Where we work

Hokkaido Office

We work for the promotion of internationalization and multiculturalism in Hokkaido.

With professional knowledge and practical experience we are ready to help you to promote internationalization and multiculturalism in local governments, communities, corporations, educational institutions, and civic groups.

Our Services

International Exchange

We plan and operate international exchange programs that connect people from overseas and Japan, especially the younger generation, to promote mutual understanding and build friendship and trust beyond differences in society, culture, religion, and lifestyle. For the invitation and dispatch Programs, JICE creates and implements programs that combine courtesy visits, school exchanges, company visits, discussions, homestays, and more. On site, JICE "coordinators" provide support for communication in each language. In addition, JICE provides accommodation and meals that take into consideration the religion and custom of each participating country.

International Training

We invite government administrators and technical officers from overseas to carry out training in various specialized fields. Based on the needs, requests, and background of the client and participants, we formulate an appropriate training curriculum that combines lectures, observation tours, and exercises, and provide one-stop support for training implementation, evaluation, and follow-up. At the training site, JICE coordinators accompany the participants and ensure smooth communication, from interpretation of lectures to facilitation of the training. We emphasize training that emphasizes active learning, in which participants learn independently through exchanges of opinions, presentations, and reflections.

International Student Service

We support the daily life of the international students accepted by universities and other educational institutions conducting academic monitoring, and providing emergency response services while they are in Japan. We provide timely support in cooperation with the international students themselves and related organizations, such as orientation upon arrival in Japan, apartment hunting, assistance in starting up daily life, procedures at government offices, checking academic progress and meeting with academic advisors, health counseling and accompaniment to hospitals, safety checks in the event of natural disasters, and provision of information on local events. We carefully attend to international students and support them so that they can enjoy a safe, secure, and fulfilling study abroad experience. We also provide consultation on local support before coming to Japan, Japanese language training, job hunting support, etc.

Interpreting Service

We provide interpretation and translation services required for all types of situations, including lecture interpretation for training, facilitation, accompanying participants on site visits, accompanying participants in various exchange programs and interpret for them as well as interpret for overseas dignitaries. We can provide services in 31 languages, including English, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Laotian, and Dari.

Our Social Contribution

JICE staff members who are professionals in international cooperation, coordinators of various languages, and international students can be dispatched as lecturers to educational events held by local communities and schools to promote international understanding. Our staff lecturers can introduce the outline of a foreign country they are familiar with, its society, economy, culture, and customs in an easy-to-understand manner, and talk about the charms of Japan that they felt through living in various places outside Japan.

Address & Access

4th Floor, Sapporo Tokeidai Bldg., Kita 1 Nishi 2-1, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0001

About a 5-minute walk from Odori Station, Sapporo Municipal Subway
About a 15-minute walk from Sapporo Station, JR Hokkaido

Web Inquiry

JICE Hokkaido Office

+81-11-200-0921 011-200-0931