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Information from KIRA

KCC Japanese Language Classes

We are preparing to re-open Japanese classes including online options. Information regarding dates and times will be posted to the KCC homepage.


Foreign Language Classes for the Second Semester Will Resume From October

All foreign language classes will be restarted. Class times will be shortened to 1 hour and the number of students per class will be reduced to help prevent the spread of infection. Classes are reserved for students who signed up for the first semester; we are not accepting new students for the time being.
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Free Legal Advice for Foreign Residents

Lawyers and administrative procedure specialists will be available to help foreign residents with legal questions and documents. Any questions or problems are all right, such as visa, domestic violence, divorce, or trouble at the workplace. Please register beforehand.

Date: 23 September (Wed.)
Time: 1:00 P.M. ~ 5:00 P.M.
Place: Palette Kashiwa A
Reservation: KCC Office (Kashiwa Cross-cultural Center (KCC)


Lecture for KIRA Members, “The Work of an Interpreter: the steps you must make before starting any interpreting job.”

Date: 19 September (Sat.)
Time: 12:30 P.M. ~ 2:00 P.M.
Place: Palette Kashiwa A・B・C
Details:
a) Masako Noguchi (producer in charge of mass media) will share her experiences   and show us her techniques for preparing on-site interpretation.
b) For the past 30 years, Ms. Noguchi has been a presenter and interpreter in the field   of broadcast television, even working in Hollywood and for CNN.

Application: Directly at the KCC office or send an e-mail (boshu-1@kira-kira.jp)
       by 14 September (Mon.).
Maximum number of attendees: 30 (first come, first served basis)


Visitors and Foreign Residents:

Do You Know About the “Kashiwa Emergency MailNotification” Service?

Kashiwa provides information and notifications for emergencies such as natural disasters sent directly to your e-mail, phone, or personal computer. This information is provided in many languages. Take a look and register to receive these notifications!


International Exchange Festival 2020 in Kashiwa (1/Nov.)
& International Exchange Week (1/Nov. ~ 8/Nov.)

This year’s Festival will be available to be watched online as a part of our attempt to encourage continued social distancing to help avoid the spread of COVID-19. And at Palette Kashiwa, pictures of our regular activities will be shown on a digital display along with videos of our online international cultural exchange.

On November 1st to the 8th, we (KCC) will hold the International Exchange Week.

We plan to collaborate with Peshawar-kai (a Japanese NGO operating out of Afghanistan and Pakistan) on exhibits, host a lecture about Senegal, and offer a workshop related to refugees.


KIRA Covid-19 Disease Prevention Policy

As of June 15, 2020, if you are intending to attend any KCC events or courses, please be aware of the following:
If you have a body temperature higher than 37.5 degrees, cold-like symptoms, such as a cough or a sore throat, or if you are just not feeling well, you will not be permitted to attend.
At the event, please observe the following:

・Check your temperature when you first enter;
・Disinfect your hands and fingers with antiseptic solution provided in the room when entering and leaving;
・Wear a mask;
・Completely fill out your personal information on the Participant List (which will be used only in the case if an attendee is later to be found to have contracted Covid-19). This list will be discarded after three weeks;
・Avoid physical contact or talking with neighbors face to face, and keep appropriate social distancing;
・Bring your own supplies to avoid having to share;
・Refrain from eating or drinking except for the purposes of hydration (and in such cases, be sure to turn away and avoid conversation while lowering your mask);
・Do not loiter after the end of your event or course; and
・Follow the instructions of the person in charge.
If you are unable or unwilling to cooperate with the above guidelines, you will not be allowed to attend.
These guidelines are subject to change. Up-to-date guidelines are available on the KCC homepage or at the front desk of the KCC Office.


To the foreign residents living in Kashiwa City and nearby.

Coronavirus Consultation

Please call the Kashiwa COVID-19 Consultation Center at 04-7167-6777, if you exhibit symptoms of the virus such as a fever of 37.5° or more that continue for four days or if you feel strong lethargy or struggle to breathe. If you suffer from other preexisting or underlying conditions, please contact the center if you experience a fever that persists for two days.

Guideline for foreign residents:
Please see “About the New Coronavirus,” on Chiba Prefecture’s foreign language home page at https://www.pref.chiba.lg.jp/international/index.html.

Information on this page is written in ‘Easy Japanese,’ English, and Chinese.

Important steps to prevent further COVID-19 outbreaks: Avoid the “Three Cs”!
 @ Closed spaces with poor ventilation,
 A Crowded places with many people nearby,
 B Close-contact settings such as close-ranged conversation.

Stay Home! Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly!

■Notice■
To register, please register directly at the KCC office or e-mail KIRA with the name of the event, your name and your telephone number.


2020 Student Delegation Exchange Programs with Torrance and Camden have been cancelled due to the spread of the new Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please visit NHK WORLD-JAPAN homepage for the latest information.
It is the international service of Japan’s public NHK broadcast.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides the latest information on Japan and Asia through television, radio and online to a global audience.
http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/ja

Notice from the KCC Office

We put a monitor on the reception desk of the KCC Office.

Come and see pictures and videos of our activities. If you have any pictures or videos of KIRA activities, you can submit them to the KCC Office and you may be able to see them displayed as well!


Your language abilities are needed!

Please apply to be an interpreter or translator.
Languages such as:
    English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and so on.
Registration: Please send an e-mail to koryu@kira-kira.jp
       NPO Kashiwa International Relations Association
       (KIRA)
Please send the completed registration form to the KIRA .
You can download the registration form the following KIRA homepage.
  http://www.kira-kira.jp/living/pdf/living_p201709.pdf


Chinese Saloon

It will be cancelled for a while.

No registration is necessary. Come to the KCC on that day.

  Date: Every third Wednesday in the month
  Time: 10:00 a.m.to 11:30 a.m.
  Place: Palette Kashiwa
  Fee: free


Advertise with KIRA

KIRA will show advertisements on the KIRA website and Kawaraban, the monthly
newsletter. KIRA is looking for advertisers who are interested in this opportunity.
To receive information on how to advertise with KIRA, please contact the KIRA office.


Information from other than KIRA

Kashiwa City’s Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents

 The consultation service is free of charge.
 Please call 04-7168-1033 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Spanish (Monday)
 Korean (Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month)
 Chinese (Wednesday and Friday)
 English (Thursday)
 The desk is closed until May 6th.


Get Your Free City Residents Manual Today

For those who are registered or about to be, City Hall would like to give you a manual (in several languages) on living in the city, a disaster prevention handbook, information on how to dispose of waste, and a complete set of brochures to make your life in Kashiwa easier. Get it at the Citizen Section of City Hall (building 2, 1st Floor). Inquiry: International Exchange Office, City Hall, tel. 7167-0941.


Multilingual Living Information Sponsored by the CLAIR

The KIRA website is linked to Daily life information sponsored by the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR). The CLAIR home page provides information on healthcare, education, housing, and transportation in 13 Languages.
● URL:  http://www.clair.or.jp/e/


Kashiwa Newsletter in Three Languages

Now you can view articles from the city newsletter in English, Spanish, and Chinese by clicking "Foreign Language" at the top of the Kashiwa City official website (http://www.city.kashiwa.lg.jp/).


infoOffice

【Office】

Kashiwa International
Relations Association

〒277-0005
1-7-1-301 Kashiwa Kashiwa-shi
TEL.04-7157-0281
FAX.04-7165-7321

Open:8:30〜17:15
Close:Sunday・National holiday