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Information Service Counter

Information Counter

At the Information Counter on the 3rd floor, information on studying abroad and international exchange is available for Japanese residents, and information on life in Japan, sightseeing, and international exchange events in the community is available for foreigners in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, and Nepali.

Common inquiries include such topics as Japanese language schools, volunteer Japanese language classes, status of residence (visas), tax, health insurance, labor issues, medical facilities providing service in foreign languages, and tourist and transport information. Multilingual staff fluent in foreign languages are available to assist with inquiries at the Information Counter.

Inquiries can be made by telephone, e-mail, or post.

(Postal inquiries should include a stamped, return self-addressed envelope).

Phone: 052-581-0100

E-mail: info@nic-nagoya.or.jp

Post: Information Counter, Nagoya International Center 3F, Nagono 1-47-1, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya-shi 〒450-0001


Languages

Information service in Japanese and English is available 9:00 to 19:00, Tuesday to Sunday.

Service times for other languages are as follows.

Tuesday - Friday

Saturday & Sunday

10:00-12:00

13:00-17:00

10:00-12:00

13:00-17:00

Japanese

English

Portuguese

Spanish

Chinese

×

Korean

×

〇 (Thursday)

×

Filipino

×

〇 (Thursday)

×

Vietnamese

×

〇 (Wednesday)

×

〇 (Sunday)

Nepali

×

〇 (Wednesday)

×

×


Types of information available

Area

Item

Emergency information

Medical treatment

Administrative procedures & laws

Immigration system / tax / insurance / embassies and consulates / foreigner-related statistics

Communications & logistical information

Telephone / postal service / sending parcels

General information

Consultations / living information / banks / shopping / licenses

Transportation

Domestic transport / International transport / routes to sightseeing destinations

Tourism resources & facilities

Sport / churches, temples & shrines / restaurants / traditional crafts & performing arts / factory tours / annual events & leisure activities / amusement & theme parks

Accommodation

Housing / accommodation in the Nagoya area / accommodation at tourist spots

Education & culture

Japanese language schools / Japanese language education / language schools / culture classes / proficiency tests / speech contests / interpreting & translation / vocational schools accepting foreigners / university information for self-paying students (scholarships) / international schools

International exchange & related organizations

International exchange organizations in Japan / local international exchange organizations / overseas delegations (government & private) / international aid


Information Board

Information on the Nagoya area, international exchange events, Japanese culture, cooking and other everyday life-related information is displayed free of charge. If you would like to post something on the board, please bring a sample of your flyer (A4 size) to the Information Counter.

Inquiries: Information Counter

Phone: 052-581-0100 Fax: 052-571-4673


Pamphlet Boxes

240 boxes are provided in the 3rd floor corridor, with pamphlets introducing the activities of international cooperation organizations, information for everyday life, announcements of upcoming activities, English-language information publications, as well as pamphlets for language schools, study abroad programs and more. A good place to pick up information on international exchange and cooperation.


Internet Corner

Located in the Information Service Corner on the 3rd floor. Please inform staff at the Information Counter if you would like to use the Internet Corner.

Hours: 9:00 - 19:00

Available software: Internet browser, Word, Excel, etc. Hotmail and other online e-mail accounts can also be checked. Please note that staff do not provide instruction on how to use Word, Excel, etc.

Charges: Computer rental - 100 Yen per 15 minutes. Printing: mono A4, A3 10 Yen per page; color A4 50 Yen per page, A3 100 Yen per page.

*These facilities were donated to Nagoya International Center by the Nagoya Kinjo Lions Club in commemoration of the Club's 30th anniversary, to increase access to the Internet for the community.

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