Operations of the Fukui International Association Reinan Center

Planned Projects for Fiscal Year 2010

Operational Details

Provide foreign language newspapers and magazines for patrons’ browsing purposes. Newspapers: 4 newspapers (English, Chinese, Russian & Spanish)
Magazines: 7 magazines (2 English, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean, Japanese, Tagalog)
Book and resource lending service. Books regarding international exchange and cooperation as well as materials related to study abroad
Materials and resources from foreign embassies in Japan
We have video tapes and DVDs available for browsing. VHS and DVDs introducing Tsuruga City, Fukui and Japan, foreign countries,
international cooperation and understanding, friendship associations, Japanese language learning and other foreign languages, music from around the world, etc.
Offer consultations regarding international exchange and cooperation activities. We offer consultation services with regard to international exchange and cooperation activities, as well as on day-to-day matters for foreign residents.
Information is distributed via our website. Provide facility information and explanations of FIA activities and oeprations.
Our website is linked to the Fukui International Association website.
Establish volunteer registration system and recruit volunteers for Reinan Center projects both at the center and elsewhere in the prefecture. We recruit as needed (1) interpreters (2) households for homestay & home visits (3) households to assist foreign students (4) Japanese language instructors (5) coordinators for FIA activities.
Introductory courses for Japanese language instructors. We offer introductory training courses for volunteers hoping to better the lives of foreign residents living in Japan through Japanese language instruction.
Legal counseling for foreign residents, free of charge. We hold legal consultation sessions six times annually, free of charge, for foreign residents and concerned parties living both within and without Fukui Prefecture.
Reinan International Exchange Network meetings. Every year, we hold a meeting to promote greater coordination among international organizations in the Reinan area and to discuss better means of promoting international exchange in the region.
Visiting Intercultural Courses. If able, we can dispatch foreign instructors and volunteers to hold intercultural exchange classes and other events at elementary and middle schools in Fukui Prefecture.
International Exchange and Cooperation Events. We hold a wide variety of events for the purpose of deepening intercultural exchange and understanding, held in conjunction with international exchange organizations, volunteers and foreign residents, and others, for the purpose of creating a better, multicultural society.
“Foreign Culture through Foreign Language” Courses We offer courses in which foreign residents from within and without the prefecture introduce their home countries through their native language and/or English, creating a unique opportunity for participants to study a culture while learning its language at the same time.
Cross-Cultural Understanding Courses Also available are courses where Japanese and foreign nationals alike introduce their home country and culture, or those of countries in which they have spent a significant amount of time.