SAMEThe Shizuoka Association for Multicultural Exhange (SAME)


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What does SAME (Shizuoka City Association for Multicultural Exchange) do?

SAME strives to promote cultural understanding through various activities including the promotion of volunteer work, international exchange, and sister city pursuits.

The SAME Shizuoka Office

The SAME Shizuoka office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30-17:15 (17F 5-1 Ote-machi, Aoi-ward, Shizuoka city, Tel: 054-273-5931).

It takes about ten minutes on foot from JR Shizuoka Station.

The SAME Shimizu Office

The SAME Shimizu office is open from Monday to Friday 8:30-17:15 (2F Shizuoka City Hall, Shimizu office, 6-8 Asahi-cho, Shimizu-ward, Shizuoka city, Tel: 054-354-2009).

It takes about five minutes on foot from Shin Shimizu Station (Shizutetsu train).



News and Information provided in foreign languages

Information you can find at the SAME main office (Shizuoka) and the SAME Shimizu office:

City maps, List of hospitals that can perform medical exams in foreign languages, List of Japanese language course in Shizuoka City (guide in English).

The bulletin board at the Shizuoka office offers a wide variety of information exchange.

This information can be viewed weekdays.

Membership Registration

Mail Consultation

If you cannnot visit or call the SAME office during the hours the native speaking counselor is working, you may seek advice via e-mail.

We will get back to you as soon as we can but please realize this might take some time.

Also note that depending on the subject of the question it may not be possible to supply complete detail by e-mail alone.