Logo created by Thomas Zimmerman
Logo created by Thomas Zimmerman

About Us

The seed for this organization began to sprout when several Japanese women wanted to help a senior foreign resident. She was having trouble communicating in Japanese when visiting the hospital for a serious health condition, which required difficult decisions to be made.  They realized that a lot of foreigners living in the area for a long time could not understand well enough the many details concerning taxes, pensions, health care, housing, etc.  Of course there were many different nationalities interested in learning about these topics so it was decided to use English as the common language for communication.  However, we offer bilingual presentations in English and Japanese.  This is important because many Japanese members are also very interested in learning more about the details of each topic.


After three full years of operation, MSC now has a multinational committee of 14 volunteers working together to put on bimonthly events.  These presentation and social events have succeeded in helping all of us learn a lot about the society in which we live and to understand each other much better than we had ever imagined.  We advocate for those who need our help. We have discovered that even a little help can go a long way to improving the lives of many.


That is why we are especially happy to find new volunteers who share our commitment to helping others in the world. Do you want to support us by helping with our work? Then do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the link in the header at the top of the page.


A helping hand is always greatly appreciated!  We are always looking for those who would like to share their expertise and experiences with our group members as speakers or serving on the committee.  For seniors the learning process will never stop.  For those of you who feel you do not have enough time to help, we hope you will consider donating funds to help us cover the expenses associated with putting on meetings, presentations and other events.  All donations are used to cover real expenses and no member receives any money for their time and service.  Please visit the Donations page for more details.


We are most grateful for the support provided by Neighbors and the Sapporo Int'l Communication Plaza.


Sponsors: Neighbors http://asianneighbors.wordpress.com/

Sapporo International Communication Plaza http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/en/













主催:ネイバーズ http://asianneighbors.wordpress.com/

後援:札幌市国際プラザ     http://plaza-sapporo.or.jp/citizen_j/en/


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