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2016 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
  • Access: 2,134,327 hits (yearly total) / 177,861 hits (monthly average)
2. Collecting and providing information via the Official TICC Mobile Website
  • Access: 26,852 hits (yearly total) / 2,238 hits (monthly average)
3. Publication of "Living Information (a Comprehensive Living guide for Foreign Residents)" on the Official TICC Website
  • 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: 616,294 hits (yearly total) / 51,358 hits (monthly average)
4. Events Calendar (publication of "Events Information" on the Official TICC Website)
  • Access: 253 hits (yearly total) / 21 hits (monthly average)
5. Information Corner
  • Number of inquiries (by phone, e-mail, etc.): 295 (yearly total) / 25 (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: 339,239 hits (yearly total) / 28,270 hits (monthly average)

Multicultural Portal Site

TICC opened "Life in Tokyo," a lifestyle information site for foreign residents.

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. (1) Recognized Local International Exchange Associations General Meeting 2016 (Monday, May 23th, 2016)
  2. (2) Recognized Local International Exchange Associations Kanto Region Information Exchange Meeting 2016
    Recognized Local International Exchange Associations Kanto Region Working Group on Partnership for Emergencies Meeting (Tuesday, November 29th, 2016)
2. Activities related to local international associations
  1. (1) Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association
    • General and executive meetings (Tuesday, May 24th, 2016)
    • Liaison meeting (Wednesday, January 18th, 2016)
  2. (2) Workshop
    • 1)"The Role of International Exchange Associations in Light of the Response to the Kanto and Tohoku Torrential rain (September 2015)"
      • Dates: Monday, November 14th, 2016
      • Attendance: 38 participants
    • 2) "Coordination Between Government and Universities for the Purpose of Multiculturalism – Starting with Proposals to Promote Multicultural Mindsets Among Students"
      • Dates: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
      • Attendance: 30 participants
  3. (3) Preparation and publication of the "Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association Membership Directory" (2016 Edition)
3. Conducting free professional consultations for foreign residents and related activities
  1. (1) "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" (17 occasions) 
    • Total number of consultations: 189 cases
    • Volunteer translators: 214 translators covering 18 languages
  2. (2) Management meetings for the "Tokyo Supporting Network for Foreign Residents" (4 occasions)
  3. (3) Workshops for interpreters and consultants
    • 1) "The Role of Matching at Consulting Meetings – Linking Those Seeking Consultations and Specialist Consultants Together"
      • Date: Thursday, September 8th, 2016
      • Attendance: 33 participants
    • 2) "The Role of Community Interpreters and How to Improve Their Skills"
      • Date: Tuesday, January 31st, 2017
      • Attendance: 44 participants
  4. (4) Advertising "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents"
    • 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"
  • Date: Saturday, February 11th, 2017
  • Location: Tokyo Womens Plaza
  • Attendance: 56 participants

Holding "Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO" Meetings

  1. (1) Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO General Meeting (held once)
  2. (2) Planning Committee meetings (held twice)