Long Beach-Yokkaichi Sister City Association
Founded in 1963
“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.”
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.
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:
You and Guest are Invited to Attend the
*** 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
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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.
25th YEF Anniversary, 2011
2021 Yokkaichi Board of Education and Assistant Teaching Staff.