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Kumamoto City International Center
Hours of Operation: Every day (except the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month)
                           From 9am until 10pm
* The international Communication Area on the 2nd floor closes at 8pm on weekdays and at 7pm on weekends, national holidays and maintenance days.
Address: 4-8 Hanabata-cho, Kumamoto-shi, 860-0806
              Telephone: 096-359-2121                 Fax: 096-359-5112
              E-mail: pj-info@kumamoto-if.or.jp    URL: http//www.kumamoto-if.or.jp/
  The Kumamoto City International Center, or Kokusai-Koryu Kaikan, is located on the southern side of Kumamoto Castle. The International Center is a great place for learning about the world, studying about Kumamoto and Japan, or jsut relaxing. The building is also conveniently located and the staff speak English so please feel free to make the International Center your headquarters during your stay in Kumamoto.
  Be sure to visit the International Communication Area and the Sister City Information Room are located. On the 1st floor, you will find foreign newspapers and magazines from around the world, you can visit the Center's well-stocked library (devoted to international subjects), watch CNN, or learn about Kumamoto's friendship and sister cities in China, the U.S.A. and Germany.
  One of the very special features of the International Center is the foreign language consultation services which are provided. People who don't speak Japanese can use these services to ask questions about a variety of subjects, including living in Kumamoto on the 2nd floor.

Foreign Language Consultation Services
English: Everyday 9am-5pm
Chinese: Tuesday 1-5pm
German: Wednesday 1-5pm
Tagalog: 1st Thursday 1-5pm
Spanish: 1st Friday 1-5 pm
Visa status: 1st Tuesday 1-5pm
Free legal Consultation: 3rd Saturday 2-4pm
* Please make a reservation by noon the previous day.

  The third to the seventh floors of the International Center contain meeting rooms of various types, a tea ceremony room, and an auditorium. All of these rooms can be used at very reasonable prices with a reservation. Special@cultural activities and events are held frequently at the International Center so be sure to check the International Center's newsletter or a monthly schedule to see what's happening!  

@Kumamoto City International Center
Address: 4-8 Hanabata-cho, Kumamoto-shi, 860-0806
Telephone: 096-359-2121                
Fax: 096-359-5783 / 5112
E-mail: pj-info@kumamoto-if.or.jp    
URL: http//www.kumamoto-if.or.jp/
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