【01】New Year’s Reflections

Striving for a better, more multicultural Osaka

with our foreign residents

Osaka Foundation of International Exchange Chairman
Hidetaka Yoshikawa

【02】Activity Report

■ FY 2018 Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term

Overseas Trainees in Architecture and

(Arts Ando Program)

《Being in Charge of the 2018 Ando Program

OFIX Planning Officer Jiang Lijun 》

★ International Student Support ★

■ Orion International House (OIH) Evacuation Drill

■ Local Exchange Event (OIH Winter Party)

★ Simple Japanese Training Study Group ★

★ Jointly Sponsored One Day Consultations

for Foreign Residents ★

◆Jointly hosted by Ikeda City, Association for

Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis, Minoh

Association For Global Awareness,

(NPO) Kita-Osaka Diversity and OFIX

◆Jointly hosted by Sakai City, Hagoromo University of

International Studies and OFIX

★ Networking with Related Organizations ★

■Ritsumeikan University’s International Exchange

Festival: “Asia Week”

■21st International Friendship Festival

◆Minoh Multiethnic Festival 2018

【03】Featured Article

Employment Opportunities for

Osaka’s International Students

《Employment for International Students in Osaka

- Now and in the Future -》

Hayato Mori, Managing Director

of MORI KOSAN CO., LTD.

★ Career Counselling for International Students ★

【04】Notifications & Tenants Wanted

◆ Disaster-related

Multilingual Volunteer Training Course

◆ Volunteer Training for Foreign Resident

Disaster Support Using Simple Japanese

★ OFIX Booth at the 25th One World Festival! ★

Tenants Wanted

★ Orion International House

Tenants Wanted from Spring! ★

◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents

◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!

◇ Want to become a supporting member of OFIX?


【01】Activity Report

★ Disaster Support for Foreign Residents ★

■ FY 2018 2nd Osaka Prefectural Foreign Resident

Disaster Support Network Meeting

★ FY 2018 Simple Japanese Training ★

★ Ando Program ★

■ Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term Overseas

Trainees in Architecture and Arts

《 Social Media Study Session 》

【02】The Current State of Disaster Support for

Foreign Residents

Our support efforts in response to the June 2018 Earthquake in Northern Osaka Prefecture and the July 2018 Japan Floods

Osaka Foundation of International Exchange

《 Osaka Multilingual Disaster Information Center Staff Training 》

Two Cases Highlighting the Current State of Disaster Support for Foreign Residents throughout Osaka Prefecture

◆ Responding to the Needs of International Students

Following the Northern Osaka Prefecture Earthquake

Center for International Studies, Otemon Gakuin University

◆ Things We Discover in Times of Disasters:

Valuing the Perspectives of Foreign Residents

Minoh Association for Global Awareness

【03】Activity Report

★ Comprehensive Disaster Drill for International Students ★

★ International Student Support ★

■ Orion International House Student Gathering

★ Disaster Preparation Workshop

for International Student Coordinators ★

《“Metcha LOVE OSAKA Project”》

Talk Session to Open 3D Trick Art Display

【04】Notice

★ One-Day Consultation Services for Foreign Residents ★

◆ Consultation for Foreign Residents

- Jointly hosted by Ikeda City,
Association for Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis,
Minoh Association For Global Awareness,
(NPO) Kita-Osaka Diversity and OFIX

◆ Free Consultations for Foreign Residents - Jointly hosted by Sakai City, Hagoromo University of International Studies and OFIX

★ OFIX Booth at Ritsumeikan University’s
Asia Week Festival ★

《 Company Profiles of Listed Banner Ads 》

◆ Osaka International Law Offices

◆ HIROSE Certified Public Tax Accountant Office

◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents

◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!

◇ Want to become a supporting member of OFIX?

◇ Towards the 2025 World Expo In Osaka-Kansai


【01】Activity Report

★ Disaster Support for Foreign Residents ★

■ FY 2018 1st Osaka Prefectural Foreign Resident

Disaster Support Network Meeting

★ Community Volunteer Interpreter Training ★

★ International Student Support ★

at Orion International House

■ Orion House Local Community Gathering

(Welcome Party)

★ Jointly Sponsored One Day Consultations

for Foreign Resident ★

【Notcie】 FY 2018 Simple Japanese Program

【02】The Current State of Cross-cultural Awareness

Education in Osaka Prefecture Classrooms

OFIX's Efforts for Cross-cultural Awareness

- Reviewing FY 2017 Results -

◆ Acknowledging and Nurturing Each Other's Differences

in the Classroom

Kadoma Dai-Yon Junior High School Takumi Maetsuka

◆ Kawachinagano Educational Media Center's Distance

Learning and Interaction Lessons with Overseas Schools

Kawachinagano Educational Media Center

Shoji Umeda

【03】Roundtable Talk with OFIX Cross-cultural Awareness

Education Foreign Supporters

- in OFIX’s Meeting Room -

■ OFIX Cross-cultural Awareness Education Foreign

Supporter Training

【04】Notice

◆ NTrainees Finalized for the 2018 Ando Program

◆【Notice from Osaka Prefectural Government】

2018 8.8 Million Drill on Wednesday, September 5!

Participants Wanted

◆ Looking for Orion International House residents

from Fall 2018

◆【JICA Osaka Desk】

Seeking Participants for the 2018 Development and

International Education Seminar (Introduction)

〈now finished〉

◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents

◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!

◇ Want to become a supporting member of OFIX?

◇ Towards the 2025 World Expo In Osaka-Kansai


【01】Chairman’s Inaugural Address

OFIX Chairman Hidetaka Yoshikawa

【02】Activity Report

Disaster Support for Foreign Residents
(OFIX Co-hosted Disaster Awareness Events)

(NGO) Tondabayashi Intercultural Communication Center (Co-hosted by OFIX)
Emergency Drills for Foreign Citizens

(NGO) Neyagawa city International Exchange
& Friendship Association (Co-hosted by OFIX)
Hands-on Disaster Training Tour with Foreign Residents

International Association Network Osaka Event ★

Consultation by Lawyers & Disaster Prevention Course & Universal Community Kitchen for Foreigners

Consultation Services for Foreign Residents ★

The 2nd FY 2017 Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for Counselors at Help Desks Providing Administrative Information to Foreigners

Free One-Day Consultation Services
for Foreign Residents

International Student Support ★

Career Counselling for International Students

Participants Support Council of the Japanese-Language Institute,
Kansai“A Gathering to Express Our Thanks”

One World Festival ★

【03】The Current State of OFIX’s Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents

OFIX’s Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents Based on FY 2017 Consultation Statistics
《 Portuguese-speaking Counselor Gysa Kumakawa 》
《 Thai-speaking Counselor Eiko Takase 》

Notice from Osaka Information Service
for Foreign Residents

【04】Notice

New Versions of “Naruhodo Guide” for Disaster-related Volunteer Interpreters/Translators

OFIX Mid-Term Management Plan (FY 2018 - FY 2022)

Participants Wanted

Seeking Supporters for the 2018 OFIX Cross-cultural Awareness Education Program!

Seeking Trainees for the 2018 Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)

JICA Volunteers Wanted for Spring 2018

  • Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
  • Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!
  • Want to become a supporting member of OFIX?
  • Towards the 2025 World Expo In Osaka-Kansai

【01】New Year’s Reflections
Striving towards wider-area collaborative multilingual
support for foreign residents
OFIX Administrative Director, Masane Odaka

【02】Activity Report
★ FY 2017 Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term
 Overseas Trainees
 in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)
★ Wider-Area Disaster Support Simulation Training led
 by the Hosting Organization of the Kinki Region
 Liaison Council of Local Associations
 for International Relations
★ Disaster Support for Foreign Residents
■ The 2nd Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for
 Supporting Foreigners in a Disaster
■Toyonaka Multilingual Disaster Information Center
 Training Drill (Co-hosted by OFIX)
■ FY 2017 Training for Disaster-Related
 Volunteer Interpreters and Translators
★ Networking with Related Organizations ★
■Ritsumeikan University’s International Exchange Festival
 “Asia Week”
■The 20th International Friendship Festival
★ International Student Support ★
at Orion International House
 (Osaka Prefectural Sakai International Hall)
■Orion International House Evacuation Drill
■Local Exchange Event (Winter Party)

【03】Disaster Preparation Workshop for International Student
   Coordinators Lecture:
   International Student Support Activities
   during the Kumamoto Earthquake
● International Student Support Activities
   during the Kumamoto Earthquake
   Shinnosuke Takahashi, Assistant Professor,
   Faculty of Global Human Sciences, Kobe University

【04】One-Day Consultation Services for Foreign Residents
◆OFIX held one day consultation events
 Takaishi City/ Sakai City/ Shijonawate City/ Fujiidera City

◆One day consultation events will be held
(1)Co-hosted by Daito City and OFIX:
  One Day Consultation for Foreign Residents
(2)Co-hosted by Hannan City and OFIX:
  Free Consultation for Foreign Residents

Notice
◆Seeking Banner Ads for the English OFIX homepage!
◆Sakai International Hall- Orion International House:
 Tenants wanted from Spring!
◆OFIX Booth at the 25th One World Festival!

◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!
◇ Want to become a supporting member of OFIX?
◇ Towards the 2025 World Expo In Osaka-Kansai

【01】Activity Report
OFIX Programs and Efforts in Fiscal Year 2017
★ FY 2017 Osaka Prefectural Support System ★
for Foreigners in Times of Disasters
■First Training Session
■Second Training Session
★ 2017 Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term Overseas
 Trainees in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)★
★ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents ★
■1st Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for Counselors
 at Help Desks Providing Administrative Information
 to Foreigners
★ 【Development and International Education Seminar】 ★
■2017 Development and International Education
 Seminar (Introduction)
★ International Student Support ★
■Nara Nigiri-sumi (Squeezing Ink) Making Experience and
 Osaka City Abeno Life Safety Learning Center Visit
 Bus Tour
■Sakai International Hall (Orion International House)
 Student Gathering (Takoyaki Party)

【02】Welcome to OFIX!
● OFIX Planning Officer, Planning and Promotion Section
 Achim Wagner
● 【JICA Osaka Desk】
 JICA Kansai Coordinator for International Cooperation
 Satoko Nabeuchi

【03】Current Efforts by and Future Challenges for Local
   Governments Looking to Realize a Multicultural Society
● Efforts Required by Local Governments to Achieve
 Regional Multiculturalism
Representative Director of the NPO National Managerial Council for Multicultural Information & Assistance
Taro Tamura
● Our Collaborative Efforts with Kyotango City
 to Promote Multiculturalism
Secretary General of Kyotango City International Association
Tomoko Asada
● Yao City’s Measures to Promote Multiculturalism
Assistant Chief of the Yao City Office
Cultural and International Affairs Division
Koji Kawazoe

【04】Notice
●One-Day Consultation Services for Foreign Residents
●OFIX Booth at Ritsumeikan University’s Asia Week
●【JICA Osaka Desk】
Seeking Participants for the 2017
「Development and International Education Seminar: Practical Program No. 1

◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residentsbr
◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!
◇ Wanted to become a supporting member of OFIX?
◇ Towards the 2025 World Expo In Osaka-Kansai

【01】Activity Report
OFIX Programs and Efforts in Fiscal Year 2017
★ FY 2017 Osaka Prefectural Support System for
Foreigners in Times of Disasters Program ★
■ The 1st Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for
Supporting Foreigners in a Disaster
■ Emergency Shelter Experience and Multilanguage
SupportCenter in Times of Disasters Operations
Training Drill
★ International Understanding Education
Foreign Supporter Training ★
★ Consultation Service for Foreign Residents
《OFIX Co-Hosted Event》
■ Izumi City’s One-Day Consultation Service for
Foreign Residents
■  Izumisano Cross-cultural Association’s (ICA)
Free Information & Advice for Foreign Residents
★ Community Interpreting Training★
■ 2017 Training Session for Community
Volunteer Interpreters
★ OISEC Program★
■ 2017 Osaka Global School Plus Short-term
Study Abroad Preparation Class
【02】Column Article《My National Pride》
● Summer in Egypt
Osaka International Understanding Foreign Supporter
Moaz Mohsen
【03】The Current State of Consultations for
Foreign Residents in Osaka Prefecture
- Based on the Results of FY 2016 -
● OFIX’s Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
Based on FY 2016 Consultation Statistics
● The Current State of Our Consultation Service
for Foreign Citizens
Minoh Association For Global Awareness (MAGFA)
Peter SAKAGUCHI
【04】Notice
● Trainees for the 2017 Ando Program Finalized
● 【Notice from Osaka Prefectural Government】
The Sixth Osaka 8.8 Million Drill
on Tuesday September 5th!
【05】Participants wanted
● Orion Dormitory residents wanted from fall 2017
● 【JICA Osaka Desk】
Seeking Participants for the 2017 Development
and International Education Seminar (Introduction)
◇ Editor’s Note
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!
◇ Wanted to become a supporting member of OFIX?

【01】OFIX Programs and Efforts in Fiscal Year 2017
【02】Activity Report
■ Osaka Multilanguage Support Center in Times of
Disasters Operations Training Drill
★ Assistance for Foreigners in Times of Disasters
(Disaster-Prevention and Related Training) ★
■ International Friendship Association of Ibarakiand
OFIX Co-hosted Event: Citizens and Foreign Residents
Community Gathering
■ Association for Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis and
OFIX Co-hosted Event:
The 2017 Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis Forum
Supporting Foreigners in a Large-scale Disaster :
What direction should we strive towards?
■ Suita International Friendship Association (SIFA) and
OFIX Co-hosted Event: Osaka City Abeno Life Safety
Learning Center Study Tour :
From Classroom to Hands-on Learning!
★ Consultation Service for Foreign Residents ★
■ The 2nd FY 2016 Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for
Counselors at Help Desks Providing Administrative
Information to Foreigners
■ Kadoma City’s One-Day Free Consultation Service for
Foreign Residents
【Network Osaka】
■ FY 2016 International Association Network Osaka
Free Consultation Service for Foreign Residents
★ Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy
Executive Committe★
■ Osaka Global School
Australia Study Course 2nd graduating class
★ One World Festival
■ The 24th One World Festival
★ JICA Osaka Desk
【03】Local Government Efforts at Providing Hands-on
Foreign Language Activities
-Developing the Foundation for Globally-Minded People-
● Toyonaka City and the Association for Toyonaka
Multicultural Symbiosis’ Efforts
to Improve Hands-on Foreign Language Activities
Secretary-General of the Association for
Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis
Takashi Yamanoue
● Tadaoka Town’s English Activity Program
to Help Develop Global Human Resources
Director-General of Tadaoka Town Board of Education
Masayuki Doi
【04】Column Article 《My National Pride》
OFIX Coordinator for International Relations
Jesse de Carteret
【05】Notice
● "Omotenashi Station "Now Open!
● OFIX Website Guide for Daily Living for Foreign Residents of Osaka
【06】Participants wanted
● Seeking Trainees for the 2017 Ando Program!
● Looking for Supporters for the 2017
OFIX International Understanding Education Program!
● JICA Volunteers Wanted for Spring 2017
◇ Bora-chan’s Corner
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Looking for Banner Ads for OFIX Website!
◇ Looking for supporting members

【01】New Year's Reflections
Striving towards a safe and trusted international metropolis
OFIX Administrative Director Masane Odaka
【02】Activity Report
■The 2016 Osaka Invitational Program
for Short Term Overseas
Trainees in Architecture and Arts(Ando Program)
○ Upon finishing the Ando Program ○
Brahmani Tripuraneni (Trainee from India)
★ One-day Information Service for Foreign Residents ★
*******【Consultation Services for Citizens】*******
■ Izumiotsu City Hall
One-Day Information Service for Foreign Residents
■ Takaishi City Hall
Free Comprehensive Consultation
for Takaishi City Residents
*****************************************
■ Tadaoka-cho: Free Consultation for Foreign Residents
■ Shijonawate City: Consultation for Foreign Residents
■ Daito City: One Day Consultation for Foreign Residents
★ Affiliated Organizations Network ★
■ The 19th International Friendship Festival
★ International Student Support ★
at Orion International House (Sakai International Hall)
■ Orion International House Evacuation Drill
■ Orion International House
Local Exchange Event (Winter Party)
◎Report◎ Chu Zhao yi
★ Disaster-Related Foreigner Support
(Disaster Preventaion and Drill) ★
■ Sakai and OFIX Co-hosted Event:
Disaster Prevention Workshop for Foreign Residents
■ (NPO) Tondabayashi Intercultural Communication Center
and OFIX Co-hosted Event:
Disaster Prevention Workshop
and Bus Tour - Let's experience a virtual earthquake!
【03】State of Employment Opportunities
and Support for International Students in Osaka
● Multicultural Coexistence in an Era of Population Decline
- Company Training System for International Students
Koji Nishimura, Manager Career Support
● Student Interns Making Our Communities
Daisuke Kawai, Program Manager of Minoh Association
For Global Awareness
● The International Student Exchange Effort of Sakai City
Tatsuhiro Oku of International Division International Affairs
Department Culture and Tourism Bureau
Sakai City goverment
【04】Topics
◆ Looking for Banner Advertisements for OFIX's Website!
【05】Notice
● FAQ for Foreign Residents has been renewed!
● Sakai International Hall - Orion International House:
Tenants wanted from Spring!
● OFIX Booth at One World Festival!
◆ "Naruhodo Guide", an Interpreation and Translation
Volunteers' Guide During Disasters Korean-Japanese
Version now available
◆ For Foreigners Emergency Guide (Earthquake)
Vietnamese-Japanese and Filipino-Japanese versions
now available!
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Looking for Banner Advertisements
◇ Looking for supporting members

【01】Activity Report
Lecture "Discussing Assistance for Foreigners in a Disaster:
Results and Challenges from the Kumamoto Earthquake"
***********★Volunteer Training★***********
Community Interpreting & Translation Training
■Co-hosted by Kawachi Nagano International
Friendship Association and OFIX
Helping Each Other: Learn About it and Give it a Try:
Community Interpreting and Translation
Volunteer Interpreter & Translator Training
■Co-hosted by Izumi City, Izumi International Exchange
Association and OFIX - Disaster Prevention & Drill
Foreigner Assistance in the Event of a Disaster
■OFIX-hosted Advanced Training Session
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★Development of Human Global Resources★
■Dai-Yu-Kyo Foundation of International Exchange,
Assistance & Research 5th Open Discussion with
Consulates Generalof Osaka
■2016 Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term Overseas
Trainees in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)
★Information Service for Foreign Residents★
■Free Information Service for Foreign Residents
Co-hosted by Sakai City and OFIX
■1st Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for Counselors
at Help Desks Providing Administrative Information
to Foreigners
★International Student Support★
■Disaster Workshop for International Student Leaders of
Higher Education Schools
■Career Counselling for International Students
■Sakai International Hall (Orion International House)
Residents' Social Gathering (Potluck Party)
★From Osaka JICA Desk★
■Development and International Education Seminar:
Introductory/Hands-on Experience Program
【02】The Current State and Future of Multicultural
Coexistence Facing Local Governments
●The Promotion of Multicultural Coexistence by Local
Governments
Masashi Ito Director, International
Affairs Office, Local Administration Bureau, Ministry
of Internal Affairs and Communications
●The Assistance Efforts for Foreign Nationals Residing
in Matsubara City
Chika Sato Civic Collaboration Section,
Civic Collaboration Division, Matsubara City
【03】Notice
● One Day Consultation Service for Foreigners
(OFIX Co-hosted Program)
【04】Topics
◆ Looking for FY 2016 Autumn JICA Volunteers
◆ FY 2016 Osaka Multilingual Support Center in Times of
Disaster Training to be conducted! (Scheduled)
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Editor's Note

【01】Activity Report
《The 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Multilingual Support Activity Report》
OFIX Multilingual Assistance Chief
■2016 Training Programs
1)Training for Counsellors and Interpreters
2)Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
■2016 Language Volunteer Training
■2016 Volunteer Interpreter and Translator Training
in Times of a Disaster (For Beginners)
★International Understanding Education
Foreign Supporter Training
★Disaster Prevention Drill for International Students
***********★Programs Co-hosted by OFIX★***********
★One-Day Free Information & Advice for Foreign Residents
■Information Service for Foreign Residents
(NPO)Izumisano Cross-cultural Association
■Consultation Service for Foreign Residents
Izumi City
***********************************************
★One-Day Free Information & Advice for Foreign Residents
【02】Current State of Consultation Services for Foreign Residents in Osaka Prefecture
●Current State of Higashiosaka City's Consultation Service International Information Plaza of Higashiosaka City
●Assisting Foreign Residents via Services such as Consultation Days and Future Prospects
Izumisano City's Civic Cooperation Section
【03】Feature Article Communicating with Foreign Residents
■Creating and Improving Lines of Communication together with the Dissemination of Information
―Through Surveying the Foreign Resident Community
and Creating a Portal Site―
Kanagawa International Foundation
【04】JICA Osaka Office
◎The 2016 Development and International Education Seminar
(Introductory/Hands-on Experience Program)
Seeking Participants!
【05】Topics
◆Selection of Trainees for the 2016 Ando Program
◆【A Notice from the Osaka Prefectural Government】
The Fifth Osaka 8.8 Million Drill on Monday
September 5th!
【06】Notice
●Orion Dormitory residents wanted from fall 2016
●Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy Executive Committee (OISEC)
Seeking International Students to participate in Paid-
Internships
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Editor's Note

【01】Administrative Director Inauguration Address
OFIX Administrative Director Masane Odaka
【02】Activity Report
《OFIX Programs for the 2016 Fiscal Year》
■Emergency Drill for Operating the Osaka
Multilingual Support Center in Times of Disasters
■2015 Fiscal Year Review Meeting
■The 23rd One World Festival
■Ikeda Multicultural Center (IMC)
Volunteer Training Workshop
******<OFIX Disaster-Prevention Programs Co-hosted
with International Exchange Organizations> ******
●「Disaster-Prevention Bus Tour for Foreigners」
Izumiotsu International Exchange Organization,
Izumiotsu City
●「Assisting Foreigners in a Large-scale Disaster - Seminar」
Toyonaka City,
Association for Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis
(ATOMS)
●「Emergency Drill for Foreign and
Local Community Residents」
International Friendship Association of Kishiwada
***********************************************
★Paid Internships Presentation
by International Students
★JICA Volunteers'
Courtesy Call to Osaka Prefectural Government
【03】The Current State of Multilingual Assistance Programs
■Municipal Government Multilingual Assistance Programs
NPO National Managerial Council for Multicultural
Information & Assistance
Executive Director Hikaru Toki
■ Efforts Towards Intercity Cooperation of Multilingual
Assistance Programs in Times of Disaster
Suita International Friendship Association (SIFA)
○○○○○○○ Volunteer Correspondence ○○○○○○○
Working as a Translator After the Tohoku Earthquake
OFIX Registered Translator/Interpreter Peng Qiong Lin
○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○○
【04】Notice
◎Please use our For Foreigners Emergency Guide
(Earthquake)
◎A guidebook for local governments to establish their
own consultation service, titled "Consultation Services
for Foreign Residents" is now available
【05】Participants Wanted
◆Language Volunteer Training
◆Community Interpreter Training
◆Volunteer Interpreter Training in Case of a Disaster
●Application Guidelines for the 2016 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)
●Looking for JICA Volunteers
◇ Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
◇ Editor's note


【01】New Year's Reflections
■Striving for a Volunteer Society
OFIX Administrative Director Yoshihide Domoto
【02】Activity Report
■Discussing the Osaka Multilingual Support Center
in Times of Disasters Through staff training
OFIX Advertising Chief Kayo Abe
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Consultation Update for this Fiscal Year (FY2015)
(April 2015 - E nd of November 2015)
■Local Consultation Assistance for Foreign Residents
Co-hosting One-day Consultations for Foreigners
with Local Municipalities in Osaka Prefecture
■Reports by Registered Counselors
● Spanish Counselor Mari Hontsu
● Vietnamese Counselor Yuuki Kawame
● Chinese Counselor Ma Yingyun
【04】Activity Report
○○○○○○○ Sakai International Hall ○○○○○○○
Greetings from Orion International House
◎ Orion International House Evacuation Drill
◎ Orion International House Local Exchange Event
(Winter Party)
◎ Orion International Resident Assistant Introduction
Yoshito Takagi
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■The 18th Friendship Exchange Festival
■The 2nd Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for Counselors
at Help Desks Providing Administrative Information to
Foreigners
******** OFIX Co-hosting Activity Report ******
■Free One-day Consultation for Foreigners
/International Friendship Association of Kishiwada
**************************
【05】Topics
■OFIX to participate in the Osaka Prefectural
Government's earthquake and tsunami disaster drills
for this fiscal year!
■Ikeda Multicultural Center has opened!
【06】Announcements
◎The 2016 One World Festival
◎Sakai International Hall - Orion International House:
Tenants wanted from April 2016


【01】Volunteer Activities of OFIX
■The OFIX Volunteer System
■Multilingual Support in Times of Disasters
-Kinki CLAIR Activities-
●Development Course for People Specializing
in Multicultural Society
-Taking the Multicultural Societies Foundation Course-
Yuka Yoshikawa, Senior Planning Officer
【02】People Active as OFIX Volunteers
■OFIX Host Family Kenichiro Takashiba
Trainee from India who stayed with the Takashiba Family
(Bhimala Krishna Chaitanya)
■OFIX Language Volunteer (Spanish) Minako Inoue
【03】2015 Ando Program
【04】Activity Report
***** OFIX Joint Projects *****
■OFIX Disaster Prevention Drill with International
Friendship Association of Ibaraki
"Exchange between City Residents and Foreign Residents
-Preparing Together-"
■Interpretation Training with Sakai City
(Culture and Tourism Bureau International Affairs
Department International Affairs Division)
"Community Interpretaion Training
-First time interpreting in the field of health and welfare-"
**************************
■Disaster Prevention Workshop for Staff from
Higher Educational Institutions in charge of
International Students
■Crime Prevention Lecture for
Orion International House Residents
【05】Notice
◎Joint Activity with OFIX:
Free One-Day Consultation for Foreigners
【06】Did you Know?
◎The "Personal ID Card" with your My Number
【07】Introduction of the New OFIX Coordinator for
International Relations -I am the New CIR!-


【01】Providing Support to Foreigners at Times of Disasters
■Enhancing Support to Foreigners in Times of Disasters
■Multilingual Support Centers in Times of Disasters to
Provide Assistance to Distant Affected Areas
★ NPO National Council for Multicultural Corporate
Managers
【02】Preparing for Large Scale Disasters - Foreign Residents
and Governments
★From the Experience of Managing the Multilingual
Support Center in Times of Disasters
【03】Activity Report
■Comprehensive Disaster-Prevention Drill for International
Students and Others
■Career Counseling for International Students
■International Education Seminar (JICA Kansai Report)
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Counselor Interpreters' Training
■2015 1st Osaka Prefectural Network Meeting for
Counselors at Help Desks Providing Administrative
Information to Foreigners
■OFIX Co-sponsored Events: One-Day Consultation
Service for Foreigners
【05】Notice
◎Call for New Residents to Orion International House
in October
◎Please "Like" our OFIX Facebook posts.
■【Notice from Osaka Prefectural Government】
2015 Population Census –Change in Census this 2015
■Notice from Osaka Prefectural Internationalization
Strategy Executive Committee
◎Accepting applications for Osaka Global School
Australia Course!
◎A new website on studying in Osaka in Vietnamese
language!


【01】International Understanding Education Program
■International Understanding Education Supporter Training
■Completing the International Understanding Education
Supporter Training
★ Foreign Supporter talk
■Lodih Pable (Philippines)
■Wang Lei (China)
【02】Activity Report
■Foreign Residents' Meeting
■OFIX Co-sponsored Events: One Day Consultation Service
for Foreigners Shijonawate City/ Izumi City
■Interpreter and Translator Volunteer Training
【03】Osaka International Residence Orion International House
■Towards an Outstanding International Residence,
in times of Peace or Disaster
--Improving Disaster Prevention Consciousness with the
Local Community--
★Orion Residents Roundtable Discussion
【04】Notice
Editorial Note


【01】FY 2015 Program Plan
【02】Progress of Main Projects
■Basic Study on Volunteer Policies
【03】Activity Report
■Towards Internationalization within the Prefecture
—Interview with a Practioner: Ikeda City
■OFIX Joint Projects
【04】International Network
■Introduction of the Solomon Islands
■Upon Completing the Osaka Invitational Program for Short Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
【05】JICA Osaka Desk
【06】Notice
■Completion of the "Naruhodo Guide for Interpreter and Translator Volunteers during Disasters"!
■Call for Participants


■Results of a Basic Study on Foreigner Consultation
【01】Activity Report
■1-Day Consultation for Foreigners Co-sponsored by
Local Municipalities
■Association for Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis
Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
(Co-sponsored by OFIX)
■22nd One World Festival
■Overseas Study Forum
■Overseas Emigrants Family Association Lecture
■Career Counseling for International Students
(Job-Hunting Sonic in Harukas)
【02】Notice
■The OFIX Official Facebook Page
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Immigration Law will Change from April 1, 2015
【04】Staff Introduction
■Hello
【05】JICA Volunteer Activity Report
■Osaka People Active in the World
Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer(The Kyrgyz
Republic/Tourism Industry) Takahiro Imazu


■New Year's Reflections
【01】Activity Report
■2014 Training for Interpreter/Translator Volunteers
during Disasters
■Disaster Prevention Workshop for International
Student Administrators in Higher Educational Institutions
■Disaster Drill for Foreigners
■2nd Osaka Prefecture Local Municipalities
Internationalization Promotion Liaison Conference
■The 17th International Exchange Festival
■Orion Dormitory Community Exchange Party
【02】A Farewell to OFIX
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Counselors' Network Meeting --The Industrial Training
and Technical Internship Program
【04】JICA Volunteer Activity Report
■Osaka People Active in the World
Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer(The Kyrgyz
Republic/Tourism Industry) Takahiro Imazu


【01】Activity Report
■JAPAN OSAKA Study-abroad Fair in Indonesia
■Sakai City Community Volunteer Interpreter Training
■Counselling for Foreigners Co-hosted by OFIX
■Earthquake/Tsunami Experience
【02】Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas
 Trainees in Architecture and Arts
【03】International Understanding Education: Introducing
 Our Supporters
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Japanese Language Study
【05】JICA Volunteer Activity Report
■Osaka People Active in the World
Senior Overseas Cooperation Volunteer
(Republic of Fiji/waterworks) Hajime Nozaki


【01】Activity Report
■Integrated Disaster Training for International Students
■Disaster Prevention Training Jointly Sponsored with
International Associations in Local Municipalities
【02】International Understanding Education
■Visit to Nagai Elementary School
■"2nd Moriguchi de World"
【03】France ESSEC Business School Student Training
■About the Essec Hirakata Training
■Comment from a Participating Student
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Procedures for Converting your Foreign Driver's License
to a Japanese One
【05】JICA Volunteer Activity Report
■Osaka People Active in the World
Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (Rwanda, Math
and Science Teacher) Akira Sakiyama

【01】Greetings from the New Director
【02】Notice from OFIX
■Orion Hall Welcome Party
■Basic Study on the Ideal Consultation of Foreigners in Osaka Prefecture
■2014 Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
■International Understanding Education Foreign Supporter Training
【03】Trainee Introduction
■OFIX Intern Priscilla Maharani
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■2014 Skill Up Training for Counselors and Interpreters
【05】Local International Exchange Association Corner
■Tondabayashi Intercultural Communication Center
【06】JICA Volunteer Activity Report
■Osaka People Active in the World
Japan Overseas Coorperation Volunteer (2011 3rd
Batch, Benin, Youth Activities) Chinami Sanjo

【01】OFIX Activities in 2014
【02】Notice from OFIX
■Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
【03】Activity Report
■Seminar and Consultation for Filipinos
■FY 2013 Volunteer Dispatch Report
■2012 Foreigner Consultation Report
■1st Osaka Prefectural Municipality Internationalization Promotion Liaison Conference
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Medical Institutions Where English can be Used
【05】Staff Introduction
■Hello!
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Philippine "Family Reunion"!

【01】Activity Report
■Activities Utilizing Orion International House
★Lecture by Company recruitment staff New Working Person and Career Counseling, and International Student Job Matching Seminar Job-Hunting Exchange Meeting
★Orion International House Community Exchange Party
■3rd Opinion Exchange with Consulates General in Kansai
■International Association Network Osaka Study Series
-Considering Foreigner Support During a Disaster-
■Overseas Study Forum
■Overseas Study Forum
■One World Festival
【02】Introduction of New Staff
■ Hello! 
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Expansion of the Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Paradise

■New Year's Reflections
【01】Activity Report
■Disaster Prevention Workshop for School Staff in charge of International Students
■Tondabayashi Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
【02】Special Series on Foreign Child/Student Education
■Consideration for Foreign Children who Need Japanese Language Instruction
Secretariat of the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education Municipal Education Office Elementary and Junior High School Division 
■2014 Osaka Public High School Student Selection Secretariat of the Osaka Prefectural Board of Education Education Promotion Office Senior High School Division
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Osaka Prefecture High School Scholarship System
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Food Culture

【01】Activity Report
■Disaster Prevention Workshop in Collaboration with the Consulate Generals in Kansai
■Volunteer Coordinator Training
■Ando Training Program
■Vietnam・Indonesia Student Exchange Program
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Permission for Permanent Residence
【03】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Resilient Filipino

【01】Notice from OFIX
■Call for Participation of Staff from Educational Institutions in-charge of International Students
【02】Activity Report
■Sakai City International Volunteer Interpreter Training (Joint sponsored by OFIX)
■International Understanding Education: Visiting Hirakata City Nakamiya Kita Elementary School
【03】Feature on International Students
■The Changing Environment of International Students
【04】Contribution Corner
■Multicultural Turkey
【05】Newcomer Corner
【06】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residentsr
■Counselors' Network Meeting
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine School Fair

【01】Notice from OFIX
■Call for Participation of Staff from Educational Institutions in-charge of International Students
【02】Activity Report
■Sakai City International Volunteer Interpreter Training (Joint sponsored by OFIX)
■International Understanding Education: Visiting Hirakata City Nakamiya Kita Elementary School
【03】Feature on International Students
■The Changing Environment of International Students
【04】Contribution Corner
■Multicultural Turkey
【05】Newcomer Corner
【06】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residentsr
■Counselors' Network Meeting
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine School Fair

【01】Notice from OFIX
■Seeking Residents at Sakai International Hall (Orion International House) for October
【02】Activity Report
■Disaster Prevention Drill for Foreigners
【03】Intern Report
■Not Farewell but "Uz redzēšanos"
【04】Orion Residents Contribution Corner
■Orion International House Fellowship Program Fellow Report
【05】Special Report
■Be the Star of NIEFA!
【06】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Counselors' Network Meeting
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■How to Give a Good Presentation 2

【01】Activity Report
■2013 Training for Community Interpreters & Interpreter/Translator Volunteers during Disasters
■ESSEC Business School Student Osaka Training Program
■Overseas Emigrants Family Association General Meeting and Lecture
■Selection of Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■Integrated Disaster Training for International Students
【02】Special Series: Legal Problems
■Legal Problems Concerning Foreigners
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Basic Resident Registration Card
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■■How to Give a Good Presentation: Using the Power Point

【01】Activity Report
■1-Day Information Service for Foreigners
■The 3rd anniversary of Air Pusan Kansai International Airport service (Japan-Korea High School Exchange)
■Kansai International Volunteer Network (KIV-Net)
【02】Intern Report
■The Nationwide Latvian Song and the Dance Festival
【03】Foreigner Support from the Local Community
■Making Difference the Community's Wealth-Creation of a Global -Aged Community in Mino City-
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Foreigners Starting a Business (2)
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■English Study in the Philippines

【01】Notice from OFIX
■Call for Participants for the Integrated Disaster Drill for International Students!
■Joint Projects with Municipalities and Associations
【02】Activity Report
■Orion Local Community Exchange and Welcome Party
■Medical Interpretation Volunteer Training
【03】Information from JICA Desk
■2012 Foreigner Consultations Report
【04】Volunteer Report
■FY 2012 Volunteer Dispatch Report
■Joining OFIX Volunteer activities
■Requesting for OFIX Volunteers
【05】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Foreigners Starting a Business (1)
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Language Acquisition: Learning from a Baby

【01】Notice from OFIX
■OFIX Activities in 2013
【02】Call for Application
■The Community Interpreter &Disaster Response Interpreter/Translator Volunteer Training
■Call for Applicants for the 2013 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■"1-Day Information Service" for Foreigners
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■2012 Foreigner Consultations Report
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Life

【01】Special Series on Community Interpretation
■Collaborative Project of Municipalities and International Associations for the Promotion of Activities for the Training of Community Interpretations -To Aim for an Osaka where Foreigners can Live at Ease
■Community Interpretation
■Community Interpretation and Translation Volunteer Level Check
【02】Activity Report
■Philippine Consulate-sponsored Japanese Civil Law Seminar for Filipinos
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Interpreting
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■"Philippine English"

【01】Activity Report
■Sakai City International Students and Volunteer Interpreters Joint Emergency Drill
■Overseas Emigrants Family Association Lecture "Outline of Brazil's Recent Situation"
■One World Festival
■2nd Exchange Meeting with Consulate Generals
【02】Contribution Corner
■Intern Report "Once-in-a-lifetime chance"
■Participating in the Kita Ward Exchange Festival
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Taxes
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Philippine Education System

【01】Activity Report
■Community Exchange Orion International House Winter Party
【02】Notice
■Seeking Residents at Orion International House
【03】Special Series on Job Hunting for International Students
■Schooling Support System
■International Students Job Matching
【04】Sakai International Hall Resident's Corner
■Participating in Osaka Prefecture's New Public Support Project "Osaka Biz Café" Company Visit
【05】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Procedures when Changing Jobs
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Studying Overseas

【01】Activity Report
■Emergency, Evacuation Center and Support Drill: International Associations-University Joint Disaster Drill (Joint Disaster Prevention Project)
■Interpretation Supporter Liaison and Study Group
■Overseas Emigrants Family Association Kinki Block Meeting
■15th International Exchange Festival
【02】School Enrollment of Foreign Children and Students
■Consideration for Young Students who Need Japanese Language Instruction
■Osaka Prefecture Public High School Student Admission Selection
■Disaster Workshop for Higher Education Staff in charge of International Students
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Schooling Support System
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Real Christmas

【01】Activity Report
■Disaster Prevention Workshop with Consulate Generals in Kansai
■Orion Dormitory and Osaka City University International Student Dormitory Joint Emergency Drill and Career Counseling
【02】2012 Ando Program Activities
■Exchange with Kobe Design University and Osaka Prefectural University Students
■Ando Program Trainees Interview
【03】Notice
■Introduction of Crime Prevention DVD and Crime Prevention Pamphlet for Women
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Pension Premium Deferred Payment System
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■"Kris Kringle" of the Philippines

【01】Activity Report
■Minami-Kawachi area・Kanan-Cho Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
■Conclusion of the 2012 Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■Disaster Prevention Bus Tour (Joint Project with OFIX) Kawachi Nagano International Friendship Association Director Kanako Banto
【02】Special Report on Global Human Resources Development
■Developing Global Human Resources Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Executive Committee Director Kazuya Shimura
■OFIX International Understanding Education Supporter Dispatch
■Disaster Workshop for Higher Education Staff in charge of International Students
【03】Notice from JICA
■International Cooperation Plaza Namaste India ~International Cooperation "Spun" in India~
【04】Orion International Hall Resident Contribution Corner
■"The Language Use of Young Japanese" The Inside Story
【05】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Points-based Preferential Immigration Treatment for Highly Skilled Foreign Professionals
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Beyond Culture and Nationality

★Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, Bringing Vitality back to Japan~Those Who Revitalize the World, Can Revitalize Japan!~JICA Kansai Coordinator for International Cooperation Takako Ueno

【01】Notices
■The Kanan Community Interpreters Volunteer Training
■Interpretation Supporters Liaison Conference and Study Group
■Call for JICA Volunteers
■JICA Global Education Contest 2012 Call for Entries
【02】Special Report on Disaster Prevention
■Support for Residents during a Disaster
■Support Activities of OFIX for Foreigners in Times of a Disaster
■Disaster Workshop for Higher Education Staff in charge of International Students
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Change to the Residence Card
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■My First Time in America

★Osaka Global Letter Vol. 1

【01】Activity Report
■Disaster Prevention Seminar (Joint Project with the Association for Toyonaka Multicultural Symbiosis)
■Northern Japan Report
【02】Special Report about International Students
■Admission of International Students to Technical and Vocational Colleges and Thinking about the the Future of International Students in Osaka
■Admission of International Students in Osaka Prefecture
■Introduction of Osaka Prefecture Sakai International Hall (Orion International House)
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■When a Child is Born (After the New Immigration System)
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Laughing Filipino

【01】Activity Report
■Interpretation Training, Emergency Drill and Multilingual Support Center Set-up Training for International Students
■Northern Japan Report
【02】Special Series on Immigration Law
■Immigration Law has changed
■Immigration System and the Foreigner:What will happen to the Foreigner's Life with the New Immigration System?
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■National Health Insurance
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Changing Culture, Culture to Preserve

【01】Activity Report
■Community Interpreter Volunteers Training
■Outsourcing of the Interpreter Volunteer Training and Activity Promotion Project
■Results of the Call for Application for the 2012 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■Kansai International Volunteer Network (KIV-NET) General Assembly
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Revision of the Immigration Law and Residential Basic Book Act
【03】Foreigner Support Springing from the Local Community
■International Exchange Association Network from Osaka Connecting NGOs and Administration
■Tondabayashi Intercultural Communication Center and NPO National Council for Multicultural Corporate Manager
【04】Information from JICA
■The 2012 International Education Seminar-Let's feel and tell about the world in the classroom!!
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Why English?

【01】(1) Announcements from OFIX
■"1-day Information Service" for Foreigners (Free Consultation)
■Interpreter/ Translator Training and Disaster Training/ Training for the Establishment of the multilingual Support Center for Foreign Students
【02】Activity Report
■Orion Local Community Exchange and Welcome Party
■FY 2011 Volunteer Dispatch Report
【03】Announcement from JICA
■The Establishment of JICA Kansai (Closing of JICA Osaka and its Move to and Integration with JICA Hyogo)
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Valid Period of the Alien Registration Card
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Summer time in the Philippines

【01】Announcements from OFIX
■OFIX has Become a Non-Profit Organization
■The Projects of OFIX for 2012
【02】Introduction of OFIX Activity
【03】Call for Participants
■The Community Interpreter Volunteer Training 2012 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas
■Trainees in Architecture and Arts Osaka Foundation of International Exchange Call for Participants
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Holy Week

【01】Activity Report 1
■OFIX Volunteer Leader Character
【02】OFIX Scholar Report
【03】Ando Program / Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■Ando Club in Sri Lanka
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■The Temporary Resident Card
【05】Volunteer's Voice
■The Wealth I Acquired from 20 Years of International Relations – Kayoko Mori (Host Family and Cultural Volunteer)
【06】Notices
■Study in the US Orientation
■Orion International House
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Greetings and Culture

【01】Activity Report 1
■Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy Executive Committee
【02】Activity Report 2
■One World Festival and Asian International Students Forum
【03】Activity Report 2
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association A Training Program entitled "Overseas Emigrants Family Association Lecture~Truth of the 35-year-emigration to Brazil"
【04】Activity Report 4
■Orientation on the New Immigration Law
【05】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■The New Immigration law
【06】Local Human Resources Training Report
■Thank You OFIX !– Machi Ishida
【07】Notices
■Call for "Osaka Global School" Students
【08】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■"What is your name?"

【01】Activity Report 1
■JOB FAIR for International Students
【02】Activity Report 2
■Medical Interpreter Volunteer Training
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Child-Rearing Allowance
【04】JICA Osaka Desk
【05】Local Human Resources Training Report
■International Exchange Associations Network in Osaka Prefecture
【06】Notices
■One World Festival!
■Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy Action Program Project Bidding Selection
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall!!
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Valentine's Day

【01】Activity Report 1
■A Symposium on Developing Global Human Resources
【02】Activity Report 2
■2nd Community Interpreters Volunteer Training
【03】Activity Report 3
■Interpretation and Translation Level Check
【04】Activity Report 4k
■Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Artsk
【05】Activity Report 5
■IInternational Exchange Festival
【06】Activity Report 6
■Orion Dormitory Winter Party
【07】Activity Report 7
■Job Hunting Seminar and Exchange Meeting with Companies
【08】Greetings from JICA Desk
【09】Notices
■International Cooperation Square entitled "Looking at the World: a Movie Festival"
■Bidding for the Consignment of Osaka Prefectural Internationalization Strategy Action Program Projects
【10】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Christmas 2+ New Year

【01】Activity Report 1
■2011 Foreigner Support Network Disaster Training
【02】Activity Report 2
■Evacuation Drill and Career Counseling at Orion Dormitory
【03】Activity Report 3
■Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts Trainees Interview - PART 1-
【04】Activity Report 4k
■International Understanding Education Program: English International Exchange with Ando Program Trainees
【05】Notices
■Free Telephone Consultation for Foreign Children and their Parents
■Call for Participants for the Job Fair for International Students
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Christmas 1

【01】Activity Report 1
■2011 Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
【02】Activity Report 2
■ESSEC Business School Student Osaka Training Program
【03】Networks
■Introduction of "Kansai International Center Participants Support Council
【04】Notices
■2011 Medical Interpreters Volunteer Training to be held in Mid December
■Level Check for Interpretation and Translation
■Global Human Resources Training Symposium
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Romance

【01】Activity Report 1
■Open Discussion between Dai-Yu-Kyo Foundation of International Exchange Assistance and Research and Consulates in Osaka
【02】Activity Report 2
■Completing the Global Human Resource Training Project (OFF-JT) Eri Shiota
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Notification of Employment Status of Foreign Nationals
【04】Networks
■International Exchange Associations Network in Osaka Prefecture
【05】 Notices
■What can be seen from Statistics
【06】Notices
■Trainees for the 2011 "Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture" have arrived!
■International Exchange with the 2011 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture
■Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)Call for JICA Volunteer
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Philippine Cuisine

【01】Activity Report 1
■2011 International Education Seminar
【02】Activity Report 2
■2011 Matching Support for International Students Project: Company Interviews
【03】Introduction of OFIX Activities
■Global Human Resources Training Program --Kana Ito
【04】Networks
■International Exchange Associations Network in Osaka Prefecture
【05】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■What can be seen from Statistics
【06】Notices
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall!!
■Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA)Call for JICA Volunteer
【07】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■About Yokai (Monstrous Beings)

【01】Activity Report 1
■"1-day Information Service" for Foreigners
【02】Activity Report 2
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association 2011 General Meeting and Lecture
【03】Notice
■2011 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
■Let's show the Spirit of Osaka and Kansai to China!
【04】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Bicycle Registration
【05】Introduction of OFIX Activity
■Osaka International Club
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Filipino and Tagalog

【01】Activity Report 1
■Training for Translator Volunteers in times of Disaster
■Community Interpreter Volunteer Training
【02】Activity Report 2
■Job Fair and Job interview for International Students
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Resident Tax
【04】Network
■【Introduction of JICA Volunteer Activities】Volunteer Kazushi Uneme
【05】Orion News
■Welcome Party
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Japanese Time

【01】Notices
■"Information Dissemination to Foreign Residents in Osaka Prefecture" Study Report -The Flow of Administrative Information-
■"1-day Information Service" for Foreigners (Free Consultation)
■3rd China Knowledge Certificate
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Renting an Apartment
【03】Activity Report
■FY 2010 Volunteer Dispatch Report
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Japanese Time

【01】Event Report ①
■"Information Dissemination to Foreign Residents in Osaka Prefecture" Study Report -The Flow of Administrative Information-
【02】Notices
■Community Interpreter Training
■OFIX Program/Activity Outline for 2011-2012
■Osaka Prefecture Internationalization Strategy
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■When a Child is Born
【04】Event Report 2
■OFIX Measures to the Great East Japan Earthquake
■Multilingual Support for the Great East Japan Earthquake―As an OFIX Disaster Support Translator―
【05】Introduction of OFIX Activity
■Ando Program
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Karaoke and the Filipino

【01】Notices
■Request for Donations
【02】Event Report 1
■Medical Interpreter Volunteer Training
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Earthquake related Information
【04】Event Report 2
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association
【05】OFIX Scholar Report
■U To (2009 Scholar), Graduate School of Medicine/Faculty of Medicine, Osaka University
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Learning a Language: From My Japanese Language Learning Experience ~

【01】Event Report 1
■One World Festival and Asian International Students Forum
【02】Notices
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall
■Additional Language for the Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents FAQ
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Job-hunting and the Visa
【04】OFIX Volunteer News
■Introduction of Volunteer Activities: The Host Family
【05】Event Report ②
■International Understanding Education: Visit to Suita City's Kishibe Elementary School
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■From a Country Down South~

【01】Event Report 1
■Overnight "Hinanjo" Training for Foreign Residents
★OFIX Volunteer Comments
【02】Notices/Upcoming Events
■One World Festival
★OFIX Program: International Students Forum
■Medical Interpreters Training (March 2011)
【03】Event Reports 2
■Job Fair for International Students
【04】OFIX Network
■The Daiyukyo Foundation of International Exchange, Resistance & Research
【05】International Hall News
■Sakai International House Winter Party!
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Farewell for Now!

【01】Notices
■Job Fair for International Students
■One World Festival
★OFIX Programme: International Students Forum
★JICA Osaka at the One World Festival
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Unemployment Procedures in Japan
【03】Event Reports
■International Exchange Tea Ceremony for International Students
■International Friendship Festival
【04】OFIX Network
■German Consulate General Osaka-Kobe
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Idoling Stop!

【01】Notices
■Job Fair for International Students!
■Overnight "Hinanjo" Training for Foreign Residents
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Social Security Treaties
【03】OFIX Programme Report
■Job Hunting Support Seminar for International Students
■International Friendship Festival
【04】OFIX Network
■Survey into Information Dissemination to Foreign Residents in Osaka
【05】Osaka International Club News
■Letter from Abroad Former International Student (OFIX Scholarship Student), You Jun Chen (China)
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Wonders of Osaka

【01】OFIX Programme Report
■2009 Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
★Interview with Ms. Cynthia Chun-Yu Hsieh (Taiwan)
【02】Notices
■Tea Ceremony Event for International Students
■African Film Festival in Osaka
■Supporting the Survey into Information Dissemination to Foreign Residents in Osaka
■International Exchange Festival!
【03】OFIX Network
■The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia
■International Friendship Festival
【04】Osaka International Club News
■Letter from the Shanghai Expo
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The Cost of Smoking

【01】Notices
■Becoming a JICA Volunteer
■JICA Festival 2010
■Survey into Information Dissemination to Foreign Residents in Osaka
【02】OFIX Sakai International Student Hall News
■Introduction to Sakai International Student Hall
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■High-School Fees
【04】Event Report
■Kansai International Exchange Volunteer Network (KIVNET) 15th AGM
【05】OFIX Network
■Introduction to the Consulate General of the Netherlands
■Request for Donations for Flood Victims in Pakistan from the Consulate General of Pakistan in Osaka
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■"Wow Richard, you like cooking?"

【01】Event Report
■International Education Seminar  -Introduction to International Understanding Education Foreign Supporters Program-
【02】Notices
■Seeking Residents at Sakai International Hall!
■Seeking Short-Notice Language Volunteers
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Changes to Extension of Period of Stay Application Process
【04】Osaka International Club News
■Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts 2008 Program Participant, Surya Wirawan (Indonesia)
【05】OFIX Network
■Royal Thai Consulate-General, Osaka
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Summer in Japan

【01】Event Reports ①
■Careers Information Day for International Students
■Information and Advice Day for Foreign Residents
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Unification of College Student and Pre-College Student Visas
【03】OFIX Network
■Osaka International Peace Center
【04】Osaka International Club News
■Korea-Japan High School Students Exchange Programme Participant Lee Ji Hyun
【05】Event Reports ②
■Essec Business School Student Osaka Training Programme
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association Lecture and Reception
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■The UK and England

【01】OFIX Programme Report
■Korea-Japan High School Students Exchange Programme
【02】Notices
■Information and Advice Day for Foreign Residents
■International Education Seminar!
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Essentials for Living in Osaka Updated
【04】OFIX Network
■The British Council
【05】JICA Desk News
■Introduction to Osaka Coordinator for International Cooperation
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association Lecture and Reception
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Boom Culture

【01】Notices
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students
■Information and Advice Day for Foreign Residents
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Information about Child Allowance
【03】OFIX Network
■Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Osaka
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Accent Fun
【05】Osaka International Club News
■Kai-hsiang Liang (Taiwan), 2009 Ando Programme Participant
【06】OFIX Sakai International Student Hall News
■Exchange Party for Students and Local Residents

【01】Notices
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students
■OFIX Support for International Understanding Education
【02】OFIX Programme/Activity Outline for 2010-2011
【03】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Driving in Osaka
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Anime Action
【05】OFIX Programme Reports
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association Activity Report Session
【06】OFIX Sakai International Student Hall News
■Sumo Training Event Mark Bell (New Zealand)
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall!

【01】Notices
■Becoming an OFIX Volunteer!
■Seeking Short Notice Language Volunteers!
【02】Osaka International Club News
~OFIX Scholarship Students Graduation Reports~
■Shen Heyun (China)
■Ivy Ang (Malaysia)
■Estelle Thouverez (France)
【03】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Manner Mode
【04】OFIX Programme Reports
■Medical Interpreting Skills Improvement Training
【05】OFIX International Student Hall News
■Introduction to Sakai International Hall~Christoph Mittmann (Germany)~
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall!
【06】OFIX Network
■Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
~Recruiting JICA Volunteers~

【01】Notices
■Become an International Understanding Education Foreign Supporter
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall
■Make a Donation to the Shanghai Expo Osaka Pavilion
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Filing Year End Tax Returns
【03】Osaka International Club News
■OFIX Scholarship Students Graduation Report
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Sports Fans
【05】OFIX Network
■Emergency Support Network for Foreign Residents
【06】OFIX Programme Reports
■One World Festival and Asian International Students Forum

【01】Notices
■Seeking Participants for Medical Interpreting Skills Improvement Training!
■One World Festival!
■Seeking Donations: Goods From Your Country!
■Seeking Residents at the Sakai International Hall
【02】Osaka International Club News
■Warming Winter Recipe
【03】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Crazy Katakana!
【04】OFIX Programme Reports
■OFIX Support for International Understanding Education Programme
■OFIX Support for International Understanding Education Forum

【01】Notices
■Seeking Participants for International Understanding Education Forum!
■International Understanding Education Foreign Supporter Training!
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■Medical Services over the New Year Period (FAQ)
【03】OFIX Programme Reports
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students/Residents
■19th Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival in Osaka!
■2009 Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association Kinki Block Meeting
【04】OFIX International Student Hall News
■International Exchange Tea Ceremony for International Students
■Sakai International House Winter Party!
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■What Variety!

【01】Notices
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students ~Participating Companies Confirmed~
■19th Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival in Osaka!
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■FAQ: Looking for Work
【03】OFIX Programme Reports
■OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Cheers
【04】OFIX Programme Reports
■2009 Ando Program/ Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
★Interview with Ms. Yang Zhuo Yi (China) 2009 Ando Program participant
■Disaster Prevention and Emergency Training Day for Foreign Students

【01】Notices
■Seeking International Understanding Education Supporters!
■International Understanding Education School Visit Report
■Disaster Prevention and Emergency Training Day for Foreign Students
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students!
■19th Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival in Osaka!
【02】Activity Report
■Participation in Japanese Youth Visit to China
【03】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Multiculturalism in Action
【04】Osaka International Club News
■Letter from Abroad Jessica Hogue (America)

【01】Notices
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students
■Seeking Emergency (Natural Disaster) Volunteer Interpreters and Translators!
■Disaster Prevention and Emergency Training Day for Foreign Students
■Seeking Performers for 19th Kansai Foreign Students Music Festival in Osaka!
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■FAQ ~Reentry Permit~
【03】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Aqua Metropolis Osaka 2009
【04】Osaka International Club News
■International Exchange Event for Kids Hyunju Won (Korea)

【01】Notices
■Seeking Short Notice OFIX Language Volunteers
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■FAQ
■Three-Way Telephone System
【03】Osaka International Club News
■Visit to Fish Auctioning Festival in Sakai! Heyun Shen (China), OFIX Scholarship Student
【04】OFIX Network
■The Daiyukyo Foundation of International Exchange, Assistance, and Research
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Election Time!
【06】International Student Hall News
■Tutor Introduction
■Seeking Residents at the Orion International House!

【01】Notices
■OFIX Supports for International Understanding Education
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■FAQ
【03】Osaka International Club News
■Recipe Special- Food from around the World
【04】OFIX Network
■The Suntory Foundation
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Funny Bones
【06】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students
【07】OFIX Volunteer Activity Report
■Home Visit Report
■OFIX Volunteer System Introduction

【01】Notices
■Careers Information Day for Foreign Students (Friday June 26th)
■Seeking Residents at the Orion International House!
【02】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
■FAQ
【03】Osaka International Club News
■New OFIX Scholarship Student Self Introductions
○Tao Yu (China)
○Hyejin Seong (Korea)
【04】OFIX Network
■The Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship
【05】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
■Food Heaven!
【06】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
■Free Information and Advice Day for Foreign Residents
■Osaka Prefecture Overseas Emigrants Family Association AGM/Talk/Exchange Event

【01】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents News
○H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Foreign Language Support
○H1N1 Influenza (Swine Flu) Information
【02】Notices
○Careers Information Day for Foreign Students (Friday June 26th)
○Free Information and Advice Day for Foreign Residents
【03】Osaka International Club News
○OFIX Scholarship Student Gathering
【04】2008-2009 NPO Activity Grant Support Programme Reports
○International Exchange via Web Radio Takatsuki Broadcast Agency
○Shitennouji Wasso Shitennouji Wasso Culture Association
【05】International Student Hall News
○Exchange Party for international students and local residents
【06】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
○Getting Hitched!

【01】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents Notice
【02】Notices
【03】OFIX Programme/Activity Outline for 2009-2010
【04】2008-2009 NPO Activity Grant Support Programme Reports
○NPO Office Facilities Directory Kansai NPO Alliance
○Cycle Aid Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Society (JAFS)
【05】Coordinator for International Relations Report
○Spring is here!
【06】OFIX Volunteer News
○Home Visit Report
○OFIX Volunteer System Introduction

【01】Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents Notice
【02】Notices
【03】OFIX Programme/Activity Outline for 2009-2010
【04】2008-2009 NPO Activity Grant Support Programme Reports
○NPO Office Facilities Directory Kansai NPO Alliance
○Cycle Aid Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Society (JAFS)
【05】Coordinator for International Relations Report
○Spring is here!
【06】OFIX Volunteer News
○Home Visit Report
○OFIX Volunteer System Introduction

★Important Notice: Relocation of OFIX Office and Plaza★
【01】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
○New OFIX Homepage!!
○Seeking Residents at Sakai International Student Hall
【02】Osaka International Club
○OFIX Scholarship Students Graduation Reports
・Shi Chen (China)
・Zhang Yue (China)
【03】OFIX Network
○Pacific Research Exchange Center (PREX)
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
○Romance, Japan Style!
○Tell us about your country!
【05】 Volunteer News
○JICA Overseas Cooperation Volunteers Report

【01】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
○One World Festival
【02】Osaka International Club
○Heyun Shen (China), OFIX Scholarship Student
【03】OFIX Network(Introduction to International Exchange /Cooperation Related Organisation)
○Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Society
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】Osaka News
○Osaka PR at the Shanghai Expo!!

【01】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
○Medical Interpreter Volunteer Training
○Osaka Foreign Students Music Festival
【02】Osaka International Club
○Ivy Ang (Malaysia), OFIX Scholarship Student
【03】OFIX Network(Introduction to International Exchange /Cooperation Related Organisation)
○Kansai International Exchange Volunteer Network (KIV-NET)
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】OFIX International Student Hall News

【01】Notices
○One World Festival
○Osaka Foreign Students Music Festival
【02】Osaka International Club (Interview)
○Saurabh Shrestha (Nepal)
Participant on the 2008 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
【03】OFIX Network(Introduction to International Exchange /Cooperation Related Organisation)
○Kansai NPO Alliance
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
○2008 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts
○International Understanding Education: Distance Learning Lesson
○International Students Forum from Major Cities in Asia

【01】Notices
○「Water and Light Cities Forum」Seeking Attendees
○「International Students Forum from Major Cities in Asia」
○「Careers Information Day for Foreign Students」 Participating Companies confirmed
○「International Exchange Festival」 ~Learn about different cultures!~
【02】Osaka International Club (Letter from Abroad)
○Feng Lin (China), OFIX Scholarship Student
【03】OFIX Network(Introduction to International Exchange /Cooperation Related Organisation)
○Japan Foundation, Japanese Language Institute, Kansai
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
○Support Programme for International Understanding Education

【01】Notices
○Seeking Performers and Spectators for the 18th Osaka Foreign Students Music Festival
○Careers Information Day for Foreign Students
○「International Exchange Tea Ceremony」event in Osaka
【02】Osaka International Club (Letter from Abroad)
○Letter from Participant on the 2008 Japanese Language Programme for High School Students
【03】OFIX Network(Introduction to International Exchange /Cooperation Related Organisation)
○Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
【06】OFIX Plaza Introduction

【01】Notices
○Seeking participants for Medical Interpreting Training Seminar
○Support for NGO/NGO International Understanding Education Programmes
○OFIX Coordinator for International Relations, and Scholarship Students available for school visits
○Seeking residents for the Sakai International Hall (Orion International House)
○Request for articles from Osaka International Club members
【02】Event Calendar
【03】OFIX Network (Letters from Abroad)
○Yoon Ju Eun (Korea), former foreign student in Osaka
○Mrinal Rammohan (India), Participant on the 2007 Osaka Invitational Program for Short-Term Overseas Trainees in Architecture and Arts (Ando Program)
【04】OFIX Coordinator for International Relations Report
【05】OFIX Programme/Event Reports
【06】Seeking new OFIX Supporting Members
【07】From the Editor


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