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 Guide to the International Communication and Exchanges in 2021

 Kanazawa International Lounge (KIL) plans events for communication between foreign residents and people of the local community as shown below.                                             

as of Aug 2021

1. Work executed by Lounge
Events Date Venue Description
Zoom Training, Video Editing Training as needed Training and Use of Work Meeting using Zoom. Also learn Video Editing Methods.
Lecture for Community people TBD "To truly think about multicultural coexistence in the community" Lecturer: Norman Nakamura
Lounge Festival 27 Feb 2022 Kanazawa Public Hall Introduction of lounge activities. Introducing various cultures. Cooperation with local organizations. Attractions. Collaboration with the ward.
Japanese cultural experience for foreign Residents Sun, 26 Sep Kanazawa Public Hall Wrap PET bottles neatly using the Japanese tradition "Furoshiki".
Walk Tour for foreign Residents Sun, 14 Nov Introduce Spots inside the Ward and guide the foreign Residents. End with Orange picking at Shiba Seaside Farm
Course for understanding multiple cultures Feb 2022 Learn about the geography, history, and culture of Peru, South America as part of understanding multiple cultures
Japanese Language Brush up Workshop Jan/Feb 2022 Workshop to teach Japanese Language in Japanese Language class and other Lounge departments (two times)
Japanese Language Speech Presentation Mar 2022 Showcase the results of Japanese Language Learning
 Parents meeting of Kamome Class 01 Aug 2021  Kanazawa Public Hall  Explanation of Entry system into Japanese High Schools
 Kamome Class Volunteer teachers Workshop  TBD    Learn the knowhow of supporting students. Study the training material and share information.
 Gallery Exhibition from Ward Citizens  7 to 12 Mar 2022  Kanazawa Ward Activity Center Gallery  Introduction of Lounge Activities
 Kamome Class (Presentation Ceremony)  Mar 2022    Present the results of learnings from children in the Kamome classroom for the year. Introduction of Kamome classroom to the local people.

2. Cooperation between Ward Office and Local Groups
Events Date Venue Description
Providing Information to Japanese Language Students Provide Information to Foreign Residents for living comfortably in this locality
Gathering of Mothers from Multiple cultures Once Every Month Tokotoko Gathering of foreign resient mothers having infants and small children, promoted by "Mother`s Project"
Gsthering for Talking in various Langauages Nov. 2021 TBD Introduction to various Cultures, Understand the resonances of sound ofJapanes and various Languages. Introduction to Foreign Books. Introduction to Foreign BookReader.
Kanakatsu Autumn Festival Nov. 2021 Kanakatsu Cooperation for Introduction and reading of various language books
21st Kanazawa Biennale International child pictures Exhibition 14 to 20 Dec 2021 Kanazawa Public Hall Exhibition of pictures of children from world. Support for Reception and Operation.
Support to Multiculture section of Kanazawa Ward Office Circular Notice Jan 2022 Under the Theme of "Living along with Foreign Residents", support Kanzawa ward Office to convey and hear the voice of Foreign Residents.
Simulation for Disaster Relief Vounteer 21 Jan 2022 Iki-iki Center Participation in Support Team for Disaster Relief practise. Support Foreign Residents through participation in translation team.
Distribution of multilanguage Medication Record book From April 2021 Explanation and Distrbution of Multi-language Medical Record Book


 Guide to the International Communication and Exchanges in 2020

 Kanazawa International Lounge (KIL) plans events for communication between foreign residents and people of the local community as shown below.                                             

as of May,2020

Events Date Venue Description
Introduction of Japanese Culture to Foreign Residents Sun,. 15th Nov
13:00-16:00
Haksan Toukou Zenji Temple Let us try siting in Zazen Posture. .
Connect with Yokohama CityGuide Association
Lounge Festival
(Cancelled)
Sat, 16th Jan 2021
13:00-15:30
Kanazawa Public Hall International Exchange,Lounge Introduction, Introduction to people living in this locality, Understanding other cultures



 Guide to the International Communication and Exchanges in 2019

 Kanazawa International Lounge (KIL) plans events for communication between foreign residents and people of the local community as shown below.                                             

as of May,2019

Events Date Venue Description
Speech meeting opened to the community Mon. May 27
15:00-16:30
After KIL general meeting
Kanazawa town hall Theme: Thinking about the community where every people can live comfortably.
Speaker: Mr. Minoru Numao
Walking tour for foreign residents Sun. June 2
13:00-16:00
Shomyo-ji Temple Why don’t you visit Shomyo-ji Temple:
Enjoy walking from Kanazawa-bunko Station to the temple and watching its garden and architecture.
Parents’ meeting at Kamome classes Sat. June 15
13:30-15:30
Kanatatsu Explain the system to enter high schools in Kanagawa to the parents of children coming to Kamome classes.
Kamome summer classes at Kanakatsu Mon. July 22 – Wed. July 24
15:30-18:00
Kanakatsu Kamome special classes during the summer vacation.
Kamome summer classes at Office Kanazawa Thu. July 25 – Sat. July 27
15:30-18:00
Office Kanazawa Kamome special classes during the summer vacation.
Kamome summer classes at Office Kanazawa Mon. Aug 19 –Wed. Aug 21
15:30-18:00
Office Kanazawa Kamome special classes during the summer vacation.
Kamome summer classes at Kanakatsu Thu. Aug 22 – Sat. Aug 24
15:30-18:00
Kanakatsu Kamome special classes during the summer vacation.
Indonesian cooking class Wed. Sept 11
10:00am – 2:00pm
Tomioka-Namiki regional center Provide a chance to community people to learn Indonesian cooking.
Provide useful information to foreign residents October Exchange room at YCU Provide useful information to live in Japan to foreign residents learning at Japanese classes
Study training for volunteers at Japanese classes Jan, 2020 TBD Study training for volunteers at Japanese classes and other groups who teach Japanese to foreign people.
Lounge Festival Sat. November 30
12:20-16:30
Multipurpose room at Kanazawa town Hall Introduce Kanazawa Lounge activities to people of the community: Presentation by students at Japanese classes, introduction of various cultures, and co-working with other groups of the community.
Mothers’ gathering
with multicultural background
Monthly
10:30-11:30
Toko-toko Mothers’ gathering who have babies or children with foreign culture background.
It is leaded by the project “Moms are in the center.”
Speech meeting in various languages Sun. Nov 24
13:30-15:0 0
Large meeting room
at Kanazawa Library
Some volunteer reads a book in his/her mother language and other one reads it in Japanese. Learn difference of the pronunciation between foreign languages and Japanese.
The20th KANAGAWA BIENNNIEL World Children’s Art Exhibition 9 am – 5 pm, Sunday, from December 10 to 15 Tamokuteki-shitsu (Multipurpose room), Kanazawa  Kokaido (public hall) Admission fee : Free
Disaster simulation and training of volunteers Sun. Feb 1, 2020 Iki-iki Center at Kanazawa Participate in the training program preparing for disasters. Talk with several foreign people of the Japanese class about disasters and exchange information with them.
Understanding various cultures Jan 19, 2020
13:30-15:30
Multipurpose room at Kanazawa town Hall Introduce Vietnam, their culture and musical instruments.
Presentation by everyone at Kamome classes (Cancelled) Fri. Mar 20, 2020
10:00-13:30
Multipurpose room at Kanazawa town Hall Children at Kamome classes make presentations to their friend and parents showing their improvement of the year.

     We will provide detailed information for you when event dates come closer. Please keep checking our information.

 Information for International Exchange Event in 2018


 We, Kanazawa International Lounge, are planning a lot of events to interchange between foreign residents living in    Kanazawa-ku and local people in 2018 as below.

Event Time and Date Venue What to do
Let’s walk along Kanazawa-hakkei to Nojima April 29 (Sun) Kanazawa-hakkei area We visited and learned “Eight views of Kanazawa-hakkei” while walking.
Open Lecture
(Following the general meeting)
May 28 (Mon)
(Following the general meeting)
Multipurpose room*1 Getting closer to parents and their children connected to foreign countries
Lecturer: Ms. Mariko Takekawa
Kamome Class
Parent’s Meeting
June 9 (Sat)
1) 10:00 - 11:30
2) 13:00 - 14:30
Multipurpose room*1 Introducing Kamome Class and orientation to foreign residents
Collaboration Event with Support Center for Community Activities June 25 (Fri)
12:00 - 13:10
Multipurpose room*1 Your World Expanding with Mini musical concert and Indonesian dance
Japanese Culture Experience for foreign residents July 14 (Sat)
13:30 - 15:30
Dai-kaigisitsu (Large conference room) in Kanazawa  -chiku center  Let’s dance to “Sakura sakura” song, Cherry blossom, Japanese traditional song, in yukata, Japanese cotton kimono for the summer season.
Kamome Summer School
(Kanakatsu)
July 23 (Mon) - 28 (Fri)
15:30 - 18:00
Kanakatsu The special summer classes and learning support by Kamome Class
Kamome Summer School
(Namiki)
August 20 ( Mon) - 24 (Fri)
15:30 ? 18:00
Office Kanazawa in Namiki The special summer classes and learning support by Kamome Class
Cooking class on Chinese cuisine for foreign residents September 21 (Fri)
10:30 ? 14:30)
Kanazawa Community Center Providing foreign residents the opportunity to learn Chinese cuisine
Lecture on Separating Garbage September 16 (Sun), 18 (Tue), 22 (Sat), and 27 (Thu)
11:15 - 11:45
4 times in Japanese Classes*2 Explaining how to separate and dispose of garbage to foreign residents
Brush-up Training Workshop Octover 5 (Fri)
17:30-20:30
Ikiiki Center Kanazawa Training workshops to teach Japanese language for Japanese volunteers teachers and other volunteers
Lounge Festival November 23 (Fri)
12:30 - 16:30
Multipurpose room*1 - Introducing Lounge activities and different cultures
- Cooperation with local groups’ Attractions
Multicultural Mom’s meeting July 10 (Tue)
10:30 ? 11:30
Tokotoko Meeting for parents or guardians who have foreign children and infants.
Host: Mom-centered project
Meeting for “Let’s talk with various languages” November 18 (Sun)
Time: Undecided
Dai-kaigisitsu (Large conference room) in Kanazawa  -chiku center Introducing different cultures. Learning various sounds between Japanese and foreign languages
Disaster countermeasure simulation for volunteers October December 8 (Sat) Ikiiki Center Kanazawa Taking part in “Disaster countermeasure simulation” and think disaster from viewpoint of foreign residents
Multi-Cultual Seminar January 12 (Sat)
14:00 - 16:00
Multipurpose room*1 Professor David Yano will talk about multi-cultual life style, especially between Japan and Ghana.
Open Lecture Undecided (between January and February) Multipurpose room*1 Thinking about multicultural coexistence multicultural understandingThinking about mul
Learn and understand various cultures:
--- Slovak culture and Fuyara performance ---
February13(Wed)
14:00 to 15:00
Multipurpose room*1 Speaker Mr. Matej Colenic tells you about the country. You will also enjoy the performance of one of Slovak traditional musical instruments, Fuyara.
Kamome Class Presentation March 23 (Sat), 2019 Multipurpose room*1 Presentations by children in Kamome Class this year’s success
    Note:
     *1: Multipurpose room in Town hall of Kanazawa-ku is on the 2nd floor of Kanazawa Ward Office.
     *2: 2nd floor in Seagull Center, Yokohama City University

  When the details have been decided, we'll updte the information.

 2017 International Exchanges: Events


Kanazawa International Lounge plans various events that contribute to exchange between people from other countries and local residents.

Event Date and Time Place Contents
Kamome Class
Parent’s Meeting
May 20 (Sat) the Namiki district
the Hakkei district
Introducing Kamome Class to foreign residents and a friendly gathering
Open Lecture
(Following the annual meeting)
May 22 (Mon)
(Following the annual meeting)
Kanazawa Public Hall Peru and Japan, the history of emigration
Lecturer: Ms. Keiko Tanahara
Collaboration Event with Support Center for Community Activities June 30 (Fri)
12:10-13:30
Kanazawa Public Hall Introducing two sections on the second floor of Kanazawa Ward Office to local residents and introducing different cultures
Kamome Summer School
(Kanakatsu)
July 24 (Mon) - 28 (Fri) 15:30-18:00 Kanakatsu The special summer classes and learning support by Kamome Class
Kamome Summer School
(Namiki)
August 21 (Mon) - 25 (Fri) Office Kanazawa in Namiki The special summer classes and learning support by Kamome Class
Lecture on Separating Garbage September 4 times in Japanese Classes Explaining how to separate and dispose of garbage to foreign residents
In cooperation with the Resources & Waste Recycling Bureau
Cooking Class on Japanese Cuisine for Foreigners September 23 (Sat / National holiday) Tomioka Namiki Community Center ’Nori-maki’ (Sushi roll) and ‘Kenchin-jiru soup’ (vegetable miso soup)
Providing foreigners the opportunity to understand Japanese culture and to learn Japanese cuisine
Kamome Class
Parent’s Meeting
November 11 (Sat) the Namiki district
the Hakkei district
Introducing Kamome Class to foreign residents and a friendly gathering
Kanagawa Biennial November 24 (Fri) - 30 (Thu) Kanazawa Public Hall World Children's Art Exhibition in Kanazawa Ward venue
9:00-17:00
the 10th Anniversary of Kanazawa International Lounge
(Ceremony)

(Lecture)

(Attraction in the Lounge Festival)
December 3 (Sun)12:30-16:30 Kanazawa Public Hal Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kanazawa International Lounge
Anniversary ceremony
Issuing an anniversary booklet
Thinking about multicultural coexistence
Introducing Lounge activities and different cultures
Cooperation with local groups
Attractions
Brushup Training Workshop undecided undecided Training workshops to teach Japanese language for Japanese volunteer teachers and other volunteers
Training Workshop for volunteers who teach children undecided undecided Training workshop for volunteers
Lecture Series to Understand Different Cultures
“3-Day Course Learning Languages” - Myanmares
February, 2018 undecided Learning languages and knowing cultures
Kamome Class Presentation March 24(Sat), 2018 Kanazawa Public Hall Presentations by children in Kamome Class this year’s success

When the details have been decided, we'll updte the information.


 2016 International Exchanges: Events


Events Dates & Times Locations Details
Collaboration Event between Yumekamon and Kanazawa International Lounge July 13 (Wed)
12:10 - 13:30
Public Hall
2F Kanazawa Ward Office
Enjoy and come in touch with foreign cultures
Mini concerts and experience corner
Kamome Summer School at Kanakatsu July 25 (Mon) to 29 (Sat)
15:30 - 18:00
Kanakatsu Summer school for Children with foreign backgrounds
Parents' Meeting July 28 (Fri)
17:00 - 18:00
Kanakatsu Parents can visit Kamome Summer School at Kanakatsu and talk with each other.
Kamome Summer School
at Namiki
August 18 (Thu), 19 (Fri), 20 (Sat), 23 (Tue) and 24 (Wed)
15:30 - 18:00
Office Kanazawa
(in Kanazawa Sports Center)
Summer school for Children with foreign backgrounds
Parents' Meeting August 20 (Sat)
17:00 - 18:00
Office Kanazawa
(in Kanazawa Sports
Parents can visit Kamome Summer School at Kanakatsu and talk with each other.
How to make a Japanese-style Lunchbox September 22 (Thu)
10:00 - 13:00
Cooking Room
2F Tomioka Namiki Community Center
Cooking lesson for foreigners
Lounge Festival


Multi-Cultual Seminar and Workshop


Japanese Speech Contest


Annual Kamome class Presentation



Events in 2014

Events Dates & Times Locations Details
Kamome Summer Session @ Namiki for children Aug 18(Mon)-22(Fri)
16:30-17:30
(16:30-18:00 on Aug 20)
Office KANAZAWA at KANAZAWA Sports Center
Get help on your studies before you start your 2nd semester!
Japanese Culture Bus Tour Sept 28(Sun)
9:00-15:00
NHK Studio Park & Kabuki-za,
Tokyo
Join us on a bus tour to take a closer look inside Japan!
School Guidance for Parents Oct 25(Sat) Koryu-shitsu,
Segull Center
@Yokohama City University(YCU)
Staff will give guidance about Japanese education system and answer questions you may have.
Japanese Teaching Workshop for our Volunteers
(3-class course)
Nov 5,12,17
18:00-19:30
Ikiiki Center, Kanazawa Improve your Japanese teaching skills as volunteers!
Panel Discussion with Guest Speakers from Embassy of India and
EL Salvador
Nov 16(Sun)
13:00-16:00
Icho-no-Yakata,
YCU
Learn different cultures through presentation by guest speakers, followed by a discussion.
Open Seminar including People Living in Kanazawa-ku Dec 1(Mon)
15:00-17:00
Ikiiki Center, Kanazawa Learn about Inter-cultual communication in Japanese Language.
Lounge Festival Dec 21(Sun)
10:00-15:00
Mutsuura
Community Center
(Chiku Center)
Come and join us for international festival of presentation , food, dance, and music etc.
Multi-Cultual Seminar and Workshop Jan 19(Mon),2015
15:00-17:00
Ikiiki Center, Kanazawa Learn from presentation by speakers about "Language and Culture", followed by a discussion.
Japanese Speech Contest Mar 2015 Koryu-shitsu,
Seagull Center
@YCU
Presentations by students in our Japanese classes, followed by a discussion.
Annual Kamome class Presentation Mar 2015 Office KANAZAWA or KANAKATSU Presentations by our Kamome class students in Japanese.



Our Events held in 2013

Event Programs Date and Time Place Details
Bus tour June 30(Sunday)
8:30~16:30
The National Diet and
Edo-Tokyo Museum
・We will visit The National Diet with a guide.
・We will learn a history and culture during Edo period and old Tokyo.
Useful information on disaster prevention September Kanazawa International Lounge ・Japanese classes's student learning in our lounge, will learn how to deal with in case an earthquake and other big disasters in various situation.
BBQ Party September 29 (Sunday) Nojima park ・Join us on September 29 for the Nojima BBQ party and let's have fun with people from the world.
Panel discussion Undecided Yokohama City University (Plan) ・Understanding multi-cultural values by knowing different cultural values and believes.
BBQ Party September 30(Sunday) Nojima park Join us on September 30 for the Nojima BBQ party and lets have fun with people from the world.

Panel discussion November 25(Sunday)
13:30~15:30
Yokohama City University Understanding multi-cultural values by knowing different cultural values and believes.
Expert lecture on Japanese education and employment system for foreign residents November Kanazawa International Lounge An educational expert provides Japanse education and public high schools's entrance system.
Workshop for plain Japanse to use December Kanazawa International Lounge An expert provides basic Japanese in plain Japanese to comminicate with foreigners.
Cooking Class
January 21(Monday) 11:00-13:30 Undecided Come and Try Homemade Cooking by a foreign instructor.
Lounge festival
The middle of March Undecided ・We provide our lounge's various kinds of activities for local residents.



Our Events held in 2012

Event Programs Date and Time Place Details
Bus tour July 2(Monday)
9:45~16:30
JAMSTEC/Resources and Waste Recycling Bureau Kanazawa plant ・Aimimg at understanding the environment and waste separation.
・Visiting research vessels, submersibles, experiment facilities in JAMSTEC and Waste Recycling Bureau Kanazawa plant.
・Availability: 40 people first come first serve basis; foreign priority but Japanese can participate. Free of charge.
Chinese language class for children July 15 and 29
From August 2012, the 2nd and 4th of every Sunday 13:30-15:00
Kanazawa International Lounge ・Chinese language class for elementary and juniour high school students.
・Children from China, Japan and who are interested in learning Chinese.
・Fee: 800 YEN per a month.
Useful information on disaster prevention September 13, 15, 16 and 18
11:00-11:30
Kanazawa International Lounge ・Japanese class students wll be given a lecture about what to do in case of emergency and how to use Disaster Emergency Message Dial(171).
Training program for new Kamome School volunteer teachers September 5, 14, 21 and 28; every Friday night An observation to Kamome School was held on Octorber 4. Iki Iki Center ・Kamome school provides study and language help for children with cultually and linguistically diverse background (CALD).
・Eligible for local citizens and those who are able to work as a volunteer teacher at Kamome school after finishing this trainning program.

BBQ Party September 30(Sunday) Nojima park Join us on September 30 for the Nojima BBQ party and lets have fun with people from the world.

Panel discussion November 25(Sunday)
13:30~15:30
Yokohama City University Understanding multi-cultural values by knowing different cultural values and believes.
Expert lecture on Japanese education and employment system for foreign residents Nobember 10(Saturday) 13:30~15:00
Free of charge
Kanazawa International Lounge A guest speaker provides useful information about Japan-specific education system and recent employment situation. Eligible for school or pre-school children and their parents/guardians and supporters.
Lecture December 1 (Saturday)
13:00-15:00
Kanazawa International Lounge An foreign expert provides the guide to an effective PR and good translation skills
Russian Cooking Class
January 21(Monday) 10:00-14:30 Nokendai Chiku Center Come and Try Russian Homemade Cooking. You will enjoy chatting with...

How to join?

            Event information and details about events can be found on our website one month in advance.
            Event flyers will be also posted on the bulletin boards at Kanazawa Ward Office and other public facilities in Kanazawa ward, such as the library and the Chiku-center. Please check the details on them.

            If you need a help, RSVS is not required - Just come to visit or contact us! Parking space is not available, please use bus or train.


How to become a member of the lounge?


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