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2018/11/09 TIA Mobile Information Service

■  International Festival “Let’s Amigo 2018”
There will be various stage attractions, including music and dancing from around the world, as well as booths of various countries. Medical and daily life consultation sessions will also take place for foreign residents.
Day/time: November 18 (Sun) 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Venue: Concere (1-1-16 Komanyu, Utsunomiya City)
Admission: Free
(Train/bus) Take the bus bound for “Sakushingakuin & Komanyu” from JR Utsunomiya Station, and get off at the “Higashi Naka Maru” bus stop. The event venue is right there.
(Car) Approximately 9.5km from the Tohoku Expressway Kanuma IC or approximately 9km from the Utsunomiya IC
Inquiries: Tochigi Prefectural Seinenkaikan Business Division TEL: 028-624-1488
URL: http://tia21.or.jp/content/files/info/letsamigo2018.pdf

■  Bonten Festival
A festival celebrating the harvest. Young people wearing happi coats carry mikoshi floats as they parade through the streets.
Day/time: November 23 (Fri/national holiday) 9:00AM - 7:00PM
November 24 (Sat) 9:00AM – 2:00PM
Venue: Hagurosan Shrine and Imazato-cho vicinity (Imazato-cho, Utsunomiya City)
(Bus) Take the Kanto bus bound for “Imazato Shako & Tamanyu” from JR Utsunomiya Station, get off at the “Jichi Center Iriguchi” bus stop, and walk for approximately 10 minutes.
(Car) Right off the Tohoku Expressway Kamikawachi Smart IC & ETC exclusive entrance/exit, or approximately 15 minutes in the direction of Sakura City on national highway 293 from the Tohoku Expressway Utsunomiya IC
Inquiries: Kamikawachi Chiku Shimin Center Town Planning Support Group  TEL: 028-674-3131

■  TIA Consultant & Interpreter Practical Training Workshop “Foreigner Employment Status & Legislative System”
In conjunction with the increase in foreign residents, consultations and interpreting is becoming more complex. In order to be able to provide smooth support, be sure to attain accurate knowledge.
Day/time: November 30 (Fri) 1:00PM - 3:30PM
Venue: Tochigi International Association (9-14 Honcho, Utsunomiya City)
Participation fee: 500 yen (Free for TIA individual supporting members)
Instructor: Fumi Fukami, Social labor consultant & administrative scrivener
Participants: Consultants for foreigners, interpreters, etc.
(Train) Approximate 8 minute walk from JR Tobu Utsunomiya Station
(Bus) Take the bus from JR Utsunomiya Station, get off at the “Kencho-mae” stop, and walk for approximately 5 minutes
Inquiries: TIA TEL: 028-627-3399
URL: http://tia21.or.jp/content/files/H30%20Translator%20seminar-compressed.pdf

■  Do you have any concerns or worries?
Psychological health consultation for foreigners is available free of charge at TIA on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 3:00PM – 4:00PM thanks to the cooperation of the Tochigi Prefectural Psychological Health & Welfare Center. The consultations take place under strict confidentiality, so persons interested in a consultation are welcome to set up an appointment ahead of time by contacting TIA (028-627-3399).

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