Lounge overview

What is the Sagamihara International Lounge?

Sagamihara International Lounge carries out various projects such as "support for foreign citizens", "provide information in multiple languages", and "implement international exchange projects" in order to promote the creation of a comfortable environment where Japanese and foreigners can live together.

lounge activities

The activities of the lounge have three pillars: "support for foreigners," "information provision," and "international exchange."

Support for foreign citizens
【Interpretation and translation】

We dispatch volunteer interpreters to public institutions such as schools and hospitals.I do translations for foreign citizens.


Counseling activities (lifestyle, counseling, etc.) for foreign citizens are conducted in 7 languages.

【Disaster prevention】

We conduct disaster prevention training and disaster drills for foreign citizens.We also provide interpreting and translation services in the event of a disaster.


We have Japanese language classes and children's classes for foreign citizens.

Providing information
【home page】

Providing information such as introduction of lounge activities on the website in Japanese + 7 languages


Civic & Cultural Affairs Division

We introduce the cultures and traditions of countries around the world through various events.
・Sagamihara International Festival
・Japanese Speech Contest “Nihongo no Hiroba”        
・Open space for exchanges with foreigners “World Plaza”

【International understanding class】

At the request of schools, public halls, etc., we offer classes to introduce different cultures.

【Cultural exchange】

1) 7 languages: English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian

Facilities in the lounge


We have prepared three desks in the open space for anyone to use.It can be used for small meetings and consultations.
There is also a nearby information bulletin board that provides information about events in and outside the city, as well as information from citizens.

Consultation corner

It is a corner where you can consult without worrying about the surroundings, separated by partitions.


We have books on learning Japanese for foreign residents living in the city, reference books for living in Japan, dictionaries, maps, books on international exchange, pamphlets of related organizations, etc.

lounge entrance
near the bookshelf
Near the consultation corner