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: HICE : Hamamatsu Intercultural Center
: Hamamatsu Foreign Resident Study Support Center

Date Time Content Location
07 (Sat) 10am–noonGuidance for Foreign Residents on Preparations to Enter Elementary SchoolHamamatsu City Hall, Northern Building 1st Floor, Meeting Room 101
07 (Sat) 9:30am–noon, 1–4:30pmFree Tax CounselingHamamatsu Intercultural Center
07 (Sat) 9:30am–noon, 1–4:30pmFree Tax CounselingHamamatsu Intercultural Center
15 (Sun) 10am–6pm5th Hamamatsu Global FairCREATE Hamamatsu
21 (Sat) 10am–12:30pmMulticultural Cooking Experience - English Cooking in EnglishCREATE Hamamatsu 4F Cooking Room
22 (Sun) 10am–1pmAshitaba Cooking ClubTakadai Community Collaboraion Center
22 (Sun) 1:30–2:30pmExperience Madagascan Style Tag, Kobara!Hikuma Community Collaboration Center
22 (Sun) 1:30–3:30pmLet's E-kaiwaHamamatsu Intercultural Center
26 (Thu)004301–4pmFree Legal CounselingHamamatsu Intercultural Center
Date Time Content Location
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from November to March10:00-11:30 (Mornings) / 19:30-21:00 (Evenings)Calling for Students for the English Conversation Course in Tenryu (16 classes)Futamata Community Collaboration Center (184-32 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku)
Every Tuesday from 8 September to 8 December19:00-20:30Portuguese for International Exchange (Beginners)Intercultural Center
Every Wednesday from 9 September to 25 November10:00-11:30English for International Exchange (Intermediate)Intercultural Center
Every Wednesday from 9 September to 25 November19:00-20:30Vietnamese for International Exchange (Beginner)Intercultural Center
Every Thursday from September 10 to November 2619:00-20:30Portuguese for International Exchange (Beginners/Intermediate)Intercultural Center
Every Friday from 20 November to 19 March13:30-15:00Japanese Language Volunteer Training (Second Round)Hamamatsu Foreign Resident Study Support Center - U-ToC
Every Friday from 23 October to 27 November19:00-20:30Spanish for International Exchange (Beginners)Intercultural Center
Every Fortnight on Saturdays14:00 - 16:00Training Program for Multilingual Volunteers in Times of DisasterIntercultural Center

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Guidance for Foreign Residents on Preparations to Enter Elementary School

An easy to understand explanation of what Japanese elementary schools are like, and what you need to prepare. Also an opportunity to discuss any questions and worries you may have about entering school. There will be interpretation available in Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Chinese, English and Indonesian.

LocationHamamatsu City Hall, Northern Building 1st Floor, Meeting Room 101
Date/Time2015-02-07 (Sat)
10am–noon
For(1) Children of foreign residents who plan to enter a state elementary school in April 2015, and their guardians.
(2) Children of foreign residents who are considering entering Japanese elementary school in the future, and their guardians.
ApplicationCome directly to the event on the day
ContactHamamatsu City Board of Education, Educational Development Division, Educational Counseling Support Center
Ichkawa 053-457-2424
Free Tax Counseling

LocationHamamatsu Intercultural Center
ContentThe East and West Hamamatsu Branches of the Tokai Certified Tax Accountant's Association will provide tax consulatation to foreigners living in Hamamatsu and Kosai.
Date/Time2015-02-07 (Sat)
9:30am–noon, 1–4:30pm
Limit40 people
ForForeign residents who are trying to receive a tax refund and their families.
ApplicationBy phone or in person at HICE
CostFREE
HostHICE
ContactBy phone or in person at HICE
OtherPlease bring your withholding statement (gensen choshuhyo), your residence card, the applicant's bank book and personal seal (inkan).
*For those who are seeking tax exemption for dependents, please bring your marriage certificate, birth certificate and remittance receipts in addition to the above.
*Interpretation available in Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog.
Free Tax Counseling

LocationHamamatsu Intercultural Center
ContentThe East and West Hamamatsu Branches of the Tokai Certified Tax Accountant's Association will provide tax consulatation to foreigners living in Hamamatsu.
Date/Time2015-02-07 (Sat)
9:30am–noon, 1–4:30pm
Limit40 people
ForForeign residents who are trying to receive a tax refund and their families.
ApplicationBy phone or in person at HICE
HostHICE
OtherPlease bring your withholding statement (gensen choshuhyo), your residence card, the applicant's bank book and personal seal (inkan).
*For those who are seeking tax exemption for dependents, please bring your marriage certificate, birth certificate and remittance receipts in addition to the above.
*Interpretation available in Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog.
Multicultural Cooking Experience - English Cooking in English

Make food from other countries while speaking the native language! Chat with and become friends with foreign residents! Recipies included.

LocationCREATE Hamamatsu 4F Cooking Room
Date/Time2015-02-21 (Sat)
10am–12:30pm
Limit25 people
ApplicationBy phone or in person at HICE
CostHICE Members: 1,500 yen
Non-members: 2,000 yen
(Ingredients, recipe and conversation book included)
TeacherEllen Mitchell (CIR / UK)
HostHICE
Co-HostFrective
OtherMENU: Cottage pie, scones
Ashitaba Cooking Club

Anyone up for some internationalization through home cooking? This month includes a sushi rolls, honey-grilled mackerel, tomato salad and pumpkin red-bean soup with soymilk dango.

LocationTakadai Community Collaboraion Center
(Naka-ku, Wago-cho)
Date/Time2015-02-22 (Sun)
10am–1pm
Limit20 people
ApplicationBy phone, 053-472-5517 or 090-2611-6339
Cost1,000 yen (For location hire and ingredients)
OtherPlease bring an apron, a towel and a bandana.
Experience Madagascan Style Tag, Kobara!

Enjoy Kobara, the sport that’s popular amongst Madagascan children, in English!

LocationHikuma Community Collaboration Center
(3-13-10 Hikuma, Naka-ku)
Date/Time2015-02-22 (Sun)
1:30–2:30pm
Limit30 people
ForElementary school students
ApplicationBy phone or in person at HICE
CostFree
HostHICE
Co-HostFrective, JICA
Let's E-kaiwa

LocationHamamatsu Intercultural Center
Date/Time2015-02-22 (Sun)
1:30–3:30pm
Limit20 people
ApplicationBy phone or in person at HICE
CostHICE Members - 1,000 yen
Non-members - 1,500 yen
TeacherJerry Aqyemang (Ghana) Troy Smith (USA)
HostHICE
Free Legal Counseling

General legal consultation for foreigners in Japan. Attendence is FREE and interpretation is offered in English, Portuguese, Spanish and Tagalog.

LocationHamamatsu Intercultural Center
ContentAny kind of legal consultation
Date/Time2015-02-26 (Thu)
1–4pm
(Pre-registration required. Registration time 9am–noon. You must register in person during this time.)
ForForeign residents, their proxies or Japanese residents who associate with foreign residents
HostHICE
OtherSPONSORS: Shizuoka Bar Association, Kanto Federation of Bar Associations

Regular Events in Detail

Calling for Students for the English Conversation Course in Tenryu (16 classes)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

LocationFutamata Community Collaboration Center (184-32 Futamata, Futamata-cho, Tenryu-ku)
ContentEnglish Conversation Classes are available in November. Discounts are available for HICE members.

Beginners - Every Monday Morning
Intermediate - Every Tuesday Evening
Advanced - Every Thursday Evening
Date/TimeEvery Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from November to March
10:00-11:30 (Mornings) / 19:30-21:00 (Evenings)
Limit10 people per class
ApplicationDeadline: 20 October

Tel: 090-5101-5565
Fax: 053-925-6122
CostMembers: 36.500 yen
Non-members: 41,500 yen
HostHICE
Portuguese for International Exchange (Beginners)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of students for the class will be limited to 10 people.

LocationIntercultural Center
Date/TimeEvery Tuesday from 8 September to 8 December
19:00-20:30
Limit10 people (6 people minimum)
ApplicationFrom August 17 (Mon)
CostMembers: 13,000 yen
Non-members:16,000 yen
(Total of 12 classes)
HostHICE
ContactIntercultural Center (053-458-2185)
English for International Exchange (Intermediate)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of students for the class will be limited to 10 people.

LocationIntercultural Center
Date/TimeEvery Wednesday from 9 September to 25 November
10:00-11:30
Limit10 people (6 people minimum)
ApplicationFrom August 17 (Mon)
CostMembers: 13,000 yen
Non-members:16,000 yen
(Total of 12 classes)
HostHICE
ContactIntercultural Center (053-458-2185)
Vietnamese for International Exchange (Beginner)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of students for the class will be limited to 10 people.

LocationIntercultural Center
Date/TimeEvery Wednesday from 9 September to 25 November
19:00-20:30
Limit10 people (6 people minimum)
ApplicationFrom August 17 (Mon)
CostMembers: 13,000 yen
Non-members:16,000 yen
(Total of 12 classes)
HostHICE
ContactIntercultural Center (053-458-2185)
Portuguese for International Exchange (Beginners/Intermediate)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of students for the class will be limited to 10 people.

LocationIntercultural Center
Date/TimeEvery Thursday from September 10 to November 26
19:00-20:30
Limit10 people (Minimum 6 people)
ApplicationFrom August 17 (Mon)
CostMembers: 13,000 yen
Non-members:16,000 yen
(Total of 12 classes)
HostHICE
ContactIntercultural Center (053-458-2185)
Japanese Language Volunteer Training (Second Round)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

LocationHamamatsu Foreign Resident Study Support Center - U-ToC
Content16 classes to prepare students to volunteer in activities at U-Toc and elementary schools in Hamamatsu.
Date/TimeEvery Friday from 20 November to 19 March
13:30-15:00
Limit15 people
For1) Those who live, work or study in Hamamatsu
2) Those who want to start volunteer work in regards to the foreign residents in the region.
ApplicationOngoing
HostHICE
ContactU-ToC 053-592-1117
Spanish for International Exchange (Beginners)
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

Due to efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of students for the class will be limited to 10 people.

LocationIntercultural Center
Date/TimeEvery Friday from 23 October to 27 November
19:00-20:30
Limit10 people (6 people minimum)
ApplicationFrom August 17 (Mon)
CostMembers: 7000 yen
Non-members:9000 yen
(Total of 6 classes)
HostHICE
ContactIntercultural Center (053-458-2185)
Training Program for Multilingual Volunteers in Times of Disaster
This mark signifies that HICE hosts or co-hosts the event.

LocationIntercultural Center
ContentWe are preparing a training for foreign residents to prepare them for times of disaster.
Date/TimeEvery Fortnight on Saturdays
14:00 - 16:00
Limit20 people
ForBi-lingual leaders of foreign communities
ApplicationDeadline: 20 October (Tue)
CostFree
HostHICE
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