Support for foreign residents

 

Consultations in English, Chinese, and Vietnamese

Our international coordinators are available for consultation at the times liested below. Consultations are generally 30 minutes per client each time. Fixed regular appointments are not available.
 
【International Coordinators' Office Hours】

Head Office:
English: Tremain Xenos
Chinese: Yu Lan Liang & Jie Qin
Vietnamese: Nghi Nguyen (since April 2019)
(Out of office from 12 noon to 1pm)
  Mon Tues Wed Thur Fri
English 13:30-18:00     15:00-18:00 15:30-17:30
Chinese Qin 9:00-17:00 Liang 9:00-17:00 Qin 9:00-12:00 Liang 9:00-17:00 Qin 9:00-17:00
Vietnamese (since April)     9:00-17:00    

Kurayoshi Office:
Chinese (Wednesday 13:15-17:15) Yu Lan Liang
Vietnamese (Friday 9:00-17:00) Ann Usuda (out of office 12noon-1pm)

Yonago Office:
Chinese (Taiwanese) (Tuesday & Wednesday 9:00-12:00 since April 2019, Thursday 9:00-17:00 out of office 12noon-1pm) Jeamy Lo Fang
Vietnamese (Monday 9:00-16:45 out of office 12noon-1pmAnn Usuda (since April 2019)

Please note that our coordinators may be called away on other business. It is best to telephone ahead to confirm availability.

Japanese Language Classes & Support

TPIEF offers free Japanese language instruction for foreign nationals residing in Tottori Prefecture. Learners unable to attend classes may contact us to arrange for individual instruction.

If you are interested in volunteering  to help with language instruction, please visit any of our offices to get started. We will guide you through the registration process and arrange to have you sit in on a class.
 

Japanese Classes

● East

Please visit Japanese Classes in Tottori  for the current schedule and signup information.

Period

Term 1: April through July or August

Term 2: September through December

Term 3: January through March

Days Sunday mornings & afternoons
Sections
 
・Fundamentals 1
・Fundamentals 2
・Elementary 1 (conversation)
・Elementary 2 (kanji for daily life)
・Intermediate
・Japanese for Kids
Location within Tottori City
● East

Please visit Japanese Classes in Kurayoshi  for the current schedule and signup information.

Period

Term 1: April through July or August

Term 2: September through November or December

Days Sunday & Wednesday afternoons
Sections
 
・Sunday classes (basic and elementary)
・Wednesday class (elementary)
Location within Kurayoshi City
● West

Please visit Japanese Classes in Yonago  for the current schedule and signup information.

Period

Term 1: April through July or August

Term 2: September through November or December

Days Sundays 10:15-11:45
Sections
 
・Fundamentals (in classroom)
・Elementary (group study)
Location within Yonago City
■No class fees (some sections may require purchase of textbook)
■Learners are free to join classes at any time during the period. Please inquire for details.
■To sign up, or for more information, visit your local TPIEF office.

We Dispatch Specialised Interpreters! 

Medical Interpreters

TPIEF trains special medical interpreters for free use by foreign nationals at medical and health centres. Please click here  to download the forms. Note that request forms for medical interpreters and community interpreters are different.
 

Community Interpreters

Registered volunteers are also available to interpret at secondary schools, preschools, kindergartens, municipal offices, insurance and pension offices, immigration, and the like. Visit this page  to download the forms. Note that request forms for medical interpreters and community interpreters are different.
 
* Download the specialised interpreterdispatch information pack (.pdf)  (A4 size to be folded in three parts)

Notary Public Consultations (Head Office Only)

A certified notary public, Gyoseishoshi-Lawyers, is available at our office once per month to answer your questions regarding visa procedures and related mattters. Please notify us ahead of time. There is no fee for appointments.
◆Second Sunday of each month 2pm-4pm

Scholarships for Privately Funded Students

TPIEF can help provide funding for students paying their own way at tertiary institutions within Tottori Prefecture. The scholarship committee meets each year to select recipients on the basis of school recommendations. Application periods may differ depending your institution of study; contact your institution directly for details. Contact us for information on qualifications and other details. Head Office: 0857-51-1165)
 
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