My name is Meital, and I am from Israel. I am the Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) in Yaotsu Town, a participant in the JET Programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Program).
I have been living in Yaotsu with my husband since August 2010.
Yaotsu is the birthplace of Chiune Sugihara, the Japanese diplomat who saved the lives of 6000 Jews during the Holocaust. Therefore, the CIR of Yaotsu is always an Israeli. As a Jew and as an Israeli, I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as Yaotsu CIR.
I believe that the Coordinator for International Relations in Yaotsu can contribute to mutual understanding between Japan and Israel, as well as to the deepening of cross-cultural communication through various cultural activities and the introduction of the Israeli culture. These activities include cultural lectures, cooking classes and Hebrew classes, school visits, publication of a monthly column regarding Israel and much more. Likewise, the CIR of Yaotsu Town serves as a guide in the Sugihara Memorial Hall formany guests who visit Yaotsu.
The International Association of Yaotsu holds an important role in deepening understanding and awareness of cross-cultural communication. Participation in this association is indeed a wonderful opportunity to enjoy many cultural activities, to get familiar with diverse cultures, and to get know each other.
I will be happy to answer any questions you have!
Notes about what we do
The purpose of the club
Message from the Club Chairman