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HAND in HAND in TAMA contains information necessary for daily life of foreigners living in Tama City.
For details, click here
LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION
Updated 2021.01.08 New
How to say "Happy New Year" in different languages
Please refer to the latest issue of "Friendly Tama News" (click here)
Tama City International Center's New Year's Holiday
The office will be closed from Saturday, December 26, 2020 to Monday, January 4, 2021.
Happy Holidays to all!
Strolling in Autumn ~Yuhi no Oka (Sakuragaoka Park)
Date/Time: November 23, 2020 10:00am~12:00nn
Meeting place: 10am in front of West ticket gate Seisekisakuragaoka Station (next to police box)
Application: By Friday, Nov. 20 to TIC Office
For more information, please click below:
*Leaflet (Aki no sansaku)
*Newsletter: Friendly Tama News (click here)
Participation in the Tama Citizens Cultural Festival.
(1) Exhibit: TIC will exhibit the TIC members' favorite collections, paintings, folk crafts and English Quiz from Thursday, October 29 to Sunday, November 1, 2020.
(2) Performance: Saturday, October 31: Vietnamese Folk Dance and Bamboo Flute "Sao Truc" performances
Please come and enjoy them. (see leaflet for details, click here
or you can check the October issue of Friendly Tama News, click here
Please check this month's (October) issue of Friendly News, a monthly newsletter and HAND in HAND newsletter for non-Japanese. which contains various informatiotion necessary for daily life of foreigners in Japan.
Updated 2020.09.09 !
【Please respond to the CENSUS】
The 5-yearly census will be held from September 14 to October 7, 2020.The Census is for everyone living in Japan, regardless of nationality or age. It’s the most important statistical survey in Japan. Please be sure to respond.
*The Census 2020 website https://www.kokusei2020.go.jp/en/index.html
*Leaflet (click here→leaflet）
Please check the latest issue of Friendly News, a monthly newsletter and HAND in HAND newsletter for non-Japanese. which contains various informatiotion necessary for daily life of foreigners in Japan.
Japanese Classes (Nihongo Classes) are scheduled to begin in September. Please check the yearly schedule. <CLICK here>
IKEBANA SALON for non-Japanese will be held on September 16, 2020. However, there is a limit in the number of participants. Please call to apply.
Please check the latest issue of HAND in HAND in TAMA, a newsletter containing various information necessary for daily lives of foreign residents.
<CLICK here HAND July issue>
■HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR TAMA CITY SPECIAL CASH PAYMENT?
The amount of 100,000 yen will be paid to each person who are registered with the Basic Resident Registration System as of April 27, 2020
For details and inquiries: Special Cash Payment in-charge, General Affairs Contract Section (Tama City New Coronavirus Call Center)☎042(400)1612
For other details, please visit Tama City Official website (CLICK here)
■BE PREPARED FOR THE 2ND AND 3RD WAVES OF COVID-19
■Please check other useful information. HAND newsletter June issue
Special lessons in Japanese will be held for the months of June and July (June 20 to July 31).
Students should contact their volunteer teachers as there is limit in the number of participants per time slot:
AM 10-11:30; PM 2-3:30; *6-7:30 (Thursdays only)
Japanese classes in May are also suspended due to coronavirus pandemic.
Schedule after that will be announced later.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS) provides consultation in 14 languages. FREE Tel. ０１２０－２９６－００４
Please refer to website for details.<click here>
No counseling for foreigners on the 16th of April.
1. TIC foreign language classes will start in May.
2. Japanese language classes will start also in May.
3. TIC Office will be closed from April 11 (Sat.) to 26 (Sun.)
So far, foreign language classes will start as scheduled. Further announcement shall be made later, if there's any changes due to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
TIC Japanese classes will start in May 2020.
Announcement from Tama City Office in easy Japanese about coronavirus.
TIC Nihongo Classes Temporary Closure extended.
All TIC Japanese classes will be suspended through the end of March 2020 as part of prevention measures against corona-virus.
2020.03.02 About Coronavirus disease
Please take precautionary protection measures by washing your hands frequently and wearing a mask if you have a cough.
If you have any worries or questions regarding this novel coronavirus, please contact the Tokyo Met. Gov't.'s call center Tel. 0570-550571 (Available language: English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
Please refer to link below for latest information:
・Min. of Health, Labor and Welfare (click here)
・Tokyo Metropolitan Government (click here)
・Tama City (click here)
2020.02.27 Announcement: TIC Nihongo Classes Temporarily Closed
All TIC Japanese classes will be suspended until March 15, 2020 as part of prevention measures against corona-virus . Information concerning this infectious disease, please refer to the official website such as Tama City.
NEW YEAR PARTY 2020
foreign participants are invited!
Please join us! There will be performances and refreshments. Hope you come and enjoy the party.
Date/Time: Saturday, January 18, 2020 1:30pm~
Place: Dai-1 Kaigishitsu, 4F, Parthenon Tama (5-min. walk from Tama Center Station)
Application/inquiries: Appy to TIC Office (Foreign Language Seminar Division) Tel. 042-355-2118
For further details, please refer to the flyer (FriendlyNews Dec. issue)
YEAR-END AND NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS !*
NIHONGO SPEECH CONTEST in TAMA
The Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held next year, 2020. Share you thoughts on sports by joining this speech contest.
Date/Time: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Venue: Sekido Public Hall (7F VITA) *2-min. walk from Keio Line Seisekisakuragaoka Station
TOP WINNERS will receive prizes!
(1st place: 20,000 yen, 2nd place: 15,000 yen, 3rd place: 10,000 yen)
(Consolation prizes will be awarded to other contestants)
Please refer to flyer for details on how to join⇒ speech_chirashi.pdf
■JAPANESE LANGUAGE CLASSES FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS!
■IKEBANA SALON (Japanese-style flower arrangement) for foreigners
COUNSELING for foreign residents
Life advisory and various information on daily living are provided to foreign residents in Tama City.
Day/Time: Every 1st & 3rd Thursdays (except holidays) 1:30 - 4:30pm
Place: TIC Room (7F, VITA Commune, Seiseki Sakuragaoka)
*Appointment is necessary
*Confidentiality is strictly observed.
*Counseling in foreign language is available upon request.
*No telephone counseling service.
Contact TIC Office.
Protect yourself and others against COVID-19. Don't spread it! Don't get it. A message from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government is available in 16 languages:
Easy Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Nepali, Hindi, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, French, Russian, Cambodian and Bermese
*Click here for details <Message>
Japanese Language Classes
For details about schedule and classes, < click here >
Japanese-style flower arrangement for foreigners.
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Please inquire for details.
You can take part in many events. Please check the schedule of events in our monthly newsletters, or through this website.
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