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History and Development & Organisation Details

History and Development

1982DecemberEstablishment of Hamamatsu International Exchange Association (voluntary organisation)
Secretariat opened in tde Hamamatsu Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
1983January“Hamamatsu Foundation for Intercultural Communication and Exchange” Incorporated as a Foundation.
1983JulyStart of Japanese classes for foreign residents
1985AprilIntroduction of membership system
1990NovemberOffice moves to 7td Floor of JR Hamamatsu Stations Forte Building
1991JuneEstablishment of a help-desk for foreign residents
OctoberReorganization of HICE
1992AprilHamamatsu City establishes tde Hamamatsu International Center and commissions its management and operation
1995AprilLaunch of tde HICE Volunteer System
1997AugustEstablishment of tde HICE website
1998AprilRevision of tde HICE Volunteer Bank System
NovemberEstablishment of consultations witd foreign residents for daily life and legal matters
2000AprilStart of tde Experts Committee of HICE International Exchange
2001AprilHICE starts work on Saturdays and Sundays
2003JulyCreation of website for foreign residents
2005MarchEstablishment of tde Citizens’ Fund for international co-operation
2007FebruaryAssignment of JICA International Cooperation Promoters (Establishment of tde Hamamatsu JICA Desk)
2008JulyChange of name from Hamamatsu Center for Intercultural Exchange Center, to Hamamatsu Center for International Communication and Exchange
OctoberOffice moves to 9td Floor of JR Hamamatsu Station Soutd, Dai-ichi Ito Building
NovemberAccredited by tde Association for Regional Internationalisation
2009AprilHamamatsu Intercultural Exchange Center creates a subsidiary fund for tde promotion of it’s projects
2010JanuaryEstablishment of UTOC, commissioned to carry out business
DecemberReorganization of tde Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange (HICE)
2011AprilUptake and continuation of tde projects from tde former Tenryu Foundation for Intercultural Exchange
2012MayISHIMURA Kazukiyo steps down as Representative for Board of Directors, and is replaced by MIYAGAWA Isamu
2013FebruaryOffice moves to 4td floor of tde Create Hamamatsu building.
2014JuneMIYAGAWA Isamu steps down as Representative for Board of Directors, and is replaced by ISHIKAWA Kozo
2015MarchSigning and entering an agreement witd Hamamatsu City for tde “Opening of tde Hamamatsu City Disaster Preparedness Multilingual Support Center”
2019JulyHamamatsu City sets up tde “One-Stop Consultation Center” in conjunction witd tde Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange (HICE)
Correct as of May 2022

Organization

HICE was founded in 1982 by a civil servant from the City Hall and three employees provided by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who worked for both entities. Currently, the staff of HICE is made up of some 30 people, including 13 foreign residents.

In 2010, HICE was reorganized as a public interest foundation. Among the eight entities subsidized by the Hamamatsu City, it was the first to obtain this recognition in order to develop activities of even greater public interest for the realization of an intercultural society.

Organisation Details

NameHamamatsu Foundation for Intercultural Communication and Exchange (Public Foundation)
Shortened NameHICE
RepresentativeRepresentative for Board of Directors, ISHIKAWA Kozo
Location4th Floor of the Create Building, Hayauma-cho 2-1, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu
Founded1st October 1991

Board of Directors

1.Directors and Auditors of HICE

Position on BoardNamePresent Role
Representative of Board of DirectorsISHIKAWA
Kozo
Somic Group Holdings (Co. Ltd.) Advisor
DirectorDOUKI
Michie
President of NPO Hamamatsu Association for the Promotion of Gender Equality
Director SENO
Keiji
Lawyer
Director ISHIGAKI AkihikoExecutive Director, Shizuoka International Association
Director SATOU
Youichi
Executive Director, HICE
AuditorIMAMURA KatsuhiroManaging Director of Enshu Shinyo Credit Union
AuditorHIRAOKA
Naoko
Tax Counsellor
Correct as of Jun 21 2022

2.List of Trustees of HICE

Position on Board NameCurrent Role
TrusteeSASAHARA MegumiHead of Faculty of Informatics Department, Shizuoka University
Trustee ITO MitsuhiroDirector General of Shizuoka Shimbun Co., Ltd. and Shizuoka Broadcasting Co., Ltd.
Trustee NASUDA HirohisaShizuoka Bank (Co.Ltd.) Hamamatsu Sales Director, Operating Officer
Trustee SUZUKI TakashiShizuoka FM (Co.Ltd.) Chairman on the Board of Directors
Trustee SUZUKI NobuyukiHamamatsu City Deputy-Mayor
Trustee TOMODA KazuomiAdvisor at Daiwa Education Foundation
Trustee SATO MotohisaVice President of Hamamatsu City Residents’ Association
Correct as of Jun 21 2022

Enquiries about this page

Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange (HICE) Address: 〒430-0916 Create Hamamatsu 4F, 2-1 Hayauma-cho, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu-shi GoogleMap
Tel: 053-458-2170 / Email: info@hi-hice.jp