Requesting for a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR)
The Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications; the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology work together with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR) to manage the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) and arrange the placement of CIRs.
Currently, Lenin Amaya, from Milton city, Canada is working as the Coordinator of International Relations.
The CIR’s work consists of such duties as: collaboration and advice on international events in the city through planning, design, and execution, translation, interpreting, advice and planning for local private exchange organizations, promotion of cross-cultural understanding, and Language instruction.
On the JET Program, there are currently nine Assistant Language Teachers (ALTs) invited by the Iwamizawa Board of Education,who teach English at local elementary schools, middle schools and Ryokuryo High School.
Cooperation from the CIR for a remote learning televised broadcast show
The TV conference system broadcasts a bi-directional remote learning program. 2 elementary schools in Iwamizawa will be bi-directionalliy connected and will learn about different aspects of the world while answering quiz questions and asking questions of their own.
Nursery school and kindergarten school visits in Iwamizawa
The CIR carries out nursery school visits so that children have the oppotunity to connect with foreigners and different cultures from a young age.
Multicultural Understanding Classes
The CIR and ALTs stationed in Iwamizawa introduce their countries and cultures during these fun multicultural exchange events.
Instructor Dispatch for the Iwamizawa International Exchange Society
The CIR is dispatched as an instructor for English conversation classes for the Sister City Iwamizawa-Pocatello Association and the Iwamizawa International Exchange Society（IIES).
In the IIES classes, students are divided into three separate levels according to their English ability, Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced, and follow material prepared for them by the CIR.
In the Pocatello Association class, students planning on visiting Pocatello and those volunteering as host families for the delegation from Pocatello are taught English.