Tama City International Center (TIC)
We provide supports to foreign nationals such as by offering five Japanese language classes in a week, and the Japanese teachers visit directly to the schools of non-Japanese children and Japanese returnee children to teach them. Counseling for daily life of foreigners is also being held twice a month. Newsletter information excerpts from the Tama City official newspaper is being published in English, Chinese and Korean languages. A variety of events are held to have interactions between local citizens and foreigners, and to enhance international awareness through lectures on international understanding, foreign language classes in English, Chinese, French, and many others.
Consultations for Foreign Residents
|Languages||English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, and other languages available as required.|
●Newsletter for Daily Life
“HAND in HAND in TAMA” newsletter published every month contains information necessary for daily life of foreigners. The contents are mainly selected from the city official newspaper ‘Tama Koho” which has been published twice a month. This A3 size newsletter is published in English, Chinese and Korean languages with Japanese version on the back page. The articles are not only about difficult news, but also entertaining information such as concert and sports events for foreigners to enjoy reading them.
●Japanese Language Classes
The five classes in a week are held at three places in Tama City-- three morning classes, one each on Saturday afternoon and Thursday evening. Recently, there is a shortage of volunteer teachers in the evening class due to the increasing number of students. Each class has 33 lessons in a year aside from the publication of students’ Essays in Japanese “SAKURA” and Japanese Language Speeches every other year. Beginners also write essays and deliver speeches in public, which help them realize the learning outcome, become confident, and it seems that these also served as an encouragement for learners.
●International Festa in TAMA
Among the many events, the largest one is “International Festa in TAMA”, which is held every two years. This festival introduces a specific country or region in the world such as through a lecture about the history and culture of the country, music and dance, crafts, children’s play, selling of home-made foreign foods, and a fashion show sometimes. We have been making plans with an objective of producing an exciting and enjoyable event by presenting the country from many aspects; so as to understand different cultures and to have interaction between the local citizens and foreigners.
Initiatives to Multicultural Coexistence
- ・Provision of Magazines etc. with Lifestyle Content
- ・Volunteer Registration
- ・Japanese Language Lessons
- ・International Events & Lectures
- ・Disaster Preparation
|Address||７F VITA Commune, 4-72 Sekido, Tama-shi|
|Open||10:00 ~ 17:00(closed Sunday,Holiday and third Monday)|
Please visit the official website or contact the municipality and organizations for further details.Back