International Exchange Events
FILS runs various kinds of international and intercultural events.
Japanese people and foreign residents,
They both can get to know each other through the social interaction.
And this is the first step of multicultural symbiosis.
Setting aside the difficulties,
why not come and try local international exchange events?
The latest events schedule is showed in the followings.
FILS LETTER published in April, July, October, and January
Koho Fuji published on 5 and 20 day of every month
FILS Blog (FILS Web Page)
ＵＴＡ ★ ＧＯＥ
UTA ★ GOE is planned and runs by Cultural Affairs section
It is an event for foreign residents who live in Fuji-shi to show their culture to Japanese people.
Songs, dance, and music from all over the world is performed and attendances sometimes can try to do one of the performance and join activities.
They also can try foreign style sweets, snack, and drink at the Tea Time.
It is a place to mix with foreingn people in an interntional atmosphere.
Sometimes high level performances and traditional Japanese music,dance, and other entertainment are showed.
This is held twice a year, in Spring and in Autmn.
No application nor fees are necessary.
Just pop in and join the event!
So far, there have been musical and dance performance from Thai, China, Peru, Indonesia, Brazil, Philippine, and Russia.
ＵＴＡ★ＧＯＥ karaoke conpetition was held twice.
Sometimes, traditional Japanese culture is also showed.
For e.g. Musical performance by KOTO; Japanese Harp, Japanese tea ceremony, and Kimono dressing show
She played Philippine musical instrument. She played a Matoquin, a Mongolian musical instrument.
They performed Peruvian dance with beautiful costume. They tried Qigong and refreshed their bodis and minds.
Traditional dance from Bali, Indonesia. Koto; the Japanese harps were played.
Classical Japanese dance was perfomed.
It is a first step of international exchange to see and to learn foreign culture.
Year End Party
| This is the Cultural Affairs Section presents the Potluck International Exchange Party!
Dance & Musical performance by local ＆ foreign residents were showed.
♪Hawaiian Hula Dance, an emage of everlasting summer ♪Phillipine dance
♪Perivian dance in colorful costumes
No participation fee necessary.
Please bring one dish for the party to share.
Don’t miss this December’s Year End Party!
Civil Dance Parade
Fuji festival is A Civil festival held every year on the 4th Sunday in July.
A parade of Princess Kaguya; an ancient fairy tale story in Fuji-shi, and a lot of activities and performances by citizens are showed.
Countless numbers of food stools are on the street and they make it a very live summer festival.
FILS joins the civil dance parade as TEAM FILS which is the only international dance group in Fuji Festival.
The parade is held at Aoba Street in front of Rose Theater.
More than 2000 citizens dance the Fuji-shi local dances; "Fujibayashi” and “Fuji Samba” in their original costumes.
↑Company trainees came from abroad also join the Festival.
Everyone looks happy!!
Why not join us and dance with TEAM FILS in Fuji Festival?
Come and join us with TEAM FILS next year?
Japanese Home Style Cooking Class
This class is A Cooking Class only for Foreign Residents run by Cultural Affairs Section.
"I do not know how I cook with Japanese cooking ingredients and seasoning"
"I'd like to learn how to cook bacsic Japanese home-style cooking"
If you think so, why not join our Japanese Cooking Classes?
Professional cooking instructors teach how to cook Japanese home-style dishes.
Dises cooked in this class....
Chawan-mushi (Steamed egg hotchpotch), Chirasi-zushi(Scattered sushi), Oyako-donburi(Chicken and egg bowl),
Tempra, Norimaki(Rolled sushi), Niku-jaga(Simmered meat and potatoes), Takikomi-gohan(Japanese style pilaf),
Mame-gohan(Peas pilaf), Steamed white fish, and so on
"This is our cooking instructr, Ms. ・・・・・・・" says a volunteer of Cultural Affirs Section.
The instructor is also a volunteer.
Womens of course, young guys and small children try to cook Japanese home-style dishes.
They all work well.
All the dishes look nice!
" How is the taste?" "It's lovely!"
Would you like to cook Japanese food for your families and friends?
All your guests must be surprised at you!
Speech Contest in Japanese
International Relations Fair
It is a big event for international relationship run by Fuji-shi local government at FUJISANMESSE
This is held on the first Sunday in Feburuary.
With an international atmoshphere, a number of foreign citizens from vorious countries join this event.
This is the biggest event for international relationship in Fuji-shi area.
Why not come and enjoy international atmosphere.
FILS have organized some other events in the past years/
FILS joined Fuji Fukushi Matsuri.
The Brazillian BBQ, CHURRASCO was sold and Perivian dance was showed on the stage.
The Rainbow Week
An event of cross-cultural experience for school children in Summer holiday.
Experienced a Festival from America, HALLOWEEN with elementary and junior high school students.
With the Yoshiwara Honcho Shopping District’s cooperation, the children wearing costumes enjoyed doing Trick or Treat.
Yoshiwara Gion Festival
Volunteer staff dressed foreign citizens in Yukata.
German Tea Party
Introducing German Culture while holding a German-style tea ceremony.
Speak foreign language.
Persian, Korean, Spanish, Chinese and English
Experiencing international exchange between Japanese and foreigners using different foreign languages.
FILS always welcomes new initiatives, planning and management by volunteers.