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Consultation at municipal or metropolitan offices

The following is a list of multilingual consultation services for foreign residents in Tokyo and its municipalities. The list also includes information about their service days, time, available languages, and telephone numbers.
Please note that these services may be open only to those who currently live or work within the city and/or may require an appointment before they can provide a translator. Please call in advance and ask each office for the availability of the service.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government consultation services
Day Time Language Tel
Mon. through Fri. 9:30-12:00
13:00-17:00
English 03-5320-7744
Tue. & Fri. Chinese 03-5320-7766
Wed. Korean 03-5320-7700
Municipal consultation services (wards)
Ward Day Time Language Tel
Chuo Mon. through Fri. 8:30-17:00 English,
Chinese,
Korean,
Portuguese,
Spanish,
Vietnamese,
Tagalog,
Nepali,
Indonesian,
Thai,
Russian,
Hindi,
& French
0570-054222
An interpretation is free of charge, but the calling fee is charged.
Interpretation using tablet devices. Only for visitor. Mon. through Fri. 8:30-17:00 [Interpretation using video phone]
English,
Chinese,
Korean,
Portuguese,
Spanish,
Vietnamese,
Tagalog,
Nepali,
Indonesian,
Thai,
Russian,
Hindi,
& French
[Machine Interpretation using tablet devices]
In addition to the above:
Sinhala,
Myanmar,
Arabic,
Italian,
Urdu,
Dutch,
Khmer,
Danish,
German,
Turkish,
Hungarian,
Polish,
Brazilian Portuguese,
Malay,
Mongolian,
& Lao
03-3546-5645
Japanese required for inquiries.
Minato Mon. through Fri. 9:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
English 03-3578-2046
Shinjuku Mon. through Fri. 9:30-12:00
13:00-17:00
English 03-5272-5060
Chinese 03-5272-5070
Korean 03-5272-5080
Shinjuku
Multicultural Plaza
(Shinjuku)
Tue. & Thu. 10:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
Chinese 03-5291-5171
Mon.(pm)/Fri. Korean
Tue. Thai
Thu. Myanmar
Tue. Nepali
Bunkyo
(Interpretation using tablet devices. Only for visitor.)
Mon. through Fri. 8:30-17:00 English 03-5803-1129
Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Portugese
  Inquire for details Vietnamese,
Tagalog,
Thai, French,
Nepali, Hindi,
Russian, & Indonesian
Taito 1st & 3rd Thu. 10:00-12:00 English 03-5246-1025
1st, 2nd & 3rd Thu. 10:00-12:00 Chinese
1st & 3rd Thu. 14:00-16:00 Korean
Interpretation using tablet devices. Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.
& 2nd Sun.
8:30-17:15 English,
Chinese,
Korean,
Portuguese
& Spanish
Wed. 8:30-19:00
Mon. Tue. Thu. Fri.
& 2nd Sun.
9:00-17:15 Vietnamese
& Thai
Wed. 9:00-19:00
Mon. Tue. Thu. &
Fri.
9:00-17:15 Tagalog & French
Wed. 9:00-19:00
Mon. Tue. Thu. &
Fri.
9:00-17:15 Nepali, Hindi
& Russian
Wed. 9:00-18:00
Sumida Wed. 13:00-15:00 English 03-5608-1616
10:00-12:00 Chinese
Koto Thu. 13:00-16:00 Chinese 03-3647-2364
Shinagawa 2nd / 4th Tue. 9:00-17:00 English 03-3777-2000
2nd / 4th Thu. Chinese
Meguro Mon. through Fri. 9:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
English 03-5722-9187
Mon. Tue. Wed.
& Fri.
10:00-12:00
13:00-17:00
Chinese 03-5722-9194
1st & 3rd Thu. Korean
2nd & 4th Thu. Tagalog
Setagaya Mon. through Fri. 8:30-12:00
13:00-17:00
English 03-5432-2892
Mon. Tue. & Thu. Chinese
Shibuya Mon. through Fri. 9:00-17:00 English
(Interpreter)
03-3463-1142
Suginami Tue. 9:00-12:00 English 03-3312-2111
Thu. 13:00-16:00
Tue. 13:00-16:00 Chinese
Thu. 9:00-12:00
Toshima Mon. & Wed. 13:15-17:00 English 03-3981-4164
Tue. & Thu. Chinese
Kita 2nd Tue. 13:00-16:00 English 03-3908-1101
(Appointment required)
Tue. Chinese
Arakawa 1st Thu.
*Second Thursday if coinciding with a holiday
13:00-16:00 English 03-3802-3111
(Ext. 2145, 2146)
9:00-12:00 Chinese & Korean
Nerima Mon. through Fri. 13:00-17:00 English & Chinese 03-5984-4333
Fri. Korean
Mon. Tagalog
Cultural Information
Exchange Corner
(Foreign language provision of information)
Tue. & Thu. 10:00-13:00 English 03-3975-1252
Sat. 13:00-16:00
Sun. 13:00-16:00 Chinese
Wed. & Fri. 10:00-13:00
Mon. 10:00-13:00 Korean
    Other languages may be available upon request
Adachi Mon. through Fri. 9:30-12:00
13:00-16:00
English,
Chinese
& Korean
03-3880-5177
Katsushika Mon. 12:30-17:00 English & Chinese 03-5654-8617
Edogawa Mon. 13:00-16:00 English & Chinese 03-5662-7684
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Municipal consultation service (cities)
City Day Time Language Tel
Tachikawa
Multicultural Center
(Tachikawa)
Wed. (Appointment required) & Sat. 13:00-16:00 English 042-527-0310
Chinese
Portuguese
Fuchu
(Local residents, students, and employees only. Only for visitor.)
Mon. through Fri. 8:30-17:00 English, Chinese
& Korean
Other languages may be available upon request
042-366-1711
(Making an appointment by phone is required for interpretation services)
Koganei Appointment required   English 042-387-9818
Kunitachi Appointment required An interpreter may be available upon request 042-576-2111
(178)
Komae (Inquire for details) Interpretation by
international
volunteers.
English,
Chinese,
Korean
& Other languages
03-3430-1111 (main)
Higashimurayama Mon. Wed. Thu. & Fri. 9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
English 042-393-5111 (main)
Mon. Tue. Thu. & Fri Chinese
Mon. Tue. Wed. & Fri. Korean
Nishitokyo City
(Nishitokyo Multicultural & International Center)
Mon. through Fri. 13:00-16:00 English, Chinese, Korean 042-461-0381
info@nimic.jp
Hamura
(Only for visitor)
Tue. & Thu. 9:00-12:00
13:00-16:00
English 042-555-1111
(Ext. 540, Appointment required)
Mon. Wed. & Fri. Spanish
    Other languages may be available upon request
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