Kashiwa International Exchange Week 2022
Free Legal Advice and Administrative Procedure Support for Foreign Residents


Online Interactions with People Around the World
Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA)
Cancellation of Youth Exchange Programs to Torrance, Camden, Chengde and Guam in 2022
Japanese Language Classes for for April to July
Japanese Speech Contest Scripts and Video Messages Posted on Website
Information for COVID-19 for Foreign Residents (Available in multiple languages)
Kashiwa Information Delivery Service
Notice from Kashiwa City To Foreign Residents

Humanitarian Crisis Relief for Ukraine

Thanks to your warm support, we were able to send 177,000 yen (as of 3/31) to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Hereafter, together with the City of Kashiwa, we will support Ukrainians who have taken refuge in Kashiwa. We will continue to have a donation box at the KCC office and would appreciate your support.

We are also looking for volunteers to help Ukrainians. If you are interested in helping us with interpretation, translation, daily life assistance, or hosting a homestay, please register on our website.

Online Interactions with People Around the World
by KEYS (Kashiwa Exchange Youth Society)

Date and Time: June 12, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place: Palette Kashiwa or online (Zoom, etc.)
Participants: Elementary, middle and high school, and university students living in Kashiwa or attending schools in the city. The first 20 applicants for each day.
Content: Real-time communication with people across the world using online tools such as Zoom.
Application: Sign up directly at the KCC office, or send an email to boshu-1@kira-kira.jp from 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 2.

Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA)

Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA), an organization that supports world peace, opposes Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine from a humanitarian standpoint.

We mourn the lives lost in this war, both Ukrainian and Russian. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to the victims of the war and to those who have had to evacuate their homes. We sincerely support those who are brave enough to be advocates for the anti-war movements in Russia.

To raise funds to support Ukrainians refugees, a donation box has been set up in front of the KCC office. If you would like to help, please contribute.

Kashiwa Cross-cultural Center (KCC)
Hours: 8:30 - 17:15
Closed on Sundays and national holidays

Japanese Language Classes for September to December, 2021

Kashiwa and Kashiwa-no-ha classes will continue to offer online classes.
Shonan Classes will continue to offer 1 face-to-face class and 4 online classes.

Japanese Language Classes for January to March>>>

Japanese Speech Contest Scripts and Video Messages Posted on Website

All scripts for the cancelled "The 5th Japanese Speech Contest in Kashiwa" were posted on the Kashiwa International Relations Association (KIRA) website. Please take a look.

In addition, three presenters have sent us video messages which can be viewed on YouTube via the Kashiwa International Center (KCC) and KIRA websites.

For Foreign Residents, please check Koho Kashiwa (Official Kashiwa City Bulletin).

You can find an information about COVID-19 vaccine.

Kashiwa Information Delivery Service

Sign up to receive email announcements from the city, such as information about earthquakes, fires, crime, and infectious disease outbreaks in the language of your choice. Send a blank email to this address to register.

Consultation for Foreign Residents

Monday: Spanish
Tuesday: Korean (only the 2nd and 4th Tuesday)
Wednesday: Chinese
Thursday: English
Friday: Chinese
※ 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. everyday
Consultation Counter for Foreign Residents (Main city hall 3F)
TEL: 04 - 7168 - 1033
No reservation required.

Universities in Kashiwa with International Exchange Departments

The University of Tokyo, Kashiwa International Office (Kashiwa Branch)

   Room 124, Environment Building, The University of Tokyo,
   5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa 277-8563, Japan
   tel: 04-7136-4556 fax: 04-7136-4559

Reitaku University

   Center for International Exchange, https://www.reitaku-u.ac.jp/gp/
   International Exchange on camp https://www.reitaku-u.ac.jp/global/
   2-1-1, Hikarigaoka, Kashiwa, 277-8686, Japan

Kaichi International University

   Intercultural Exchange, https://www.kaichi.ac.jp/english-2/
   Study Abroad Program, https://www.kaichi.ac.jp/department/exchange/
   1225-6 Kashiwa, Kashiwa-shi, Chiba 277-0005, Japan

Link Collection

Sister city relationships

Camden Town (Council)
Wikipedia, Camden Town (Parliament)
CIFA Face Book

Chiba Prefecture and Kashiwa City

Kashiwa City
Kashiwa Information Center
Kashiwa City Medical Association
Chiba Prefecture
Chiba International Convention Bureau


Ministry of Foreign Affair
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Japan Association for the Promotion of International Cooperation
Japan Foundation
Association for Internationalization of Local Governments
Ministry of Internal Affair
Multicultural Center Tokyo
The UN Refugee Agency


Kashiwa City Hall
Emergency medical information service
Disaster Prevention and Safety Division

Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents


Cross-cultural Center

1-7-1-301 Kashiwa, Kashiwa City, Chiba Prefecture
DayOne Tower 3F Palette Kashiwa
Closed:Sundays, national holidays, year-end and New Year holidays