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Time Out 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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IIA Events & Information from the City Government

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IWAKIANS Events & Other On October 22, the IIA hosted the first in a series of three computer classes to be held over October and November at the Iwaki Lifelong Learning Plaza. The classes focus on using Microsoft Excel, teaching participants how to work with data, formulas and

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functions. Step-by-step examples are used to demonstrate the practical applications of a working knowledge of Excel, such as managing a household account book or using Excel at work. The instructor is Ms. Yiping Sato, the IIA’s Chinese Translator. The classes are aimed at foreign residents of Iwaki who may find it difficult to attend other computer classes due to language barriers. IIA translation staff are present at the classes to help teach and interpret where necessary. Participants may receive instruction and ask questions in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and English. There were seven participants at the first class held on October 22, with an additional three enrolled to attend the next two classes. Participants are from China, the Philippines, Indonesia and Korea.

Time Out is produced by Division of Coordination and Citizenry Affairs Iwaki City Hall 21 Aza Umemoto, Taira, Iwaki City Fukushima Prefecture 970-8686 Tel: 0246-22-7415 Fax: 0246-22-7609 Email:shiminkyodo@city.iwaki.fukushima.jp sebastian-w@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 電話: 0246-22-7415 FAX: 0246-22-7609

Earlier this year in June, the IIA hosted two basic computer skills classes for foreign

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

residents with little knowledge of computers. Participants learned how to input

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Japanese, amongst other things. This series of Excel classes is a ‘level-up’ practical

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course that builds on the basic knowledge presented in the June classes. The final

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class in this series will be held on November 12.

をお待ちしています。

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Festivals Festivals&&Events Events Your guide to what’s happening around Iwaki City and beyond this month **Please refer to page 3 for more events on at Alios and page 6-7 for more IIA events and notices. October 18th~November 29th: Cherry Blossoms of Fukushima @ La La Mew, 2nd floor; Onahama. From 9am to 6pm. Photography contest exhibition. For more information and inquiries, please contact Iwaki La La Mew: TEL: 0246-92-3701. November 1st: Overseas @ Est Est, Taira. From 8pm. This is a monthly event held at Est Est on the first Friday of each month. Free darts, foosball and pool. Iquiries to Est Est: TEL: 0246-25-6723. November 2nd: International Understanding Workshop @ Iwaki City Culture Centre, Taira. From 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Free event. Open to high school students and above. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Fukushima Prefectural Government, International Affairs Division: TEL: 024-521-7182. November 3rd: Into Animation in Fukushima @ Iwaki Social Welfare Centre, 5th floor; Taira. From 12:30pm. Free event. Anime will be screened from 1pm to 4pm. There will be a video production workshop from 12:30pm to 4pm. Participants will learn about anime production techniques and have the chance to make their own animations. Videos made at the workshop will be screened on November 24 (see below). Open to primary, middle and high school students. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Iwaki City Council of Social Welfare: TEL: 0246-38-6631. November 3rd: Yu no Machi Reconstruction School Festival @ Yumoto Station. From 9:40am to 5:30pm. Featuring live music, pro wrestling, a Pokémon workshop and other attractions. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Yu no Machi Reconstruction School Festival Executive Committee: TEL: 0246-43-0317. November 6th: Rynten Okazaki Concert @ Bar QUEEN, Taira. Opens at 6:30pm, concert starts at 7:30pm. Entry is free, drinks are extra. For more information and inquiries, please contact Bar QUEEN: TEL: 0246-21-4128 Email: info@bar-queen.jp. November 9th: Onahama Yose @ La La Mew and Onahama Bishoku Hotel, Onahama. From 3pm. Featuring rakugo (traditional comic storytelling) and other performances. This event is held on the second Saturday of every month. For more information and inquiries, please contact La La Mew: TEL 0246-92-3701. November 9th~17th: Kōyō Light Up @ Shiramizu Amida Temple, Uchigo. From 5pm to 8pm. Entry is ¥500. For more information and inquiries, please contact Shiramizu Amida Temple Kōyō Light Up Executive Committee: TEL: 0246-27-1173. FAX: 0246-27-4269. Email: info@repro-uchigo.jp. Website: http://www.repro-uchigo.jp/. November 10th: Alios Park Festival @ Taira Central Park (in front of Alios). From 11am to 4pm. Free entry. The event will be cancelled in rainy weather. There will be stalls selling works of art, handicrafts, food and drinks. There will also be music played by local DJs, a live stage, and dance performances. For more information and inquiries, please contact Alios: TEL: 0246-27-1173. E-mail: info@iwaki-alios.jp. November 10th: Sunday Parent and Child Origami Classroom @ Iwaki La La Mew, 2nd floor special meeting hall; Onahama. From 10:00am to 2:00pm. Entry is free. This event is held on the second Sunday of every month. For more information and inquiries, please contact Iwaki La La Mew: TEL: 0246-92-3701. November 16th: Small Pedestrian Mall @ Ueda station. From 3pm to 5pm. For more information and inquiries, please contact Ueda Merchants’ Association: TEL: 0246-62-5539. November 17th: Hiking from the Station - Heizou Katayose @ Uchigo Station. Reception is at the station between 8:30am to 10am. Free event. Optional entry into Shiramizu Amida Temple is ¥400 for adults, ¥250 for children. In commemoration of the bicentenary of the birth of Iwaki’s ‘Father of Coal’, participants will visit areas related to Heizou Katayose and Iwaki’s coal mining history. Hikers will also have the chance to enjoy the Autumn leaves at Shiramizu Amida Temple. Please apply via the website by November 13: https://www.jreast.co.jp/hiking/evdetail.aspx?EvCd=1311170706326. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Hiking from the Station Executive Office: TEL: 03-5710-3777. November 24th: Into Animation in Fukushima @ Iwaki Social Welfare Centre, 5th floor; Taira. First screening from 10:30am, second screening from 1pm. Free event. There will be two screenings of the anime produced at the workshop held on November 3, set to a live music performance by the group Hinemosu. Open to primary, middle and high school students. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Iwaki City Council of Social Welfare: TEL: 0246-38-6631.

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November 8 ~9 : Taimatsu Akashi - Sukagawa Fire Festival @ Midorigaoka Park and other locations around Sukagawa. Please かいじょうあんない

visit the website and click on 会 場 案内 to view a map of all the locations. From 5pm to 8pm on Friday, 1pm to 7:30pm on Saturday. Free event. This festival has a history over 400 years old and is regarded as one of the big three fire festivals of Japan. On Saturday, thirty 10-metre tall torches will be carried through the town, then erected at Midorigaoka Park and set alight. For more information, including the full event schedule, please visit the website: http://www.city.sukagawa.fukushima.jp/taimatsu/program.html. For inquiries, please contact the Sukagawa Fire Festival Executive Committee: TEL: 0248-88-9144. Email: s-kankou@trad.ocn.ne.jp. While in Sukagawa, you can also see the kōyō (autumn leaves) at Namekawa Sabo Dam, said to be especially beautiful reflected on the water.

November 16th: Peony Bonfire @ Sukagawa Peony Garden. Free event. This event is carried out as a service to the peony plants that have reached the end of their lifespan by burning the dried peony plants. The bonfire is quite unusual due to its scent and purple tinge. This year there will also be a gathering of haiku poets from across the country. For more information and inquiries, please contact the Culture and Sports Division of the Sukagawa Board of Education: TEL: 0248-88-9172. December 1st: Kohata Flag Festival @ Former Kohata Daiichi Primary School Grounds ~ Okitsushima Shrine, Nihonmatsu. From 9am to 3:30pm. This festival has a history over 950 years old and is one of the big three flag festivals in Japan. It is designated as a national important intangible folk culture asset. A procession of warriors carrying coloured flags move from village to village with the sound of conch shells being blown in the background. For more information and inquiries please contact the Regional Development Division of the Nihonmatsu Towa Branch Office: TEL: 0243-66-2490.

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Daniel Radcliffe FCT 7:55pm My Beautiful Laundrette Gordon Warnecke BSP 11:45pm Charlie’s Angels Cameron Diaz BSP 9:00pm The Big Country Gregory Peck BSP 1:00pm Shiawase no Pan (Japan) Tomoyo Harada BSP 9:00pm Jaws Roy Scheider BSP 1:00pm Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Daniel Radcliffe FCT 7:55pm Mostly Martha (Germany) Martina Gedeck BSP 11:45pm Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle Cameron Diaz BSP 9:00pm Sabata (Italy/Spain) Lee Van Cleef BSP 1:00pm When Harry Met Sally... Billy Crystal BSP 1:00pm Elizabethtown Orlando Bloom BSP 11:45pm Sweet November Keanu Reeves BSP 9:00pm Monte Walsh Lee Marvin BSP 1:00pm The Light Thief (Kyrgyzstan) Aktan Arym Kubat BSP 1:00pm 2001: A Space Odyssey Keir Dullea BSP 11:45pm Charade Audrey Hepburn BSP 9:00pm Shaberedomo Shaberedomo (Japan) Taichi Kokubun BSP 9:00pm Psycho Anthony Perkins BSP 1:00pm An Autumn’s Tale (Hong Kong) Chow Yun-fat BSP 1:00pm When in Rome (2010) Kristen Bell BSP 11:45pm

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. Pole Pole 1 - 7 (Cinemas) are located in the Sekaikan Building near Iwaki Station. Ph: 0246-22-3394. Adults: ¥1800; University and SHS: ¥1400; Seniors (sixty years and older), JHS and under: ¥1000. The first of every month is discount day: ¥1000. Movies after 6:30pm are ¥1000. Monday is Men’s Day ¥1000, Wednesday is Student’s Day ¥1000, Thursday is Couple’s Day ¥2000 (per couple), and Friday is Ladies’ Day ¥1000. 3D films cost an additional ¥300.

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Three Sisters - Shakespeare and Chekhov Series 2 Main Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm. Tickets ¥3,000, Students (high school and under) ¥1,000. Preschool children will not be admitted. Junior Philharmonic Orchestra Charity Concert for the Great East Japan Earthquake. Main Hall. Doors open at 1:15pm. Tickets ¥1,000, Students (high school and under) ¥500. Children under four will not be admitted. Beginners’ Flamenco Class for Parents and Children Large Rehearsal Room. From 10:30am. ¥300 entry. Booking in advance is essential. Spring Wind - Shakespeare and Chekhov Series 3 Main Theatre. Doors open at 1:30pm. Tickets ¥1,500, Students (high school and under) ¥1,000. Preschool children will not be admitted. Citizens’ Cultural Festival: Noh song performance Recital Hall. From 10:00am. Free entry. Japanese Music Competition - Fukushima High Schools Recital Hall. From 1:00pm. Free entry. Citizens’ Cultural Festival: Ginkenshibu Performance Interpretive dance performance to traditional music and poetry. The dancers will employ swords and fans. Main Theatre. From 9:30am. Free entry. Citizens’ Cultural Festival: Iwaki Folk Song Society recital Small Theatre. From 10:00am. Free entry.

Alios Ticket Centre: 0246-22-5800 To see the full list of events at Alios, please visit the website: http://iwaki-alios.jp/event/schedule.html (Japanese)

Ataru: the First Love & the Last Kill (Japanese) Until November 15 Chikai Kuriyama The Wind Rises (Japanese) Until November 22

Miyazaki Anime

Human Trust (Japanese) Koichi Sato Hidamari no Kanojo (Japanese) Jun Matsumoto The Apology King (Japanese) Sadao Abe Like Father, Like Son (Japanese) Masaharu Fukuyama Kiyoku Yawaku (Japanese) Masami Nagasawa SPEC: Close~Progress Version (Japanese) Erika Toda Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2D-English, 3D-Japanese Dub) Logan Lerman Kiyosu Kaigi (Japanese) From November 9 Tadanobu Asano The Counselor (English, Japanese Dub) From November 15 Brad Pitt Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (Japanese) From November 23

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SPEC: Close~Crisscross Version (Japanese) From November 29 Erika Toda Asahiruban (Japanese) From November 29 Jun Kunimura Captain Phillips (Languages not released at time of printing) From November 29 Tom Hanks Red 2 (Languages not released at time of printing) From November 30 Bruce Willis Pole Pole Ticket Office: 0246-22-3394

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The following is a guide to hospitals open on Sundays and public holidays in Iwaki City during November. Sunday, November 3 Taira Area Takahashi Clinic Taira Area Yamaguchi Iin Ojima Area Suda Iin Taira Area Aida Orthopaedic Surgery Izumi Area Nishiyama Jibiinkoka Iin (ear, nose & throat) Azumada Area Ohara Kodomo Clinic (paediatrics) Joban Area Kato Naika Clinic (internal medicine) Ueda Area Mori no Kodomo Clinic (paediatrics) Monday, November 4

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Ojima Area Suda Iin Izumi Area Izumi Orthopaedic Clinic Nakoso Area Nakoso Hospital Joban Area Kamome Clinic Sunday, November 10

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Taira Area Takahashi Clinic Taira Area Yamaguchi Iin Taira Area Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin (surgery & gastroenterology) Ojima Area Suda Iin Taira Area Shiga Seikeigeka (surgery & orthopaedics) Kashima Area Kashima Hospital Nishiki Area Kureha General Hospital Joban Area Iwaki Yumoto Hospital Taira Area Nagai Shonika (paediatrics) Sunday, November 17

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Takahashi Clinic Yamaguchi Iin Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin (surgery & gastroenterology) Suda Iin Iwaki Central Hospital Fuzoku Shinryojo Kushida Hospital Sakamoto Naika Ichoka Clinic (internal & gastroenterology) Taira Area Watanabe Clinic (paediatrics) Saturday, November 23

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Taira Area Takahashi Clinic Taira Area Yamaguchi Iin Taira Area Sakamoto Orthopaedic Surgery Taira Area Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin (surgery & gastroenterology) Ojima Area Suda Iin Onahama Area Onahama Seikyo Hospital Nishiki Area Koujima Jiai Hospital Joban Area Takahashi Hifuka Clinic (dermatology) Taira Area Fukuda Shonika Iin (paediatrics) Sunday, December 1

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Takahashi Clinic Yamaguchi Iin Shirai Geka Ichoka Iin (surgery & gastroenterology) Suda Iin Fukaya Jibiinkoka (ear, nose & throat) Yabuki Hospital Joban Hospital Kodomo Clinic Suzuki (paediatrics)

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 Saturdays: 8pm - 7am (next day) Sundays: 1pm - 12am. Public Holidays: 9am - 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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Greetings! My name is Toshio Shimizu. In this past mayoral election held on September 8, I was elected as the 13th mayor of Iwaki City. I am acutely aware of the weight of the responsibility that the position of mayor entails. With regards to my predecessor, former Mayor Watanabe, I believe he managed to steer the municipal government through a difficult four years, which included the Great East Japan Earthquake. Having taken up the role of mayor after him during these trying times, I intend give my all to the operation of the municipal government, working hard in order to achieve a speedy restoration and revitalisation of the city. During my election campaign, I raised three issues as being of pressing importance: namely health, employment, and housing. Firstly, with regards to health, there must be a revamping of medical services in the region. In particular, I hope to make the necessary upgrades to Iwaki Kyoritsu Hospital, which is a major hospital of critical importance to the region, so that it may provide the citizens of Iwaki with safe and reliable medical services into the future. The second issue is employment. It can be said that the current economy has managed to stay strong through a virtuous cycle brought about by the recovery efforts; however I do not believe that it can continue this way for long. With an eye towards the future, we must foster the growth of new industries, starting with alternative energy. Regarding the problem of housing, currently there is not sufficient residential land to meet the demands of citizens who hope to build new houses. Moreover, the residents of Futaba-gun, who due to the nuclear disaster have been forced to live as evacuees, were surveyed about where they would hope to live supposing that they were to move city. Iwaki City came in first place as the first choice of respondents. Given this state of affairs, I believe that it is an issue of pressing importance that the City ensures that it is able to provide residential land and housing to meet this demand. Furthermore, as far as the efforts for restoration and revitalisation go, in particular regarding the areas that sustained tsunami damage, we have not yet reached a stage where private homes are able to be rebuilt. I am currently making earnest efforts towards Iwaki’s restoration and revitalisation. The urgent issues caused by the nuclear disaster are piling up, such as the problem of decontamination and the problem of contaminated water. I have been strongly making proposals to the Tokyo Electric Power Company and the National Government. The day I was elected to office, September 8, strangely enough was the same day that Tokyo won the bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games. I believe this must be more than mere coincidence. Until the opening of the Tokyo Olympics in seven years time, I will give my best efforts to the execution of the municipal government so that Iwaki may recover and improve beyond recognition. Finally, without the cooperation all of you, the citizens of Iwaki, there can be no reconstruction and revival of Iwaki. I wish to close my greeting by humbly requesting for the cooperation of all citizens, so that we may work together hand in hand towards a ‘bright and cheerful Iwaki City’. 5


This December the IIA is offering an introductory course in French titled ‘Let’s start from “Bonjour”.’ The lecturer will help those who have never studied French become familiar with French conversation. Date & Time: December 2 (Mon), 4 (Wed), 9 (Mon), 11 (Wed), 16 (Mon); 6:30pm – 8:30pm Place: Iwaki City Cultural Centre, Conference room Fee: 1000 yen for IIA members, 1500 yen for non-members (for all five lessons) Lecturer: Ms Jun Okazaki

The IIA’s 3rd cooking class for this fiscal year will be the ‘Mongolian Cooking Class’. Date & Time: December 5 (Thu), 10:00am – 1:00pm Place: Iwaki City Cultural Centre, Cooking room Content: Mongolian home cooking Fee: 1000 yen for IIA members, 1500 yen for non-members Instructor: Ms Oyunchimeg Kato from Mongolia

The IIA will be holding an English course for parents and their children under school age. Ms Jane Nakata from New Zealand will provide fun English lessons for children, which may also inspire parents to adopt new methods of teaching English to their children. Parents will also have the opportunity to practice English conversation with each other. Parents may participate without children present, but all children must have a parent present at all times. Date: November 18 (Mon), 29 (Fri); December 6 (Fri), 13 (Fri), 17 (Tue) Time: 10:00am – 11:30am Place: Iwaki City Cultural Centre, Japanese room Fee: 1000 yen for IIA members, 500 yen for children of IIA members, 4000 yen for non-members, 1000 yen for children of non-members (for all five lessons)

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November 1st: Overseas @ EstEst: From 8:00pm. This is a monthly international exchange event held at EstEst on the first Friday of each month. Free darts, foosball and pool. Inquiries to EstEst: 0246-25-6723.

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/ Emergency aid for children, Fukushima Prefectural Government website: http://wwwcms.pref.fukushima.jp/pcp_portal/contents?CONTENTS_ID=27667

Physical Abuse Hitting, kicking, choking, using or threatening to use a weapon against you, etc. Psychological/Emotional Abuse Cursing, swearing or yelling at you, ignoring or threatening you, etc. Economic Abuse Using money to control you (e.g. not giving you living expenses, taking money away from you), preventing you from going to work, imposing strict restrictions on how you spend money, etc. Sexual Abuse Forcing you to have sex, not cooperating in contraception, forcing you to have an abortion, forcing you to view pornographic videos or magazines, etc. Social Abuse Controlling or limiting your behaviours (e.g. prohibiting you from using the telephone or seeing friends/family), checking your mails Abuse using child(ren) Making child(ren) witness violence, making child(ren) criticize/blame you, taking child(ren) away from you, etc. Is anything like the above going on between you and your partner? It is called ‘Domestic Violence’. It is an infringement on Human Rights, and it is a crime. Please do not hesitate to consult with us. We are here to help. (Interpreting services are available.)

Counselling Centres for Women Fukushima Women’s Counselling and Support Centre Hours: 9:00am-9:00pm (Monday to Friday) TEL 024-522-1010 Centres in Iwaki: Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm (Monday to Friday) Uchigo, Yoshima, Miwa Area Health and Welfare Centre TEL 0246-27-8612 Taira Family and Child Counselling Centre TEL 0246-22-7457 Onahama Family and Child Counselling Centre TEL 0246-54-2111 Nakoso Family and Child Counselling Centre TEL 0246-63-2111 Joban Family and Child Counselling Centre TEL 0246-43-2111 Consultation is also available at your local police station. All consultations are free of charge and are strictly confidential.

We have now entered the last month of autumn, and you can certainly tell from the cold. It’s only going to get colder from here, so make sure you have enough warm clothes to get you through the winter. November is the time of year that the autumn leaves of Iwaki are at their best. If you decide to go to Shiramizu Amida Temple to view the autumn leaves, don’t forget there is a light-up event between Saturday 9 and Sunday 17 (see page 2). For those planning to sit the Japanese Language Proficiency Test on December 1, there’s not long to go now so keep up the study! If you have not already, you may want to drop by the IIA Library on the first floor of City Hall. There is a wide range of JLPT textbooks for all levels (and lots of non-JLPT books too). IIA members can borrow books for two weeks free of charge.

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