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"What's elementary school like in Japan?" "What do we need to be ready for the first day?" "I don't speak Japanese, so I won't understand the orientation session..." etc. This information session addresses concerns like these held by foreign children and their parents or guardians about entering elementary school. There will also be a display for school supplies and related items.  Admission Free; reservation required
When: Sat January 20, 2018 13:30 to 16:00
Where: Kawasaki International Center 2F
-Childcare and interpreters available; reservation required

It has events and courses at KIA and useful information at Kawasaki.

[website] (PDF) http://www.kian.or.jp/len/present/whatsnew.shtml

If you go to school, work, or take Japanese language classes in Kawasaki City, why not enter this contest?

To apply:
contact the Kawasaki International Association, Tel. 044-435-7000
Deadline:
Fri January 12, 2018
When:
Sat February 10, 2018 (If cancelled due to bad weather it will be held on Sat March 3)
Speech Contest 13:00-15:30 free - There will be a mini-concert during the break
Reception 15:30-16:30 free
Where:
Kawasaki International Center, hall

Open Forum: The Open Forum is not just an opportunity for many people to learn about the Representative Assembly. It is also a chance for the representatives to hear opinions and questions from a wide range of people. Anyone may participate, and representatives will provide interpretation services for participants who are not confident speaking Japanese.

Date:
19th November 2017 (Sunday), 2 pm to 5 pm (planned)
Venue:
Kawasaki International Center
http://www.kian.or.jp/len/present/access.shtml

The details of the program are still being planned, but the aim is to enable as many people as possible to share their opinions. We plan to hold a short reception after the meeting.

If you are considering applying to be a representative, please do attend! We look forward to seeing you.
<Enquiries (Japanese)> Human Rights and Gender Equality Office, Citizens’ and Cultural Affairs Bureau, Foreign Resident Policy Officer
TEL 044-200-2359
FAX 044-200-3914
E-mail 25gaikok@city.kawasaki.jp

Do you know what the kids are eating for lunch at elementary schools? Listen to a school nutritionist explain the connection between food and health for our eating habits. Then, try the school lunch!
When: December 6, 2017 Wed 11:00~13:00
Where: Kawasaki City Ida Elementary School: 211-0034 Kawasaki-shi Nakahara-ku Ida Nakanocho 29-1, assemble in front of the school gates at 10:45
Fee: 240 yen per person, adult or child
For whom: children with roots overseas and their parents or guardians
Limit: 20 altogether, adults and children
Application required: accepted in order received
Apply to: Kawasaki International Association
Deadline: Nov. 16
Interpreters available: application required

An event we look forward to every year: Winter Gathering & Foreign Students Exchange Party. Japanese residents, foreign residents and foreign students living in the area come together for this. By all means, be there!! Admission free, Reservation required: contact the Kawasaki International Association

When:
November 11, 2017 Sat Part 1: 11:00 to 12:00 Part 2: 13:30 to 16:30
Where:
Kawasaki International Center Part 1: lobby Part 2: hall
Program:
Part 1: recital and performances by foreign students
Part 2:
  • “Kawasaki Through Foreign Eyes” photo contest awards ceremony
  • World music and dance performances:
Bian Lian: traditional Chinese dramatic art including very fast changes of masks and juggling
Russian dancing and balalaika performance
Latin guitar performance by Irving Koji
  • Sweets and Tea around the world: India, China, Brazil, and the Philippines
  • Multicultural hands-on experiences: Chinese paper cuttings
  • Information Desk: explaining academic support projects, advising for foreigners by a Gyouseishoshi administrative scrivener

FREE event, Interpreters available, Come and go as you please

When:
November 6, 2017 Monday, time TBA
Where:
Kawasaki City Hall, Building #4.
Kawasaki-shi Kawasaki-ku Miyamotocho 3-3,
5 minutes on foot from the Central exit of Keikyu Kawasaki Station, or an 8-minute walk from the East exit of JR Kawasaki Station
Contact:
public service corporation, Yokohama-shi Fukushi Jigyo Keieisha Kai
Tel:
045-846-4649

“Kawasaki Halloween 2017”
http://lacittadella.co.jp/halloween/

The 21st ‘Kawasaki Halloween’, the biggest Halloween event in Japan
Enjoy the event which Kawasaki citizens are proud of!

Saturday, October 28th
Kids Parade
Sunday, October 29th from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m.
Halloween Parade
  • For those who want to participate the event the advance reservation and payment are necessary. (Free viewing)
  • For making a reservation to participate the event and further information, please contact the organizer.
  • Organizer: Kawasaki Halloween Project
    Tel: 044-233-1934

“The 40th Kawasaki Citizen’s Festival”
http://kawasaki-fest.main.jp/

You can enjoy eating, playing and get excited all day through a variety of events like Parade, Bazaar, Stage performances and etc.
This is a yearly event in the fall which promotes Kawasaki as a hometown for people in Kawasaki.

Dates:
Friday, November 3rd, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th 2017
Parade:
Sunday November 5th
Time:
10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cancellation in the event of stormy weather.
Place:
Fujimi Koen (Fujimi Park: Kawasaki-ku)
Organizer:
The Executive Committee of Kawasaki Shimin Matsuri

When you get Rubella virus, you will have a fever and get rashes. It is contagious disease.
If a pregnant woman is infected with rubella or german measles, the baby may be born with damage to the eyes, ears, and heart “congenital rubella syndrome”. The city of Kawasaki is taking anti-rubella measures to prevent such congenital illness.

1. Rubella Antibody Test, Free
Eligibility: Residents of Kawasaki who have not previously used the city's anti-rubella program, and fall into any of the following categories:

  1. Women who want to become pregnant.
  2. The partners of women who want to become pregnant.
  3. The partners of pregnant women.

2. Rubella Vaccine, ¥3,200
Eligibility: People who have taken the test above, and need vaccination.
Period: Until 31st of March 2018. Please have the test timely, to ensure that any necessary vaccination can be completed by March 31st.
Application Method: Apply directly at any clinic that can carry out the test. When applying, please take an insurance certificate that proves you are a resident of Kawasaki.

Details of the clinics that can carry out the test are available, in Japanese, from the link below, with further information about the program.
http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/350/page/0000064983.html
The information is from The Kawasaki City Representative Assembly for Foreign Residents Newsletter No. 60.

The Gyoseishoshi Lawyer offers foreign residents the counseling services in Japanese on the following.
Contents of Counsel: Visa problem, Extending period of stay, Changing status of residence, Naturalization, Permanent visa, Long term resident visa, Certificate of eligibility, International marriage/divorce, Extraordinary permit of residence by Minister of Justice, Establishing a company/branch of foreign company, Getting licenses for business, etc.
Note: The counseling services are offered in Japanese only. Please bring someone who speaks Japanese in case you don't. If you need an interpreter, please contact Kawasaki International Association (charged). Tel 044-435-7000
Date: October 15, 2017 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Place: Kawasaki International Center