The Suginami Association for Cultural Exchanges aims to develop a vitalized local society and to create enjoyable and meaningful lives for residents in the Suginami Ward by promoting domestic and international communication within the Ward. We seek to provide a superior place for communication and exchanges for residents in the Suginami Ward, with the goal of creation of a multicultural society with mutual understanding through respect for other countries, including their cultures, customs and values. We do this by developing communication and exchanges while utilizing to the utmost the unique cultural climate of the Suginami Ward.
|5th Floor Minami Asagaya Building 1-14-2 Asagaya Minami Suginami Ward|
|Access||：||10-minute walk from south exit of JR Asagaya Station of JR Chuo Line.|
|1-minute walk from Exit 2a of Minami Asagaya Station of the Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line|
New foreign residents of Suginami Ward and Japanese residents deepen communication through outdoor parties. Participants cook lunch together and play communication games, and they can also experience an earthquake simulation vehicle, carry out emergency drills such as firefighting and evacuations, and learn to separate waste items for proper disposal. These events are held with the cooperation of the Emergency Division of the Ward Office, the Waste Disposal Office, and the Suginami Fire Station.
Japan Day is a day for introducing Japanese traditional culture (classical Japanese dance, flower arrangement, the tea ceremony, etc.) to foreign residents in Suginami Ward. The Cultural Group Association has cooperated by assigning instructors since the event's beginning in January 2002. This is one of our popular events held every year to enable actual experience of Japanese culture under the guidance of the instructors, such as putting on yukata, dancing Japanese classical dance, and trying Japanese flower arrangement or the tea ceremony.
Consultation services for foreign residents
The Association provides consultation services for foreign residents having problems or questions in their daily lives. All foreigner residents should feel free to contact us any time, without hesitation.
|Consultation Day||：||Fridays, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (except holidays and year-end and New Year holidays)|
|Consultation Date by Languages||：||Japanese and English, every Friday|
|Chinese: Second and forth Fridays of each month|
|Korean: First, third, and fourth Fridays of each month|
|Consultation Method||：||Office visit, telephone, e-mail|
|Consultation Fee||：||Free of charge|
※We provide temporary consultation services for foreign residents once a month at the 1st floor of the Suginami City Office in addition to the regular consultation services. Please see our website for details.