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Miyazaki International Plaza(April,2008)

Spring is generally considered the season when life begins anew in Japan. Not only are there many opportunities to get to know new people and discover new things, but there is also the possibility that you may encounter something unfamiliar or meet with trouble. Especially if you are living abroad, you might struggle trying to adjust or dealing with such difficulty. The Miyazaki International Foundation provides a variety of support for foreign residents so that they can spend their time comfortably in Miyazaki. This month, we will introduce the Miyazaki Prefecture International Plaza. 

 

Miyazaki Prefecture International Plaza

 Q:Where is the Plaza located?

It is on the 8th Floor of Carino Miyazaki.  Only a 10 minute walk from Miyazaki Station, the Plaza is conveniently located in the cityís center.  The Plaza is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm, and is closed on Sundays, Mondays, public holidays and the New Yearís holiday (December 29th to January 3rd). If you come by car, please make use of the Carino Miyazaki paid parking lot, or try the other nearby pay lot.

 

Q:What services does the Plaza provide?

Useful information about living in Miyazaki

 We can help you with any concerns regarding your life in Miyazaki: studying Japanese, sightseeing in Miyazaki, etc.

Library system

 We have a diverse collection in our library. You can find English newspapers and a variety of books such as foreign-language books, Japanese study materials, etc. Anyone can borrow these materials for two weeks free of charge.

Message board

 You can use the message board to post announcements regarding events, language classes and the like. The Miyazaki International Foundationís website also has a message board on its Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean web pages. Please use it at your convenience.

 

Q:Is it okay to visit even if I cannot speak Japanese well?

 CIRs (Coordinators for International Relations) work at the Plaza on varying days throughout the week. They can speak English, Chinese and Korean. The everyday staff can also help out as they speak foreign languages, so please feel free to drop by the Plaza anytime.

Days when CIRs are at the Plaza

  Tuesdays: EnglishChinese, Thursdays: Korean, Fridays: English

  *Please call before visiting to ensure that the CIRs are available.

In addition, we have a counseling service available in five languages. For those of you who are living in remote areas, our counselors can still reach you by phone. 

Counseling services

 Languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese

 Service Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm.

 Appointment Number: Tel: 0985-31-4184 *Please call first to set up an appointment.

 

 

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the Miyazaki International Foundation: (Phone) 0985-32-8457, (Fax) 0985-32-8512, or (Email) miyainfo@mif.or.jp.  Thank you.

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