In order to promote exchange between individuals, various activities are planned by local government and citizen groups. UTokyo seeks to act as a link between students and the community in order to provide both sides with ways of reaching out to each other. Taking part in these activities will help you learn more about Japanese culture and can make your stay in Japan even more beneficial! Information about events and activities are announced on this website or sent out by email news for international students. Make sure to register for the email news to receive the latest information!
●Mitsui Volunteer Network Group (Mitsui V-Net) Hongo/Kashiwa Committee
Mitsui V-Net members participate in a one-to-one cultural exchange program with international students at both Hongo and Kashiwa campus. They also organize several Japanese cultural introduction events.
●Tokyo Icho-kai: An association for exchanging with foreign students
Sponsored by the alumni of the University of Tokyo, this group holds monthly events, such as flower viewing, city walking tour, factory visits and many more.
●Activities and support offered by International Associations
Some local municipalities (ward/city/prefecture, etc.) provide supports and assistance to their foreign residents with Japanese language and daily life. They also offer several cultural introduction events. Contact the ward/city office where you live for more information. Refer to the following website.
http://www.mifa.jp/ (Meguro International Association) *Komaba campus area
http://www.minato-intl-assn.gr.jp/ (Minato International Association) *Shirogane campus area
https://buntanet.jimdo.com/ (Bunta net) *Hongo campus area
Chiba International Center
NPO Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA) *Kashiwa campus area
Nagareyama International Friendship Association (NIFA) *Kashiwa campus area
http://sia1.jp/ (Saitama International Association)
http://www.kifjp.org/ (Kanagawa International Fundation)
https://www.yokeweb.com/ (Yokohama Association for International Communication and Exchange)