Welcome to HIC

The Hiroshima International Center (HIC) is an incorporated foundation organized via the cooperation of both the public and private sectors (such as Prefectural and Municipal governments, private companies, and other related organizations). HIC was established to increase international understanding and friendship, all with the higher goal of contributing to a Hiroshima better able to further global peace and prosperity.

HIC outline


Happy New Year!

Shimenawa and Kagura 2007: Pictures at the gallery!

Exchange Party 2007: Pictures at the gallery!

Events gallery: Pictures from the 2007 Japanese Cooking Event!

Be sure to check out the new English website; lots of new content!

Programs and Services

Consultation services for International residents in Hiroshima
Multiple-languages available: From VISA issues to labor law inquiries.
Guide to Living in Hiroshima
An Prefectural document (six languages) detailing procedures, programs, etc.
HIC Exchange Student Scholarship
HIC scholarship program for exchange students as made possible by local industry.
HIC Tsuushin
A quarterly bilingual newsletter in Japanese and English.
Hello Hiroshima!
Archive of pre-HIC Tsuushin publication.
* A Japanese Classroom
Japanese Classes twice a week with experienced instructors.
* HIC "One-Pair" Japanese Language Program
Learn Japanese one-on-one with a volunteer.
HIC International Communication Club
Talk with people from all over the world!
Japanese Culture Salon
Every Saturday: learn about Maccha, Sencha, Haiku, Etc.
Events Gallery
Pictures from recent international exchange events
Be sure to read about certain membership requirements.

Operating Hours, Access, and Transportation

Map to HIC
3 minute walk from Fukuromachi stop
3 minute walk from Fukuromachi stop
3 minute walk from Fukuromachi stop
10 minute walk from Hiroshima Bus Center
Day Operating Hours
Tues. - Sat. 9:00 - 20:30
Sunday 9:30 - 18:00
Monday Closed
Closed on National Holidays
12/28 - 1/4: Closed for New Year's Holidays


For any inquiries regarding the English HIC website, please send mail to: hic05@hiroshima-ic.or.jp