Hachinohe City employs 18 Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) who are foreigners living in Japan and teaching their respective language at government schools.  Currently Hachinohe City also employs one Coordinator for International Relations (CIR) through the JET program.

The Main Activities of CIR

  • Coordination of Sister City relations with Federal Way, Washington State U.S.A.
  • Assistance with English education and education for cross cultural understanding at local elementary schools.
  • Assistance in planning and providing advice for the local international relations association events and projects.
  • Promotion of cross cultural understanding through education and events. Assistance and support for foreign residents living in the community.

Introduction of CIR

Name                         Matthew Richard Bola
Home of Country      Beaufort, South Carolina, U.S.A. 
Appointment             From August, 3, 2015~