Support for foreign residents

Support for Japanese-Language Study

TPIEF provides support for language study by foreign residents by holding language classes and matching volunteer instructors and residents.

Japanese Class information

  East (Head Office) Central (Kurayoshi Office) West (Yonago Office)
1st term April - July/August
2nd term Sep. - Dec.
3rd term Jan. - Mar.

Sundays AM & PM

BASIC1 10:00 - 11:00
BASIC2 11:00 - 12:30
ELEMENTARY1 1:00 - 2:30
ELEMENTARY2 1:00 - 2:30
INTERMEDIATE 2:40 - 4:10
Japanese for Kids 1:00 - 4:00
1st term April - July/August
2nd term Sep. - Dec.
ELEMENTARY1 1:30 - 3:00

BASIC 1:30 - 3:00
ELEMENTARY2 3:15 - 4:45

1st term April - July/August
2nd term Sep. - Dec.

・BASIC 10:15-11:45
・ELEMENTARY 10:15-11:45
Place BASIC1&2,Kids
Head Office
(Fureai Kaikan, 3F)
21 Ogi-machi, Tottori-shi

Koureisha Fukushi Ctr
(1-104, 2-chome, Tomiyasu,Tottori-shi)
Wednesdays: Chubu Sogo Jimusho Bekkan
(Tottori Central General Office Annex)
(2 Higashi Iwaki -cho, Kurayoshi)

Sundays: Pref Kurayoshi Taiiku Bunka Kaikan
(592-2 Yamane, Kurayoshi)
Yonago Convention Ctr
(294 Suehiro-cho, Yonago-shi)

Yonago City Bunka Hall
( 293 Suehiro-cho, Yonago City)


Volunteer Interpreter

We can help you communicate. Call a volunteer interpreter!
■We dispatch Volunteer Medical Interpreters
Get help at places like these: Medical Institution, hospital, clinic, public health center, more
■We dispatch Community Volunteer Interpreters
Get help at places like these: School, Day care or Nursery, Municipal Office, more

Native Tongue Consultation

International Coordinators are available for you in the times listed below. Feel free to come in for a chat, talk about your concerns, or ask us something. A 30-minute time limit applies for each consultation. *Work days or hours may change without notice

<Head Office /Tottori-city>
English Coordinator: Tremain Xenos
Chinese Coordinators: Liang Yu Lan (梁 玉蘭), Qin Jie (覃 潔)
DAY English Chinese
9:00am -12:00pm 1:00pm -5:00pm
MON Xenos (1:30pm - 6:00pm) Qin Qin
TUE   Liang Liang
WED   Qin  
THU Xenos (3:00pm - 6:00pm) Liang Liang
FRI Xenos (3:30pm - 6:00pm) Qin Qin

<Kurayoshi Office>
▼Chinese Coordinator: Liang Yu Lan (梁 玉蘭) Wednesday  1:15pm - 5:15pm 
▼Vietnamese Coordinator: Ann Usuda (臼田 アン) Monday  9:00am - 5:00pm 
<Yonago Office>
▼Chinese Coordinator: Jeamy Lo Fang (羅房 婕美) Tuesday and Thursday 9:00am-5:00pm



Qualified professionals can provide you with legal or administrative advice. This service is available once a month, free of charge. Please book in advance. ▼Every 2nd Sunday of each month: 2:00pm~4:00pm


Scholarship program for exchange students

TPIEF provides scholarships for privately-financed international students attending colleges, graduate schools, and other tertiary institutions in Tottori Prefecture. Each year, a screening committee is formed to look at recommendations made by educational institutions. For queries on qualification requirements or details, please contact us via email.