To those who came from foreign countries
Important Notice : To prevent the spreading from Coronavirus , we have decided to close all Japanese classes , New comer Children’s Class ,and Multicultural Mom’s Cafe from 25th Feb onward till further notice.
Please check our homepage for re-open date for further details. (April.1)
We have re-started information and consultation service from Monday, June 1st. (9:00~17:00)
Rooms are available only for meeting not for language classes yet.
Be sure to wear a mask when you come.
Please take the temperature check and sanitize your hands at the entrance.
The library corner is not available yet.
Japanese classes and newcomer children’s classes have not started yet.
We will inform you on our website if we can start them again in September or not .
☞request for cooperation 2020.06(pdf)
What Is Kohoku Lounge?
The Kohoku International Lounge was set up with an aim to enhance mutual understanding between Japanese and Non-Japanese residents living in Kohoku Ward by offering helpful information and organizing various events for the international friendship.
Kikuna Sta. West Exit (JR, Toyoko Line) 8 minutes’ walk
Things We Can Support
|Japanese Class provides lessons mainly on daily conversation.
Eight Japanese Classes are available on the following time and days.Students can also enjoy studying Japanese culture and lifestyle. Anyone who wants to study Japanese can apply for the class. ⇒Details
Newcomer Children’s Class
“Newcomer Children’s Class” helps elementary and junior high school students whose first language is not Japanese.
International Exchange Activities
“Morning Coffee” program is held regularly on the last Sunday every month except Feb., Sept., Oct. and Dec. This is where you can enjoy the Japanese customs or seasonal events such as Hina Dolls Festival, Cherry Blossom Viewing Party and Bon Dance Festival.
Introduction of Japanese Culture
These are enjoyable classes to get to understand Japanese tradition and culture.
Waku Waku Festival
Hundreds people gather to enjoy the annual festival which is the biggest event of the Lounge.
Furusato Kohoku Fureai Matsuri （Kohoku Festival）
Lounge joins as a team member of Kohoku Word office’s annual event.
Soccer game is played by German and Japanese school children.
Historic relay road race which is conducted by Kohoku Word office.
| contact us
Japanese staff and foreign staff members support visitors and respond telephone inquiries at the reception desk in various languages .
When are foreign staff members available?
|Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-13:00|
|Tuesday 9:00 -13:00|
|Friday 9:00 – 13:00|
Information for better living in Japan
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