Projects of our Association
YIFA’s activities cover various fields relating to international relations. Our main activities focus on such things as the work of the CIR, and improving skills and cultural exchange.
Cultural Exchange Projects
Our events such as the halloween party, barbecue and dragon canoe race, and sister city exchange projects are all aimed towards cultural exchange.
These are classes for foreign residents of Yasu to learn and experience Japanese traditional culture. Up to now we have offered classes in English Rakugo, flower arrangement, calligraphy, Japanese taiko drumming, indigo dyeing, and making Japanese foods such as soba, tofu and tsukemono. The content of these classes changes each year.
Learning and Experiencing Different Cultures
The mutual exchange of both Japanese and foreign cultures and languages is at the forefront of our activities.
Projects to Support Foreign Residents
As well as our one-on-one Japanese lessons, we offer Japanese language support to foreign residents who need help in their daily life.