Time Out Volume 233 October
Inside this issue… Festivals & Events
Enter tainment Guide
The day before the festival was scheduled there was a lot of rain, but thankfully this cleared and the festival took place under a blue Autumn sky. The IIA, inter national exchange groups fr om both within and outside Iwaki, and international volunteering agencies came together for the 10th
IWAKIANS Events & Other General Notices
October Events Calendar
Annual Iwaki Global Citizens Festival. T he IIA opened a stall featuring Moldovan-style Pirozhki and Borsch, with the help of Moldovan- born Olga Maeda. Borsch is a delicious bright red soup made from beetroot and other vegetables. Pirozhki is a fried or baked bread, and were stuffed with fillings of cabbage & carrot, mushrooms, cottage cheese and chicken. Lots of people enjoyed the slightly unusual Moldovan cooking thanks to
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website for these great Moldovan recipes!
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On Tuesday 14th of September, an outdoor version of Bagus was held,
with nearly 30 foreign national parents and children attending. The meat,
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vegetables and fried noodles were very popular, and although weather
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on the day was quite cool, there were even some children who braved the
chill to play in the sea. A great day was had by all, with the IIA thanking
all who came along to take par t.
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Festivals Festivals&&Events Events Your guide to what’s happening around Iwaki City and beyond this month Sat 2nd – Mon 11th: Iwaki Art Triennale - http://iwaki-art-triennale-2010.com/place.html for gallery locations. Participating artists come from all over Japan, including plenty of local artists, as well as some from Britain & Germany. A huge and ambitious undertaking, this city-wide exhibition features art that will intrigue, amaze and fascinate. The Triennale culminates in a Symposium on Mon 11th (a public holiday) at the park in front of ALIOS, 11:00am-1:00pm. Sun 9th: “The Autumn Sounds of Wind Instruments on the Breeze” @ Nakoso no Seki Park, Suifuden. 6:30-8:30pm. Free entry. Featuring the IBC Saxophone Ensemble. Songs played will include medleys of the Ghibili Anime studio’s movie themes, the theme songs to “Sazae-san” and NHK historical drama “Ryomaden”, and many more. Sun 10th: The 27th Annual Concert of the Iwaki Symphonic Orchestra @ ALIOS. 2:00-4:00pm (doors open 1:30pm). Tickets: presale ¥1000 for adults, ¥1200 on the day – students presale ¥500, ¥600 on the day. Performance includes: Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No 2. Sat 16th – Sun 17th Izumi Furusato Matsuri @ Road from Izumi Station to Izumi Computer College. 8:30am-3:30pm. Sat 16th Izumi Iwaki Odori, Sun 17th parades, brass band performances, ladder demonstrations from firemen, Yosakoi dancing and more. Sun 10th: Nakata Caves Open Day @ Nakata Caves (Taira, Numanouchi). 1:00 – 3:00 pm. Free entry. Come and check out this Cultural Heritage Designated cave and its paintings, estimated to be around 1500 years old. ~ Sun 24th Exhibition: Pre-Raphaelites to William Morris [British Art] @ Iwaki City Art Museum. 9:30am-5:00pm each day (last entry 4:30pm), closed on Tues 12th and Mon 18th. adults ¥1200, senior high-university students ¥600, elementary-junior high students ¥300 (discounts available for groups of 20+). An exhibition featuring the works of a group of artists who rejected modernist trends in simplifying art, and strove to reform British art by reviving classical styles such as Quattrocento. Sun 17th The Hometown of Kairyu, Hisanohama Port Festival @ Hisanohama Fishing Harbour Plaza. 9:00am-2:00pm. There will be stalls selling fresh fish, seafood and vegetables. Performances of Taiko drumming, Hula, brass band performances and more. You can even try rowing a sculling boat, and help release baby flounder into the sea to help maintain fishing stocks. Sun 17th: Fukushima Tea Festival in Iwaki @ Iwaki Museum of Folklore & Traditional Housing. 11:00am-3:00pm. Entry is ¥320, but free on weekends for senior high/ university students/ over 65s. Tea festival participation is free, but stocks of tea are limited. Sen cha, Gyokuro, Maccha, and other kinds of traditional Japanese tea will be available for you to enjoy. Sun 10 th: The Tomioka Paper Lantern & Umbrella Fireworks (Karakasa Andon Hanbi) @ Mihatomachi Park, Koriyama City. [Approximate time] 7:30-9:00pm (be sure to arrive early). A festival thought to have begun in the Meiji Era to pray for rain, a good harvest, and the safety of one’s family. To get there take the Tohoku Expressw ay and park at the Koriyama City Miw a Elementary School, then w alk north for about 5 minutes. Sat 16 th – Sun 17 th: Lacquer Workshop @ Aizu University’s Junior College (Tanki Daigakubu). 2:00-4:00pm. Free. Create something fun using specially-engineered lacquer-clay. Finished objects w ill be displayed as part of the Aizu Lacquer Creative Arts Festival. To get there take a local bus from Aizu W akamatsu Station or drive straight from the station on Route 118 & look for signs.
Some Like it Hot
Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis Sun 10
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 9:00pm KFB
Harrison Ford, Dan Aykroyd
Tue 12 Gentleman Prefer Blondes 1:00pm BS2 Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell th
Wed 13 Turner & Hooch
Tom Hanks, Mare Winningham Sat 16
Spider M an 2
Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst Mon 18
The Grapes of Wrath
Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell Thur 21
The Third Man
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotton Sun 24
Yamana Toshiyuki in the Cascade: Tues 19 th Oct, 12:15pm-1:00. Free Entry. Enjoy baroque compositions by Bach and Couperin in the Cascade area on the 2 nd floor, played by this talented Iw aki-born pianist. Iwaki Citizens Culture Festival – Female Chorus Extravaganza Sun 24 th Oct, 1:30pm ~. Free Entry. Held in the Large Hall. The 27 th Annual Concert of the Iwaki Symphonic Orchestra: Sun 10 th: Sun 10 th Oct, 2:00-4:00pm (doors open 1:30pm). Tickets: presale ¥1000 for adults, ¥1200 on the day – students presale ¥500, ¥600 on the day. Performance includes: Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite, Chopin’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No 2.
Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow Mon 25
Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet th
Tues 26 Little M iss Sunshine
Toni Collette, Steve Carell th
Wed 27 Inside M an th
Johnny Depp, Juliette Binoche th
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
9:00pm FCT st
Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke Eat, Pray, Love Julia Roberts, James Franco Resident Evil: Afterlife [“B iohazard 4”] Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter Naruto Shippuden: The Lost Tower [Japanese]
Daniel Radcliffe, Maggie Smith Sun 31 The Island
Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz The Expendables
Denzel Washington, Clive Owen Fri 29
Knight and Day
Ewan Mcgregor, Scarlett Johansson
Junko Takeuchi, Kazuhiko Inoue 13 Assassins (Jyuusannin no Shikyaku) [Japanese] Koji Yakusyo, Takayuki Yamada
Movie names, times and other information are believed to be correct at the time of printing. However, information changes quickly, so please confirm before making plans. Pore Pore 1 - 7 (Cinemas) are located in the Sekaikan Building near Iwaki Station. Ph: 0246-22-3394. Adults: ¥1800, University and SHS: ¥1400, JHS and under: ¥1000. Books of five tickets for ¥5000 (kaisuken) are sold at the cinema. The first of ever y month is discount day: ¥1000; and mov ies after 7pm are ¥1000. Monday is Mens’ Day ¥1000 and Friday is Ladies’ day ¥1000.
The following is a guide to hospitals open on Sundays and public holidays in Iwaki City during October. Unless otherwise marked, all hospitals operate between the hours of 9:00am – 5:00pm. rd
Sunday, 3 October Taira Area
Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin
Onahama Area Nakoso Area
Kashima Byoin Nakoso Byoin
Sunday, 10th October Taira Area
Onahama Seikyo Byoin
Joban Area Uchigo Area
Hisa Iin Suda Iin
Monday, 11th October Onahama Area
Onahama Area Joban Area
Iwabuchi Clinic Iwaki Kusakidai Sogo Clinic
Sunday, 17th October Taira Area
Nagai Ganka (eyes)
Taira Area Onahama Area
Takahashi Clinic Ochiai Naika Shokakika Clinic (internal, digestive)
Kojima Jiai Byoin
Iwaki Yumoto Byoin
Sunday, 24 October Taira Area Taira Area
Shiga Seikei Geka Geka (Reconstructive+ normal surgery) Takahashi Clinic
Ishii Noshinkei Geka Ganka Byoin (brain & eyes)
Kureha Sogo Byoin
Joban Area Kato Naika Clinic (internal) Sunday, 31st October
Hasegawa Seikei Geka Iin (Reconstructiv e surgery)
Onahama Area Nakoso Area
Kobayashi Ichoka Komonka Iin (stomach & anus) Kureha Sogo Byoin
Joban Area Sakamoto Naika Ichoka Clinic Wednesday, 3rd November Onahama Area
Iwaki Chuo Byoin Fuzoku Shinryo Jo
Matsuzaki Naika (internal)
Hatano Ganka (eyes)
Counselling Centre for Women: Counsellors can assist you in Japanese, Chinese, English, Korean,
Emergency Dental Care All e merge ncy de ntal care will be provided at the General Health and Welfare Centre ( Sogo Hoke n Fukushi Senta) in Uchigo. This centre is open on Sundays and a ll Nationa l holidays from 9a m to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. The rece ption closes at 3:30pm. For more informat ion please contact the centre on 27-8620.
Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic
[27-1208] If you need to see a doctor urge ntly in the evening on a wee kday or on a weekend or public holiday, the Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic is open at the following t imes: Weekdays: 8pm - 12a m Weekends: Sat 8pm – 7a m Sun Sundays & Public Holidays: 9a m-12a m
Treatment Available in Foreign Languages: If possible alw ays go to hospitals or clinics w hich offer treatment in English or your native language. These places are listed in the City’s official list: “Clinics & Hospitals where Foreign Language Treatment is Available in Iwaki” Even if your language is availab le, please make sure w henever possible to bring a Japanese-speaker w ith you Eng = English, Kor = Korean, Thai.
Portuguese, Spanish, Thai and Tagalog. Available languages differ each day. Ph: 050-1501-2803. Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm. OC NET : Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 7pm – 9pm PH: 03-3730-0556 English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Spanish, and Thai. Tell Lifeline: TELL is a professional non-profit organisation that provides counselling to English-speaking foreigners all over Japan. The Lifeline is staffed by highly trained volunteer phone counsellors and provides free non-judgemental phone counselling and information 365 days a year from 9am to 4pm and 7pm to 11pm on (03) 5774-0992. For more information check out their website at http://www.telljp.com or e-mail them at email@example.com. Safety and Consultation Centre for Women (Police Box at Iwaki Train Station): For people who have suffered from any crime-related problem or injury. Free. Can only speak Japanese. Ph: (0246) 23-9344 10am-6pm daily.
Living in Japan but don’t have a clue what’s going on in this country? This month Japan Today will provide you some of the information from the various levels of government. Vaccinations for Swine Flu (H1N1 Influenza) Required number of vaccinations: Twice for children under 13 years, once for all other ages. (Twice if you have an underlying condition, and/or if your doctor recommends a 2nd injection) Period: 1st October 2010 - 31st March 2011 Location: Please book a time at a registered hospital or clinic (list is on Iwaki City Website). Please confirm that a flu vaccination is available at a medical institution before you go. For more information, please contact : Infections Disease Prevention Section, Regional Health Division, The Public Health Centre (Tel 27-8595) Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs (Tel 22-7409) (English Speakers available) Applications for Day-Care Centre Enrolments in 2011 Day-care centres in Iwaki will accept applications for enrolments from Friday the 1st of October to Friday the 5th of November. Each day-care centre has different times and dates when parents can go and enrol their children, so please check the Iwaki City website. If you cannot make it to a day-care centre on one of the official enrolment days, you can apply through your local Heath and Welfare Centre within the enrolment period. *If this is your first time enrolling your child in day-care, please bring your child with you when you register their enrolment. Enrolments for Accredited Day-Care Centres “Nintei Kodomoen” Open “Nintei Kodomoen” are combined kindergarten and day-care facilities. 3 private kindergartens in Iwaki will open these facilities from April 2011. For more information, please contact: Children and Family Division, Health and Welfare Department (Tel. 22-7458) or The IIA (Tel: 0246-22-7409)
The 2010 Population Census of Japan By now you will already have received a form for your house or apartment as part of the National 2010 Census. To help national, prefectural, and local governments keep accurate records, various kinds of information are recorded about all people living in Japan.
In Iwaki, all forms must be returned to the Administration & Management Division (7th floor), Iwaki City Hall by the 7th of October, or as soon as you can.
If you cannot understand the form, please get someone who can read Japanese to help you.
There are also forms available in several languages – please see the Administration & Management Division, or the Coordination and Citizenry Affairs Division (0246-22-7415) 4
Thursday 21 October, Chilling with Iwakians @ Est Est in Taira, 7pm ~. This is the regular get-together for Iwakians, a group of international and Japanese residents of Iwaki. Enjoy good food and drinks while making friends in a very relaxed atmosphere. Free pool, darts and foosball. Iwakians Halloween Party -Date and time to be announced, will be in early November -There will be doorprizes, prizes for best costume, and some great Halloween games -Stay tuned for more details next month!
BBQ party for IIA Members!!! Our members ONLY event this year will be a BBQ at the new ‘Michi no Eki Yotsukura Ko’ (Yotsukura Port Road Station). There will be lots of local seafood and vegetables prepared, and it will also be a great chance to meet local foreign residents. Please register by the 12th of October. We look forward to seeing you! When: Saturday, 30th of October 11am – 2pm No cancellation if it rains Where: Fureai Hiroba, Michi no Eki Yotsukura Ko (Yotsukura Port Road Station) Who can come: IIA members (including local foreign residents) and their family members Fee: Adults (IIA Member ¥1,000, families of IIA member ¥1,500), Children (excluding uni students ¥500, younger elementary school age ¥300), Exchange Students ¥700 ※ Most of the food for the barbeque will be provided, however, please bring drinks, bread and o-nigiri etc.
The IIA has been involved in the usage of old stamps to assist developing countries since 1994, so please come along if you have some time to help out with the cutting of old stamps, which will in turn help those less fortunate have a better life. Wednesday, 27th October (Level 7) at City Hall
9:30am-3:30pm. Please drop in w henever suits you.
October is here again and with it one of the hottest summers in memory is drawing to a close. W ith the cooler weather come Iwaki Figs, a large and sweet fruit that is very popular throughout Iwaki. Sanma, or Pacific Saury is a common fish in Iwaki in Autumn, and raw Saury is considered a spec ialty of Iwaki. The end of October also means Halloween, so it’s a great chance to dress up and party. This month contains a deluge of exhibitions, concerts, and fun activ ities throughout Iwaki, so whatever interests you, you can be sure there’s something to do. As always, if you have any questions about City Services or things to do in Iwaki, feel free to contact me on (0426-22-7415).
1 British Art @ Art Museum Cont.
2 Iwaki Art Triennale Begins
Healing Yoga Circle Santi @ Bunka Centre, ‘Multi-purpose room’) Every Sat except 5 th Sat of the month Santi.firstname.lastname@example.org 10am Parents & Kids, 11am Relaxation Yoga. <email@example.com>
IIA Japanese Class D 3
6 IIA Japanese Class A & B
7 IIA Japanese Class C
8 IIA Japanese Class D
9 “Autumn Sounds” Saxophone Concert
Notes Library Closed Mon 30th
For more information on any of the IIA events please contact Suko-san (22-7409)
IIA Language Classes: 10 Iwaki Symphonic Orchestra
11 Iwaki Art Triennale Symposium
13 IIA Japanese Class A & B
14 IIA Japanese Class C
15 IIA Japanese Class D
Aizu Lacquer Workshop
Nakata Caves Tomioka Fireworks (Koriyama) 17 Izumi Furusato Matsuri
16 Izumi Furusato Matsuri
20 IIA Japanese Class A & B
21 IIA Japanese Class C
= Iwaki Spanish Exchange Association Spanish Classes @ LATOV
the 6 th floor of the LATOV building = Hangul Exchange Group. 6:30-8:30pm, Lifelong Learning Plaza, Washington Hotel
Fukushima Tea Festival Aizu Lacquer Workshop
27 IIA Japanese Class A & B Stamp Cutting
Association German Classes @ LATOV
*both classes run from 7:00-9:00pm, on
Hisanohama Port Festival
24 British Art @ Art Museum Ends
= Iwaki German* Exchange
28 IIA Japanese Class C
29 IIA Japanese Class D
30 IIA Member’s BBQ @ Yotsukura