Volunteer Interpreter Group (Bogoshiensha)
This group provides interpreting and translation to assist people who don’t speak Japanese. Assistance is available for city hall procedures, school interviews, children’s periodical health checkups, shopping, etc. Interpreting/translation related to business or medical situations are not possible. Requests for assistance are emailed to registered volunteers who then decide if the request suits their schedule and/or language ability.
Spanish Class for Language Volunteers
A Spanish class for beginners was held every Thursday at the Chuo Kominkan from October to December 2018. It was attended by 20 students, and taught by Multicultural Instructor and former JICA worker in Paraguay, Ms. Kimiko Yamada. Students learnt basic words and phrases, and how to pronounce the Spanish alphabet.