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Current News

May 2018 - Website Update

The links page was re-organized into categories. Links that no longer work have been removed.

April 7, 2018 - Inheritance law document

Recent revisions to Inheritance law likely to protect spouses’ lives, interests were brought to our attention by Stuart's wife Keiko-san recently. The following is an account from the Yomiuri Shinbun:

Inheritance law revisions - account by the Yomiuri Shinbun
An account by the Yomiuri Shinbun regarding inheritance law revisions, published Feb 2018
Inheritance_law_revisions_2018.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [260.7 KB]

March 14, 2018 - MSC Core committee meeting

A meeting was held to wrap up the fiscal year, and discuss upcoming events and a tentative plan for the year ahead. Kathleen produced the following report about the meeting:

Report on items discussed at the Core Committee Meeting
Summary of the annual treasurer's report, plans for the fiscal year beginning April 2018, and ongoing projects.
2018-03-14_MSC_Core_Committee.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [118.8 KB]

March 2018 - Website Update

We have a new webmaster! If you have any suggestions about the site, please contact the webmaster directly here:

webmaster@hokkaidomsc.org

February 2018 - Website Update

I have updated the website to add a variety of links received from other senior help organizations in the States.  These are all well-written articles providing a wealth of informaton for seniors and how to care for them.  Please visit the Links page to view these and bookmark those of particular interest to you.  We are always open to recommendations.

November 19, 2017 - Slight name change for our MSC Group

 

At the Core Committee meeting held immediately after the presentation on November 18th the committee members decided to change the name of the group from Multinational Senior Community to Multinational Support Community.  This change was made in order to focus on supporting all foreign residents regardless of age, even though we will still give priority to supporting seniors who need the support the most.  We welcome younger people to enter our group and to share in the decisions that affect the lives of foreign residents now and in the future.  Our banner has also been modified to reflect the new name. We hope you like it.

Report on the items discussed at the Core Committee Meeting
Summary of future program topics being considered for presentation during 2018.
2017.11.18_MSC_Committee_Minutes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [111.1 KB]

November 7, 2017: Events and Updates

 

We had a great event in September for which I have now updated the Archive page to reflect what is currently happening with the Sapporo International Communication Plaza International Volunteer Network Project.  The project is currently in the test phase and they are establishing a database of foreign volunteers to call upon when needed.  SICP has put out a bilingual set of documents for which there are links now posted to the September meeting archive notes along with a report on the full content of that presentation on Volunteer Opportunities for Foreign Residents.  Please check it out.

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