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Events

Recruitment of the Student Delegation to Chengde City

Date & Time 6 days from August 22 (Thu) to August 27 (Tue)

Let's experience making Japanese Wagashi

Date and time : May 21st (Tuesday) 10:30-12:30

Free Legal Advice and Administrative Procedure Support for Foreign Residents

Date & Time: May 22 (Wed), 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Exchange Programs with Sister and Friendship Cities of Kashiwa
Recruitment of the Student Delegation to Chengde City

While staying with a host family, you will experience Chinese history and culture and student life through exchanges with young people in China.

Date & Time 6 days from August 22 (Thu) to August 27 (Tue)
Destination: Chengde City (Hebei Province, China)
Number of applicants 8 (Those who live or attend school in Kashiwa and were born between April 2, 2002, and April 1, 2009.
Fee Approximately 130,000 yen
Application Fill out the application form distributed at the information session and send it to the KCC office by mail (must arrive in time) or bring it to the office from May 7 (Tue) to May 28 (Tue).
Selection: July 7 (Sun) (Interviews included.)
Date May 5 (Sun) from 10:00 a.m.
Place Palette Kashiwa. Applicants must attend the session.
*For more information, including application requirements, please visit the KCC website.
Inquiries: KCC Office

Exchange Programs with Sister and Friendship Cities of Kashiwa
Recruitment of the Student Delegation to Chengde City

While staying with a host family, you will experience Chinese history and culture and student life through exchanges with young people in China.

Date & Time 6 days from August 22 (Thu) to August 27 (Tue)
Destination: Chengde City (Hebei Province, China)
Number of applicants 8 (Those who live or attend school in Kashiwa and were born between April 2, 2002, and April 1, 2009.
Fee Approximately 130,000 yen
Application Fill out the application form distributed at the information session and send it to the KCC office by mail (must arrive in time) or bring it to the office from May 7 (Tue) to May 28 (Tue).
Selection: July 7 (Sun) (Interviews included.)
Date May 5 (Sun) from 10:00 a.m.
Place Palette Kashiwa. Applicants must attend the session.
*For more information, including application requirements, please visit the KCC website.
Inquiries: KCC Office

Let's experience making Japanese Wagashi

Wagashi in which are traditional Japanese sweets, come in a variety of designs and flavors, but this time we will experience making Nerikiri made from hydrangeas that bloom in early summer. (Make Nerikiri in your favorite color and take one home with you.)

■Date and time : May 21st (Tuesday) 10:30-12:30
■Location : Palette Kashiwa Multipurpose Space A
■Instructor : Natsue Tomita (Okeya Japanese confectionery class)
■Member : People living in the city or nearby areas
■Cost : 1000 yen Things to bring: Apron, sling, dish towel, mask
■Way to Apply : From 9 a.m. on May 1st, directly to the KCC office or by email.
Please send e-mail to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp with your name and phone number and address.
Contact: International Exchange Center 04-7157-0281

 ※Nerikiri is a type of Japanese sweets made by kneading and mixing sweetened white bean jam and glutinous rice flour.

Free Legal Advice and Administrative Procedure Support for Foreign Residents

To foreign residents. Are you in need of help? Lawyers and administrative procedure specialists are available for consultation. You can ask for specialists’ advice on issues such as family or partner violence, divorce, visa procedures, and problems at work. Reservation necessary.

Date & Time: May 22 (Wed), 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa Meeting Room F
Reservation: the KCC office

Information from other organizations

Members Wanted! Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA)

Why don't you become a member and join us in international exchange activities? Let's interact with foreigners by planning and organizing various events. You don't have to speak English. You can also make friends. For more information, please visit our website. (Inquiries: Office)

Consultation for Foreign Residents:Consultation in English, Chinese, Spanish and Korean is Available.

English: Thursday, Chinese: Wednesday & Friday, Spanish: Monday, Korean: Tuesday of the 2nd and 4th week.
Time: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Place: Foreign Residents Consultation Counter (3F, City Hall Main Building)
Tel: 04-7168-1033 (No reservation required)

NOTE

Please include the event name, your name and phone number when applying by email The events may be cancelled depending on the Covid-19 situation. Contact the office for more information. Please wear a mask when participating.

Project

Project Event Team & Place
Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners Feb. Palette Kashiwa Open Space
International Exchange Week Jun. Palette Kashiwa Open Space
Kashiwa de International Exchange Festa Oct Nowdy Mall

(1)Kashiwa de International Exchange Festa 2023 was held!

The festival was scheduled for October 15th at Howdy Mall, but due to bad weather, it was postponed to November 12th. It was done in Palette Kashiwa. On the day of the event, various committee booths of the Kashiwa City International Exchange Association will hold events and exhibits to introduce international exchange activities. In addition, the Japan-Southeast Europe Economic Exchange Association will be selling Bulgarian products, and Mr. Lumbini will be holding a cross-cultural event. Food and drink sales were also held, and the event was a great success.

(2) International Exchange Week

We hold an "International Exchange Week" for the public to learn about the city's international exchange activities.

In November 2020, due to the Corona disaster, an online workshop was held to learn about refugees, and seminars and lectures were also held.

In the future, we will cooperate with other international exchange organizations in Kashiwa to introduce international exchange activities of the city as a whole.

◆2020 Events◆
(1) Puppet show "Red Riding Hood" performed by foreign members, distributed on YouTube
(2) Lecture: "Drinking, eating and walking in Mauritania and Senegal".
(3) Multicultural coexistence seminar: "Don't go in, don't go out, from diversity to champuru culture".
(4) Online Workshop: "What is a refugee?”
(5) Display:
① The exhibition of photos of the late Mr. Tetsu Nakamura's activities (Peshawar-kai), “International Contribution in a Different Culture”
② The History of Friendship Time: the Exhibition of International Understanding Lecture
③ The display of disaster for foreigners: multi-language materials, disaster prevention maps, distribution of emergency food, and the 20 kinds of disaster prevention products.
④ Display of photos of Kashiwa City's international exchange activities.

(3) Japanese Speech Contest for Foreigners

The purpose of this contest is for foreign residents living, working, or studying in Kashiwa City to present their thoughts on living in Japan in Japanese.

The event encourages foreign residents to study Japanese, and Japanese people to deepen their understanding of foreign people.

Since 2017, we have expanded the scope of participants to include not only Kashiwa City but also the Tokatsu region.

Although we were unable to hold the 2020 conference due to the Corona disaster, we have prepared a "speech manuscript collection" for those who are scheduled to present.

We believe that the more Japanese citizens learn about the voices of foreign residents, the more they will get to know each other. We will build a "multicultural society" by accepting each other's differences in language, customs, and culture.


Event Report

Kashiwa
Cross-cultural Center

〒277-0005
1-7-1-301 Kashiwa, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture
DayOne Tower 3F Palette Kashiwa
TEL:04-7157-0281
FAX:04-7165-7321
E-Mail:kcc@kira-kira.jp
secretariat:8:30~17:15
Closed:Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays