2017 Projects and Activities

I.Collecting and Providing Information Concerning International Exchanges and Cooperation Activities

Collecting and Providing Information

  1. Collecting and providing information via the Official Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) Website
  2. Access
    2,431,089 hits (yearly total) / 202,591 hits (monthly average)
  3. Publication of "Living Information (a Comprehensive Living guide for Foreign Residents)" on the Official TICC Website
  4. Available language and Topics
    Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
    100 topics (22 on "Tips for a Better Living Experience", 23 on "What to Do in Case of Emergency" and 55 "Living Guide" topics).
    Easy Japanese
    82 topics (22 on "Tips for a Better Living Experience", 21 on "What to Do in Case of Emergency" and 39 "Living Guide" topics).
    Access
    924,181 hits (yearly total) / 77,015 hits (monthly average)
  5. Events Calendar (publication of "Events Information" on the Official TICC Website)
  6. Access
    302 hits (yearly total) / 25 hits (monthly average)
  7. Information Corner
  8. Number of inquiries (by phone, e-mail, etc.)
    279 (yearly total) / 23 (monthly average)

Public Relations Activities

Publication of an online monthly newsletter called "L'ESPACE" on the Official TICC Website. The newsletter is published on the 1st day of each month

Access
319,617 hits (yearly total) / 26,635 hits (monthly average)

Management of multicultural portal site

Providing information via the "Website to Support Foreign Residents, Life in Tokyo"

Access
80,263 hits (yearly total) / 6,689 hits (monthly average)

Managing the Training of Multicultural Coordinators

Number of personnel attending the course: 62 individuals (28 received Certificates of Completion)

Examining the Development of Support Networks for Foreign Residents During Times of Disaster

  • Hearings held with related organizations: 5 organizations
  • Exchange of opinions at a meeting of the Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association and conducting a workshop

II. Educating and Coordinating to Promote International Exchanges and Cooperation Activities

Coordinating and Communicating with International Associations

  1. Activities related to the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations
    1. Recognized Local International Exchange Associations General Meeting 2017 (Wednesday, May 24th, 2017)
    2. Recognized Local International Exchange Associations Kanto Region Information Exchange Meeting 2017 Recognized Local International Exchange Associations Kanto Region Working Group on Partnership for Emergencies Meeting (Tuesday, November 28th, 2017)
  2. Activities related to local international associations
    1. Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association
      General and executive meetings (Thursday, May 25th, 2017)
      Liaison meeting (Tuesday, October 24th, 2017)
    2. Workshop
      1. "Disaster Prevention Network (Disaster Network) to Support Foreigners - Establishing Personalized Relationships"
      2. Dates
        Wednesday, December 20th, 2017
        Attendance
        35 participants
      3. "Real Situations Encountered by Immigration Control and the Foreign Resident System - Revealed Through a Worksite Visit to the Haneda Airport Branch of the Immigration Bureau!"
      4. Dates
        Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
        Attendance
        13 participants
    3. Preparation and publication of the "Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association Membership Directory" (2017 Edition)
  3. Conducting free professional consultations for foreign residents and related activities
    1. "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" (16 occasions)
    2. Total number of consultations
      197 cases
      Volunteer translators
      205 translators covering 19 languages
    3. Management meetings for the "Tokyo Supporting Network for Foreign Residents" (4 occasions)
    4. Workshops for interpreters and consultants
      1. "Foreigner Consultation Kiosk Know-How - Based on Experiences of Multicultural Clinics"
      2. Date
        Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
        Attendance
        53 participants
      3. "The Role of Community Interpreters and How to Improve Their Skills"
      4. Date
        Tuesday, January 29th, 2018
        Attendance
        30 participants
    5. Advertising "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents"
    6. Publishing and distributing "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" flyers (3 formats in 12 languages; 9,500 copies in total)
      Publishing and distributing "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" posters (200 copies in total)

Holding the "International Citizens' Forum in TOKYO"

  1. "International Citizens' Forum in TOKYO"
  2. Date
    Saturday, February 3rd, 2018
    Location
    Nakano ZERO West Annex
    Contents
    Subcommittee 1: How is a World That Leaves No One Behind? From the Perspective of SDGs
    Subcommittee 2: Multicultural Society from the Perspective of Foreigners as Residents
    Subcommittee 3: Childhood Education for the Promotion of a Multicultural Society - Case Reports from the Japanese Language Learning Support for Children with Roots in Foreign Countries
    Attendance
    140 participants

Holding "Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO" Meetings

Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO General Meeting (5 times)

Tokyo International Communication Committee

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