The Foundation aims to provide lifelong learning opportunities for citizens of Tokyo, including Shinjuku City, to learn about history, culture, and art, to promote voluntary participation of citizens of Shinjuku City, and to deepen mutual exchange. Since more than 11 percent of Shinjuku City citizens are foreign residents, Shinjuku City is uniquely international. We cooperate with the Shinjuku City Office to offer a variety of programs, such as Japanese language classes, international exchange programs, and interaction with friendship cities aiming at the realization of a multicultural society. Our activities are greatly needed as the number of foreign residents is likely to increase in the future.
|Shinjuku Bunka Center (Cultural Exchange Division), 6-14-1 Shinjuku, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo|
|Access||：||15 minute walk from Shinjuku Sta. (JR／Keio Line／Odakyu Line) (East Exit)|
|14 minute walk from Seibu Shinjuku Sta. (Seibu Shinjuku Line)|
|minutes walk from Higashi-Shinjuku Sta. (Toei Oedo Line) (Exit A2）|
|6 minute walk from Shinjuku 3 Chome Sta. (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line) (Exit E1）
7 minute walk from Higashi-Shinjuku Sta. (Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line) (Exit A2）
|11 minute walk from Shinjuku 3 Chome Sta. (Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line) （Exit B3）|
|10 minute walk from Shinjuku 3 Chome Sta. (Toei Shinjuku Line) (Exit C7）|
Japanese Language Classes
The Foundation provides Japanese language classes targeted at a wide range of people, from children to adults, with the cooperation of Japanese volunteers. Classes include after-school study support using elementary and junior high schools during after-school hours, children's evening Japanese language classes, Shinjuku Japanese Language Classes for adults, and Japanese language classes for parents and children. We also plan and implement various classes to train those who want to offer assistance to these activities.
Promotion of International Mutual Understanding
The Foundation hosts classes and events for the promotion of international mutual understanding, especially due to the multinational character of local residents. We offer International Understanding Classes for both Japanese and foreigners, and major events that meet a diversified range of needs, such as the World Dance Festa in Shinjuku and the Residents Party for International Exchange Hina Matsuri (Doll Festival).
Interaction with Friendship Cities
The Foundation implements interaction programs with the friendship cities of Shinjuku City (Lefkada in the Hellenic Republic, the Dongcheng District, Beijing, inthe People's Republic of China, Mitte, Berlin, in theFederal Republic of Germany, and Ina City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan). We promote mutual exchanges with residents of these cities through exhibitions displaying pictures and calligraphy of children of those cities, experiences in nature and traditional entertainment in Ina City, and the interaction of young people with Mitte in Berlin.