About the Oita International Plaza’s Roles – おおいた国際交流プラザ
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About the Oita International Plaza’s Roles

The Oita International Plaza currently conducts the following roles:

Oita Information & Support Center

Consultation services

Our services include free consultations in Chinese and Tagalog as well as free professional consultations.
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Training

The plaza conducts training seminars related to consultation services.
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PR activities

Multilingual information is distributed through the plaza’s official website, newsletter and social media pages.
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Support for foreign nationals living in Oita

Support in studying the Japanese language

We regularly introduce Japanese language classrooms and relevant volunteering entities to support foreign residents in their studies of the Japanese language.
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Support in times of disaster

We are involved in disaster preparedness training, the various efforts across the prefecture and the release of multilingual information.
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Healthcare assistance

The plaza releases relevant, multilingual information on the various efforts across the prefecture.
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Support in education

The plaza releases relevant, multilingual information on the various efforts across the prefecture.
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Delivery of information

Newsletter

The plaza runs its own newsletter titled ‘Oita Information & Support Center’.
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Free messaging service OIPM

Registered users receive free news on the Oita International Plaza’s events, tips to living in the prefecture, and information on disaster preparedness.
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Community space

The community spaces provides multifaceted information including those related to daily life, healthcare and local culture.
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Message board

The message board reveals information on group activities, opportunities for making new friends, work, studies and other multiple fields.
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Gallery exhibitions

The Oita International Plaza holds gallery exhibitions for individuals and groups that conduct international exchange activities or support the plaza’s efforts.
◎Duration of single exhibition: 1 month ◎Exhibition free: free-of-charge
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Loaning of foreign language books

Foreign language books and language textbooks are available for loan. We also accept donated books written in languages other than Japanese (including fiction and non-fiction books, picture books, books written in simple Japanese and language textbooks).
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Each course

International understanding seminars

The plaza conducts international understanding seminars based on themes such as international exchange, international cooperation and multiculturalism. Our goal is to help residents develop international sensibilities and gain further interest in other cultures.
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Free Talk Class

Coordinators for International Relations from Korea, China and Australia hold regular free talk classes in their respective native languages at the Oita International Plaza.
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Trial seminars

Volunteering lecturers conduct regular seminars at the Oita International Plaza.
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About volunteering and how to become a volunteer

Volunteering interpreters and translators

If you are interested in exercising your linguistic abilities and supporting foreign residents, register with us to receive news on volunteering activities for interpretation and translation. To join, please fill out the ‘Volunteering Interpreters and Translators’ registration form.
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Japanese language volunteers

We are actively seeking individuals who are interested in exercising their linguistic abilities and helping foreign residents.
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