nihongoInternational Exchange Lounge & Library Corner

The Lounge is not only an information center, but also a meeting place for Japanese and foreign nationals. Please take advantage of our services!

General Information

International Exchange Lounge and Library
Location International Conference Center Hiroshima 1F
(Located in Peace Memorial Park )
Open Hours 9:00am - 7:00pm (April 1 - September 30 )
9:00am - 6:00pm (October 1 - March 31 )
Closed December 29 through January 3
Telephone +81-82-247-9715
Fax +81-82-242-7452
E-mail golounge@pcf.city.hiroshima.jp
International Exchange Lounge Leaflet [PDF,848KB,2pages] - Click Here

International Exchange Lounge Guide

Information Counter

Information Counter

A wide range of information including international exchange events and sightseeing spots are available. Our staff also offers daily life information to foreign nationals living in Hiroshima. Information can be provided in English and other languages with the cooperation of volunteer interpreters through “Trio-phone Service”.
For more information: Trio-Phone Service (Multilingual Interpretation over the Telephone) [PDF,303KB,1page] - Click Here

Meeting Corner

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This space can be used by small groups for meetings and classes related to international exchange activities. (Reservations are required.)

Newspapers & Magazines

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We have a wide selection of foreign newspapers and magazines for visitors to read in the Lounge.

Event Information

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Leaflets with international exchange and cooperation event information are available. This section has space for volunteer groups to place their newsletters or event leaflets. Feel free to use this to promote your group activities.

International Cooperation Information

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Leaflets with international exchange and cooperation event information are available. This section has space for volunteer groups to place their newsletters or event leaflets. Feel free to use this to promote your group activities.

Daily Life Information for Foreign Residents

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Information for daily life is available for foreign residents in Hiroshima in English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, etc.

Bulletin Board

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The Bulletin Board has event schedules for international exchange and cultural activities; as well as useful information related to everyday life for foreign nationals.

Message Board

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Information on the six sister & friendship cities of Hiroshima City is available.

Sister & Friendship Cities Corner

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Information on the six sister & friendship cities of Hiroshima City is available.

Study Corner

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There are four small-sized desks for individual study.

Volunteer Corner for Assisting International Cooperation with Used Stamps

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You can participate in this volunteer activity by sorting out donated used stamps at the Lounge.
For more information[Link] - Click Here

Free Internet Service

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The computer in the Lounge is for those who want to use the Internet to collect information on international relations and cooperation activities. Visitors may use the computer for up to 30 minutes in a single day. Hiroshima Free Wi-Fi, provided by the City of Hiroshima, is also available at the Lounge (Note: Using electric outlets in the Lounge is not allowed).

Library Corner

Book Loan Policy

Up to three books at one time may be borrowed for a two-week period. Borrowers must either live, work, or study within Hiroshima city limits. To obtain a membership card, you need to bring identification which has your address, and for foreign residents, your period of stay in Japan. A driver’s license, student identification card, passport or resident card is an acceptable form of identification.
Monthly Library News [Link] - Click Here

Book Loan

Foreign Language Books

  • Novels
  • Travel guidebooks
  • Books on Japanese culture
  • Japanese language textbooks etc.

Books in Japanese

  • International relations & cooperation
  • Travel guidebooks
  • Information on studying in Japan and other countries
  • Dictionaries, language textbooks etc.

Internet Book Search

At the link below, you can search our book collection by entering keywords (title, author or publisher)
Internet Book Search [Link] - Click Here

Hiroshima City Consultation Service for International Residents

Hiroshima City Consultation Service for International Residents

Consultation services are available for non-Japanese residents who have questions or concern about everyday life in Hiroshima. The service is free of charge. We maintain strict confidentiality. Feel free to talk to us.
For more information [Link] - Click Here

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Activities in the International Exchange Lounge

Assisting International Cooperation with Used Stamps & PET Bottle Caps

Used stamps (unused stamps are also acceptable), PET bottle caps and unsent postcards with or without writing on them are collected to contribute to international cooperation. You can also participate in this volunteer activity by sorting out the donated used stamps at the Lounge.
For more information [Link] - Click Here

Home Visit

The Home Visit program gives foreign visitors who come to Hiroshima a chance to visit a Japanese family to learn more about Japanese culture and lifestyle. Applications must be made in person at the Lounge Information Counter at least one day prior to the day you wish to do a Home Visit.
For more information [Link] - Click Here

Back Issues of Newspapers & Magazines for Free Damaged & Outdated Books for Free

Back issues of newspapers & magazines (twice a year), as well as damaged & outdated books (once a year) are given for free to anyone who wants them.
For more information [Link] - Click Here

CIR Question & Answer Days

A CIR (Coordinator for International Relations) answers questions about his/her home country, etc. (Reservations are required.)
For more information [PDF, 162KB, 1page] - Click Here

Trio-Phone Service (Multilingual Interpretation over the Telephone)

Call the Lounge to have a staff or volunteer interpreter assist you in attaining information in your native language. Please understand that some waiting time may be required for the use of this service due to time needed for finding a volunteer or other unavoidable circumstances.
For more information [PDF,303KB,1page] - Click Here

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