15th MIFA International Exchange Festival

Volunteer Instructors for “Let’s Dance Together” Wanted!

Visitors (Beginners)learn and enjoy dances together.
Volunteer instructors who could instruct them how to do basic steps of a dance of your country are wanted.
Time:20 min. out of 10:30-16:00 on Feb.2 (Sun.), 2020
Place:Small Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall
(B1F, 1-1-1, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
1. Participants learn basic steps.
2. Participants dance to the music and enjoy themselves.
Apply:Inform MIFA via email(info@mifa.jp)of your name, nationality, MIFA membership No. and telephone number.

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Volunteers Wanted for the 15th MIFA International Exchange Festival!

Non-native Discussants for a Panel Discussion Wanted!

15th MIFA International Exchange Festival
Purpose 1) To make residents of Meguro City better familiar with MIFA
2) To deepen international friendship and mutual understandings
Theme Enjoy the World♩, the Earth♪, and Japan♬
Date 10:00-16:00 on Feb.2 (Sun.), 2020
Venues *Small Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall(1-1-1, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
*Meguro Kumin Campus Park(1-1-12, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)               *Yakumo Gymnasium (1-1-1, Yakumo, Meguro-ku)
Organized by Meguro International Friendship Association(MIFA)
Co-organized by Meguro City, Eco-life Meguro Promotion Association
Sponsored by *Haagen-Dazs Japan, Inc.
*Miyagawa Conf. CO., Ltd.
*Sapporo Breweries Ltd.
Managed by The MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee
Volunteers Preparation Staff (50)/Support Staff (150) Total:200
Programs Meguro Kumin Campus Park
Food (Indonesia / Korean / Thai / Sri Lanka / Tibetan)
Yakumo Gymnasium
Table Tennis & Boccia (※Bring gym shoes.) / MIFA Activities Display / Amusement for Children / Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon / Learn Writing Systems / Video Show of 2020 Tokyo Olympic & Paralympic Games / Host Town Activities Display / Crime Awareness PR / Portrait Painting / Int’l groups (Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association / Meguro UNESCO Association / Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School / Meguro City Japan-China Friendship Association / Meguro Branch of Japan-China Friendship Association / IPIL-IPIL no kai / Seisen International School / Kokka-no-wa Project / Refugee Empowerment Network) / Japan Intercultural Intelligence
Small Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall

  • Small Hall Foyer 1F
    Drink Corner / Disaster Awareness PR / Stamp Rally / Taiwanese Tea Culture / Ikebana / Calligraphy
  • Small Hall Stage
  • 10:00-10:20 Opening Ceremony
    10:25-11:05 Panel Discussion “Disaster Preparedness for non-native Japanese”
    11:05-11:25 Break
    11:25-11:55 Introduction to Indonesia
    12:05-12:15 Kimono Show12:15-13:15  Break
    13:15-13:45  Let’s Dance Peruvian Dance!
    13:55-14:25  Let’s Dance Sudanese Dance!
    14:35-15:05 Let’s Dance Samba!
    15:15-16:00 Let’s Learn Japanese through Comic Dialogue
  • Small Hall Foyer 1F
    Embassies located in Meguro City & Their Friendship with Visitors (Azerbaijan / Egypt / Kenya / Kyrgyz / Latvia / Mauritania / Nepal / Poland / Sudan / Togo / Uzbekistan)
  • B1F Rooms
    Japanese Tea Ceremony / Try-on Kimono / Game of GO
Expected number of visitors: 2,000 (in total)
Previous festival The 14th MIFA International Exchange Festival held on Jan.20 (Sun.) 2019:  Visitors: 2,000 including 200 non-native Japanese visitors / Volunteers: 258
The 15th MIFA International Exchange Festival Committee Meeting Schedule
July-August Performers, booth managers, and volunteers are recruited.
Oct.5(Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place: B1F 15th meeting room Preparatory meeting
(Leaders of the previous committee and MIFA staff discuss the upcoming festival.)
Oct.12 (Sat.) 13:30-15:30 ※Place:MIFA 1st committee meeting has been scheduled to take place on this day, however, it has been postponed to Nov.9 (Sat.) as a harsh weather is expected and public transporation may be out of service on Oct.12 (Sat.).
Nov.9 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA 2nd committee meeting
Dec.7 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA 3rd committee meeting
Dec.21 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA group/team meeting
Jan.18 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA group/team meeting
Jan.25 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA 4th committee meeting
Jan.17(Thurs.) 9:00-17:00 packing
Jan.30 (Fri.) 13:00-17:00 shipment in
Feb.1 (Sat.) 8:30-10:00 set up the park
9:00-12:00 set up Small Hall and rooms on B1F
10:00-13:00 set up Yakumo Gymnasium
9:00-18:00 rehearsal at Small Hall stage
Feb.2 (Sun.) 10:00-16:00 The 15th MIFA Festival
Feb.3 (Mon.) 9:00-11:00 shipment out
Feb.8 (Sat.) 10:00-12:00 ※Place:MIFA 5th festival meeting

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