Tama City International Center (TIC) is a civic organization in Tama City, Tokyo (Japan) founded in 1993. It aims to promote international exchanges and various activities performed mainly by volunteer members such as teaching Japanese language, lecture on international understanding, counseling and learning each other's cultures to deepen mutual understanding.
How about giving it a try?  Start volunteering to connect with the community!...
Join us and become an active member of our organization to support and share our goals.
Feel free to contact us.

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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


Updated 2021.09.10 New

Call for entries for PHOTO EXHIBITION
You can also submit your artwork, paintings, drawings, handmade items and so on.

We'd like to exhibit the photos especially those taken by TIC foreign members.
Framed photos are mostly welcome or A4 size photo without frame. Please bring them to TIC Office.

Entry period: Oct. 1 (Friday) to Oct. 15 (Friday), 2021
Please attach the following information: type, title name and tel. number.
Ex: Painting, "Autumn in Tama", Taro Tama, 042-123-4567

Newsletter: HAND in HAND in TAMA September issue

・A newsletter for non-Japanese. It contains information necessary for daily life in Japan available in four languages.

Updated 2021.08.06 

Information about TIC Summer vacation, etc.:

・TIC Office will be closed from Aug. 9(Mon.) to Aug. 14 (Sat.)
・Ikebana Salon:  Lesson will resume in September
・Nihongo Classes:  No lessons in August

Newsletter: Hand in Hand in Tama August issue

・TIC newsletter HAND in HAND in TAMA is available in four language (Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean)
Please see the latest issue of HAND in HAND in TAMA for details.  click here→(202108hand_english)

Updated 2021.07 

Information such as about
・COVID-19 vaccination in Tama City
・Evacuation method in preparation for heavy rain
・Long-term care insurance
・Tama City library's Nihongo study materials and reading corner
・Special livelihood support benefits for low income
Please see the latest issue of HAND in HAND in TAMA for details.  click here→(202107hand_english)

Updated 2021.06

Information such as about COVID vaccination in Tama City
Please see the latest issue of HAND in HAND in TAMA for details.  click here→(202106hand_english)
New and Renewal of Membership for fiscal year 2021
accepted anytime!

Please join us!  Contact TIC Office for more information.

Updated 2021.04.23 

Information such as about COVID vaccination in Tama City
Please see the latest issue of HAND in HAND in TAMA for details.  click here→(202104hand_english)

Updated 2021.03.11 

SPRING SEASON: ENJOY WALKING while viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms.     ...Participants Wanted!
Please join with your family and friends.. Apply to TIC Office by March 25. 
For further details, please refer to the latest issue of the newsletter
 (Friendly Tama News March issue 2021)

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Updated 2021.01.08 

How to say "Happy New Year" in different languages
Please refer to the latest issue of "Friendly Tama News" (click here)

Updated 2020.12.24 

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!

Updated 2020.12.24 

 Protect your loved ones from COVID-19.  Don't get infected and don't infect others.    For more information, please <click here> or <flyer>

Updated 2020.11.05 

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)

Updated 2020.10.12 

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

Updated 2020.8.7

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.

Updated 2020.07.31

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.

Updated 2020.07.10 

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>
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)
Please check other useful information. HAND newsletter June issue

Updated 2020.06.10

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)

Updated 2020.04.24

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.

Updated 2020.04.17

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>

Updated 2020.04.08

No counseling for foreigners on the 16th of April.

Updated 2020.04.07 

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.)

Updated 2020.03.31

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.

Updated 2020.03.27

TIC Japanese classes will start in May 2020.
Announcement from Tama City Office in easy Japanese about coronavirus.

2020.03.13   【Announcement】
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.

foreign participants are invited!

Free admission.
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)


TIC Office will be closed from Saturday, December 28, 2019 to Saturday, January 4, 2020. Happy Holidays to all!


Participants wanted!

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



Anyone can study Japanese at TIC Japanese Class.  You can study at your convenient time by selecting from the five classes that we are offering, and you can attend in one or more classes.
For details such as schedule and classrooms, please refer to link below:
2021nihongo classes schedule,<  click here>
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■IKEBANA SALON (Japanese-style flower arrangement) for foreigners

Foreign participants are invited to experience one of the Japanese cultures.  Learn the basics of Japanese style flower arrangement, Ikebana.
Date/Time: Every 3rd Wednesday  10:30 am - 12:00nn
Place: Tama City Int'l. Center Room 
     (7F, VITA Commune, Seiseki Sakuragaoka)
Fee (flower expense included): 1,000 yen/lesson
Those who'll join for the first time or want to take a trial lesson, please apply to TIC Office in advance (Tel. 042-355-2118).


COUNSELING for foreign residents

Need help?.. Consult your worries!

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.


*Notice on COVID-19 vaccination from Tama City available in English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Vietnamese, easy Japanese 
*Latest information, Q&A and other useful information available in English, Chinese, Korean and easy Japanese.
*COVID-19 News: Min. of Health, Labor and Welfare of Japan

Japanese Language Classes

For details about schedule and classes, <click here>


Ikebana Salon

Japanese-style flower arrangement for foreigners.
Every 3rd Wednesday of the month.
For details, please click here


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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