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“Never stop learning because life never stops teaching.” (Unknown; education quotes).
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◆To all MELSA members in 2021◆
[Notice] June 28, 2021 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
The annual board meeting and general meeting was held as follows;
1st Board of Directors of Reiwa 3rd year: Sunday, June 13th, 3rd year of Reiwa 21: 00-21: 30
1st General Assembly of Reiwa 3rd year: Sunday, June 20, 3rd year of Reiwa 21: 00-21: 20
 This year as well, from the perspective of controlling the new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19), we made a "deemed resolution (deliberation / approval or disapproval by e-mail and a decision)".
With the majority of approval including the power of attorney, the agenda items have been approved.
[Agenda items]
1) Reiwa 2nd year business report and accounting report
2) Reiwa 3rd year business plan and budget
[Handouts]
Material 1: Reiwa 2nd year business report
Material 2: Reiwa 2nd year activity statement
Material 3: Audit report
Material 4: Reiwa 3rd year business plan and budget
 This year's study session will be completely canceled until the end of September, and the resumption of the study session after that will depend on the convergence of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
Therefore, we do not collect the annual membership fee for this year. In addition, if the study session can be resumed, please pay the participation fee only when the rental venue fee is needed to pay. Thank you for your understanding.

[Notice] March 26, 2021 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
"MELSA Cafe Voluntary Study Group" in 2021
・From April until the end of September: All the study sessions will be cancelled at all venues.
・From October until the end of March in 2022: Holding a study session depends on the COVID-19 spreading status in each region of the venue.
* Venues: Sapporo, Tokyo (Iidabashi), Tokyo (Tamachi), and Yokohama.
* Reasons for decision: The second state of emergency issued on January 7 was lifted on March 21 in Tokyo and the three surrounding prefectures. However, the prospect for COVID-19 conclusion in April is still uncertain. It seems too early to resume the study session and thus we have to consider whether or not it could be held safely. Also, during the "Tokyo 2020 Games" scheduled for this summer, a large number of people will move in Japan (especially in the Tokyo metropolitan area). Therefore, all the study sessions will be cancelled until the end of September. From October, judging from the COVID-19 status of each region and the announcement of the declaration of the local government, we will determine an appropriate time to resume the study session.

[Additional report]
・The abstract was accepted for the 19th Annual Meetingds of Japanese Society of Teravel Medicine.
・Title : [Tokyo 2020 Participation Program (Education Field)- certificated MELSA Study Group]
“English Interactive Communication Practice - Medical/Healthcare and Sports/Volunteering -
Changes in the Number of Participants and Questionnaire Analysis (the 2nd survey report)"
・Online digital poster presentation: 2021, April, 10-11

◆To all MELSA members in 2020◆
・Since April 2020, we have been keeping in mind the prevention and spread of new coronavirus infectious disease (COVID-19). Therefore, "MELSA Cafe voluntary study group” has been cancelled at all venues. We first give top priority to the health and safety of all MELSA members.
・Amid the spread of COVID-19, we cannot hold a meeting-type study session, so we do not collect the annual fee (3000 yen) for this year.
・In the MELSA 2020 project ““Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home””, we are delivering medical English review questions (PDF) by e-mail.

[Notice] December 24, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
In 2021, all of "MELSA Cafe voluntary study session” will be cancelled in January, February, and March. We will let you know the newest information in detail as soon as possible after the MELSA baord of directors is held.

[Notice] November 16, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)

・MELSA 2020 project “Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”
“Quiz the 100 #6 (6th)” was sent on November 15th by MELSA outlook mail (attached PDF). Dr. Stan completely checked all the quizzes again for us. He helped us a lof for about 6 months. This is the last month we send "Quiz the 100". We sincerely appreciate all your understanding and cooperation on the purpose in this MELSA 2020 project.

[Notice] October 20, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
・MELSA 2020 project “Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”
“Quiz the 100 #5 (5th)” was sent on October 15th by MELSA outlook mail (attached PDF). Before that, Dr. Stan completely checked all the quizzes for us.

[Notice] September 15, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
・MELSA 2020 project “Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”
“Quiz the 100 #4 (4th)” was sent on September 15th by MELSA outlook mail (attached PDF). Dr. Stan continuously helps MELSA a lot to improve the contents of all quizzes.

[Notice] August 18, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)

・MELSA 2020 project “Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”
“Quiz the 100 #3 (3rd)” on August 15th, “Quiz the 100 #2 (2nd)” on July 15th, and “Quiz the 100 #1 (1st)” on June 15th were sent by MELSA outlook mail (attached PDF ), respectively. In the August's mailing, we also added valuable comments from Dr. Stan (former ER doctor in LA, US). It must be helpful.

[Notice] July 07, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
☆About MELSA 2020 project [“Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”]
We would like MELSA members to know the concise contents of “Quiz the 100” here. Because we would like them to understand the rational consideration between the project [“Quiz the 100” de “stay-at-home”] and "charity & donation" so that they can support people who are seriously affected by COVID-19. We hope MELSA members may be getting the opportunity to shape their thoughts of mutual help into a specific form as charity & donation. Here is a sample of Quiz #1.
20200707_MELSA_Quiz_1_Samples.pdf へのリンク

The 2nd version (Quiz #2) will be sent in mid-July.

[Notice】May 28, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
・ From June until the end of December in 2020, "MELSA Cafe Voluntary Study Session" will be canceled at all venues.
・ The annual membership fee (3000 yen) for this year will not be collected.
・ We will hold a support campaign, what is called,"stay-at-home" with the "Quiz the 100" by MELSA Cafe plan.
On May 25th, the "Emergency Declaration" for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) countermeasures was lifted nationwide. It was 49 days with various self-restraint requests since it was announced on April 7.
Tthe “MELSA Cafe Voluntary Study Session” scheduled for April and May were cancelled at all venues in Sapporo, Tokyo (Iidabashi), Tokyo (Tamachi), and Yokohama due to temporary closure of public facilities and closing of conference rooms. Even after ending the emergency declaration, there is still concern about the “second wave” and “third wave” of the spread of infection, and the situation is unforgivable. In addition, since we are still refraining from traffic between other prefectures and other regions, we believe that more careful measures will be required in the future.

Considering these serious circumstances, MELSA has come to the conclusion that there is no guarantee that 100% of the so-called "3 Mitsu (density in Japanese) ( Three Cs; Crowded places with many people / Closed-off spaces with insufficient ventilation / Close-range conversations together)" can be avoided, and "We will refrain from holding the event with risks." As a result of giving top priority to the health and safety of all MELSA members, we have decided to cancel the study session at all venues from June to the end of December. The events next January / February / March will depend on the status of COVID-19 infection. We appreciate your understanding and understanding.

Below are the resolutions of the MELSA Board of Directors.
1) From June to the end of December, "MELSA Cafe Voluntary Study Group" will be canceled at all venues.
2) Annual membership fee (3000 yen) for this year will not be collected.
3) Using the《Quiz the 100》, a review quiz (100 questions per copy) of medical English already learned items,
We will carry out a asupport campaign, what is called, "stay-at-home" with the "Quiz the 100" .
[Purpose] What we can do now is to keep in mind infection prevention and infection spread prevention. Our daily basic hygiene management and each person's sensible behavior is greatly reflected in the control of the number of infected people in the region and the whole country. Also, indirectly, I think that it can reduce the burden and fatigue of medical staff working at the front lines of medical care.
Nearly half of MELSA members are medical workers including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, PTs, OTs, complementary and alternative medicine workers (acupuncture, moxibustion, shiatsu) and medical teachers. We can have a study session together during normal times, but we would like to thank the people who are currently working in a very difficult situation. I wondered if MELSA could contribute even a little to the society affected by the COVID-19 disaster. You can't hold a medical English study session at a rental facility in a public facility right now, but how about donating to a support fund while taking on the challenge of “Quiz the 100” (medical English / 100 questions to review) at home?
[Target] Yokohama MELSA / Shonan MELSA Fujisawa members who can support this donation.
[Method] Members donate to the "Kanagawa Corona Medical and Welfare Support Fund" (for example, 3000 yen)
After donating the money,
⇒ Please present the receipt of donation (please specify your name and MELSA membership card number) to MELSA by email attachment.
⇒ MELSA will send "Quiz the 100" (equivalent to 500 yen per copy) as a PDF attachment.
Once a month, we will deliver one copy of "Quiz the 100" with different contents (up to 6 times).
[Details] Kanagawa-prefecture homepage
https://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/r5k/covid-19_donation.html

* The first “Quiz the 100” will be sent around the midle of June by MELSA.
* MELSA members who are outside Kanagawa prefecture, and also having the same "Corona Medical and Welfare Support Fund" in the municipality of residence.
Please present your receipt (including your name and MELSA membership card number) to MELSA by email.
*Let’s support for workers in the medical, welfare and nursing fields together.

"Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare materials"
On May 4, the New Coronavirus Infectious Diseases Control Experts' Meeting presented practical examples that we would like to incorporate in our daily lives so that we can concretely imagine a "new lifestyle" assuming the new coronavirus. With the advent of the new coronavirus, it is necessary to practice a lifestyle that incorporates measures against sdropllet infection, contact infection, and short-distance conversation more than ever.

[Notice] May 1, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
Closure of almost all the public facilities will be extended nationwide until the end of May. Therefore《MELSA Cafe》will be cancelled, following the very recent “Emergency Declaration”.
PLease observe the rules of etiquette as follows;
wash_hands_000597149.pdf へのリンク

cough_etiquette_000597150.pdf へのリンク

[Notice] April 8, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
《MELSA Cafe》will not be held at all the venues, including Sapporo, Tokyo (Iidabashi/Tamachi) or Kanagawa (Yokohama). The reason is as follows. Hopefully, it will be held as soon as the situation can be converged. Thank you for your understanding.
(1) On April 7, an "Emergency Declaration" was issued as a measure to prevent spreading the new coronavirus. The period is until May 6 when the large holidays, what is called, the Golden Week end.
(2) The target areas are seven prefectures, Tokyo, Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Osaka, Hyogo, and Fukuoka.
(3) In response to this, the Governor of Hokkaido has requested people to refrain from traveling to and from the seven prefectures subjected to the "Emergency Declaration", and to stay away for two-week emergency self-restrain when they come to Haokkaido.

[Notice] April 2, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
Depending on a sudden announcement of “Emergency Declaration” by the national or local government, any venue of "MELSA Cafe" will not be available as scheduled. In addition, when the situation changes overnight, we MELSA cannot respond to let you know promptly. Thank you for your understanding.

[Notice] March 31, 2020 (updated by MELSA Secretariat)
The situation of the venue for “MELSA Cafe” from April 2020
[Sapporo venue] "Sapporo L-PLAZA" (Updated March 25, 2020)
At present (March 25), it is operated as usual while taking measures to prevent the new coronavirus proliferation. The conference room being already reserved can be used.

[Iidabashi venue] “Tokyo Volunteer and Citizens' Activities Center ”
(Updated March 31, 2020)
https://www.tvac.or.jp/news/50466
The following is the notification from the Iidabashi venue (Tokyo Volunteer and Citizens' Activities Center).
We will reprint it. (March 31, 2020 / TVAC) Disaster Information
About changes such as opening hours of this center until Sunday, April 12
At present, the transmission of the new coronavirus is on the rise, and the Tokyo Volunteer and Citizens' Activities Center has changed the opening hours from April 1 (Wed) to April 12 (Sun) as follows. We will respond. We apologize for the inconvenience, but thank you for your understanding. TEL 03-3235-1171
《Opening time》
Closed at 17:00 on weekdays (Tuesday to Friday).
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
Mondays and public holidays are closed as usual.
[About consultation by telephone]
On weekdays and Saturdays, we will accept inquiries by telephone until 21:00.
(Sunday until 17:00)TEL 03-3235-1171

[Tamachi Venue] “Minato Welfare Hall” (Updated March 27, 2020)
https://www.city.minato.tokyo.jp/kouhou/index-koronasisetsu.html
Correspondence to novel coronavirus infectious disease (temporary closing of city-owned facilities and Postpone information); Temporary closing of city-owned facilities and implementation policy of Postpone. City is based on the situation that an infected patient of the novel coronavirus infectious disease is increasing rapidly in Tokyo , and to prevent expansion of infection, we plan for following policy and adjustment, and city-owned facilities and business are closed specially from Saturday, March 28 to Sunday, April 12.
※ "The thing which continues an infection prevention plan will be important to Tokyo for 3 weeks from now on" on March 23, we assume that the policy of postponement of an event and cancellation of capital sponsorship is postponed until April 12 based on specialist's advice, "the implementation policy by which it's for city sponsorship business" is also based on this view, and, application Period, April 12 and even, it's being done.

[Yokohama venue] “Kanagawa Kenmin Center”
(Updated March 25, 2020)
https://www.pref.kanagawa.jp/docs/u3x/shisetu/riyotyushi.htm
To prevent the spread of infectious diseases of the new coronavirus, the use of the 9 and 10 floor "volunteer salons (including working corners)" is suspended from March 4 (Wednesday) to March 31 (Tuesday) . The suspension period will be extended until April 24 (Friday) . In addition, about the use after Saturday, April 25, we will tell again on homepage of Kanagawa citizen activity support center, so please confirm.
Suspension period (as of March 25): Full day from March 4 (Wednesday) to April 24 (Friday), Reiwa 2
※ As we will tell about the use after Saturday, April 25 again on homepage of Kanagawa citizen activity support center, please confirm.
THerefore, the first date of "MELSA Cafe" will be announced as soon as it is confirmed. Thank you for your understanding.

About the cancellation of Fujisawa venue "mini lesson" in March
Due to the spread of the new coronavirus infection, the meeting room for citizens of Fujisawa City Hall was suddenly closed on Monday, March 9th.
Therefore, the MELSA “Medical English / English Conversation” mini-lesson that was scheduled to be held was canceled immediately. We have contacted those who attended the Fujisawa venue as soon as possible, but we understand that there was a problem with the response. Thank you for your understanding.


To all MELSA members;
Recently, the government has issued the self-restraint of large gatherings in public locations due to the new coronavirus outbreak. However, depending on circumstances, unless the venues are suddenly closed or all trains and flights are suspended on all lines, MELSA mini-lessons will be held as our schedule because we have to finish the rest of them at the end of March. As you all MELSA members know, please make sure to take your responsibility for your health. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
(March 10, 2020 by MELSA Secretariat).

information

☆2020 Greetings
Thank you very much for visiting MELSA website today in 2020.
We wish you all health and happiness this year and hope it will be bright and full of hope.
In a new year 2020, we would like to introduce our brand-new plans. We are now preparing for a new project called “MELSA Cafe” in order to learn togetherl, instead of mini-lessons which have been held since 2013.
As nearly 7 years will have passed in autumn 2020, we decided we would provide a learning opportunity with more convenient and flexible time as well as reasonable participation fee.
The standard procedure before participation
Please show your MELSA membership ID card and write your name & ID number on the attendance sheet and pay your total participation fee before you start your sessions.

2020_MELSA_Cafe_Map.pdf へのリンク

"MELSA Cafe" ; [Basics] , [Continuing] , [Pharmaceutical], day, venue, and time
MELSA schedule will be subject to the reservation of available venues.
Please check the latest schedule under the tab “SCHEDULE” page information.

2020_MELSA_Cafe_venue_time.pdf へのリンク

"MELSA Cafe" ; Pharmaceutical & Practical English in use
2020-April_Tamachi_kusuri_English.pdf へのリンク


☆Unfortunately, all the Games of 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics were postponed due to COVID-19. (March 24, 2020)
◆The Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Mascots: MIRAITOWA and SOMEITY

Fujisawa City Hall, Main Office Building 5F Lounge; Photos by OMORI (September 13th in 2019)

◆Special News of MELSA in 2017

The logo of Tokyo 2020 Support Programme / Education [Yoi Don!]
We are very happy to tell you about wonderful news. On September 26 in 2017, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games approved MELSA to use the special logo of [Tokyo 2020 Support Programme] / [Education [Yoi Don!]], under the TOKYO 2020 SANKAKU (Action) program.


♪MELSA is now in the Tokyo 2020 Support Program and can use the special logo.

Eng_Medical_2020SANKAKU_MELSA_mini-lesson_1-1.pdf

Eng_sports_volunteering_2020SANKAKU_MELSA_mini-lesson_1-1.pdf


☆Symposium “Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”
All Japan; Enthusiastic movement toward “Festival and Culture”.




the venue: Nihonnbashi, Tokyo (2018/11/29 Photos by OMORI)

☆Venue of Shonan MELSA Fujisawa: the central building of Fujisawa City Hall

MELSA lecturer Mr. Son and Fujisawa Ori-Para staff (2018/10/15). Fujisawa City Hall Main Office Building 5F Lounge; Autographies from athletes who participated in the Olympic/Paralympic Games and people who support the Tokyo 2020 Games (2019/6/10). Photos by Omori.

Tokyo 2020 Volunteers Getting Involved ? Becoming a Tokyo 2020 Volunteer
Accepting application forms for volunteers was completed on December 21 in 2018.

The Tokyo 2020 SANKAKU (Action) Program has eight themes as follows;
1) sports and health, 2) building communities, 3) sustainability, 4) culture, 5) education, 6) economics and technology, 7) revival and reconstruction, 8) all Japan: sending a message to the world.
MELSA has obtained the approval in the field of education.
The summary introduction about our activities applied there is as follows;
We share the opportunity for medical/healthcare English communication mini-lesson with people who are looking for the place to learn together. We also provide Sports and Volunteering English communication mini-lesson. English is our tool for multicultural exchange and experience. Here is the global place where you can make something special. Could you join us and learn together?.
*According to the organizing committee; the Tokyo 2020 Games has its own games vision. “Sports has the power to change the world and our future.” This games vision is based on the following three core concepts. Those are:
*Achieving Personal Best: striving to achieve their best possible results
All Japanese citizens, including Olympic and Paralympic volunteers, will employ their utmost resourcefulness as hosts to welcome visitors from around the world with the best Japanese “omotenashi”, or hospitality.
*Unity in Diversity: accepting each other just as they are
The Tokyo 2020 Games will foster a welcoming environment and raise awareness of unity in diversity among citizens of the world.
*Connecting to Tomorrow: passing and leaving a lot of positive legacies to inspire future generation
The Tokyo 1964 Games completely transformed Japan, enhanced Japanese people's awareness of the outside world and helped bring about rapid growth of Japan's economy. The 2020 Games will enable Japan, now a mature economy, to promote future changes throughout the world, and leave a positive legacy for future generations.
According to the organizing committee, applications for volunteer roles will be accepted from the summer of 2018. You will need to be:
*18 years old or above as of April 1, 2020
*able to participate in volunteer training sessions
*a Japanese national or foreign national with permission to stay in Japan (temporary visitors included)
*able to volunteer for 10 or more days
*enthusiastic and committed, with a genuine desire to contribute to the success of the Tokyo 2020 Games
*willing to work as a part of a diverse team, and to treat other team members with respect
*Volunteer Strategy for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government have put together a collection of basic concepts which will guide the recruitment and training of volunteers for the Tokyo 2020 Games. You can access it via their website.


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