Announcements from Hodogaya International Lounge

The Lounge will be closed on Nov. 11 and 18 (Mon).

(1) The 30th Hodogaya International Festa

Come enjoy this annual festa with food vendors around the world, music and dance, Japanese speech contest, photo studio and much more.

Date&Time: Nov. 17 (Sun), 10:00-15:00

Fee: Free admission

(2) Japanese Class

Date&Time: There are classes on Thursday night, Friday morning, and Saturday afternoon. * There is no class on Nov. 23 (holiday).

Eligibility: Foreigners

Fee: Free

(3) Children’s Study meet-up

Let’s study get together with teachers and volunteers.

Eligibility: Elementary and Jr. high school children whose mother tongue is not Japanese

Date&Time: Basically, every Saturday from 10:00-12:00

For November: Nov. 16 and 30 (Sat) *No class on Nov. 9 and 23 (Sat)

Fee: Free

(4) International Mothers’ Gathering (piccolo)

Date&Time: Nov. 12 (Tue), 10:30-11:30; “Tell us what your favorite picture book is”

Nov. 19 (Tue), 10:30-11:30; “Let’s play together”

Dec. 3 (Tue), 10:30-11:30; “Christmas puppet shows”

Fee: Free

Eligibility: The Lounge asks Japanese mothers to call in advance. Non-Japanese mothers can come to the Lounge directly.

Location for all events: Hodogaya International Lounge Iwama Shimin Plaza (3 min walk from Tenno-cho Stn on the Sotetsu Line)

Inquiries & Applications: (045) 337-0012