About Neighbourhood Associations (Jichikai)
Neighbourhood Associations are organization formed by the people living in each area by their own will, and actively work in cooperation with the city and other organizations to promote a safe, cheerful, and comfortable living environment. (Source: Hamamatsu City Federation of Community Associations, website)
Link → https://www.hamajitiren.jp/join/index.html
Available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.
Taking Part in the Community Activities
We support the activities of Neighborhood Associations making progress to live peacefully together with foreign residents. Consult with us anytime!
Interpretation and Translation
For Foreign Residents: Knowing and Understanding the Rules of Daily Life
We cooperate as necessary to provide translation services, dispatch interpreters for disaster prevention drills, and hold informational sessions on the activities of Neighborhood Associations and on how to properly dispose of garbage. Please make use of the foreign language notices for circulation below.
For Japanese Residents: Understanding How to Live Together With Foreign Residents
We cooperate as necessary to provide referrals to appropriate instructors and more for lectures or seminars introducing the state of foreign residents in Japan, intercultural initiatives, or the cultures/societies of other countries, such as Brazil or the Philippines.
Support for Planning of Community Projects and Events
We cooperate as needed to effectively engage in attracting foreign resident participants for community projects and events such as disaster prevention drills, summer festivals, sports competitions, and neighborhood association meetings.
We give consultations on anything regarding interculturalism in communities.
Eligibility / Cost / Contact
Eligibility: For Neighborhood Associations in Hamamatsu
Cost: Consultations, planning, interpretation and translation are essentially free.
A separate fee may apply for services such as instructor fees.
TEL: 053-458-2170 FAX: 053-458-2197
※This project is entrusted to HICE by Hamamatsu City Government.
Notice Form Templates (for Neighborhood Associations)
Notice form templates (notices in Portuguese and Easy Japanese for events such as disaster prevention drills) used by neighborhood associations are available for download.
You can download the templates here:
- 草取り (Easy Japanese and Portuguese) (Word 111KB)Word file
- 夏祭り (Easy Japanese and Portuguese) (Word 43KB)Word file
- 防災訓練ちらし (Easy Japanese and Portuguese) (Word 88KB)Word file
- 短文の案内 (Easy Japanese and Portuguese) (Word 35KB)Word
- 集会所使用規定・申込書 (Easy Japanese and Portuguese) (Word 72KB)Word file
- 自治会報 枠組み (Portuguese) (Word 50KB)Word file
Enquiries about this page
Tel: 053-458-2170 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org