Fukuoka International Association (FIA) Mail Magazine vol.110 July/05/2011
Fukuoka Rainbow Magazine provides monthly information on events and news in the Fukuoka area related to international exchange and cooperation. We hope this will encourage your activities. Information in English precedes Japanese. Also, if you wish to discontinue subscription to this mail magazine, please refer to the last page.
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Table of Contents:

1. News from the Fukuoka International Association

   1) The Great East Japan Earthquake Foreign Language Information
   2) Multilingual DVD about Disaster Prevention Completed
   3) LOVE FM "Rainbow Plaza Information"
   4) Foreign Student Lecture Series "My Hometown and Fukuoka"
   5) Japanese Chatting Salon

2. News from Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, the Central Government, and Other Affiliated Organizations

   1) Love FM "Fukuoka City Information"
   2) Official Announcement of the Laureates of Fukuoka Prize 2011
   3) Cine-la "Film Director Satsuo Yamamoto"
   4) Kokusai Hiroba Cafe Vol. 4 "Daegu, South Korea"
   5) UN-HABITAT Fukuoka 14th Anniversary Special Event
   6) Summer Internship Program for International Students

3. News from FUKU-NET Members

   1) Isla de Salsa 2011
   2) Film Viewing by the Fukuoka Italy-Japan Association

4. News from Related International Organizations in Fukuoka

   1) The 25th Fukuoka Asian Film Festival
   2) Asumin Exchange Meeting
   3) The 9th Japan-China Friendship Children's Art Exhibition

5. Emily's Notes from the Nakagawa

   Rice is Nice

1. News from The Fukuoka International Association
 For more information about this section, unless specified, please refer to FIA:
 Fukuoka International Association
 City Hall North Annex 5F, Tenjin 1-10-1, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001
 Tel: 092-733-5630
 URL: http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp

1) The Great East Japan Earthquake Foreign Language Information
  Links to various websites providing information on the March 11th earthquake in foreign languages are available on FIA website.

2) Multilingual DVD about Disaster Prevention Completed
  FIA has released a DVD which provides foreign residents in Fukuoka and surrounding metropolitan area with useful information on how to prepare against natural disasters and how we should respond to them. In addition, you will learn about the Fukuoka Citizens Disaster Prevention Center. The video is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean. FIA will be distributing the DVDs to colleges, universities, Japanese language schools in Fukuoka and surrounding area, ward offices, and community centers in the districts where many foreign nationals reside.
The video is also available on FIA website:

3) LOVE FM "Rainbow Plaza Information"
  "Rainbow Plaza Information" is broadcast by LOVE FM (76.1 MHz) in multiple languages to provide foreign residents and citizens in Fukuoka with useful information on daily life and international exchange. You can listen to the program through your personal computer or smartphone by the test broadcast of IP Simultaneous Radio, radiko.jp
Airtime: Everyday from around 8:35 (for 3min.)
Languages: English (Mon., Thu.), Chinese (Tue., Fri.), Korean (Wed.)

4) Foreign Student Lecture Series "My Hometown and Fukuoka"
  This is a monthly lecture during which a foreign student residing and studying in Fukuoka is invited to share information on his/her hometown and culture. Through this occasion, we can learn about the student's family, lifestyle, goals for his/her time in Fukuoka, and vision for the future.
Date: Jul. 21 (Thu.) 18:30 - 20:00
Venue: Attaka Salon, Fukuoka International Association
Lecturer: Mr. Danjun Zhao (Danyang, Jiangsu Province, China)
             Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences, Kyushu University
Further information: http://attaka-fukuoka.jp/ (in Japanese)

5) Japanese Chatting Salon
  "Japanese Chatting Salon" welcomes all foreign students studying in Fukuoka for a chat in Japanese. Enjoy a free, friendly conversation with our Japanese volunteers!
Date: Every first and third Thursday of the month, 13:30 - 17:00
Venue: Attaka Salon, Fukuoka International Association
Further information: http://attaka-fukuoka.jp/ (in Japanese)

2. News from Fukuoka Prefecture, Fukuoka City, Central Government and Affiliated Organizations
1) LOVE FM "Fukuoka City Information"
  LOVE FM (76.1MHz) started broadcasting "Fukuoka City Information" on April 11, 2011.
Fukuoka City provides foreign residents and citizens in Fukuoka with useful information.
You can listen to the program through your personal computer or smartphone by the test broadcast of IP Simultaneous Radio, radiko.jp
Airtime: Around 19:50 on every second and fourth Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday (for 3 min.)
Languages: English (Mon.), Chinese (Tue.), Korean (Wed.)

2) Official Announcement of the Laureates of Fukuoka Prize 2011
  The laureates of the 22nd Fukuoka Prize have been officially annouced to honor achievements by individuals or groups/organizations in preserving and creating the unique and diverse cultures of Asia.
Grand Prize: Prof. ANG Choulean (Cambodian ethnologist; made a significant contribution to the preservation of the Angkor monuments)
Academic Prize: Prof. CHO Dong-il (An eminent scholar of Korean literature)
Arts and Culture Prize: Prof. Niels GUTSCHOW (German architectural historian; learned conservation techniques for ancient buildings in Japan, and has worked on the restoration of various historical buildings in Nepal and India.)
The award ceremony on Sep. 15 (Thu.) and forums by the laureates on Sep. 17 and 18 are open to the public.
Further information: http://www.asianmonth.com/prize/

3) Cine-la "Film Director Satsuo Yamamoto"
  A cross-section of films directed by the late Japanese master of social films will be presented on the centennial of his birth.
Date: Jul. 6 (Wed.) - 31 (Sun.)
Fee: Adult 600yen, H.S. & Univ. student 500yen, Elem. & J.H.S. student 400yen
No English subtitles
Further information: http://www.cinela.com/english/filmarc.htm
Contact: Fukuoka City Public Library "Cine-la"
Tel: 092-852-0608

4) Kokusai Hiroba Cafe Vol. 4 "Daegu, South Korea"
  Date/Time: Jul. 24 (Sun.) 14:00 - 16:00
Venue: Kokusai Hiroba (3F ACROS Fukuoka)
Admission: Free (FIEF members), 300yen (Non-members)
Advance application is required.
Contact: Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation Kokusai Hiroba
Tel: 092-725-9200

Further information on activities and programs offered by Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation: http://www.kokusaihiroba.or.jp/j00top/index.htm

5) UN-HABITAT Fukuoka 14th Anniversary Special Event
  This is the 3rd round of the "HABITAT Hiroba" series. In commemoration of the 14th anniversary of the founding of the UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office, Director Toshiyasu Noda will talk about the development of disaster prevention countermeasures in Japan and other countries.
Date/Time: Aug. 1 (Mon.), 18:30 - 19:30
Lecture Title: "Natural Disasters in the World" (tentative)
Venue: Kokusai Hiroba (3F ACROS Fukuoka)
Admission: Free
Capacity: Around 50 seats
Contact: UN-HABITAT Fukuoka Office
Tel: 092-724-7121     Fax: 092-724-7124
Further information: http://www.fukuoka.unhabitat.org/info/event/2011/jp-0003.html

"UN-HABITAT Photo Exhibition of Natural Disaster Rehabilitation"
Date: Jul. 30 (Sat.) - Aug. 5 (Fri.)
Venue: Kokusai Hiroba (3F ACROS Fukuoka)

6) Summer Internship Program for International Students
Fukuoka Student Career Center is currently looking for companies and students who are interested in joining the "Summer Internship Program for International Students".
Further information: http://www.fukuoka-plb.go.jp/f-gakusei/ryugakusei/index.html#kaki

3. News from FUKU-NET Members
1) Isla de Salsa 2011
  The 15th borderless music festival "Isla de Salsa 2011" will be held.
Date/Time: Aug. 6 (Sat.) - 7 (Sun.) 13:00 - 21:00
Venue: Seaside Momochi Jigyohama
Fee: 1-day 4,500yen 2-day 7,800yen
       Half price for students (over high school), senior (over 65 years old), and the disabled
       Free for students under junior high school (must be accompanied with a guardian)
Further information: http://www.isla-de-salsa.jp
Inquiry: Tiempo Iberoamericano
Tel: 092-762-4100     Email: isla@tiempo.jp

2) Film Viewing by the Fukuoka Italy-Japan Association
  This is a free monthly movie-viewing event.
"Il Grido" ('57, 111 min.)
Date/Time: Jul. 25 (Mon.) 19:00
Venue: Ajibi Hall (Fukuoka Asian Art Museum)
Limited to the first 120 visitors (No advance application is required).
Inquiry: The Fukuoka Italy-Japan Association
Tel: 092-476-2153

4. News from International Related Organizations in Fukuoka
1) The 25th Fukuoka Asian Film Festival
  Fukuoka Asian Film Festival (FAFF) is citizen-participatory event organized and managed by volunteers. It is held every July in Fukuoka City and welcomes its 25th anniversary this year, since its foundation in 1987.
Date: Jul. 1 (Fri.) - 10 (Sun.)
Venues: Institute of France-Japan of Kyushu (5F Hall), Fukuoka Meiji Yasuda Insurance Hall
Admissions: 1) Advance 1,400yen (single film), 1,600yen (five films), 10,000yen (ten films)
                  2) At door 1,800yen (Adult), 1,500yen (Univ. student), 1,000yen (J.H.S. & H. S. student, and over 60 years old)
Contact: FAFF Secretariat
Tel: 092-733-0949     Email: faff@gol.com
Further information: http://www2.gol.com/users/faff/faff.html

2) Asumin Exchange Meeting
  Those who are interested in engaging in volunteer acitivities and volunteer groups available to accept them are welcome to take the first steps at this meeting. This is a place to exchange activity information for in-depth understanding and to revitalize each others' activities. This month's meeting themes are "Internationalization" and "The Great East Japan Earthquake".
Date/Time: Jul. 23 (Sat.) 19:00 - 21:00
Venue: Fukuoka City NPO Volunteer Exchange Center "Asumin" Seminer Room
Eligibility: Anyone who is interested in volunteer activities is welcome
Inquiry: Fukuoka City NPO Volunteer Exchange Center "Asumin"
Tel: 092-724-4801     Fax: 092-724-4901     Email: info@fnvc.jp
Further information: http://www.fnvc.jp/

3) The 9th Japan-China Friendship Children's Art Exhibition
  Specified Nonprofit Organization Social Education Group "Bellpo-kai" has strongly promoted activities on education, culture, environmental protection, etc. both in Japan and abroad for the 38 years since its foundation.
Japanese and Chinese children's winning entries will be displayed at the exhibition, and the winning Chinese children will be invited to Japan for friendship and exchange activities (Winning Japanese children will be invited to China in August). Free admission.
Date/Time: Jul. 28 (Thu.) - Aug. 2 (Tue.) 10:00 - 20:00 (till 19:30 on Aug. 2)
Venue: Fukuoka Asian Art Museum 8F Exchange Gallary
Inquiry: Specified Nonprofit Organization Social Education Group "Bellpo-kai"
Tel: 092-441-8059     Fax: 092-452-5643     Email: mail@bellpo.org
Further information: http://www.bellpo.org/

5. Emily's Notes from the Nakagawa
Rice is Nice

Many of my foreign friends who know they will be living in Japan for a fixed amount of time have a "Japan To-Do List"-a list of places in Japan they want to go or things they want to experience before they leave Japan. Although I will be here for at least another year, I also have such a list in my head (I should probably write it down…). For example, some of the things I want to do while in Japan include eating wanko soba in Iwate Prefecture (small individual cups of soba of which you eat stacks and stacks), climbing Mount Fuji, visiting a Ninja museum, and planting rice.
The latter I was able to cross of my list recently when I went on a rice-planting excursion. The evening before, some friends asked, "Why are you going home so early?" And my reply was, "I'm going to plant rice tomorrow morning, so I need to get up early." My foreign friends either responded "That sounds fun!" or "Yeah, I've done that in the town I live in." My Japanese friends gave me a funny look and asked, "Why? I've never been rice-planting in my life." I guess there are certain things that I, as a foreigner, think of as "Japanese" experiences, such as climbing Mount Fuji (which only 1% of the Japanese population ever undertakes, apparently) and planting rice (which most modern Japanese urbanites can't imagine doing). For this reason alone, I decided that planting rice is something I wanted to try once while living in Japan.
I think one of the first things any foreigner new to Japan will realize is that there are rice paddies EVERYWHERE. You can find them in front of bus stops, beside suburban homes, and sometimes in surprisingly urban areas. Even though I can bike 10-20 minutes from my house and find a rice paddy, it was rather difficult for me to find a place that was actively recruiting volunteers to plant rice. One advertisement finally proved promising. So one early Sunday morning, three friends joined me in traveling to the Itoshima Peninsula to plant pesticide-free rice by hand.
The rice-planting group consisted of four foreigners (us), a handful of other interested first-timers, and an army of small children with their parents. We jumped right into the rice paddy in our bare feet, pants legs pulled up high since the mud came up to our knees. What a feeling! I don't think I've squished around in the mud barefoot since I was a child. My friends and I giggled the whole time at the sounds of our sloshing feet and at the sight of children up to their rear ends in mud.
While many farmers use tractors or other machinery to plant their rice these days, we planted by hand. A rope with small strings knotted at intervals was slung across the rice paddy. We planted a seedling at each knot, and then we would step back as the rope was moved forward. Although the rows looked a bit haphazard from inside the rice paddy, they looked pleasantly tidy from the roadside. It had only been two hours, and although we were tired, we were happy to have spent the day out in nature trying something new.
Do you have a "Japan To-Do List"? Perhaps even my Japanese readers have some things they want to try. Take out a pen and try brain-storming!

Emily Rosenberg

福岡レインボーマガジン (日本語)

1. 福岡よかトピア国際交流財団からのお知らせ

  1)  東日本大震災情報
  2) 在住外国人向け多言語防災ガイドDVDが完成しました
  3) LOVE FM「Rainbow Plaza Information」
  4) 国際交流活動助成のご案内(よかトピア記念国際財団)
  5) 外国人学生が語るふるさとの街と福岡
  6) 日本語おしゃべりサロン

2. 福岡県、福岡市、国等からの情報

  1)  LOVE FM「Fukuoka City Information」
  2) 福岡アジア文化賞 第22回受賞者決定
  3) シネラ「山本薩夫監督特集」
  4) こくさいひろばカフェVol. 4 「 韓国・大邸について」
  5) 国連ハビタット福岡本部設立14周年特別企画
  6) 夏季留学生インターンシップ

3. FUKU-NET団体からの情報

  1) アジア太平洋こども会議・イン福岡「アジア太平洋こどもフォトウォーク」
  2) オイスカ創立50周年記念 第9回「集まれ!地球体験村」
  3) JICA九州よりセミナーのお知らせ
  4) イスラ・デ・サルサ2011
  5) 福岡日伊協会映画鑑賞会

4. その他福岡地域の国際交流団体等からの情報

  1)  第25回福岡アジア映画祭2011
  2) あすみん交流会
  3) 第9回日中友好児童絵画展

5. エミリーの那珂川ノート


1. 福岡よかトピア国際交流財団からのお知らせ

 〒810-0001福岡市中央区天神1丁目10-1 北別館5F
 URL: http://www.rainbowfia.or.jp

1) 東日本大震災情報

2) 在住外国人向け多言語防災ガイドDVDが完成しました

3) LOVE FM「Rainbow Plaza Information」
  LOVE FM (76.1MHz)で、福岡にお住まいの外国人や市民を対象に生活情報や国際交流情報を多言語で紹介しています。
言 語:英語(月、木)、中国語(火、金)、韓国語(水)

4) 国際交流活動助成のご案内(よかトピア記念国際財団)
問合せ:財団法人 よかトピア記念国際財団
Tel: 092-733-5630  Fax: 092-733-5635

5) 外国人学生が語るふるさとの街と福岡
日 時:7/21(木)18:30 - 20:30
場 所:あったかサロン
語り手:趙 丹俊(チョウ・タンシュン)さん(中国江蘇省丹陽市出身)

6) 日本語おしゃべりサロン
日 時:毎月第1・3木曜日 13:30 - 17:00
場 所:あったかサロン

2. 福岡県、福岡市、国等からの情報
1) LOVE FM「Fukuoka City Information」
  「Fukuoka City Information」がLOVE FM (76.1MHz)で4月11日より始まりました。
放送時間:毎月第2・4週目の月曜、火曜、水曜 19:50頃から3分間
言 語:英語(月)、中国語(火)、韓国語(水)

2) 福岡アジア文化賞 第22回受賞者決定
大 賞:アン・チュリアン氏(カンボジアの民族学者。アンコールワット遺跡群保存に尽力)
芸 術・文化賞:ニールズ・グッチョウ氏(ドイツの建築史家、修復建築家。

3) シネラ「山本薩夫監督特集」
期 間:7/6(水)- 7/31(日)
観覧料:大人600円 高校・大学生500円 小中学生400円
Tel: 092-852-0600

4) こくさいひろばカフェ Vol. 4 「 韓国・大邸について」
  日 時:7/24(日)14:00-16:00
場 所:アクロス福岡3F「こくさいひろば」
問合せ:福岡県国際交流センター こくさいひろば
Tel: 092-725-9200


5) 国連ハビタット福岡本部設立14周年特別企画
日時:8/1(月)18:30 - 19:30
場 所:アクロス福岡3F「こくさいひろば」
入 場:無料
定 員:50名程度
Tel: 092-724-7121  Fax: 092-724-7124

期 間:7/30(土)- 8/5(金)
場 所:アクロス福岡3F「こくさいひろば」

6) 夏季留学生インターンシップ

3. FUKU-NET団体からの情報
1) アジア太平洋こども会議・イン福岡「アジア太平洋フォトウォーク」
日 時:7/18(月・祝)14:00 - 18:00
場 所:福岡市役所前広場 および 天神地区

2) オイスカ創立50周年記念 第9回「集まれ!地球体験村」
期 間:7/28(木)- 7/30(土)
場 所:オイスカ西日本研修センター
対象者:1)小学校4年生〜高校3年生の男女 2)高校卒業以上のリーダー
〒811-1112 福岡市早良区小笠木678-1 (公財)オイスカ西日本研修センター内
Tel: 092-803-0311  Fax: 092-803-0322  Email: oiscantc@oisca.org

3) JICA九州よりセミナーのお知らせ
日 時:7/16(土)- 7/17(日)9:30から
場 所:JICA九州研修室(北九州市八幡東区平野2-2-1)

4) イスラ・デ・サルサ2011
日 時:8/6日(土)- 8/7(日)13:00 - 21:00
場 所:シーサイドももち地行浜
料 金:1日券4,500円  2日券7,800円 
Tel: 092-762-4100  Email: isla@tiempo.jp

5) 福岡日伊協会映画鑑賞会
日 時:7/25(月)19:00
場 所:あじびホール
Tel: 092-476-2153

4. その他福岡地域の国際交流団体等からの情報
1) 第25回福岡アジア映画祭2011
期 間:7/1(金)- 7/10(日)
場 所:九州日仏学館5Fホール、福岡明治安田生命ホール
料 金:1)前売 1,400円(1作品)、6,000円(5作品券)、10,000円(10作品券)
     2)当日 1,800円(一般)、1,500円(大学生)、1,000円(中高生、60歳以上)
Tel: 092-733-0949  Email: faff@gol.com

2) あすみん交流会
日 時:7/23(土)19:00 - 21:00
場 所:福岡市NPOボランティア交流センターあすみん(セミナールーム)
対 象:ボランティア活動に興味がある方ならどなたでも参加できます。
申 込:福岡市NPOボランティア交流センターあすみん
Tel: 092-724-4801  Fax: 092-724-4901  Email: info@fnvc.jp

3) 第9回日中友好児童絵画展
日 時:7/28(木)- 8/2(火)10:00 - 20:00(最終日は19:30まで)
場 所:福岡アジア美術館8階交流ギャラリー
Tel: 092-441-8059  Fax: 092-452-5643  Email: mail@bellpo.org

5. エミリーの那珂川ノート



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