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@@@Information Regarding the Recent Influenza Outbreak.

The first confirmed case of Novel Influenza A(H1N1) in Japan was reported on the 16th of May, 2009. While it is said that this type of influenza is highly contagious, most people will recover with only minor symptoms. However, pregnant women or people with existing medical conditions (such as diabetes or asthma etc.) are advised to take extra precautions. With infection expected to increase in the near future it is important to remain calm and make decisions based on the latest information available.

How to Prevent Novel Influenza A(H1N1)
Essentially you can take the same measures to prevent Novel Influenza A(H1N1) as you would any other type of influenza:
" Wash your hands and gargle as soon as you arrive home.
" If you have symptoms such as coughing or sneezing, please make sure you wear a mask.
" Make sure you eat properly and get enough rest.
" Use a humidifier to prevent your room from drying out.

Preparing your Household for an Outbreak of Novel Influenza A(H1N1)
In order to prepare for a mass outbreak of Novel Influenza A(H1N1) in Japan it is recommended that you enough have food and daily necessities (approximately 2 weeks worth) in your residence to be able to survive without going outside.

Contacting Kanoya Healthcare Center
Please contact the Kanoya Healthcare Center (Ph: 0994-43-3107 ) in either English or Japanese if you experience any of the following:

  1.  You have a temperature higher than RW or acute respiratory symptoms.

  2.  You have been in contact with anyone who is infected with Novel Influenza A(H1N1).

  3.  You have been to country or an area that has experienced a recent outbreak of Novel Influenza A(H1N1).

There is the possibility that if you donft contact the healthcare center and then visit a clinic or hospital with the virus you will infect other patients and/ or staff members. In order to prevent this from occurring please wear a mask when visiting clinics or hospitals.

Phone Enquiries
Kanoya Healthcare Center, Food Hygiene and Disease Prevention Office

Kanoya City Civic Activity Promotions Division

For further information please check the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfarefs homepage


@@@eJambo! African Festaf

In order to increase international awareness in the local area, the Kanoya International Exchange Association (KIEA) will be holding an event called eJambo! African Festaf.

The event will feature a screening of the film eChokoraf which follows the lives of street children in the Republic of Kenya. Terumi Matsushita, a representative from an NGO in Kenya that is providing support to these children, will give a lecture and the famous Japanese thumb piano player Sakaki Mango (whose music is featured in the film) will also perform on the day.

We want as many people as possible to come to this event so advance tickets are only going to cost 500 yen. There will be African food and folk crafts for sale on the day as well as a photo exhibition and drum performance from a local djembe group.

This will be an excellent opportunity for children (and adults too!) to gain a global perspective so please ask your friends and family to come along too.

Proceeds from this event will be directly donated to housing funds and facilities that are currently supporting street children in Kenya.


  • TitleF eChokora!f

  • ContentF A documentary that closely follows the joys, struggles, lifestyles and the current problems facing street children in the Republic of Kenya.

  • Running TimeF 94mins@(Subtitles in Japanese)

  • URL: http://www.chokora.jp/


  • Title: eSakaki Mango- Talk and Livef

  • ContentF A short talk and concert by one of the best thumb piano players in Japan; Sakaki Mango.

  • Performance TimeF60mins


  • LecturerF Matsushita Terumi (Representative from the Kenyan NGO eMoyo Childrenfs Centref)

  • ContentF Ms. Matsushita will introduce her organizationfs current activities and the current situation of street children in Japan. She will also talk about the future of the Republic of Kenya itself.

  • Lecture TimeF20mins

Tickets Available fromF

  • Rina City Kanoya

  • Kanoya International Exchange Association

DateFJune 2oth (Saturday), 2009

@Matinee i13:00`16:10j
@Evening Show i18:00`21:10j
@Each show will run for approx. 3hrs 10mins

VenueFRina City Kanoya (3F)

HostFKanoya International Exchange Association

SponsorFKanoya City Board of Education

Co-SponsorFMachizukuri Kanoya Co. Ltd.

@iAdvance TicketsF500 yen. Children (under 5) F100 yenj

Further Inquiries:
@Kanoya International Exchange Association
@(Kanoya City Hall (5F) Civic Activity Promotions Divisionj
@TEL: 0994-43-2111 (Ext. 3394)


@@@@Kagoshima Prefecture International Cooperation Youth Experience Program
@@@@gLetfs go to Laos!h| Applications Now Open.

Letfs go to LaosIParticipant@Interview

Are you interested in learning about the warm hearted Southeast Asian country of Laos? Would you like to do a homestay visit, become an exchange student or see Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in the workplace?
This will be a great opportunity for junior high school and high school students to learn about other cultures.
We are eagerly awaiting your applications.


  • Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteer workplace inspection.
  • School Visits.
  • Homestay and the chance to interact with local residents.

Participant Requirements:

  • Must be a currently enrolled at junior high or high school in Kanoya city.
  • Must be under the age of 18 as at the 1st of April, 2009.
  • Must have their school principal and guardianfs consent.
  • Must be physically and mentally fit.

Date/ Length of Stay:
@19th (Sun) ` 26th (Sun) July, 2009(8 days).

@Approximately 150000 yen
@75000 yen will be subsidized by the Kanoya International
@Exchange Association.

Number of Participants:@@

How to Apply:
@Please bring the following documents to the address outline below;
@Kagoshima Prefecture International Cooperation Youth Experience Program

  1. Application FormiForm #P@PDF@Word@j
  2. School Consent FormiForm #2@PDF@Word@j
  3. Medical Examination ReportiForm #3@PDF@Word@j
    Medical Examination Reports from certain hospitals can also be submitted if they contain all of the correct information.
  4. Essay iEntitled hMy Volunteer Activitiesh@(approx. 800 words)j@

@Submission Deadline:
@@ 30th (Thurs) April, 2009

@Location where applications should be submitted:
@@Kanoya International Exchange Association
@@iKanoya City Hall (5F) Civic Activity Promotions Divisionj
@@TELF0994-43-2111 (Ext. 3394j

Further Inquiries:
@Kanoya International Exchange Association
@iKanoya City Hall (5F) Civic Activity Promotions Divisionj
@TEL: 0994-43-2111 (Ext. 3394j

For those students who currently attend a junior high/ high school outside of the Kanoya City area, please contact the Kagoshima Prefecture International Cooperation Youth Experience Program Committee directly on i099-221-6620j.

@@@@~Cooking Salon~Curries from around the world

How would you like to learn about different customs and cultures while making curry at the same time?

We are planning to make 5 curries from 5 different countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Haiti and England) using ingredients that you can buy here in Kanoya.

Please come along and enjoy the various flavours and cultures that these countries have to offer.

@April 26th, 2009 (Sunday) 11:00`14:00 (Registration starts at 10:30)

@Kanoya Central Community Centre ()

What to bring
@Plate, spoon, cup and apron.

@500 yen (Free for Kanoya International Exchange Association members)

@Limited to 40 so get in quick!!!
@(participants must be at least 5th grade elementary school students)

Registration Deadline
@April 20th, 2009 (Monday)

To Apply:
Please contact the Kanoya International Exchange Association Secretariat.
@TEL: 0994-43-2111 (Ext. 3394jAFAXF0994-42-2001Ae-mail: info@kiea.ne.jp



Civic Activity Promotion Division, Kanoya City Hall
20-1 Kyoei-cho Kanoya City, Kagoshima Prefecture JAPAN 893-8501
TEL : 0994-43-2111 (Ext. 3394j@FAX : 0994-42-2001
EMAIL : info@kiea.ne.jp
Skype : kiea1997
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