2020 Used Book Market – Change of Opening Hours

The opening hours of the 2020 Used Book Market will change starting July 1st. From yesterday, the 2020 Used Book Market officially opened! We are looking forward to your visit. As countermeasures to help prevent the spread of COVID19, we ask all visitors to follow the requests below when enjoying the Used Book Market. ● From Wednesday, July 1st, we will change the opening time of the market to 11:00 in the morning in order to provide extra time for staff to thoroughly disinfect the venue each day. ● Please be sure to check and implement the requests you find written throughout the venue, such as wearing masks and gloves. … Read more…

ARI’s 48th Opening Ceremony

The 48th Opening Ceremony was held at ARI on Friday, May 1st, with only ARI community members (students, staff, and volunteers) in attendance. Unlike usual years, due to the influence of COVID19, we were only able to hold a small Opening Ceremony. However, after a lot of preparation and effort, the 2020 participants were able to give their self-introductions in Japanese. They also shared about their strong desires to learn as much as they can at ARI. Every day the participants are doing everything they can to make the most out of the time they have here at the institute. All the members of the ARI community are looking forward … Read more…

Sharing the Blessings of Nature Through Food “Asian Rural Institute Health Sets”

Asian Rural Institute Health Sets A healthy body starts with a healthy diet. Agricultural Goods Set, Pork Set, Snack Set (Limited quantity, shipping included) Agricultural Goods Set Pork Set                                                Snack Set   Hello. How are you all? This year at the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) the schedule is very different from usual years, however, the participants are earnestly committed to learning as much as possible in their new environment and are enjoying their life here at ARI. Even in such a situation, we are thankful every day … Read more…

Japanese newsletter “Ajia no Tsuchi”: Report about the current situation of ARI

Japanese newsletter “Ajia no Tsuchi” With the spread of the Coronavirus, we have heard much concern about how we are conducting our program. Therefore, we have published an extra issue of our Japanese newsletter “Ajia no Tsuchi” to report about the current situation of ARI. For those who would like to see the extra issue of “Ajia no Tsuchi” newsletter click here:Ajia no Tsuchi April Extra Issue Contents of the extra issue are as follows: P1 ・ Current Status Report       By Tomoko Arakawa (Director of the Asian Rural Institute) P2 ・ VOICE of Asian Rural Institute’s Residents       Featuring Zacivolu Rhakho Dozo (FEAST (Meal Service) Staff) P3 ・ Corresponding … Read more…