Here we have compiled a number of useful resources for
seniors, spanning a broad range of topics. We have vetted these links to ensure they are pertinent to our community.
The web links are organized into categories, including technology, health and safety etc. A list of
general senior support organizations are provided at the bottom of the page.
"The Expat’s Guide to Growing Old in Japan" by Wm. (Wilhelmina)
One of our long-term resident expats released her latest book recently updated in June 2019
using her pen name as written above. The paperback book is also available in Kindle format and both can be purchased through Amazon (links below). For those who would like to support their local
bookstore it is also available at 7 Kinokuniya bookstores including the one near Sapporo Station.
This is very timely as the Hokkaido Multinational Senior Community has been presenting on many
of the important issues covered in the book recently. The book is written in English. The author will present on recent changes in government policy relative to topics covered in the book at
the July 28, 2019 meeting. Check the details on the Events page.
Sapporo International Communication Plaza Foundation - Multilingual
We would like to point out the excellent work being done by our partners at the SICPF. They have put together a comprehensive
page containing downloadable files for a number of multilingual resources regarding life in Sapporo; covering topics from childcare to Japanese courses, to a living guide
for seniors. Their site also contains links to recent presentations that were jointly held between the HMSC and SICPF.
Also from the SICPF:
Disaster Readiness and Prevention
(shared with us after the September 6th earthquake in Hokkaido)
Free Professional Consultation for Foreign Nationals (incl. consultation about visas, marriage, tax
Events (Japanese page: incl. multi-lingual presentations for
Comprehensive list of medical institutions in
Hokkaido with foreign language support
Technology & Cyber-awareness for Seniors
Downsizing, Home Renovation, DIY for
Other Topics (incl. safety)
General Links to Senior Support Organizations