Various Consultation Services

Public Relations Office        April 9, 2013

Hyogo International Association Information and Advisory Service Center

DescriptionProvides foreign residents with advice and information on various matters related to daily living, to ensure that they can live in Japan with peace of mind.
Languages availableEnglish, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese
Service hoursGeneral consultation  Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Legal consultation   Monday  13:00 - 15:00 (Appointments are necessary.)
ContactHyogo International Association 078-382-2052

AMDA International Medical Information Center Kansai

DescriptionProvides foreign residents in Japan with information on medical facilities and systems, and free telephone translation services when receiving medical care. Also offers information on medical care for foreign patients to medical facilities that accept them.
Languages availableEnglish, Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese
Service hoursEnglish and Spanish:Monday - Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Chinese:      Tuesday 10:00 - 13:00、Wednesday 13:00~16:00
Portuguese:     Monday 10:30~14:30
Legal consolation:  Monday 13:00~15:00(Appointments are necessary.)

Tabunka Kyosei Center-Hyogo

DescriptionOffers general health consultations and other various services, both by telephone and in person. (Appointments are necessary.)
Languages availableEnglish, Spanish and Portuguese
Service hoursFriday 15:00~20:00

NGO Network for Foreigners’ Assistance KOBE

DescriptionMultilingual hotline consultation on living matters for foreign residents in Japan
Languages availableEnglish, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Tagalog
Service HoursFriday 13:00~20:00

Community House & Information Centre (CHIC)

DescriptionAnswers inquiries from foreign residents about living in Japan and provides various types of support.
Languages availableEnglish
Service hoursMonday - Friday 10:00~15:00

Consultation Service Sections of Municipal Governments

● Nishinomiya City International Association


● Asiya City
DescriptionProvides everyday life consultation for foreign residents
Languages availableEnglish
Service hoursMonday - Friday 9:00~17:30
ContactCitizens’ Participation Section (International Exchange Subsection) 0797-38-2008

● Ashiya Cosmopolitan Association
DescriptionProviding everyday life consultation for foreign residents
Languages availableEnglish
Service hoursMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9:30~16:30
ContactNPO Ashiya Cosmopolitan Association 0797-34-6340

● Itami City
DescriptionProvides administrative counseling and everyday life consultation for foreign residents (Appointments are necessary.)
Languages availableEnglish and Chinese
Service hoursEnglish:  Monday - Friday 9:00~17:30
Chinese: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30~16:30
ContactPeace & International Affairs Section 072-784-8148

● Takarazuka City
DescriptionProvides consultation with foreign counselors to help foreign residents resolve problems and troubles regarding daily living in Japan. (Appointments are necessary.)
Languages available
Service hoursFirst Tuesday of every month 13:00~16:00
ContactInternational and Cultural Affairs Section 0797-77-2009

● Takarazuka International Friendship Association (TIFA)
DescriptionProvides cross-cultural consultation services to foreign residents on a variety of matters regarding daily life in Japan.
Languages availableEnglish
Service hoursMonday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00~12:00
Saturday    10:00~12:00、13:00~15:00
ContactTakarazuka International Friendship Association (TIFA) 0797-76-5917

● Kobe International Community Center (KICC)
DescriptionProvides information on city administration and living in Kobe, and counseling services on everyday issues.
Languages availableEnglish, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Portuguese
Service hoursJapanese, English and Chinese: Monday - Friday
Korean: Friday
Vietnamese: Monday and Wednesday
Spanish: Tuesday and Thursday
Portuguese: Tuesday and Thursday
ContactKobe International Center for Cooperation and Communication (KIC) 078-291-8441