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Time Out Volume 242 December

2011

Inside this issue… Festivals & Events

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Entertainment Guide

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Hospital Information

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Japan Today

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Information from the City Government& IIA Events

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IWAKIANS Events & Other For the development of healthy cross-cultural relationships, it is important to expose children

General Notices

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December Events Calendar

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to people from a variety of countries and cultures from a young age. A number of local schools in Iwaki have recognised this and hold events with this goal annually. Chuodai East Primary School invited 7 local residents to visit their school on November 2nd for

Time Out is produced by Division of

their Autumn Assembly.The residents participated in the various English activities the students

Coordination and Citizenry Affairs, Iwaki City Hall

have planned for the event with the entire school. On November 4th, Takasaka Primary School once again held their annual Iwaki Friendship

21 Umemoto Taira Iwaki City Fukushima Prefecture

Ambassadors exchange event, and invited 13 foreign residents from 9 countries to visit the

970-8686

school and teach about their various cultures.

Tel: (0246) 22-7415 Fax: (0246) 22-7609 Email:shiminkyodo@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp kwon-n@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp The Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs and the IIA are open to the public. Please feel free to drop by, call, or e-mail us anytime. Website: http://www.iia-fukushima.or.jp; http://www.city.iwaki.fukushima.jp/gaikokugo/english/

いわき市役所 市民協働課 〒970-8686 福島県いわき市平字梅本 21 On the 13th of November, as part of IIA’s publicity events, IIA provided Nepali snacks to around

電話: (0246) 22-7415 FAX: (0246) 22-7609

100 visitors to the Gender Equality day lecture by Mr Daichi Yamazaki held at the General

E-mail: shiminkyodo@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp

Health and Welfare Centre. 11 volunteers from IIA members participated in helping prepare

kwon-n@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp

the snacks, with the instruction of Ms. Saraswoti from Nepal. Nepali snacks prepared on the

市民協働課及び財団法人いわき市国際交流協会は皆さん

day were: Bara (Black lentil bean patties) and Aloo Achar (Nepali pickles).These snacks are

を歓迎します。お気軽にお立ち寄り下さい。お電話、

healthy and easy to make. If you would like to try making these snacks yourself, the recipes

e-mail をお待ちしています。

are available on the IIA website. http://www.iia-fukushima.or.jp/modules/pico/Nepal.html

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Festivals Festivals&&Events Events Your guide to what’s happening around Iwaki City and beyond this month

November 12th~ December 18th: Sharpen your Wit! Shigeo Fukuda, Super Retrospective Exhibition @ Iwaki City Art Museum. 9:30am~5pm (last entry 4:30pm). Closed on Mondays. Admission: Adults: 1000yen, Senior High School& University Students: 500yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students: 200yen. Free admission for Iwaki city residence who are 65years old and over, and for those with disability cards. Iwaki City students (Elementary~ Senior High School) have free admission on weekends. Inquiries: Iwaki City Museum 0246-25-1111, http://www.city.iwaki.fukushima.jp/kyoiku/museum/010715.html December 8th: Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Concert, Ganbappe Iwaki. Toshimi Tagawa, Junko Ishihara& Yuji Kitagawa Enka Concert@ Alios, Main Hall. From 2pm and then one more performance from 6pm. Tickets: S seats: 6000yen, A seats: 5000yen. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 10th: Queen of Psych! Live @ Club Sonic, from 7pm. Tickets: Pre-booked: 2300yen, on the day: 2800yen. Inquiries to Club Sonic: 0246-35-1199. December 17th: Motohiro Hata X Senshukai, Green Mind from Fukushima Live @ Alios, Main Hall. From 5:30pm. Tickets: All reserved seats, 5250yen. Please refrain from bringing pre-school children. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 19th: Theatre group “Bunkaza”, Charity Performance “Tekerettsunopa” @ Alios, Main Hall. From 1pm. Tickets: All seats 2000yen pre-booked, 2200yen on the day. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 25th: Toru Ichijima& Eiko Shinohara, Flute and Harp Dual Recital “With the Sound of Christmas Bells” @ Alios, Large Rehearsal Room. From 3pm. Tickets: Adults: 2500yen, Students: 1500yen, pre-booked. Adults: 2800yen, Students: 1800yen, on the day. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 26th: Tokyo Jihen (Tokyo Incidents) Live Tour 2011 Discovery @ Alios, Main Hall. From 7pm. Tickets: All reserved seats, 6600yen. Pre-School Children cannot attend. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 28th: All Nippon Ballet Gala Concert @ Alios, Medium Theatre. From 6pm. Tickets: Free entry but reservations required. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800. December 28th: Masayoshi Yamazaki, 2011 Final Settlement Live @ Alios, Main Hall. From 6:30pm. Tickets: All reserved seats, 5775yen. For more information and ticket reservations please contact Alios: 0246-22-5800.

December 4th: Kohata Flag Festival @ Nihonmatsu, Kohata Residents Centre Grounds (Kohata Jumin Centre). From 10:00am. This festival with 900 years’ history is one of the Top 3 Flag Festivals in Japan. Okitsushima Shrine, which is noted as Benten-sama of Kohata with many visitors, holds the festival in which 150 flags (long cloths) are offered by the warriors in lines to the Hayama Shrine, village by village with the sound of conch shells. Please visit the website for more information and event schedule: http://www.city.nihonmatsu.lg.jp/kanko/kohata/top.html December 10th: Aizu Christmas SHINE Party @ Aizu-Wakamatsu, Pronto, Shinmei-Dori. From 8pm. Price: 3000yen, all you can drink, open bar from 8:30pm to 1:30am Appetizers and meals available for purchase.

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Dec 4 : Mini Christmas Concert

Dec 1

Timeline Paul Walker

Dec 2

Dec 5

The China Syndrome

Dec 6

Network

Jane Fonda Faye Dunaway

BSP

10:00pm

BSP

1:00pm

Reconstruction (with talk show) Small Music Hall. From 10am. Free entry. th

Dec 24 : Fukushima National College of Technology- Brass Band rd

33 Regular Concert

BSP

1:00pm

FCT

9:00pm

BSP

1:00pm

BSP

9:00pm

Main Hall. From 2pm. Tickets: All seats 300yen.

Alios Ticket Centre: 0246-22-5800

Moneyball

BSP

10:00pm

BSP

10:00pm

The Three Musketeers (3D) (Japanese Dubbing) Orlando Bloom

BSP

12:15am

FCT

Kaiji 2 (Japanese) Tatsuya Fujiwara The Adventure of Tintin (3D) (Japanese Dubbing)

9:00pm

Jamie Bell Real Steel From December 9th

BSP

12:00am

BSP

9:00pm

FCT

9:00pm

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford

Brad Pitt Immortals Henry Cavill

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Ben Stiller

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom Harrison Ford

Dec 23

Medium Theatre. From 7pm. Tickets: All seats, pre-booked: 1800yen.

Dec 23 : PTNA Piano Step - Special Step Concert Wishing for

Young Guns II Emilio Estevez

Dec 17

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Dec 18 : 『Spinna B-ILL』Concert

10:00pm

The Secret World of Arrietty (Japanese) Anime Film

Dec 17

BSP

Young Guns Emilio Estevez

Dec 16

Main Hall. From10am. Free entry.

Free entry for Junior High School Students and younger.

Lawrence of Arabia Peter O'Toole

Dec 16

1:00pm

The Thin Red Line Jim Caviezel

Dec 14

Regional Contest

Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford

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Touch of Evil Charlton Heston

Dec 10

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button Brad Pitt

Dec 9

BSP

The Sting Paul Newman

Dec 9

9:00pm

The Killing Fields Sam Waterston

Dec 8

FCT

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Dec 10 & 11 : Fukushima Prefecture 39 Ensemble Contest- Iwaki

The Clone Returns Home (Japanese) Mitsuhiro Oikawa

Dec 7

1:00pm

Lupin III: Blood Seal - Eternal Mermaid (Japanese) Anime Film

Dec 2

Medium Rehearsal Room. From 2pm. Free entry.

BSP

BSP

9:00pm

Hugh Jackman Tale of Genji: A Thousand Engima (Japanese) From December 10th Toma Ikuta Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO: Movie War Mega Max (Japanese) From December 10th Sota Fukushi

Mission Impossible- Ghost Protocol From December 16th Tom Cruise Pore Pore Ticket Office: 0246-22-3394

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. Bookings of five tickets for \5000 (kaisuken) are sold at the cinema. The first of every month is discount day: \1000; and movies after 7pm are \1000. Monday is Mens’ Day \1000 and Friday is Ladies’ day \1000. 3


The following is a guide to hospitals open on Sundays and public holidays in Iwaki City during December. Unless otherwise marked, all hospitals operate between the hours of 9am and 5pm. Sunday, December 4 Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

9-12, 2-5

46-1231

Taira Area

Yamaguchi Iin

9-12, 2-5

24-1811

Izumi Area

Fujii Iin

56-2288

Nishiki Area

Kureha Sogo Byoin

63-2181

Joban Area

Joban Byoin

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

43-4175

Kusakidai Area

Iwaki Kusakidai Sogo Clinic (pediatrics)

9-12

28-1145

Sunday, December 11 Taira Area Shirai Geka Ichoka Iiin (surgery& gastroenteric)

8:30-12

25-3788

Taira Area Taira Area

9-12, 2-5 9-12, 2-5

46-1231 24-1811

Takahashi Clinic Yamaguchi Iin

Kashima Area

Kashima Byoin

58-8010

Ueda Area

Kushida Byoin

63-3202

Joban Area

Iwaki Yumoto Byoin

42-3188

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

Taira Area

Nagai Shonika (pediatrics)

9-12

28-2535

Sunday, December 18 Taira Area Shiga Seikeigeka Geka Iin (orthopedics& surgery)

9-12

23-5050

Taira Area Taira Area

9-12, 2-5 9-12, 2-5

46-1231 24-1811

Takahashi Clinic Yamaguchi Iin

Izumi Area

Taku Seikei Geka Iin (orthopedics)

56-8833

Nishiki Area

Kojima Jiai Byoin

63-5141

Joban Area

Seki Seikeigeka Clinic (orthopedics)

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

Satogaoka Area

Yamagiwa Kodomo Clinic (pediatrics)

9-12

28-8686

Friday, December 23 Taira Area Hasegawa Seikeigeka Iin (orthopedics)

84-9905

9-11:30

25-5691

Izumi Area

Nishiyama Jibiinkoka Iin (otorhinolaryngology (ear, nose& throat))

56-8733

Azumada Area Joban Area

Yano Naika Ichoka (internal& gastroenteric) Hatano Ganka (ophthalmology)

62-3262 42-2040

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

Sunday, December 25 Taira Area Takahashi Clinic

9-12, 2-5

46-1231

Taira Area

9-12, 2-5

24-1811

Yamaguchi Iin

Onahama Area

Ishii Noshinkei Geka Ganka Byoin (neurosurgery & ophthalmology)

58-3121

Nakoso Area

Nakoso Byoin

65-7755

Joban Area

Soeda Iin

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

68-6155

Izumi Area

Kodomo Clinic Suzuki (pediatrics)

9-12

56-6336

Emergency Dental Care All emergency dental care will be provided at the General Health and Welfare Centre (Sogo Hoken Fukushi Senta) in Uchigo. This centre is open on Sundays and all National holidays from 9am to 12pm and 1pm to 4pm. The reception closes at 3:30pm. For more information please contact the centre on 27-8620.

Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic If you need to see a doctor urgently in the evening on a weekday or on a weekend or public holiday, the Kyoritsu Hospital Emergency After-Hours Clinic is open at the following times: Weekdays: 8pm - 12am Weekends & Public Holidays: 1pm 12am TEL: (0246) 27-1208

Treatment Available in Foreign Languages: If possible always go to hospitals or clinics which 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 available, please make sure whenever possible to bring a Japanese-speaker with you Eng = English, Kor = Korean, Thai.

Counselling Centre for Women: Counsellors can assist you in Japanese, Chinese, English, Korean, 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 admin@telljp.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.

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The following is a guide to hospitals open in Iwaki City during the New Year holiday period. Unless otherwise marked, all hospitals operate between the hours of 9am and 5pm. In Japan, the last 2 days of December and the first 3 days of January are the usual New Year holiday period. Most hospitals will not be open in their normal operating hours until the 4th of January. Please refer to the list below for hospitals open for treatment during the New Year holiday period.

Friday, December 30 Taira Area

Sakamoto Seikeigeka Iin (orthopedics)

9-12, 2-5

38-2830

Taira Area

Yamaguchi Iin

9-12, 2-5

24-1811

Ogawa Area

Kusano Iin

9-12, 2-5

Kashima Area

Kashima Byoin

58-8010

83-0064

Nishiki Area

Kojima Jiai Byoin

63-5141

Nakoso Area

Sato Maternity Clinic (maternity& gynecology)

65-6900

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

27-6060

Saturday, December 31 Taira Area

Yamaguchi Iin

Onahama Area

Onahama Seikyo Byoin

9-12

24-1811 53-4374

Ueda Area

Kushida Byoin

63-3202

Azumada Area

Ohara Kodomo Clinic (pediatrics)

63-0001

Joban Area

Hisa Iin

Ogawa Area

Kusano Iin

43-2313 8-12

83-0064

Sunday, January 1 Onahama Area

Iwaki Chuo Byoin Fuzoku Shinryojo

53-3511

Nishiki Area

Kureha Sogo Byoin

63-2181

Ueda Area

Iwaki Minami Clinic

77-1663

Joban Area

Kato Naika Clinic (internal)

72-0072

Monday, January 2 Onahama Area

Nakamura Byoin

53-3141

Nakoso Area

Nakoso Byoin

65-7755

Nakoso Area

Nakoso Seikeigeka Clinic (orthopedics)

65-7890

Joban Area

Hatano Ganka (ophthalmology)

42-2040

Kashima Byoin

58-8010

Tuesday, January 3 Kashima Area Sanuka Area

Yabuki Byoin

63-1818

Azumada Area

Watanabe Fujinka Naika Clinic (gynecology& internal)

77-2772

Joban Area

Sakamoto Naika Ichoka Clinic (internal& gastroenteric)

72-2022

Sunday, January 8 Taira Area

Hasegawa Seikeigeka Iin (orthopedics)

9-11:30

25-5691

9-12, 2-5

46-1231

Taira Area

Takahashi Clinic

Taira Area Onahama Area

Yamaguchi Iin 9-12, 2-5 Ishii Noshinkei Geka Ganka Byoin (neurosurgery & ophthalmology)

Nishiki Area

Kureha Sogo Byoin

63-2181

Joban Area

Iwaki Yumoto Byoin

42-3188

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

8:30-12

24-1811 58-3121

27-6060

Monday, January 9 Kashima Area

Kashima Byoin

Nishiki Area

Iwabuchi Clinic

63-1501

Kusakidai Area

Iwaki Kusakidai Sogo Clinic

28-1145

Ojima Area

Suda Iin

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In case of Emergencies: Police: 110 Fire& Ambulance: 119 Iwaki Fire Department Headquarters can also provide emergency assistance and information in the cases of:  Urgent medical situations but not to a degree of requiring an ambulance.  When you have injured yourself and need guide with first-aid treatments.  When you need to know which hospitals are open during public holidays. Iwaki Fire Department Headquarters: 0246-22-0123 Fukushima Prefecture, Children Emergency, First-Aid Telephone Consultation Centre (Fukushima-ken Kodomo Kyukyu Denwa Sodan), can provide you with professional assistance when you have sick or injured children. TEL: #8000 or : 024-521-3790 From 7pm to 8am. Websites: Online QQ, emergency of children website by Japan Pediatric Society: http://kodomo-qq.jp/

58-8010

8:30-12

27-6060

Emergency of Children, Fukushima Prefectural Government website: http://www.pref.fukushima.jp/imu/k odomokyuukyuu/kodomokyuukyuu. htm


Living in Japan but don’t have a clue of what’s going on in this country? Japan Today will introduce some of the most prominent issues seen on the news lately to keep you updated with the minimum you should know.

A local manufacturer here has developed a new low-cost and high-performance Geiger counter to meet residents' increasing concerns over radiation leaking from the crippled Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant. "Geiger Fukushima," manufactured by Sanwa Corporation in Otama, Fukushima, will cost 18,800 yen a bargain price for the usually very expensive, and recently not easily available, radiation measuring instruments. The new device will run on two AAA batteries and will be able to measure radiation over a range between 0.04 to approximately 440 microsieverts per hour. Based on the measured data, it will also be able to estimate the approximate amount of radiation a person will be exposed to in one year. In addition to "Geiger Fukushima," the company has also manufactured an additional model that is to be specifically used on i-Phones in combination with the radiation-measuring application "Geiger Bot." That model will cost 9,800 yen. "I want 'Geiger Fukushima' to help residents protect themselves from hot-spot areas," says Yuichiro Saito, president of Sanwa Corp. The concerned father of two has been a direct witness to residents' growing anxieties since the beginning of the nuclear disaster in March. Sanwa Corp. has already been receiving a number of inquires, including such from the Fukushima Prefecture village of Kawauchi, which is expecting some 1,000 households to return to their homes as the emergency evacuation preparation zone within which the village fell into was lifted at the end of September. Meanwhile, Sanwa Corp. is also developing a self-manufactured Geiger-Muller tube (GM tube) the instruments' central radiation-detecting element which up to now had not been manufactured in Japan. If fully successful, Sanwa's future Geiger counters will be sold at even cheaper prices, in smaller sizes and with higher performance, company officials say. The two new Geiger counter models will be sold online by the authorized non-profit organization "Eigyoshientai," which is currently accepting advanced orders. For more information see http://eigyoshientai.shop-pro.jp/ (Japanese language only).

Japan's economy grew in the July-September period for the first time in four quarters, led by a recovery in exports and a rise in personal consumption after the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake. The real gross domestic product expanded 1.5 percent from the previous quarter, or an annualized rate of 6 percent, the Cabinet Office said in a preliminary report on Nov. 14. Exports rose 6.2 percent from the previous quarter, bolstered by a sharp recovery in automobile exports. Vehicle production plummeted after parts supply networks were disrupted by the March 11 disaster. In the April-June period, exports tumbled 5 percent from the previous quarter. Personal consumption, which accounts for about 60 percent of Japan's GDP, increased 1 percent from the April-June period for the second consecutive rise. Corporate investments in plant and equipment rose 1.1 percent for the first expansion in four quarters. In particular, capital outlays for production of construction cranes for reconstruction work from the March 11 disaster, as well as automobiles, increased. The nominal GDP, which reflects price changes, increased 1.4 percent in the July-September period from the previous quarter, also for the first expansion in four quarters. The annualized rate was 5.6 percent. In recent months, however, growth in overseas economies has been slowing, casting a shadow over the Japanese economy. In the July-September period, the GDP deflator, a broad measure of price changes, fell 1.9 percent from the same period the previous year, declining for the eighth consecutive quarter. 6


“Sakura-iro no Hokiboshi Kai” (Comet of Cherry Blossom Colour Group), a group working for reconstruction, will be hosting a little early Christmas event. Participants will receive presents and meet Santa Claus! Please also bring your friends and family too! Date& Time: Dec 11th, 10am-5pm. Place: Taira Keirinjo (Velodrome) Car Park. Admission: Free. Events: Whistling Concert by Moku Masaaki, Dance by Oku Shoko (Osaka Studio Smith) and Saana, Performance by Yokohama Street Performance Club, Costume Show by Miginara-dan. Singer Akio Kikuchi may also be performing. For more information and inquiries please contact Sakura-iro no Hokiboshi Kai: 0246-24-8682

Cold, windy winter is approaching us, why don’t you try Korean hot pot to warm up? Join our Korean Cooking Class and enjoy exchange with the lecturer and participants, and warm up both your body and mind. We look forward to your participation! Date and Time: December 10th, 10am-1pm.

Place: Cooking Room, Uchigo Kominkan Community Centre (Uchigo Kominkan)

Dishes to be cooked: Sundubu Hot-pot (Soft tofu hot-pot), Ho Ttuk (Korean sweet pancakes), Ohjinger Muchim (Spicy squid side-dish). Lecturer: Mr. Jun-Ho Kim Fee: 1000yen (IIA Members), 1500yen (non-members) Please contact the IIA for applications and more information. TEL: 0246-22-7409 E-mail: info@iia-fukushima.or.jp

Have you received the Health Management Survey (県民健康管理調査) by post? If you have difficulties in reading and filling out the questionnaire, please refer to the translated versions listed below. Notes: - Online foreign language versions are for reference only, please refer to it and fill in the Japanese form that was sent to you, or - Call the Fukushima Prefectural Medical University: 024-549-5130 (9am-5pm) to request the English version of questionnaire sheet, fill in the form and send it. *Printout of the downloaded online forms will not be accepted. 1. English:

http://www.fmu.ac.jp/univ/chiiki/health_survey/pdf/en/en_zip.pdf

2. Tagalog:

http://www.fmu.ac.jp/univ/chiiki/health_survey/pdf/tagalog/tagalog_zip.pdf

3. ひらがな: http://www.fmu.ac.jp/univ/chiiki/health_survey/pdf/nihongo/nihongo_zip.pdf Once you have filled out the questionnaire, the volume of radiation you have been exposed to between March11 and July 11 this year will be calculated and the information will be sent to you respectively. Inquiries to Fukushima Prefectual University: 024-549-5130 (9am-5pm including holidays)

A seminar on the effects of radiation on our health will be held in Iwaki by professor, Noboru Takamura (Radiation Health Risk Managing Advisor for Fukushima prefecture, Professor and Chairman, Department of Global Health, Medicine and Welfare, Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Science). Majority of residents are concerned with whether the food and water we consume is contaminated by radiation. In this seminar, a professional scientist who is a specialist in radiation studies will discuss how and, to what degree radiation impacts our health. This seminar is free but pre-registration is necessary, English interpretation will be available for the seminar. Date &Time: December 17th, 1pm to 3:30pm Place: Iwaki Social Welfare Centre (Shakai Fukushi Centre) Capacity: 100 people For more information and registration, please contact the Fukushima International Association: TEL: 024-524-1315 E-mail: info@worldvillage.org Website: www.worldvillage.org

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December 2nd: Overseas @ Est Est, from 8pm. This is a monthly event held at Est Est on the first Friday of each month. Free darts, foosball and pool. Inquiries to Est Est: 0246-25-6723.

Upcoming Iwaki Oyako Theatre Group (いわきおやこ劇場) Events. ♠”Dad the Ultraman” Portfolio& Picture Book Theatre ※Everyone welcome Date& Time: Dec 11th, 11:00am-11:30 Place: Asobi no Hiroba, 3rd floor of AEON Shopping Centre Fee: Free admission and no reservations are required ♣”Kosaka Akiko X-mas Lunch Concert” ※Everyone welcome but pre-booking is required (Capacity: 80 people) Date& Time: Dec 15th, Lunch start at noon, Concert starts at 1pm. Fee: 2000yen Place: Bar Queen (basement of Grand Park Hotel Excel Iwaki) ♥”PantTime with Chicapan” Date& Time: Dec 18th, 2pm. Place: Green Plaza Iwaki

※Entry is limited to Iwaki Oyako Gekijo members only. You need to sign up for the membership on the day before the event at the latest. ♦”Dad the Ultraman” Date& Time: Feb 18th 2012, 2pm. Place: Yoshima Park Centre

※Entry is limited to Iwaki Oyako Gekijo members only. You need to sign up for the membership on the day before the event at the latest. Applications and inquiries to Iwaki Oyako Gekijo Theatre: 0246-23-9885

Lecture on Green Energy will be given at Alios on the 10th of December. People in Malmo City, Sweden are living a green life by utilising energy given by mother earth. This lecture will introduce the plentiful life that does not rely on nuclear power. “Earth Friendly” is what is friendly to me, my children and my grand children, and this will be the topic that the lecture will be emphasising on. The lecturer will be the NHK Television’s Environment programme “Green Style Japan” ’s commentator Mr. Peo Ekberg and Japan-Sweden Foundation Board member, Mr. Masahiro Sunaga. Date& Time: Dec 12th, 1st session from 1:30pm to 3:20pm. 2nd session from 6pm to 7:50pm. (The content of the sessions will be the same). Place: Alios, Small Theatre. Fee: 999yen per session. No reservations are required. For more information and inquires please contact Hideko Ueki: TEL: 070-6437-2639 E-mail: hidemusu@livedoor.com

The Christmas/ New Year period is always a very popular time to travel no matter where you are in the world. If you are travelling back home or anywhere overseas please do not forget to get your RE-ENTRY PERMIT before you leave Japan. Your current visa will not be valid if you do not have a Re-Entry Permit. From all of us here at the Coordination and Citizenry Affairs Division, have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Nam-Hee 8.


Sunday 27 Nov

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Monday 28 Nov

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DECEMBER 2011

JLPT 日本語能力試験 Good Luck!

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Tuesday

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Saturday

2

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9

10

IIA Japanese Class

Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Concert, Ganbappe Iwaki. Toshimi Tagawa, Junko Ishihara& Yuji Kitagawa Enka Concert

30 Nov

IIA Japanese class Intermediate/ Advanced

IIA Japanese Class

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Friday

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29 Nov

IIA Japanese class Intermediate/ Advanced

Thursday

Wednesday

for Beginners

for Beginners

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Notes Dec 23: Emperor’s Birthday

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IIA Japanese Class

IIA Korean Home-Style Cooking Class

IIA Spanish Class

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