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International Relations


SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange
Contact
TEL / FAX  :  0294-21-5849
E-Mail  :   SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange mail
URL  :  http://beauty.geocities.jp/sakura_net_hitachi/
Chairperson Toshiko Yokota
Founded November 10, 1990
The Purpose of
Establishment
Sakura was founded with the idea that networking is necessary for members to forward essential  voluntary work and began international activities in five areas, like the petals of sakura, a cherry blossom.  The motto is "Begin with what you think you can do first"
Number of Members 53(as of Feb. 2013)
Annual Membership
Fee
1,800yen per year
Outline of Activities
  • Language/Japanese class, Japanese speech presentation, translation, interpretation etc
  • International Aid/ Mine removal, Refugee support, UNICEF
  • Workshops/ affairs in foreign countries, activities by others
  • Cultural Exchanges/ cooking, music, art, social gatherings
  • Home Visits & Homestay Programs
Activity Object
Countries
Any country
Object Language English
Publication SAKURA(twice a year)
Main Programs
in 2012
  • Nov. 17,2012: Foreigners Japanese Language Speech Contest
  • Oct. 13,2012: Asian tea party
  • Feb. 23,2013: Lecture on International Understanding
  • Annually:
    Japanese language classes
    International aid and donation to Doctors without Borders, Refuges Support, UNICEF
  • On requests:
    Home visits and home・stay programs
    Interpretation support to foreign school children
    Interpretation support to foreign college students
Main Programs
in 2013
Edition in progress
Messages We are always getting down to every activity with the volunteer spirit and a sense of responsibility.
Anyone who would like to enjoy the activities helping for the good of society is more than welcome to join us.
*Notes:Awarded the 38th Odaira Encouragement Awards (October 6, 2010)
Received for its contribution to local welfare, for private endeavors such as Japanese language classes, interpretation, bazaars, charities, lectures, mutual exchange events and home・stay programs
SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange
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SAKURA Volunteer Network for International Exchange
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