Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association

Founded in 1963

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MISSION STATEMENT
“To create rapport between the cities by exchanging cultural, civic and educational ideas and issues and to promote better understanding and friendship between the United States and Japan.”

Yokkaichi English Fellows (YEF)

About

One of the highlights of the Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association is the Yokkaichi English Fellows (YEF) program. This very successful program provides an opportunity for LBUSD teachers or Cal State Long Beach graduates to serve for two years as assistant language teachers at the elementary and middle school levels in Yokkaichi, Japan.

This is an English immersion program for the students. Speaking Japanese is not required.

Selected teachers or new graduates will work at a paid position in the Yokkaichi School System for two years. A total of seven YEFs are at the school system each year and are replaced on a rotating basis so that the 2nd year YEFs may assist the new arrivals.

YEFNewsletter

Read the newsletters written by David Hayter and designed by Victor Nguyen, YEFs now teaching  in Yokkaichi.  In creating the inaugural issue, says David, “This is the first issue of what we hope will be many newsletters to come. Our goal is to help spread information about living and working in Yokkaichi. On behalf of myself and the current YEFs, we thank you for reading and we hope that you enjoy it!”

Click on the links to read the YEF Newsletters:

Spring 2016
Summer 2016

You and  Guest are Invited to Attend the
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37th ANNIVERSARY ***
YEF REUNION & CELEBRATION DINNER
July 21, 2022 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm

CAL STATE UNIVERSITY LONG BEACH
EARL BURNS MILLER JAPANESE GARDEN
$50.00 per person

Click on  link to RSVP: https://forms.gle/Piq7dWTDYrWRpdc16
If you have problems with the link,
 please contact Mike Vaughn at mikevaughn1997@gmail.com  

This will be our first "in person" event since the start of the pandemic. We are inviting our former YEF members, friends and supporters to re-unite and celebrate 59 years of friendship between Long Beach and Yokkaichi, Japan.

2011-07-07 - YEF 25th Anniv (18)

25th YEF Anniversary, 2011

2021 YEF Christmas Photo (1)

2021 Yokkaichi Board of Education and Assistant Teaching Staff.