International Centers in Japan

International Centers in Japan

Japan information, libraries, accommodation

Where to find books, newspapers, media and cultural info.

International Centers in Japan.

Opening hours vary according to the individual office (please check the individual center for exact details).

Closed: national holidays.
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International centers are often run by local government sometimes in association with private organizations. They offer useful information for residents of Japan and visitors to the country.

International centers often maintain good libraries containing books on Japan, foreign newspapers, access to foreign news media such as the BBC and CNN as well as internet access. Some also offer legal advice and volunteer Japanese lessons.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office Bldg. No1, 3F, 2-8-1 Nishi Shinjuku Shinjuku-ku
English (Mon-Fri 9.30am-12 noon; 1-5pm) 03 5320 7744
Chinese (Tue & Fri 9.30am-12 noon; 1-5pm) 03 5320 7766
Korean (Wed 9.30am-12 noon; 1-5pm) 03 5320 7700
Closed on national holidays.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center provides information on problems of daily life, what to do in emergencies, Japanese customs, Japanese society, and more.
Advisers speak English, Chinese and Korean.
Consultation is primarily by phone.

Nearest station: Tochomae, Oedo Subway Line, exit A4
Google Map to Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center

Saitama International Center

Urawa Chiho Chosha 3F, 5-6-6 Kitaurawa, Urawa-ku, Saitama-shi Saitama-ken, 330-0074.
Tel: 048-833-2992

Chiba City International Center

Sencity Tower 12F, 1000 Shinmachi, Chuo-ku, Chiba City, 260-0028.
Tel: 043-238-8000

Sendai International Center

Aoba-yama, Aoba-ku, Sendai City, 980-0856
Tel: 022-265-2211

Yokohama International Center

Yokohama International Organizations Center 5F, 1-1-1 Pacifico Yokohama, Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012.
Tel: 045-222-1171

Osaka International Centers

Osaka International House Foundation

8-2-6 Uehommachi, Tennoji-ku Osaka, 543-0001
Tel: 06-6772-5931

Osaka Foundation Of International Exchange

17F Rinku Gate Tower Bldg., 1 Rinkuorai-kita, Izumisano-city, Osaka, 598-0048
Tel: 0724-60-2371

Kyoto International Center

2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku Kyoto, 606-8536.
Tel: 075-752-3010
Hours: 09:00-21:00; Closed Mondays

Kobe International Center

8-1-6-20F, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 651-0087
Tel: 078-291-0641

Sapporo International Centers

Northern Regions Center

Hokkaido Government Annex Bldg. Nishi 7 Kita 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0003
Tel: 011-221-7840

Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation

MN Building, Kita 1 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido, 060-0001
Tel: 011-211-3670

Nagoya International Centers

Nagoya International Center

47-1, Nagono 1-chome, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya, 450-0001
Tel: 052-581-0100

(Closed:Every Monday, December 29 - January 3, and the second Sunday of Feb. and Aug.

Aichi International Association

Sannomaru Annex Building, Aichi Prefectural Government 1 & 2 F, 2-6-1 Sannomaru, Naka-ku, Nagoya, Aichi 460-0001
Tel: 052-961-7902

Mie International Exchange Foundation

UST TSU 3rd Floor (c/o the Mie Citizens Exchange Center), 700 Hadokoro-cho, Tsu City, Mie Prefecture 514-0009 (Near to the East Exit, Kintetsu Tsu Station)
Tel: 059-223-5006

Gifu International Center

Fureai Plaza 6F, 5-14-53 Yabuta Minami, Gifu
Tel: 058-277-1013

Hiroshima International Center

Crystal Plaza 6F, 8-18 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima, 730-0037
Tel: 082-541-3777

Shimane International Center

3F Town Plaza Shimane, Tonomachi 8-3, Matsue-shi, Shimane-ken, 690-0887
Tel: 0852-31-5056

Fukuoka International Centers

The Fukuoka International Center & Rainbow Plaza

1-10-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City.
Hours: 9:00-17:30
Closed: Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays; year-end and New Year period.
Tel: 092-733-5630

The Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation

Kokusai Hiroba 3F, ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001
Tel: 092-725-9200
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Closed: Mondays and New Year's holidays

The Kitakyushu International Association

Kokusai Hiroba 3F, ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka, 810-0001
Tel: 092-725-9200
Hours: 10:00-19:00
Closed: Mondays and New Year's holidays

Books on Japanese Language

Goods From Japan to your home or business.