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International Student Links

International Student Life

 Multilingual Information on Daily Life in Japan

 Information provided by the Recognized Local International Exchange Association of the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations is available at:http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo/index.html

This website includes much of the information that is necessary for daily life in Japan for international students and is available in many languages. For example, it includes information about medicine, natural disasters, and education.

Ibaraki International Association: http://www.ia-ibaraki.or.jp/

This is a multilingual website that includes a broad range of information for international students in Japan. For example, it includes information about international exchange, Japanese language volunteer information, and local information.


Ibaraki Prefectural Emergency Medical Information System: http://www.qq.pref.ibaraki.jp/

You can find information regarding the hospitals in the prefecture on this website. You can also search for hospitals where foreign languages may be used.


Ibaraki Prefectural Library: http://www.lib.pref.ibaraki.jp/english/index.html

You can use this website to search for the books and materials in the Prefectural Library. You can also use this website to search the materials owned by other libraries in Ibaraki Prefecture.


Mito International Center:  http://www.mitoic.or.jp/

The Mito International Center has a Japanese language website and an English language website. This website includes all of the information needed for living in Mito (i.e., Life in MITO), in both Japanese and English.


Hitachi International Association:  http://www.hia.jp/jp_top.html

This website provides various kinds of information for international residents living in Hitachi City, including opportunities to deepen ties with the citizens of Hitachi through International Exchange Salons and Japanese classes.


Mito City Hall:  http://www.city.mito.lg.jp/
Hitachi City Hall: http://www.city.hitachi.lg.jp/
Ami Town Hall:  http://www.town.ami.ibaraki.jp/

This website provides detailed local information, including how to register as a foreigner and how to put out the trash. You can also search this website for information in English.


Mito Tourism Office: http://www.mitokoumon.com/

This website provides information about what to see in Mito, local festivals and other events, and traffic information. It also includes other helpful information for tourists


Japan Student Services Association (JASSO) Information on Study in Japan:  http://www.jasso.go.jp/ryugaku/index.html

This multilingual website has a wealth of detailed information on living in Japan, scholarships, employment opportunities, and living in Japan as an international student.


 Immigration Bureau of Japan:  http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/

This website includes information on what to do when leaving or entering Japan. It has a useful download section that includes many of the official forms that you may require. The content on this website is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish.


Japanese Language Learning

NEWS WEB EASY:  http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/easy/

NEWS WEB EASY is a NHK news site written in simple Japanese.


Japanese in Anime and Manga: http://anime-manga.jp/

This is an e-learning site, created by The Japan Foundation. You can learn Japanese expressions that appear in anime and manga.


Kids’ goo:   http://kids.goo.ne.jp/

This educational website has links to other websites, all of which can be read in hiragana.


Hirahira no Hiragana Megane:   http://www.hiragana.jp/

This site allows you to input the URL of the website you want to visit and it adds hiragana to the text on the page.


Reading Chuta (Tutor):  http://language.tiu.ac.jp/

This website conveniently creates a list of vocabulary if you input a sentence in Japanese.


 Excite Translation:  http://www.excite.co.jp/world/

This website will provide an automatic translation into English, Korean, or Chinese of any Japanese text that you input.


Elementary Japanese: Genki-Online: http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/

This website includes a Self-Study Room; where you can practice hiragana and katakana. You can also watch conversation videos on this website.


Internet Japanese Test: Sushi-Test: http://momo.jpf.go.jp/sushi/

The Japan Foundation operates this Japanese Testing website for elementary learners of Japanese.


Aozora Bunko: http://www.aozora.gr.jp/

This is an online library of Japanese language texts that are available for you to read, including famous literary works.

特設コンテンツ


Welcome to Ibaraki University. This video clip will guide you how to get to the taxi stand at the north exit of Mito station from the bus stop where the bus from Narita International Airpor will arrive.