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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
addressSunquare 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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2つの緑星Recent Information 2つの緑星

 Closed
 No Consultation Service(Internet Service etc. available)
 Other Information

 
 New Japanese classes, "ITSUDEMO NIHONGO DOYOBI" will start on Saturday night. Easy Japanese, Hiragana, Katakana will be taught in the classes.
Applications will be accepted from April 25th.Click here
 Our consultation service hours has been changed. Please check the new schedule in the table below.
 DVD lending service is available. New DVD's with English subtitles have arrived ! 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 and Portuguese/Spanish 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
 9:00
-13:00
13:00
-17:00
 9:00
-13:00
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English       
Chinese           
Portuguese
Spanish
             
 
★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) Reader's Digest/US
 EMPREGOS Time Asia edition
 Daloy Kayumanggi GATRA/Indonesia
  Veja/Brazil
  

★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 corneronce 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)
DateTimeClass
Wed.10:00 - 12:00 NihongoT
Thu.19:30 - 21:00 NihongoT,U,V
Sun.10:00 - 12:00 NihongoT,U,V
Sun.13:00 - 15:00 Kanji
Apply at the Communication Corner.Click here for more details.

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

(2)Nihongo Wai Wai Japanese Conversation Classes (enjoy talking with native speakers of Japanese)
Wai Wai Japanese conversation classes are supported by our Japanese language coordinator and volunteers.
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.10:00 - 12:00 Sunsquare Higashihiroshima 2nd floor 
Sun.14:00 - 16:00 Kurose Lifelong Center

Applications are not required in advance.
Leaflets of Nihongo Wai Wai 2017
Sunsquare 2F

Kurara

Akitsu Classes

Kurose 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.



5. Registration of International Communication Volunteers

・You can register yourself as a 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 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 InternationalCenter 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.

東広島市国際化の取り組み(Click here)
※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.


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


Start of a new residency management system

Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter 「東広島」 (in Japanese)

Higashihiroshima Monthly City Newsletter(  English   Chinese  Portuguese 

Household Garbage Rules and Collection Schedule( ・ Japanese  English  Chinese  Portugues  Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)  Tagalog (Tagalog / Filipino)  Indonesian (Indonesia) 

Hiroshima International Center (HIC)

Nihongo Hiroba U-18

Other useful links : 古川正昭 (Masaaki Furukawa)

Non-Japanese Residents Support Projects