Community House & Information Centre

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©2019 by Community House & Information Centre.

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ABOUT US

Community House & Information Centre (CHIC) is a non-profit community service organization committed to meeting the needs of the international community in Kansai, Japan. With an office in Kobe and members residing both near and far afield, CHIC's goal is to serve as a bridge between the international community and the local community at large, to help both newcomers and long-time residents get the most out of their stay in Japan. 

コミュニティハウス・インフォメーションセンター(チック) は関西ののインターナショナル・コミュニティーで必要なサービスを提供する事を目的とした非営利団体です。神戸に事務局を構え、初めて来日する方や日本に長く住んでいる外国人のニーズを満たせるよう最大限のお手伝いをしています。 

関西のインターナショナルコミュニティーと日本人社会の架け橋になるのがチックの目指すところです。

 

ACTIVITIES

CHIC offers you the chance to meet people with our regular get-togethers as well as a chance to explore Japan on our trips and activities designed to enhance your time here. Whether you are an expat visiting for a short time or a local resident, CHIC has something for everyone in it’s program.

チックでは楽しい旅行や行事などを企画し、皆さんに日本探訪の機会や交流の場を提供しています。毎週木曜日午前中には定期的にコーヒーを飲みながら外国の方と触れ合うコーヒーモーニングという集いも催しています。

どうぞご気軽にご参加下さい。

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OUR PROGRAM

We offer a wide variety of classes in Japanese culture, international cooking, languages, fitness, children’s playgroup, crafts and much more. In addition to classes, we organize trips to explore highlights of the region. Programs are launched twice a year - January and August. 

Check our current program below and follow us on Facebook to get regular updates on our activities.

チックでは 日本文化、世界のお料理、外国語、フィットネス、幼児クラス、クラフトなど、様々な文化教室が開催されています。チックのプログラムは1月と8月に発行されます。最新情報はフェイスブックでも告知されますので、是非フォローを!

OUR DESK OF VOLUNTEERS

Our desk in Kobe welcomes you during the week and for coffee mornings. CHIC volunteers are happy to help with any inquiries, be it travel plans, finding English speaking services or help deciphering Japanese. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization. No appointment needed, just pop-in during our office hours!

チックに是非お気軽にお立ち寄りください。

旅行プランのご相談、通訳等のサービスなどチックを支えるボランティアスタッフが喜んで皆様のニーズに対応させていただきます。予約は不要。オフィスアワーに、いつでもお立ち寄りください。

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OUR MEMBERS

CHIC membership is not mandatory to join classes and activities. However, membership allows you, your family and your visitors to participate in classes and trips at a special member’s price. Membership is ¥ 6,000 for a year (12 months from signing up) and ¥ 4,000 for six months. Membership, classes, and trips are to be paid at the CHIC volunteer desk.

チックの会員になると、様々な行事、クラスに会員価格にて参加する事ができます。

会員料金は、1年間¥6000、半年間¥4000です。

手続きはチックボランティアデスクで。

 

LIVING IN KOBE GUIDE

A knowledgeable companion to your daily life in Japan!

Living in Kobe, now in its eighth edition, has grown from a collection of hand-written tips to become the premier published resource for expatriates new to Japan and the Kansai region. The guide covers essential topics for new residents - from setting up house, schooling and shopping, to medical and unexpected legal issues.

 

HIGHLIGHTS
SEPTEMBER 2019

 

OSAKA STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn to take better pictures with professional photographer Sydney, then wander the fabulous streets of Osaka and apply what you have learned. Sydney will teach the basics of composition, lighting, and more as you explore Tennoji Park, Keitakuen Garden and the Shinsekai district.

CULTURAL MUST-KNOWS FOR A SOFT LANDING IN JAPAN

If you are new to Japan, this class is vitally important to learn some of the cultural background of your new home. It’s a gentle introduction to some of the expectations from you as a foreigner, and some explanation of the behavior you will encounter.

CHIC WELCOME DINNER

This is a wonderful, fun evening, for couples to dress up and get together with both old and new friends. A great chance to meet new-comers to Japan and mingle!

CHIC'S CURRENT NEWSLETTER

Check out what we have planed for this month and subscribe to our newsletter to get regular updates on our activities.

 

CONTACT CHIC

Opening hours: 

Monday - Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Friday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(closed Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays and Canadian Academy school holidays)

Community House & Information Centre
3rd floor RIC Tower
5-15 Koyocho-Naka,
Higashinada-ku, Kobe
Japan 658-0032

Tel: +81(0)78-857-6540

Fax: +81(0)78-857-4789