number, fax number and e-mail address are the same as they are.

Our new address: The 2nd floor Kanazawa ward office building, 2-9-1 Deiki Kanazawa ward   Yokohama city, 236-0021

  Our business hours: 9:00 a.m. thru 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday Closed on Sunday and national holidays

We are open at our current office until the 31st of March. Our office is closed for moving on the 30th and the 31st of March.

Your understanding and cooperation would be much appreciated.


Updated on March 3, 2016

Kamome classes: Notification for
“Let’s do presentations together”

Children in Kamome classes will present what they would like to speak.

              Date: 10:00 a.m. thru 2 p.m. Saturday, March 26, 2016

              Venue: Office Kanazawa
              Admission fee: Free : for more information: map



Updated on March 2, 2016

¶ Speeches in Japanese by Japanese class students

Japanese class students will give speeches inJapanese about what they think everyday.
Time and Date:
  10:00 am thru 12:00 am on March 1(Tue), March 3 (Thu), March 5 (Sat) and March 6 (Sun)

Venue:
 International Exchange Room 1, Seagull Center,  Yokohama City University

  We will also have a cultural exchange after the speeches.

  Your participation would be welcomed.

  


Updated on April 3, 2015

¶ Kamome Classes' Presentation completed on Sunday, March 22

  • 20 students who learned Japanese in Kamome classes presented their products.
  • The number of participants: 61


Updated on February 22, 2015

Kanazawa-ku Tourist Map is complete in English, Chinese and Spanish.

  Click here to look at the map.

  We have the map for you in our lounge.


Lounge News No.35 has been issued on January 25, '15.


Updated on January 31, 2015

Kanazawa Lounge is to close from Feb.23(Mon) to Feb.26(Thur) due to the entrance examination of Yokohama City Univercity.

Japanese Language Classes planned on Feb.24(Tue) and 26(Thur) are open at another venue, Iki-iki Center, Kanazawa.



Updated on December 1, 2014

The 4th Kanazawa International Lounge Festival 2014 (Finished)
” Let’s feel the multi-cultural exchange in Kanazawa-ku! ”

Please take a look at this event here.


Updated on March 6, 2015

We had the Panel Discussion
                on India and El Salvador



Objective: Introduction of foreign cultures to the local community to enhance multicultural awareness.

Panelists: A Father from India, Ambassador, Embassy of El Salvador

Date: Sunday, November 16, 2014:Time:13:00-15:20

Location: Icho-No-Yakata, Yokohama City University

Plese take look at this event here.


NHK Studio Park and Kabuki-za Gallery : Finished

--- Cultural Bus Tour ---

Please take a look at this event here.



School Guidance for Foreign National Parents : Finished

The number of participants: 23 (8 foreighners included)

Kamome KANAKATSU classes since June, 2014    
1. Days  Every Thursday

2. Times
 Class A: 3:30pm - 5:10pm
 Class B: 5:30pm - 7:00pm

3. Location
KANAKATSU (Youth community and activity center in Kanazawa-ku)
 Address: 1st floor, Aiwa Park Side building, 2-6
   Susakicho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi,
 KANAKATSU is located at the back of
   the Kanazawa Library.

4. Fee
 Free of charge.


What is Kamome school? Click here for more information.


Updated March 26

Kanazawa Lounge Festival held on March 16: Finished

Thank you very much for joining us.


Updated February 14

Event News

Had Mexican and Malaysian Homemade Cooking

We had Mexican and Malaysian Homemade cooking on the 20th of January.

Click here for more information.

Updated January 8

Had a cross-cultural introduction and exchange meeting with a Hungarian and an Albanian

Click here for more information.


Updated October 6

Had "BBQ" at Nojima Park

We had "BBQ party" on September 29th. 129 participants had joined. Thank you for your cooperation.

Click here for more information.





Updated August 31

Kamome summer school, a summer school for children, was held in August.

Click here for more information.




The school on the 19th of August.



Updated July 25

”The Basic Resident Registration Network System available” at Ward Office Counters as of July 8, 2013


You can use following services at your local ward office.

1. You can use Internet to register your record instead of the registration card, but fee required.

2. You can obtain a copy of your resident record at any municipality in Japan, fee required.

3. Special provisions for Move in Notification will be applied to those who have been issued the "Basic Resident Registration Card", by submitting your Move out Notification via mail or other method, with one time only service at the municipality of your new regidence to complete the move in administration procedure.


Click here for more information provided by Civic Affairs Bureau of Yokohama City.




Updated July 3
  Did the tour of The National Diet and Edo-Tokyo Museum on the 30th of June.
           Click here for more inforamation.
For Parents and Guardians who have new student (s) (Information)
         Preparing for elementary school enrollment
          Click here for more information.


A Daily elementary school life
          Click here for more information.


School Life in Yokohama
       Click here to see a document For Parents and Guardians.
        (Provided by Yokohama Board of Education)





Updated April 24th

Had a Kamome classes's presentation held at Kanazawa Sports Center


Click here for more information.



 

Updated January 25

Had a Russian homemade cooking course

Click here for more information.




Updated December 8

Had a one day seminar about "Good translation vs. not so good one" coordinated by our multicultural Information providing section.

Click here for more information.

Updated November 30

Had a panel discussion on the life and culture of Saudi Arabia and Russia, focusing on diversities, on November 25.

Click here for more information.



Update November 13

Had a guidance on the Japanese education system for forein residents.

Click here for more information.

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Updated October 6
 We held a BBQ party at Nojima Park.
Though a typhoon was on its way to Kanto area, we had a wonderful international exchange on September 30, 2012.
Click here for more information.


 Updated August 28
    We held a Kamome summer course.

    Children at various ages, from 4 years old to high-school age, came to study together in Kamome School.

Click here for more information.



Why don't you speak in your native language?
 
Exchange meeting for foreign mothers at "TOKOTOKO"

Click here for more information






.Had joined a welcome party of new foreign students admitted to study at Yokohama City University, on the Friday night, May 10.

111 foreign students from many countries attended to the party and we had a wonderful time with them including the president of the university, staff members of the university and our lounge members.


  
 At the end of the welcome party


Left: Words from the president of the university, Mr. Fuse right: A live performance by Kiyari-uta* members
    


Left: A guitar performance by a foreign student, right: We had a wonderful time

*: A song for carrying heavy logs



For foreign residents: Information from Yokohama about School Life In Japan.

Information for parents who have children starting elementary school life from this April.

Daily life at elementary school:
You can read in several languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Hangul, Tagalog, Vetnamese, Portuguese, Spanish.


~School Life in Yokohama~
Here is information for parents or guardians.
The information below is from the board of education in Yokohama.

Japanese English Spanish
  Chinese     Tagalog    Vietnamese 






Kanazawa International Lounge supports multicultual exchanges between foreign people and Jaanese living in Kanazawa-ku or nearby.

We welcome people who want volunteer for cultual events or activities with us.

      
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