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TAMA CITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (TIC)

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Tama City International Center (TIC) is a non-profit organization in Tama City, Tokyo (Japan). It aims to promote international exchanges and various volunteer activities such as teaching Japanese language , lecture on international understanding and many more.

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JAPANESE CLASS

Enjoy an ideal way to practice everyday Japanese with volunteer native Japanese speakers.
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2016 schedule of classes

IKEBANA SALON

Foreign participants are most welcome. Learn the basics of Japanese style flower arrangement, ikebana.
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EVENTS

Japanese and foreigners have the chance to interchange through various activities such as year end party, cooking and many outdoor activities.
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HAND in HAND

A newsletter that contains useful information for daily life of foreigners living in Tama City. (Available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean languages)
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information: Latest update!お知らせ

              
2016.11.16
*New INTERNATIONAL FIESTA IN TAMA 2016 ~EXOTIC SOUTHERN ASIA~ Saturday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016
・VITA 7F Shimin Lobby:
Indian classical dance(26th 1-2pm, 27th 12-1pm), Selling of Curry and Nan (26th & 27th 11am~ 500yen), Japanese Speeches by Foreign students (27th 2-4pm)
・VITA 8F Dai-kaigishitsu
Yoga lesson (26th & 27th 10-11:30am), Lecture: Indian Culture (Speaker: Vandana Igawa), Introduction of activities of Small Art School and Japan Yunnan Friendship Association
・1F Tent booth
Selling of postcards drawn by Cambodian children, calendars, etc.
※Refer to leaflet for other details.
2016.11.15
*New STROLLING IN AUTUMN: JINDAI TEMPLE AND JINDAI BOTANICAL GARDEN <Foreign participants are invited>
We will have the famous "Jindaiji soba" (buckwheat noodles) after visiting the Jindai Temple. Then, walk around the Jindai Botanical Garden.
・Date/Time: Wednesday/Holiday, Nov. 23, 2016 10:30am-around 3pm
・Meeting place/time: 10:30am at the main ticket entrance of Keio Line Chofu Station
・Fee: Botanical Garden adm. fee (Adult 500 yen), lunch
・Bring drinks, rain gear, etc.
・Apply to TIC Office Tel. 042-355-2118
*WIll be cancelled if it rains.
2016.11.10
*New KNOWING JAPANESE TRADITIONAL CULTURE: JAPANESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS AND TEA CEREMONY <Foreign participants are invited>
・Date/Time: Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016 1:30pm-3:30pm
・Place: Washitsu, 4F, Bellebs Nagayama
・Fee: Free
・Apply to TIC Office Tel. 042-355-2118
2016.10.12
Beginners-Friendly Mountain Climbing: Mt. Takagawa (976m)
Why don’t you join us in climbing Mt. Takagawa with your family and friends? It’s one of the famous mountains in Yamanashi Prefecture.
・Date/Time: Sunday, October 30 9:40am to around 2:30pm (Be sure to
come on time) *WIll be cancelled if it rains.
・Meeting place: 9:40am at JR Chuo Line Hatsukari Station ticket entrance
・Participation fee: 100 yen (for insurance)
・No. of participants: Limited to 20 persons
・Application deadline: Saturday, October 22
・Contact no. on the day of event only: TIC cellphone 080-5190-2118
・Application/Inquiries: Tama City Int’l. Center (TIC) (put “TIC
Yamanobori” in the subj. line)
Please make sure to apply in advance for details on what to wear, things
to bring and precautions
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2016.10.12
*New Tama Citizens Culture Festival Participation
・Philippine Folk Dance
October 23, Sunday 1:00-1:50pm at Shimin Lobby, 7F VITA
・Exhibition of Paintings and Sketches
Oct. 27, Thu. to Oct. 30, Sun. at Gallery, 7F VITA


2016.10.12
**New Foreign Language Open Class in English
・Date/Time/Place: Oct. 25, Tue. 10-11:30am TIC Room,7F VITA
・Guest speaker: Elsa Wieboldt (America)
・Theme: My Father: Character and Career
・Participation Fee: Member 300 yen, Non-member 500 yen
・Anyone interested, please apply to TIC Office in advance.
2016.9.9
We've published our newsletters September issue: HAND in HAND in Tama, a newsletter containing information necessary for daily life, and Friendly Tama News which contains information of TIC coming events, etc.
2016.7.13
SPANISH COOKING CLASS! Participants are wanted!
Recipe: Gazpacho and tortilla
・Date: July 18, 9:20-12:00 ・Place: Workshop Room,7F VITA
・Teacher: Victoria Suzuki ・Fee: 600 yen
・Apply by July 15 to TIC Office by phone, fax or e-mail (put “Spanish cooking” in the subj. line)
2016.7.12
APANESE BON ODORI DANCE FESTIVAL AT ONO SHRINE
How about wearing yukata and enjoying the Japanese summer festival?

・Date : Aug. 6, Sat. *Will be cancelled, if it rains.
・Place: Ono Jinja (Shrine) Ichinomiya, Tama City
・Meeting place: 6:15pm TIC Room
*Dismiss: Around 9:00pm at TIC Room or at Ono Jinja.
*Foreign ladies who want to wear yukata should apply to TIC by July 27,Wed.
(Limited to first ten applicants)
2016.4.15
"MOUNTAIN CLIMBING FOR BEGINNERS: Foreign Participants Invited
・Date/Time: May 15, 2016, Sun. 9am-3pm *Will be cancelled if it rains.
・Route: Saruhashi Stn. -- Mt. Momokura --- Saruhashi Stn.
・ Meeting place: 9am at JR Cuo Line Saruhashi Station ticket gate (Be sure to come on time!)
・Please apply until May 7, Sat. to TIC and ask for other details such as what to bring, fee, etc. (Leaflet).
2016.3.8
"OHANAMI" VIEWING CHERRY BLOSSOMS: Foreign Participants Invited
・Date/Time: April 2, Sat. 10am-3pm *Will be cancelled if it rains.
・Route: Tama Center - Takarano Park - Karakida >
・ Meeting place: 11am in front of Odakyu Tama Center Stn. ticket gate
・Please apply until March 31 to TIC and ask other details such as what to bring.
2016.2.12
TRADITIONAL CULTURE: JAPANESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Did you know the traditional Japanese musical instruments - koto, shamisen and shakuhachi? Have you heard their sounds? And wondering what kind of music you can play with them? Come, join us and try them.
What kind of music will be created if the Japanese musical instrument collaborates with the Western ones?

・Date/Time: Sunday, Feb. 21 10:30 am〜12:00 nn
・Place: Music Room, Bellebs Nagayama *Please inquire for details to TIC Office 
2015.1.27
Japanese Cooking Class: Foreign participants are wanted! ........ To be held on February 13, Saturday, 9:30am-12:00nn at Workshop Room, 7F, VITA. Please apply in advance...... In Japan, March 3rd is Hinamatsuri or Girl's Festival; Chirashi-zushi, a sushi rice mixed with colorful ingredients, is typically served to celebrate. It is easy to prepare. So, come and join us. ...
2015.12.15
Nihongo Tama Center Class changes in place & time for Jan. 25, 2016 10am-11:50am at Dai-4 Conference Rm. & Gakushushitsu, Parthenon Tama
2015.12.14
New Year Party 2016: Inviting foreign participants! Jan. 16, 2016 (Sat.) 1:30pm- Parthenon Tama/ Please inquire for details.
2015.11.18
"TARJETERIA" Let's make hand-made greeting cards for Christmas...
2015.11.12
Hiking and Viewing the Autumn Leaves (Oyamada Ryokuchi): Nov. 23 (Holiday) 10am-
2015.10.29
Nihongo Tama Center Class changes in place & time for Dec. 7, 2015 10am-12nn at Dai-2 & 3 Conference Rm., Parthenon Tama
2015.09.05
Started our Twitter account!. Connect with us here, too.
2015.09.04
Visit to Tachikawa Bosaikan (Life Safety Learning Center) on Oct. 10, Sat. Participants will experience an earthquake simulation (seismic scale 7), extinguishing fire and how to escape from smoke-filled building. For details, please contact TIC Office. 。

Contact us

Tama City International Center (TIC)- Secretariat

7F VITA Commune, 4-72 Sekido, Tama City, Tokyo
TEL.042-355-2118
FAX.042-355-2104

Mon. - Sat. 10:00am-5:00pm
Closed on 1st & 3rd Mon. , Sunday & holidays