Hiroshima International Center

Usage of the HIC ひろしま国際センターの利用方法

Usage of the HIC

Introduction to the HIC

The Hiroshima International Center was established with the objectives of regional internationalization, creating a comfortable living environment for foreigners, and promoting international exchange opportunities for the people of Hiroshima.

We provide administrative and daily life information, along with various services that promote international exchange, including consultations on daily living. Please donʼt hesitate to use our services.


HIC services

(1)Consultation services for foreigners

Hiroshima Foreigner Multilingual Comprehensive Consultation Service

The HIC provides the foreigner consultation service to support foreign residents in their daily lives, by offering help with issues which may occur from differences in language or customs.

Consultation info Contact information Supported languages
■General(living)consultations (Monday – Friday) Toll-free

TEL 0120-783-806

(Also applicable to cellphones/smartphones)

English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Nepalese, Russian, Ukrainian
■Professional consultations
Visa (Thursday / Saturday)
Social insurance/ labor conditions(Thursday / Saturday)
Legal advice/ human rights (Saturday)

(2)Interpretation support

Volunteer Medical Interpreters

We will dispatch medical interpreter volunteers to hospitals etc. so that foreign residents who are not proficient in Japanese can receive medical and health services with peace of mind.

Interpreter-guide, translator volunteers

We provide volunteers to support communication in various contexts through implementing international exchange programs and dispatching interpreter-guide volunteers, etc.

(3)Japanese language learning support

One-on-one Japanese Study

A program to facilitate international exchange by offering one-on-one Japanese study between foreign residents and volunteers.

(4)International exchange

Exchange Hall (Usage fee)

1.Purpose of use

Events whose objectives are to promote international exchange, cooperation, and understanding.

2.Conditions of use (project must correspond to one of the following)

a) Promotes international exchange
b) Increases international understanding
c) Promotes international cooperation
d) Contributes to internationalization

3.Usage hours

Monday – Friday: 10:00-18:30
Saturday: 9:30-17:30
Usage time also includes minimum 30 mins to prepare/clean the venue. The host will be responsible for preparing everything at the venue other than AV equipment.

4.Usage classification and application period
Classification Large hall Small hall
Application acceptance Applications are accepted starting 2 months in advance Applications are accepted starting 2 months in advance

Note: Projects carried out by the HIC take precedence.

5.Usage fees
Facilities for use Usage fees
Large hall 2,400 yen/ hour (refer to note 2)
Small hall 1,200 yen/ hour (refer to note 2)
AV equipment (projector, mic) 500 yen/ day

Note 1: Include full payment when applying. Application fees will not be refunded in the event of cancellation.
Note 2: For profit events, usage fees are double the above rate.

6.Download application form

交流ホール利用申込書(Word)     交流ホールご利用の皆様へ(PDF)
※Japanese only

Newspaper and magazine reading corner

You can freely browse Japanese reading materials as well as international newspapers and magazines in the open space at HIC. However, they cannot be borrowed.

(5)Support for international students

The Hiroshima Prefecture Support Center for International Students is located here at HIC and supports international students. For details, please check this page.


We are continuously holding various events such as lecture classes hosted by the HIC. We announce all up-to-date event information on this homepage.

Facilities overview

Location Hiroshima Crystal Plaza 6F
8-18 Nakamachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima 730-0037
TEL 082-541-3777
FAX 082-243-2001
E-mail hic@hiroshima-ic.or.jp
URL https://www.hiroshima-ic.or.jp
Hours of operation Monday – Friday: 10:00-19:00
Saturday: 9:30-18:00
Holidays: Every Sunday, national holidays, New Year (Dec. 28 – Jan. 4)

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