Lecture in Plain English, No. 26
“YOKOHAMA ONLINE TOUR: Exploring Yokohama in English”
With less chances to go out during these times, this lecture with Mr. Bastami will allow you to indulge in an online tour around Yokohama while also studying English. Please feel free to take part in this event.
Date: 19 September 2021 (Sun), 2:00-4:00PM
Format: Online event on Zoom
Hosted by: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge
Speaker: Mr. Mohammad Ali Bastami
Originally from Iran, Mr. Bastami came to Japan in 1998. He studied English literature at university in Iran, worked as a staff at the Islamic Museum of Art in Tehran and as an international conference coordinator for the Iranian Ministry of Culture. He is a Persian language announcer for NHK Radio Japan and teaches English at universities and other educational institutions.
For more details, click here.
Japanese Language Classes and Supplementary Lessson for Children have reached capacity for new applicants, so registration has closed.
71st Afternoon Tea
“My Hometown Tula, Russia〜A place linked to Tolstoy〜”
Date: 17 July 2021 (Sat), 12:30-2:00pm (doors open at 12:15)
Location: Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center,
Room 5 (about 1 min. from Tana station on the Denentoshi Line)
Guest Speaker: Sanya (Real name: Mr. Kuznetcov Aleksandr)
Capacity: 15 participants (please make sure to wear a mask)
Application: starting 11 June 2021 (Fri) by telephone/e-mail (first come, first served)
Fee: 500 yen
Host: Yokohama Aoba International Lounge
※If coronavirus infections worsen around July, there is a possibility that the event may be postponed. We ask for your understanding.
Tula, located outside of Moscow, is famous for producing samovar (a Russian container used to boil water) and pryanik (a type of Russian gingerbread).
Just outside of Tula lies Yasnaya Polyana, the birthplace of literary master Tolstoy.
I will talk, in Japanese, about the many charms of Tula, Russia, and the surrounding areas.
We will begin accepting applicants on a first come, first served basis for Japanese Language Classes and the After School Program for Kids (April start) from March 17th. Please make sure to apply either in person by coming to the lounge reception, or by phone at 045-989-5266. Spaces for new applicants are limited in each class, so there is a chance that applicants may not be able to join. Registration will close once capacity is reached.
Infants and very young children cannot participate.
After School Tutoring Program Information
How to evacuate in case of disaster
Japanese Classes and After School Tutoring Program will resume on September 1st
・There will be a limit on the number of participants allowed. Please contact the teacher in charge or reception (045-989-5266) to reserve a spot at least 2 days before.
・We cannot accept newcomers at this time.
・Childcare services are unavailable for the time being.
After School Tutoring Program
Time Elementary School Students 15:30〜16:45
Junior High School Students 18:15〜19:30
Wednesday Class Time 9:30〜10:45
Thursday Class Time 18:15〜19:45
Saturday Class Time 9:30〜10:50
Please wear a mask at all times, and make sure to disinfect your hands and check your temperature before entering the classroom. There is a chance that this information may change, so please check the homepage from time to time.
・Aoba International Lounge will be open regular hours.
・When using the lounge, please comply with the following measures:
‐Wear a mask
‐Disinfect with hand sanitizer (available at the entrance)
‐Temperature check (you cannot enter if your temperature measures over 37.5°C)
‐Keep your distance from other people (2 meters)
Please do not use the facility if you’re experiencing a fever or other symptoms. In addition to these rules, please adhere to the usage guidelines of the Cross-cultural center.
・Notice regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Click here!
Distance between people = limiting human contact = Physical distancing
It seems that WHO has changed their definition from social distancing to the term above. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/15/world/social-distancing-language-change-trnd/index.html
Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID19 is available
● Period: April 10 through May 20
On weekdays : 10:00 to 17:00
On Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays : 10:00 to 15:00
On weekdays : 10:00 to 17:00
Languages :English and Chinese
For more information → https://www.amdamedicalcenter.com/
Important Notice: Information Regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A public notice regarding “The Distribution of Information about the Coronavirus in Multiple Languages for Foreign Residents”is available for viewing on the homepage and Facebook page of the Yokohama Association for International Communication and Exchanges (YOKE). Please follow the links below to view.
(The page is machine translated, so it may take some time to load.)
・（Public）Yokohama Association for International Communication and Exchanges Homepage
・（Public）Yokohama Association for International Communication and Exchanges facebook