2018 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
    2,671,838 hits (yearly total) / 222,653 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
    98 topics (22 on "Tips for a Better Living Experience", 21 on "What to Do in Case of Emergency" and 55 "Living Guide" topics).
    Access
    1,243,337 hits (yearly total) / 103,611 hits (monthly average)
  5. Events Calendar (publication of "Events Information" on the Official TICC Website)
  6. Access
    331 hits (yearly total) / 28 hits (monthly average)
  7. Information Corner
  8. Number of inquiries (by phone, e-mail, etc.)
    313 (yearly total) / 26 (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
341,679 hits (yearly total) / 28,473 hits (monthly average)

Management of multicultural portal site

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

Access
123,706 hits (yearly total) / 10,309 hits (monthly average)

Development of the "Life in Tokyo:Your Guide" Web Version

Construction of the web version of the lifestyle guidebook for international residents published by the Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Launch date: March 29, 2019

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 2018 (Tuesday, May 15th, 2018)
    2. Recognized Local International Exchange Associations Kanto Region Information Exchange Meeting 2018 (Thursday, November 29th, 2018)
  2. Activities related to local international associations
    1. Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association
      General and executive meetings (Thursday, May 31st, 2018)
      Liaison meeting (Thursday, February 28th, 2019)
    2. Workshop
      1. "Basic Information to Prepare for Disasters – Foreign Residents and Disaster Prevention"
      2. Dates
        Wednesday, July 18th, 2018
        Attendance
        34 participants
      3. "Methods of Communication with Foreign People to Prepare for Disasters, the Role of the Multilingual Disaster Support Center, Easy Japanese"
      4. Dates
        Thursday, August 30th, 2018
        Attendance
        59 participants
      5. "Society Living Together with Foreign Residents: Discussion Forum with an International Student, Survivor of the Kumamoto Earthquakes"
      6. Dates
        Tuesday, October 16th, 2018
        Attendance
        23 participants
      7. "Developing a Disaster-Resilient Multicultural Community with Diverse People"
      8. Dates
        Thursday, December 13th, 2018
        Attendance
        34 participants
    3. Preparation and publication of the "Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association Membership Directory" (2018 Edition)
  3. Conducting free professional consultations for foreign residents and related activities
    1. "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" (17 occasions)
    2. Total number of consultations
      220 cases
      Volunteer translators
      223 translators covering 20 languages
    3. Management meetings for the "Tokyo Supporting Network for Foreign Residents" (4 occasions)
    4. Workshops for interpreters and consultants
      1. "Children Entering School – Support for Foreign Moms and Dads"
      2. Date
        Thursday, October 25th, 2018
        Attendance
        37 participants
      3. "The Role of Community Interpreters and How to Improve Their Skills"
      4. Date
        Monday, February 4th, 2019
        Attendance
        37 participants
    5. Advertising "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents"
    6. Publishing and distributing "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" flyers (3 formats in 13 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 16th, 2019
    Location
    Nakano ZERO West Annex
    Contents
    Subcommittee 1: Future of Foreign Resident Consultation Services in Tokyo – Based on Opinions of Consultation Sites
    Subcommittee 2: School and Community Support for Children
    Subcommittee 3: Communication with Foreign People – Let's Change Day-to-Day Awareness
    Subcommittee 4: What We Can Do to Guarantee Children's Right to Learn
    Attendance
    225 participants

Holding "Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO" Meetings

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

III. Other Activities

Managing the Training of Multicultural Coordinators

  1. The Training of Multicultural Coordinators
    Number of personnel attending the course: 81 individuals (26 received Certificates of Completion)
  2. The Follow Up Training of Multicultural Coordinators
    Number of personnel attending the course: 21 individuals

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

  • Workshops (4 times) provided to municipal and international communication associations personnel
  • Conducted a survey and 2 information exchange meetings with member organizations of the Tokyo International Exchange Associations

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