The Edo-Tokyo Museum in Sumida Ward is accepting applications for bilingual volunteers to explain the permanent exhibits at the museum to non-Japanese visitors.

The museum regularly displays about 2,500 articles depicting the history and lifestyles of the metropolitan area.

Volunteers are expected to work about two days a month between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The term is from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 next year, but volunteers are required to attend six one-day training sessions from June 18 through 30 before working as bilingual guides.

Applicants must be aged 18 or older and should speak Japanese and at least one other language. Application forms should reach the museum before May 20. The museum is also seeking Japanese-language volunteers to work as guides for tourist groups. In total, about 30 people will be recruited, officials of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government said. For further information, call the “fukyu-gakari,” or public relations section, of the museum at (03) 3626-9974.

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