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 / Turkey / Thai / Sri Lanka / China)
Yakumo Gymnasium
MIFA Activities Display / Amusement for Children / Table Tennis / Mini-Japanese Conversation Salon / Display of 2020 Tokyo Olympics & Paralympics / Int’l groups (Meguro Branch of Tokyo Administrative Scriveners Association / Meguro UNESCO Association / Tokyo Metropolitan Kokusai High School / Meguro City Japan-China Friendship Association / Multilingual Picture Book RAINBOW / Meguro Branch of Japan-China Friendship Association / IPIL-IPIL no kai / Archives of the World Languages / Seisen International School / Kokka-nowa Project / Refugee Empowerment Network)
Small Hall at Meguro Persimmon Hall

  • Small Hall Foyer 1F
    Drink Corner / Disaster Awareness PR / Stamp Rally / Taiwanese Tea Culture / Ikebana
  • Small Hall Stage
    09:55-10:00  Slides of the 14th MIFA festival
    10:00-10:05  Greeting from MIFA Chief Director
    10:05-10:10  Greeting from MIFA Mayor
    10:10-10:15  Greeting from an Ambassador
    10:25-10:40  Introduction to Overseas Culture 1
    10:45-11:00  Introduction to Overseas Culture 2
    11:05-11:20  Introduction to Overseas Culture 3
    11:25-11:40  Introduction to Overseas Culture 4
    11:45-12:00  Introduction to Overseas Culture 5
    12:05-12:15  Kimono Show 1
    12:20-12:35  Introduction to Overseas Culture 6
    12:40-12:55  Introduction to Overseas Culture 7
    13:00-13:15  Introduction to Overseas Culture 8
    13:20-13:35  Introduction to Overseas Culture 9
    13:40-13:55  Introduction to Overseas Culture 10
    14:00-15:10  Panel Discussion
    15:15-15:25  Kimono Show 2
    15:30-15:45 Introduction to Overseas Culture 11
    15:50-16:10 Introduction to Overseas Culture 12
  • Small Hall Foyer 1F
    Embassies located in Meguro City & Their Friendship with Visitors (Algeria / Egypt / Gabon / Indonesia / Kenya / Kyrgyz / Latvia / Nepal / Poland / Rwanda / Sudan / Togo / Uzbekistan)
    Learn Writing Systems of Languages / Calligrapy / Portrait Painting /
  • 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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