Online Meeting regarding Support for Children (Kodomo Support! Online Zadankai)


2022/09/28 Wednesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

The number of children is decreasing and the birth rate is declining.  Family structures are also diversifying and social interest in children who need support, such as in child poverty and young caregivers, is increasing.  What kind of support do you need in these moments?

The organizers of the meeting invited experts in activities to support children.  Take this opportunity to hear the views of those working with children and think about what we can do.

  • Participation fee is free
  • You can join all meetings.  You can also only join the meetings you are interested in.
  • Those who have not pre-registered can participate on the day.
  • Meetings will be held online (via Zoom).

First meeting: children’s cafeteria

September 30 (Friday), from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Guest: Yuko Yamashita (山下裕子), representative of Kodomo Shokudo (子ども食堂) and Owase Mina no Shokudo (尾鷲みんなの食堂)

Meeting ID:: 926 9437 2991

Password: 225690

Second meeting: support for children with foreign origins

October 21 (Friday), from 5:30 pm to 7 pm

Guest: Kumiko Sakamoto (坂本久海子), director of NPO Aidensha (NPO法人愛伝舎)

Meeting ID: 917 9276 5180

Password: 436799

Third meeting: children’s cafeteria

November 27 (Sunday), from 10:30am to 12pm

Guest: Asami Tsushima (対馬あさみ), director of the NPO Taiyo no Ie (NPO法人太陽の家)

Meeting ID: 960 1744 7721

Password: 443948

Fourth meeting: general summary

December 19 (Monday), from 10:30am to 12pm

Facilitator: Tsuyoshi Matsui (松井強), Tokutei Hieiri Katsudo Hojin (NPO) Sekai SHIEN Kodomo Gakko no Bisuku (特定非営利活動法人世界SHIENこども学校のびすく)

Meeting ID: 968 5986 3561

Password: 029666

See the application form here:

Click here to view the flyer (in Japanese only)

Contact (in Japanese only)

Mie-ken Kodomo Fukushi-bu Shoshika Taisaku-ka Shoshika Taisaku Kodomo Ouen-han

TEL: 059-224-2404


Maibun Matsuri 2022

2022/09/28 Wednesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


The “Maibun Matsuri 2022” will be held, it is a festival for everyone to learn about Mie’s history and cultural records in a fun way.  The organization is gathering participants who wants to experience creating Magatama (勾玉), a hook-shaped jewel, and Ento Haniwa, an ancestral flower pot.  Participation is free!

  • Date, content and capacity

October 29 and 30, 2022 (Saturday and Sunday)

Ento Haniwa Experience (32 people): 9:30am to 12pm

Magatama Experience (32 people): 1pm to 4pm

  • Target audience

Ento Haniwa Making Experience: chugakko, koko and 4th, 5th and 6th year shogakko students

Magatama Making Experience: Chugakko, Koko and Shogakko Students

*Shagakko 1st, 2nd and 3rd year students must be accompanied by their parents.

  • Venue

Mieken Maizo Bunka-zai Center (三重県埋蔵文化財センター) – Ureshino’s room (Ureshino Bunshitsu)

Address: Matsusaka-shi Ureshino Kawagita-cho 501

* About 15-minute walk from Kintetsu Ise Nakagawa Station East Exit

* See location details below

  • Experience registration (first come, first served. Registration will close once capacity is reached)

Send E-mail to with the following items.

  1. In the title, write: まいぶん祭申込
  2. In the body of the email, write the participant’s name (with furigana)
  3. Write the school year (eg Shogakku 3 nen-sei – 小学3年生)
  4. Name, address and telephone number of parents (write a number that the guardian uses daily)
  5. Write the content of the experience and the day you are interested in (ex: Ento Haniwa Dukuri – 円筒はにわづくり 10月29日)
  6. If the date you are interested in has already reached capacity, if you are also interested in the other date, please write some details about your visit.

*For group registrations (multiple people), write the items above all participants

  • Registration period

November 27 (Tuesday) to October 25 (Tuesday) 2022

See other details below.

Mieken Maizo Bunka-zai Center (三重県埋蔵文化財センター)

Until the day before: 0596-52-7034

On the day: 0598-42-5886