Supporting Seniors in Hokkaido Designed by Thomas Zimmerman
             Supporting Seniors in Hokkaido                        Designed by Thomas Zimmerman

Hokkaido MSC

The establishment of a registered independent non-profit HMSC organization took effect on June 5, 2019.  Please click on the News tab above in order to read about the changes currently being implemented by the Executive Committee.  We look forward to having many of our volunteer supporters becoming official members.


The HMSC Executive Committee


Upcoming Presentation


The Last Great Adventure: Growing Old in Japan


Speaker: Wm. (Wilhelmina) Penn

July 28th, Sunday 14:00 - 16:30


Growing old in Japan is the ultimate Japan experience, but what’s the best way to prepare? Penn will give a quick introduction to what she considers the top ten takeaway points from her book and talk a little bit about her most recent research on how to make Living Wills in Japan. Then the meeting will be opened up for Q&A and, if time allows, small group discussions.

BIO: Wm. (Wilhelmina) Penn a native of Pittsburgh, PA, has been growing old in Japan since 1973. A weekly columnist for the English-language editions of both the Yomiuri and Asahi newspapers for many years, Penn wrote the TV column "Televiews" for the Daily Yomiuri for a quarter century before her conversion to digital publishing. She is the author of: Self-Publishing from Japan: A Step-by-Step Guide, The Expat's Guide to Growing Old in Japan, The Casebook of Irving and Innocence - The Complete Trilogy, Who Changed the Channel? Sixty Years of Japanese TV, and the children's book Hana the Bilingual Beagle.




July 28th, Sunday 14:00 - 16:30

Venue: Sapporo International Student Center

Toyohira 6-jo 6-chome

(Located across the street from Hokkai Gakuen Daigaku)

Coming by subway use the Toho-sen, Gakuenmae Statin, Exit 2

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Hokkaido MSC exists to provide support for multinational residents:


Provide regular bilingual presentations on a range of topics, from health to disaster prevention, especially topics of interest to all seniors

Hold a variety of social events for multinationals to share mutual interests

Promote international exchange and intercultural understanding


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Find out more about the history of HMSC here


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We work in close partnership with the Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation and are registered with L-Plaza under the name of HMSC - Hokkaido Multinational Support Community.


This group was originally founded by Michiyo Yoshida as MSC under the umbrella of "Neighbors" in January 2015.


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