The Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) aims to fulfill its mission as an Recognized Local International Exchange Association designated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications to promote internationalization in local communities. TICC also aims to advance the internationalization of Tokyo by seeking a close relationship with and establishing a wide network among private groups, local international associations, NGOs, and many other organizations which act to promote international exchange and cooperation and support foreign residents.
|Establistehed date||April 1, 2003|
|Location||Shoheibashi Bldg. 3F,
1-1-5 Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0021
|Executive members||Chairman 1
Board members 3 to 5
Administrative officers 2
1.Collection and Provision of Information related to International Exchange and Cooperation
Collection and Provision of Information
●To promote activities for international exchange and cooperation and to improve support for foreign residents in Tokyo, the Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) collects information about activities and services by international associations of local governments, NGOs, private support groups, and other related organizations. The TICC distributes the collected information on its official website and makes updates as needed.
●The TICC provides "Living Information," a comprehensive living guide for foreign residents covering emergency/disaster information and various other topics related to their lives in Tokyo, in multiple languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Easy Japanese (partially published)) on its official website.
●An information coordinator is placed at the TICC information corner to answer a wide range of inquiries related to international friendship exchanges, international cooperation activities, support for foreign residents, and more.
●The TICC issues a monthly newsletter “L’ESPACE” on its official website (on the 1st day of each month) to introduce activities of international cooperation organizations and foreign resident support groups in Tokyo and to provide information about events and programs related to international exchange and cooperation.
2.Education and Coordination to Promote International Exchange and Cooperation
Today, about 390,000 people from other countries officially live in Tokyo. Aiming to build the city into a pleasant community where both foreign and Japanese residents may live cooperatively and respect each other's lifestyle, the Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) conducts the following activities:
Coordination and Communication with International Associations
The TICC coordinates and communicates about issues with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations. The TICC also acts as organizer of the Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association, a liaison committee between international associations of local governments in Tokyo, and makes arrangements for its activities including general meetings, executive meetings, and workshops. The TICC issues the Association Members Directory as well.
The TICC holds a series of Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents through the Tokyo Supporting Network for Foreign Residents, in collaboration with international associations of local governments in Tokyo, groups of specialists, and other support groups for foreign residents. The TICC also aims to promote cooperation among participating organizations and to establish a network between them.
Organization of International Citizen Forum in TOKYO
The International Citizen Forum in TOKYO is designed to promote the understanding and awareness of internationalization among citizens of Tokyo by offering a place of discussion where citizens, foreign residents, and related supporting groups may voice their opinions and talk about the internationalization in Tokyo from various perspectives, including current situations, issues to solve, and means for solving those issues.
Co-Management of Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO
The TICC co-manages the Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO with related NGOs, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and international associations of local governments based on a partnership with them, in order to promote international exchange and cooperation activities and advance the internationalization of local communities in Tokyo.