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  The Communication Corner is an information center where people from various countries
can get information useful for living a happy life in Higashihiroshima City.
Please feel free to drop in anytime.



●InformationSunsquare Higashihiroshima
open hours8:30 - 20:00
closedYear-end and New Year holidays
addressSunsquare Higashihiroshima1F
28-6 Nishihonmachi Saijo Higashihiroshima-city
Hiroshima zip:739-0043
Tel
Fax
082-423-1922
082-423-5251
e-mailcorner@hhface.org Click here for the access map
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 Closed
 No Consultation Service(Internet Service etc. available)
 Other Information

   
Application for Japanese classes begins on Sunday, March 22. for details   Application form  
   ※Due to the novel coronavirus, we are not sure whether we can start the classes as scheduled. Please visit our Facebook to check the latest information.
Between May 3rd and May 6th, the Communication Corner will be open from 9:00 to 17:00. However, there will be no consultation services during this period.
Monthly free legal consultations: Apri 11th(Sat) Reservation deadline: April 4th(Sat)
Monthly free legal consultations: May 9th(Sat) Reservation deadline: May 2nd(Sat)
There are ITSUDEMO NIHONGO classes on Saturdays which are available at any time during the semester. You can learn easy conversation, hiragana and Katakana.
  Applicaion is avalable at communication corner by 16:30 everyday. for details
Nihongo waiwai class in Hachihonmatsu will start in May. for details
Higashihiroshima Montyly Newsletter in Vietnamese will start in May.
DVD lending service is available. Most of the DVDs have English subtitles. list of DVDs
Wireless Internet connection services (Wifi) are available. You can get the password at the information counter.


●Services

1. Information desk in multiple languages
We respond to a wide range of inquiries in Japanese, English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese in order to better assist
non-Japanese residents living in Higashihiroshima.

★Consultation service hours    (schedule from March 2017)
 
※The schedule is subject to change.
MondayTuesdayWednesday ThursdayFridaySaturday Sunday
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13:00
-17:00
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English       
Chinese           
Portuguese
Spanish
              
Vietnamese                 
 
★Examples(when necessary, we can introduce you to a specialist or relevant office)
・residential status(residential status changes、visa extensions、reentry permission)
・work  ※ Job placements are not available.
・medical matters (medical checkups、vaccinations、doctor’s appointments)、health、childcare(nursery schools)
※ We are not able to accompany you to medical institutions.
・tax、National Health Insurance、National Pension
・electricity、water、gas、shopping, banks, driving licenses, internet, etc.
・travel、leisure、event information、transport information
・children’s education (kindergartens、elementary schools、junior high schools、high schools)
・Japanese Language education(Japanese classes、study materials)
・housing (prefectural apartments、municipal apartments、Sunsquare apartments、moving)


2. Books, Magazines, Newspapers, DVDs and etc.

★Newspapers and Magazines available for reading
You can read books, magazines and newspapers from overseas and borrow some of them for free as well.
 
Newspapers 中国新聞 (The Chugoku Shinbun/Japan) Magazines  TJ Hiroshima
 毎日新聞 (The Mainichi Shinbun/Japan) Hiragana Times
 The Japan Times 读者/China
 プレスネット Pressnet (local free paper) Veja/Brazil 
 EMPREGOS Time Asia edition
 Daloy Kayumanggi GATRA/Indonesia
  
  

★DVDs
Some popular Japanese movies and DVDs featuring Japanese culture are available.
They can be watched at home or in the Communication Corner. list of DVDs

★Leaflets and Maps
Leaflets and maps of Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima City and surrounding areas are available free of charge.

★Monthly City Newsletter
The Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletters in English, Chinese and Portuguese is available free of charge.


3. Free Internet Service (available for foreign residents only)
  Wireless Internet connection services (Wifi) are available. You can get the password at the information counter.

(1)Service available: 8:30 am - 7:45 pm everyday

(2)Usage limits
   When using a desktop PC at the communication corner:once per day, maximum 1 hour 

(3)Self-service printing service is also available. Click here for more details.

4. Japanese Language Education-related services

(1)Sunsquare Japanese Classes (にほんごきょうしつ Higashihiroshima)

The classes are taught by professional Japanese instructors and volunteers.
Teaching materials are specially designed for the non-Japanese residents living in Higashihiroshima (not commercially available).
DayTimeClass
Thu.19:30 - 21:00 NihongoⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ
Sun.10:00 - 12:00 NihongoⅠ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ
Sun.13:30 - 15:30 Kanji
Apply at the Communication Corner.Click here for more details.

Sat.19:30 - 21:00 Itsudemo Nihongo (level: Nihongo I)
Apply at the Communication Corner. Click here for more details.

(2)Nihongo Wai Wai Classes
Free Japanese classes focused on speaking.
DayTimePlace
Wed.19:00 - 21:00 Sunsquare Higashihiroshima 2nd floor 
Fri.10:00 - 12:00 Kurara 
Fri.18:30 - 20:00 B & G Kaiyo Center (Akitsu) 
Sat.13:00 - 15:00 Hachihonmatsu Community Center 
Sun.13:00 - 15:00 Sunsquare Higashihiroshima 2nd floor 
Sun.14:00 - 16:00 Kurose Lifelong Center 

Applications are not required in advance.
Leaflets of Nihongo Wai Wai 2020
Sunsquare 2F

Kurara

Akitsu Classes

Kurose Classes

Hachihonmatsu Classes

(3)One-to-Oneにほんご (enjoy talking with a native speaker of Japanese on a one-to-one basis)
  Apply at the Communication Corner.

・Foreign and Japanese residents of Higashiroshima can communicate with each other in Japanese on a one-to-one basis.

・After checking the availability of registered Japanese volunteers and foreign residents, our staff will make an appropriate match
 to bring together a volunteer and a foreign resident.

・No qualifications regarding Japanese language teaching are required to become a volunteer.


(4)Nihongo Hiroba U-18
  This is a class for elementary school students up to about 18 years old. Students can study their school homeworks with professional Japanese instructors and volunteers. 40 classes are held in a year.
DayTimeClass
Wed. 18:00-20:00Junior&Senior High School Students 
Thu. 16:00-18:00Elementary School, Junior&Senior High School Students 
Sat. 10:00-12:00Elementary School, Junior&Senior High School Students 

Apply at the Communication Corner. Click here for more details.


5. Registration of International Communication Volunteers

・You can register yourself as an International Communication Volunteer at the counter.

・There are several groups of activities as shown below. You can choose fields which you are interested in.
 Japanese language
(One-to-Oneにほんご, U-18 etc)
 Host family
(homestays,home visits)
 Introducing traditional Japanese culture
 such as the tea ceremony
 Volunteer interpreter/translator
 Event support 

・Volunteers receive requests for cooperation with events, invitations for workshops, etc., from us or HIC (Hiroshima International Center in Kagamiyama ,Higashihiroshima City).

・Workshops and lectures for volunteers are held by experts in multi-cultural societies or Japanese language pedagogy, in order to back up our vounteers. We recommend that those who have participated in those training sessions join the Sunsquare Japanese classes and Japanese Conversation Classes.


※If you wish to receive information regarding all events held by HIC (Hiroshima International Center), you need to register yourself as a volunteer at HIC.

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6. 『Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter 』 Mail Delivery Service

・『Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter』(English, Chinese and Portuguese versions are available) can be sent by email to your PC or mobile phone each month free of charge.

・Those who would like to receive the English version should send an email to the following address, with ‘English’ in the subject header. (corner@hhface.org)
This completes your registration. You will not receive a reply email from us to inform you of the completion of your registration.

・For those who have registered their PC address, 『Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter』in PDF and the summary in text format will be sent.

・For those who have registered their mobile phone address, only the summary of the『Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter』 in test format will be sent.


● Links

 Residency Management System  -Ministry of Justice-

・ Higashihiroshimashi City Office
  (1)Living Information Japanese・English・Chinese 
  (2)Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter (    Japanese  English   Chinese  Portuguese 
  (3)Household Garbage Rules and Collection Schedule(  Japanese  English  Chinese  Vietnamese  Portuguese  Indonesian  Tagalog 



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