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Information for Family Members

Supports from the University

Supports from International Student Support Room(ISSR)
Family members are eligable to participate FACE Program offered by ISSR. International Students and foreign researchers can also consult issues regarding your family members living in Japan.

ISSR also provides orientation for newly arrived family members to obtain useful information for daily life in Japan.


*"Booklet for students and researchers with families" is available at ISSR(Go Global Center Support Desk).
Table of Contents: 1 Inviting your Family Members to Japan   2 Health and Welfare   3 Family with Children    4 Child Care and Education for your Children   5 Finding an Apartment and Moving   6 To Enrich your Life in Japan

*You can also find useful information from "Living guide in Tokyo".


University Support for Japanese Study
Japanese language classes on campus are open for spouses of international students and foreign reseachers through the Center for Japanese Education or some of the departments or graduate schools.

Supports available at the Local Communitiy

Some local municipalities (ward/city/prefecture, etc.) provide supports and assistance to their foreign residents with Japanese language and daily life. Also, there are Japanese language classes led by local volunteers. Contact the ward/city office where you live for more information. Refer to the following website.

Tokyo
http://www.tnvn.jp/(TNVN)
http://www.mifa.jp/(MIFA)
http://www.bun-ta.net/(Bunkyo Tabunka Net)

Chiba
http://www.mcic.or.jp/(Chiba International Association)
http://www.kira-kira.jp/(Kashiwa International Relations Association)

Saitama
http://sia1.jp/(Saitama International Association)

Kanagawa
http://www.kifjp.org/classroom/(Kanagawa Nihongo Map)
http://www.yoke.or.jp/(YOKE) *Japanese Study at Private Schools
If you are planning to stay in Japan for a long period of time, you may have to study Japanese instaying in Japan for the long term. It may be necessary for you to attend a private Japanese language school. In order to find such a school that fits your needs, the websites below may be of use as they introduce a variety of Japanese language schools.

http://www.nisshinkyo.org/ Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education

http://www.aikgroup.co.jp/j-school/english/index.htm Japanese Language School Database