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TAMA CITY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (TIC)

HOW ABOUT JOINING US?

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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2017 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

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JAPANESE LANGUAGE SUPPORT FOR FOREIGN CHILDREN
Leaflet available in foreign language
<Nihongo, English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog>

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

              
2017.07.12
*New VISIT TO THE EMBASSY OF INDIA AND THE MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES
・Date/Time: Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017  8:30~5pm
・For details, please refer to the newsletter July issue.
2017.07.12
*New EXCHANGE EVENTwith WCI members from USA and Europe
・Date/Time: Wedensday, Aug. 2017 2:00-4:00pm
・For details, please see flyer (WCI event)
2017.07.11
*New ONO SHRINE BON-ODORI DANCE FESTIVAL *Foreign Participants are invited
How about wearing yukata anf enjoying the Japanese summer festival?
・Date: Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 *Cancelled if it rains
・Place: Ono Jinja (Shrine), Ichinomiya, Tama City
・Meeting time/place: 6:15pm TIC Room (VITA 7F)
・For details, please click here (bon odori)
2017.07.07
*New BEER FACTORY TOUR *Participants are invited
How about joining the beer factory guided tour during hot summer days in Japan? You can taste freshly brewed beer. Softdrinks are also available.
・Date/Time: Sunday, July 23, 2017
・Place: Suntory Brewery Musashino Factory
・For details, please see leaflet or newsletter July issue.
2017.05.11
E-TEGAMI *Participants are invited
Enjoy making e-tegami cards. E-tegami, literally means picture letters (e=picture; tegami=letter)It has simple images with some heart-felt words.
・Date: Saturday, June 3, 2017
・Time: 10:00am〜12:00nn
・P l a c e : TIC Room
・Teacher: Mrs. Hiroko Matsukawa (TIC member)
・Participation fee: 300 yen (incl. materials)
・Capacity: Limited to 10 persons (Junior high school student & above)
・Application: Until Sat., May 27. Apply to TIC Office by phone or email (put “E-tegami” in the subject line)
2017.05.11
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASS: ENGLISH OPEN CLASS
・Date/Time: May 23, 2017(Tuesday)
・Guest speaker: Mr. Jeremiah Ketner
・Topic: My Art, Chicago to Japan
・Participation fee: Non-member 500 yen, TIC member 300 yen
・Please apply to TIC Office in advance.
2017.05.11
FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES 2017
Still have some vacancies. Please click here for details or ask TIC Office.
(Language: Chinese, Thai, Korean, French, Italian and English)
2017.05.10
KEISEN UNIVERSITY SPRING FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION
May 27, 2017(Saturday)
Please see flyer for details. →click here.
2017.05.10
Announcement from TIC Nihongo Tama Center Class
(1) Change in date: May 22, 2017→ May 29
(2) Change in place & time: June 26, 10:00am-11:50am at Dai-2 &3 Conference Rm. , Parthenon Tama
2017.03.21
TIC MEMBERSHIP: NEW and RENEWAL
How about joining us? Become a member of Tama City International Center
(TIC)
To become a member, please complete the registration form available at TIC Office. After completing the form, you can pay your membership fee through the post office or directly to TIC Office.

Activities: Japanese classes, foreign language classes, lecture on international understanding, Ikebana Salon (Japanese flower arrangement), counseling for foreigners, visiting foreign embassies, hiking, picnic, cherry blossoms viewing, and many more.
2017.03.21
VIEWING CHERRY BLOSSOMS Foreign Participants are invited!
Come and enjoy viewing the beautiful Japanese cherry blossoms along Kotta River with your family and friends. Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Those with small children can use their strollers.
[・] Date/Time: April 1, 2017 (Saturday) 11:00 a.m. ~ around 2:00pm
***Will be cancelled if it rains.
[・] Walking route: Nagayama - Fureai Park (Lunch) - Tama Center
[・] Meeting place/time: 11am in front of Odakyu Nagayama Station ticket gate
[・] Eligible: Non-Japanese, their companions and TIC members
[・] Things to bring: Drinks, obento (packed lunch) and picnic mat
[・] Limited to 30 persons
[・] Participation fee: FREE
[・] Apply to TIC by Thursday, March 30 by phone, fax, or e-mail (put "TIC Hanami" in the subject line)
[・] Inquiries : TIC Office- Exchange Program Division Tel. 042-355-2118
***Contact no. available on the day of event only:080-5190-2118
2017.03.17
COOKING CLASS: MALAYSIAN CHICKEN RICE
[・]Date/Time: March 25, 2017 (Saturday) 9:30am - 12:00nn
[・]Place: Workshop Room, 7F, VITA Commune
[・]Instructor: Mrs. Moey Sue Ling
[・]Participation fee: 500 yen/person
[・]Apply to TIC Office until March 22, Wednesday by phone or e-mail (put “TIC Malaysian Chicken Rice” in the subj. line)
[・]Apply/Inquire: Tama City Int’l. Center (TIC) Tel. 042-355-2118
2017.03.17
VISIT TO THE EMBASSY OF VIETNAM AND JICA CHIKYU HIROBA
[・] Date/Time: March 27, 2017 (Monday) 8am-around 5pm
[・] Place: Embassy of Vietnam and JICA Chikyu Hiroba
[・] Capacity: Limited to 30 persons
[・] Eligible: Elem. grade 4 ~ college students
[・] Fee: 1,300 yen for lunch & insurance *Transpo. fee is at your own expense.
For further details, contact TIC Office or refer to the newsletter
2017.01.10
NEW YEAR PARTY 2017 Foreign Participants are invited!
Hope you come and enjoy the party. There will be performances and refreshments will also be served.
[・] Date/Time: January 26, 2017 (Thursday) 1:30 p.m. ~
[・] Place: Dai-1 Kaigishitsu, 4F, Parthenon Tama (5-min walk from Tama Center Station)
[・] Inquiries : TIC Foreign Language Seminar Division Tel. 042-355-2118
MAKING OF JAPANESE TRADITIONAL ORNAMENTS!
Both Japanese and foreign participants are invited!
Come and join in making the Japanese traditional decorations: a horse made of straws. Please try and enjoy making it together with other participants.
[・]Date/Time: Sat., Feb. 18, 2017 10am - 12:00nn
[・]Place: TIC Room, 7F, VITA Commune
[・]Participation fee: 200 yen/person
[・]Capacity: Limited to 7 persons
[・]Things to bring: Scissors
[・]Apply to TIC Office until Wed., February 15 by phone or e-mail (put “Wara-zaiku” in the subj. line)
[・]Apply/Inquire: Tama City Int’l. Center (TIC) Tel. 042-355-2118
2016.11.15
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.
2016.11.16
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
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
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
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
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
JAPANESE 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.

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