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Abiko International Relation Association

Activities of AIRA

15.9 The 17th Abiko International Speech Contest

The 17th Abiko International Speech Contest

大会出演者と審査員の皆さんDate/Time: Sunday, September 27, 2015

Venue: Abiko Civic Plaza Hall

MC: Mr. Koji Ishihara, Ms. Holland Serra (British nationality)

  This year’s speech contest was marked by a special competition commemorating the 70th anniversary after the end of WW II. It also included Abiko city’s 30th anniversary of Peace Declaration, as well as the 45th anniversary of this city’s establishment. In this respect, each speech had concept or spirit of “Peace”. Eleven people volunteered for participating in the contest, namely 4 junior high school students, 4 university students, and 3 adult citizens.

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15.7 Korean Home Cooking – Culture Class

Korean Home Cooking – Culture Class

参加者の皆さんDate and Time: Thursday, July 30, 2015 10:00a.m.~1:00p.m.

Place: Cooking Room, Abista

Instructor: Ms. Kwon Haejin

Participants: 9 AIRA members and 13 non- AIRA members Staff: Ms. Matsuki and 5 other AIRA staff members Special guest: Ms. Kwon’s mother (30 people in total)


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Welcome Party for Northern Arizona University (NAU) Students Held

Welcome Party for Northern Arizona University (NAU) Students Held

Party参加者Date and Time: Saturday, June 13, 2015 12:00p.m. -3:30p.m.

Venue: Classroom No.132, Main Building, Chuogakuin University (CGU)

Participants: 64 people in total (18 people from NAU, 17 from host families, 15 from AIRA, 11 CGU students and 6 music players)

 Ms. Mary Elizabeth Adachi, who used to teach at the AIRA English classes and is now Japanese language instructor at the university, is visiting Japan, leading her 15 students from the States. They are here on the study-abroad program to learn Japanese language and culture. During their one-month stay in Japan they are planning to visit many places. Here in Abiko they are going to attend Japanese language classes and experience a variety of Japanese culture such as tea ceremony, calligraphy, kendo, wearing kimono and staying with Japanese families.

 Since Abiko was the first place of their visit, AIRA held a welcome party for them with a great cooperation of CGU.      (NO.15-5)

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