As an organization designated by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) as a "Recognized Local International Exchange Association," the Tokyo International Communication Committee (TICC) aims to fulfill its mission of promoting internationalization in local communities. It also aims to advance the internationalization of Tokyo by seeking close relationships with private groups, such as local international associations, nonprofit organizations (NPOs), non-government organizations (NGOs), and many other parties which act to promote international exchange and cooperation as well as support foreign residents. TICC also hopes to establish a wide-ranging network among such entities.
Date of Establishment
April 1, 2003
Ono Bldg. 3F, 17-15 Kandamatsunagacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Board members (3 to 5 persons)
Administrative officers (2 persons)
Currently, about 550,000 residents from foreign countries live in Tokyo. In aiming to build the city into a pleasant community where all residents can live cooperatively while respecting one another's lifestyles, TICC conducts the following activities:
TICC communicates and coordinates with the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations regarding various issues. It also acts as an organizer for the Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association, which is a liaison committee that works among the local international associations in Tokyo. TICC arranges activities for this association including general meetings, executive meetings and workshops. TICC also prepares and publishes the "Tokyo International Exchange Groups Association Membership Directory".
TICC holds a series of "Free Professional Consultations for Foreign Residents" through the Tokyo Supporting Network for Foreign Residents. This is done in collaboration with the local international associations in Tokyo, groups of specialists, and other support groups for foreign residents. TICC also aims to promote cooperation between participating organizations and to establish networks among them.
The International Citizens' Forum in TOKYO is designed to promote understanding and awareness of internationalization among Tokyo's citizens. It offers a forum for discussion where citizens, foreign residents and related supporting groups including NPOs and NGOs, may voice their opinions and talk about Tokyo's internationalization from various perspectives. These discussions include current topics, issues requiring resolution and methods of resolution.
TICC co-manages the Association for International Communication and Cooperation TOKYO with related NPOs and NGOs, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the local international associations in Tokyo. Management is based upon a partnership with these stakeholders. It is designed to promote international exchange and cooperation activities, and advance the internationalization of local communities in Tokyo.
Ono Bldg. 3F, 17-15 Kandamatsunagacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0023