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“Hamamatsu Children’s Plaza Marche” Stalls Wanted

Eligibility: A craftsman or personal craftsman of handmade products active in the local region. (20 booths available)
Products: Children and family oriented handmade product. (Food and second hand products not accepted.)
Booth fee: 1 booth 2000 yen
Application: Please download the application form from the Hamamatsu Children’s Plaza Homepage and submit it directly or by fax to the Hamamatsu Children’s Plaza from 19 August 2019 (Applications accepted until 15 September)
* The Hamamatsu Children’s Plaza Marche is on 4 November (Mon), 11:00-16:00.
Venue: Hamamatsu Children’s Plaza Annex Gallery 1/ 2 (Zaza City Hamamatsu Central Hall 5 Floor)


Town Concert

Date and time: 7 September (Sat), 16:00 onwards
Venue: JR Hamamatsu Station North Exit (Cancelled if it rains)


Food Donations Requested

We are gathering food for those in need. Please put the food you will donate into the food boxes provided.
Period: Until 30 August (Fri) (From 08:30 till 17:15 excluding Saturdays, Sunday and holidays)
Venue: Hamamatsu City Hall 1F, Near Resident’s Lobby.
Conditions: Over two months until best before date and unopened.
Ineligible: Fresh foods, Alcoholic products including non-alcoholic products, Liquid foods for preventive care, Beauty foods, Preservation Water and Supplements
*We will gratefully accept rice, pasta and canned products.
Enquires: Fujinokuni Food Bank (Authorised NPO) (054-248-6166) In Japanese only.


Hamamatsu Matsuri Assembly Hall Festival 2019

Join classes to learn how to play Taiko Drums or make Tako Kites and fly them. Sports events will be organized at the same time. Entry is free.
Date and time: 25 August (Sun), 15:00-20:00
Venue: Hamamatsu Matsuri Assembly Hall (1313 Nakatajima-cho, Minami-ku)


Survival! Cooking Rice

Learn to cook rice without a rice cooker. (In Japanese only)
Date and time: 8 September (Sun), 10:00-13:00
Venue: ECOhouse Model Home, Kitsugi no Mori
Fee: 300 yen (material fees)
Application: 053-485-2021 (From 10:00 am on Saturday, 17 August) *In Japanese only


15th Hamamatsu 21 Health Lecture Meetings

There will be lecture on “Prevention and Treatment for Esophageal Cancer and Stomach Cancer” and “Locomotive Syndrome Prevention with Preventive Care”. (In Japanese only)
Date and time: 28 September (Sat), 13:30-16:00
Venue: ACT City Big Hall
Enquires: Public Health Promotion Division, Hamamatsu City, 053-453-6125 (In Japanese only).


Commendation for Civilians, Organisations and Enterprises Actively Engaging in Intercultural Activities

We are accepting nominations of citizens, groups and companies who carry out outstanding intercultural activities in the city. Self-nominations and nominations of others will be accepted, and winners will receive awards. We are looking for outstanding and pioneering continuous activities that engage in creating an intercultural society, and act as an example to others.

Requirements: Activities must have been carried out in the city for 10 years (as a rule) and still taking place at the time of application.

Application: Present the application form and necessary documents directly to the International Affairs division, or send by mail or email. Must arrive before July 31.

* Application forms are distributed at the International Affairs Division, the Intercultural Center and Foreign Resident Study Support Center.


Nihongo Cafe and Club Hamamatsu

From Mondays to Fridays
9:30-12:00 / 13:30-18:00

For foreigner who live in Hamamatsu who want to practice their Japanese while learning Japanese manners and culture.

Location: 2F Sanaruko Parktown South, 1933-1 Tomitsuka-cho, Nakak-ku. "Media Point"

Fee: 500 yen (One free drink)

Limit: 10 people (First come first serve)

Application: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/nihongocafehamamatsu/)

Run by C-point ltd.


2019 Hamamatsu Star Week

When: 3 August (Sat), 19:00-22:00
Where: Green lawn area at Hamanako Garden Park (5475-1 Murakushicho, Nishi-ku)
*Entrance from the south gate only (cancelled in the event of rain)
** No reservation required

第17回浜松市民文化フェスティバル「浜松市民合唱祭2019」 参加者募集

Call for Participants for the 17th Hamamatsu Cultural Festival “Resident’s Choir Festival 2019”

Choirs from within Hamamatsu as well as the western regions of the Shizuoka prefecture (Workplace/ general/ children/ PTA/ university/ middle school/ elementary etc.)
To participate, please contact the coordinator for the Resident’s Choir Festival, Cultural Project Division, Hamamatsu Cultural Foundation directly or by post. Contact: Tamagawa (090-1474-5871) (111-1 Itaya-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu 〒430-7790.)
The Festival is on the October 13 (Sun), from 10:00 – 19:30.
Venue: ACT City Central Hall
Must arrive before the deadline on August 9.

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