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About Ogaki International Exchange Association
Ogaki International Exchange Association was established in September, 1988. This organization works for international exchange activities in various fields like culture, sports, education, as well as working in cooperation with the foreign residents in the areas around Ogaki. We are aiming at building an attractive city suitable for this internationalized age.

Activities in Ogaki International Exchange Association
1.  Programs for foreign residents
The population of Ogaki City is 162,074 including 4,366 foreign residents. It means that one in 37 people is a foreign resident. The number of foreign residents from each country is follows.

  Nationalities The number of the residents
1 Brazilian 1,920
2 Chinese 1,178
3 Filipino 342
4 Korean 341
5 Peruvian 156
6 Vietnam 109
7 Nepalese 76
8 American 33
9 Cambodian 32
Others 179
Total  4,366
〔31 July 2016〕
*One-to-one Japanese language study for foreign residents
About 100 Japanese volunteers are helping foreign residents to learn Japanese.
Call us if you would like to study Japanese with Japanese volunteers.
*A place for foreign residents to consult about troubles in their lives in Japan.
Consultation in Portuguese Monday,Wednesday,Friday,Saturday and Sunday
In English and Chinese speakers Everyday.
*Free consultation with administrative procedure specialists for foreign residents
If you have any difficulties, administrative procedure specialists are available for consultation with a wide range of subjects.
*Japanese traditional clothes "Kimonos" for foreign residents
Foreign residents can put on Kimonos with the help of OIEA volunteers
      10:00-12:00 every other Sunday
*Day visits to Japanese families
Foreign residents visiting OIEA Japanese volunteers families can experience Japanese family life and exchange cultures.
*Participation in the Jumangoku Festival
Foreign residents can take part in the festival with Japanese people carrying portable shrines on their shoulders'.
*"Voice of Foreign residents"
Foreign residents talk about their lives in Japan in Japanese.
*We have more booklets with other information as following
- Handbills on how to separate rubbish and how to take it out (Portuguese, Chinese, English)
- Guidebooks for how to live in this area (Portuguese, Chinese, English)
- Ogaki City Maps of Designated Refuge Sites (Portuguese, Chinese, English, Korean alphabet)
- Guidebooks and maps for living in the Nishi-Mino area (Chinese, English, other)
2.  Overseas Friendly cities
We have been having friendship exchanges with 7 overseas cities. We call them "Ogaki Friendly Cities"
The Friendly Cities are:
- Chang Won, South Gyeongsang, Korea
- Glen Eira, Victoria, Australia
- Handan, Hebei, China
- Namur, Namur, Belgium
- Stuttgart, Barden-Wurttemberg, Germany
- Beaverton, Oregon, USA
- Eugene, Oregon, USA
*Sending Student Delegation groups
We send some selected Ogaki students to friendly cities to let them have experiences like visiting schools or facilities and staying with a host-family, as well as deepening the friendship between Ogaki and friendly cities.
The friendly cities we send delegation groups to
・Glen Eira, Australia
・Handan, China
・Namur, Belgium
・Stuttgart, Germany
・Beaverton and Eugene, USA
*Welcoming delegation groups from friendly cities
We welcome student groups from friendly cities. The members of the groups visit local schools and make friends with students in Ogaki during their stay at OIEA's Volunteers'. They also get the experiences of doing Japanese Tea Ceremony and putting on Japanese Kimonos.
The friendly cities we welcome delegation groups from
・Handan, China
・Namur, Belgium
・Stuttgart, Germany
3.  Introducing foreign culture to Japanese people
Introducing various things about Brazil, China and south-east Asian countries
4.  Foreign languages classes
Portuguese, Chinese, Hangul, Spanish, English, German, and French
5.  OIEA's public relation's magazines, "FRIENDLY".
FRIENDLY, an OIEA's magazine, is published twice a year.
It is available at OIEA.
6.  Ogaki International Exchange Association
2F, Suitopia Centre
5-51 Murohonmachi, Ogaki-City, Gifu-Ken, 503-0911
* How to get to the OIEA
-15 minutes walk from JR Ogaki station.
-5 minutes walk from Kintetsu Muro station
-20 minutes car ride from Ogaki IC at Meishin Highway
Phone Number: 0584-82-2311
Facsimile Number: 0584-82-2314
Working hours: 8:30- 17:15
Closed: Every Tuesday, days following National holidays and the New Year holidays

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