Stammtisch NEWS!

In view of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, our monthly get-together, the “Stammtisch”, is currently on hold until further notice!

Hopefully we can meet again soon on the terrace of the Gino Sorbillo Artista Pizza Napoletana, which located in the Coredo Muromachi Building very close to exit No. A8 of Mitsukoshimae Station.

We will keep you posted!

Multilingual consultation and Corona support

The Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation “TSUNAGARI” was established by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government on October 1, 2020, and they seem to offer multilingual service (in 14 languages) for foreign residents living in Tokyo.
I believe this might be of interest to some of you, even if you understand and speak some Japanese!

Tokyo Multilingual Consultation Navi

When foreigners living in Tokyo have problems in their daily lives, they often do not know who to consult with. We accept such consultations, provide the necessary information, and connect them to appropriate organizations according to their needs.

In addition, we deal with cases that are difficult to respond to at each city’s foreign consultation desk, such as minority language and expert consultation. We also provide interpretation support when language support is inadequate at the destination organization.

Open hours: 10 am to 4 pm (weekdays only, excluding weekends and holidays)

Telephone: 03-6258-1227

Supported languages: 14 (Plain Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Nepalese, Hindi, Thai, Portuguese, Spanish, Indonesian, French, Russian)

Tokyo Coronavirus Support Center for Foreign Residents (TOCOS)

With the spread of new coronavirus infections, we have established an emergency support center to deal with diverse inquiries from foreigners (who do not use Japanese as their mother tongue) regarding effects on their life and related concerns.

Open hours: 10 am to 5 pm (weekdays only, excluding weekends and holidays)

Telephone: 0120-296-004

Supported languages: 14 (Plain Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese,  Nepalese,  Indonesian, Tagalog,  Thai, Portuguese,  Spanish,  French,  Khmer,  Burmese)

Schweizer Auswanderer für TV-Format

The media firm SICHTFELD is producing the 3plus TV-docu series “Adieu Heimat”, and they are on the lookout for participants for season 7.

You can have a look at Staffel 6 here.

If you are interested and if you think you fit the profile, please contact them directly at

For details, please check their original message (German only):

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,
ich arbeite für die TV-Produktionsfirma SICHTFELD Media mit Sitz in Berlin.

Eine Kollegin hat sich bereits vor einiger Zeit bezüglich desselben Anliegens bei Ihnen gemeldet.

Zurzeit produzieren wir die 7. Staffel des Formats „Adieu Heimat“ für den Schweizer Sender 3+, bei dem wir Schweizerinnen und Schweizer bei ihrer Auswanderung in ein neues Land begleiten! Dafür suchen wir immer nach Protagonistinnen und Protagonisten.

Egal ob sie bereits im Ausland leben oder sich gerade erst am Anfang ihres Abenteuers befinden. Egal ob Familien, Paare oder Singles. Wir wollen dabei sein!

Deshalb wollten wir nun fragen, ob es vielleicht ein Mitglied in Ihrem Club gibt, auf den diese Beschreibung zutrifft und das Lust hat von uns begleitet zu werden.

Wir freuen uns über eine Rückmeldung und bedanken uns für ihre Aufmerksamkeit.

Vielen Dank und liebe Grüße,


Annika Greulich

Ski Week 2021

We sincerely hope this message finds you in good health, enjoying the Year End Holidays!

The 2021 Swiss Club Ski Week is scheduled for early March in the Shiga Kogen region (Nagano prefecture). Our accommodation, the Hotel Alpenburg, is located right at the bottom of the slopes and offers a hot spring with a beautiful outdoor bath.

Dates: Monday, March 1 till Friday, March 5, 2021

Location: Shiga Kogen, Nagano Prefecture, Hotel Alpenburg

As usual, it is possible to extend the stay over the weekend before or after the event (depending on vacancy)

Pricing per night/person:

Adults: JPY 12,300 (day before Sunday/holiday: JPY 14,100)

Children up to 12 (adult menu): JPY 10,300 (day before Sunday/holiday: JPY 11,100)

Children up to 12 (child menu): JPY 9,300 (day before Sunday/holiday: JPY 10,100)

Toddlers: JPY 7000 (day before Sunday/holiday: JPY 7000)

Single-use room: + JPY 3500

All prices shown include service & consumption tax

Additional Onsen-tax: JPY 150 per day/person

Like other years we pre-booked a limited number of rooms which will be assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Please fill in and send the attached application form to

Application deadline is February 1, 2021

Wishing you all the Best for the Year 2021!

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