Our Symbiotic Multicultural Projects

3,505 people are registered as a foreign resident in Kochi (figures as of Dec. 31, 2014).
The following activities are in effect for people with various nationalities or race to admit the differences of their cultures and live together as a member of a local society, creating equal relationships.

Free Japanese Classes

We offer free Japanese lessons to foreign residents in Kochi. We have four classes—three for beginners (I, II, III) and one for Reading and Writing Kanji. 18:30 to 20:00, once a week. All textbooks are at your own expense.

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Multilingual Services for Lifestyle Information

Publishing Tosa Wave
Tosa Wave is an English, Chinese and Japanese trilingual magazine issued every three months to offer information about living in Kochi safely.
For more information, please go to http://tosawave.blogspot.com/

Disaster Measures

  1. Publishing booklets and creating a website in six languages to prepare for the Nankai Earthquake.

    We have published and distributed booklets in English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian and Vietnamese for foreign residents in Kochi. You can also check it out on our website. For Chinese audio guidance, please go to http://www.kochi-kia.or.jp/earthquake/index.htm  
  2. Publishing emergency information cards in six languages.

    We have published and distributed emergency information cards in English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian and Vietnamese for foreign residents in Kochi. It is the same size as a business card and it lists the information you need after a disaster. You can write your personal information on it, which can be useful in the event of a disaster.  


  3. Publishing booklets to educate about the Nankai Earthquake in easy Japanese.

    We have published booklets written in easy Japanese based on the publication “Preparing for the Nankai Earthquake” issued by Kochi Prefecture. It could be very useful for those who do not understand English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian or Vietnamese but understand simple Japanese and those foreign residents who are studying Japanese.
    The members from a volunteer group called “Kochi Japanese Salon” who teach Japanese to foreign residents helped greatly to make these booklets.

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  4. Publishing first aid manuals in six languages.

    We have translated the sections on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, hemostatic techniques, immobilization, transportation, etc. from the “3rd Edition First-Aid Lesson Manual” issued by the Foundation for Ambulance Service Development into six languages (English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Indonesian and Vietnamese).
    We hope it will help you to overcome Japanese language difficulties when taking a first aid seminar. It also mentions how to use a fire extinguisher and gives you a few tips when getting on an earthquake simulation vehicle. It is very useful when you join a local disaster prevention training session.

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     English(7.1mb)
     Chinese(7.9mb)
     Korean(7.8mb)
     Tagalog(6.9mb)
     Indonesian(6.7mb)
     Vietnamese(14.1mb)
     

Lifestyle Consultations for Foreigners living in Kochi

Do you or someone around you need help?
Free consultations are available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean from 8:30-17:00 on weekdays. By appointment only.

TEL: 088-875-0022