17-11 15:14 2016 

To Readers of the TOMBO


Hello, this is Miriam, current editor of the TOMBO, Oita’s English Language Newsletter.

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your continued support.

The International Plaza sends copies of the TOMBO to individuals free of charge every issue.

Unfortunately, as many people on the mailing list have moved away, we have decided to create a new mailing list from scratch.

If you would like to receive an issue of the TOMBO in the past every time it is released, please email your name and address to Ms. Ohata at the Oita International Plaza.

You will receive all upcoming issues of the TOMBO for free.

Even if you were previously receiving the TOMBO in the past, it is necessary for you to register your name and address again with the Plaza, to ensure you continue receiving it.

We are sorry for the inconvenience.

I would like to thank you again for continuing to read and enjoy the TOMBO.

Send your name and address to : Oita International Plaza (Ms. Ohata)

;-) TEL: 097-533-4021         E-mail: ohhata@emo.or.jp

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01-11 11:24 2016 

Free Regular Consultations (November)

Oita International Plaza offer FREE consultations for international residents of Oita Prefecture.


◆Tagalog Consultation: 1pm-4pm on Saturday November 5th, Tuesday November 15th

Chinese Consultation: Every Thursday 10am-1pm (Except for 3th, 10th)

Proceedings of Immigration, Residency and Citizenship Consultation: 1pm-4pm on Sunday November 6th

◆Legal Consultation: 1pm-4pm on Tuesday November 15th


*Interpretation into languages other than Japanese and English may be available with a reservation at least 2 days prior to the consulting day (there are no guarantees).


—Oita International Plaza—

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20-05 11:57 2016 

♪Contributing to the TOMBO♪

As many of you may be aware, the Oita International Plaza produces an English language newsletter called the TOMBO.

We are always looking for ways to make the TOMBO a better newsletter. If you have any ideas for topics about Oita that you would like us to write about, or if you are interested in writing an article to be featured in the TOMBO, please get in contact with us.

Suitable topics would include articles on events and places  in Oita, articles about traditional culture or history in Oita, and so on.

If you are scratching your head for ideas, please feel free to look at the archive issues of the TOMBO online(http://www.oitaplaza.jp/english/rp) or at the Oita International Plaza. Articles must be in English.

If you think you would be interested in possibly writing for the TOMBO, please get in contact with the editor

at: miriam@emo.or.jp



02-05 10:00 2016 

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