| Nov 19, 2014

British Council symposium to discuss university reform

The British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organization for cultural relations and educational opportunities, will hold a symposium Dec. 9 about university reform and innovation in Japan and Britain. It is the second conference in the Japan-UK Dialogue Series and id titled “Are international ...

| Oct 20, 2014

Free legal consultations in Tokyo for non-Japanese

The Asian People’s Friendship Society (APFS), a nongovernmental organization that supports foreigners in Japan, will hold a free legal consultation session at its office in Itabashi Ward, Tokyo, on Oct. 31. The session will last from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the APFS ...

| Jun 2, 2014

Kobe fire department launches simultaneous translation

The Kobe Municipal Fire Department has introduced a simultaneous translation service in five foreign languages so that non-Japanese callers can dial 119 and get their needs understood immediately. The fire department operates a multi-language contact center, where translators of English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and ...

| Jan 6, 2014

Tokyo job fair to help students from Southeast Asia

A job fair for students from Southeast Asian countries seeking employment in Japan will be held Sunday in Tokyo. Recruiters from various industries, such as manufacturing, travel, transportation and retail, will be in attendance. Jointly organized by ASEAN Youth Network in Japan and Intelligence, ...

| Oct 3, 2013

Free consultation event to be held in Shinagawa, Tokyo

Shinagawa-ku International Friendship Association (SIFA) will hold free professional consultations for foreigners residing in Japan on Oct. 26. Professionals in various fields — including lawyers, notaries, certified social insurance labor consultants, psychiatrists and clinical psychotherapists — will provide consultations covering legal issues, for example ...

| Jul 4, 2013

Tokyo American Club offering reduced fees to sign up

The Tokyo American Club, a membership organization made up of foreign residents in Japan, has lowered its new-member fees to ¥1.2 million from ¥3 million to bring in fresh recruits from the American and international communities. “We have recently welcomed over 350 new incremental ...

| Apr 26, 2013

U.S. Embassy sponsoring women's leadership program

The U.S. Embassy is accepting applications to participate in the new Tomodachi Women’s Leadership Program for highly motivated college students. The selected Japanese female university students will be invited to events from this June to March to develop their own leadership development goals with ...