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About Us

Chairman’s Greetings

International Community Club (ICC) is a non-profit organization established in 1st October 2012. Our aim is to make life as easy as possible for foreigners to Kyoto, whether they are staying long term or short term. We are able to provide a wide variety of services.
Kyoto was the capital of Japan for more than 1,000 years, until Japan opened up to the world in the nineteenth century. It was therefore a center of Japanese culture and a focus for Japanese history. It has been an outstanding city for traditional arts and crafts, for academic study and for cutting-edge technology. By visiting Kyoto you will be able to explore one of the finest cities in the world and also gain a feeling for Japanese history.
Kyoto has welcomed visitors from various backgrounds – students, businessmen and foreign residents. We are honoured to act as your hosts, to help you to explore the city and to create an international network for a better society in Kyoto.We are looking forward to providing you with our cooperation and support during your stay in Japan.

Kitagawa Jyuichi(Chairman of the board directors)

About ICC

NameNon Profit Organization International Community Club
AddressNo. 201 Ebisugawa bldg. 563 Nishiebisugawa-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto city 604-0073
Established Date2012/10/01
Purpose of the OrganizationAssist foreign residence and exchange students/Support foreign students’ career development in Japan/Promote international exchange at citizen’s level

Executive Committee

Kitagawa JyuichiChief DirectorChief Director of Touch Club NPO / Auditor of Traditional Japanese Culture Manners Meister Association / Vice Chief Director of International Environmental Improvement Institution
Suzuki HajimeVice Chief DirectorFormer Chief of Ritsumeikan University President and Chief Director Office/ Visiting Professor of Tongji University in Shanhai/ Director of Kamogawa. Co., Ltd/ Chief Director of International Environmental Improvement Institution
Kazuto chumaVice Chief Director

Miyako Corp. Executive Director / AMAZIKI Corp. Executive Director / U27 Global Heros foundation Representative Director/


Director /


Social Security Consultant/ Representative of Labor Management Office
Hayashi KentaroDirectorProfessor Emeritus of Social Science in Ritsumeikan University/ Former vice President of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University/ Former Vice president of the Asociation for Northeast Asia Regional Studies
YOSHIDA KEIKODirectorProfessor of Institute for Teaching and Learning of Ritsumeikan University
TAKEDA RYOUMADirectorDirector of Ritsumeikan Confucius Institute
KIKUCHI TAKETOSHIDirectorFormer Staff of Japan Student Services Organization/ Chief of Secretariat Yamashina International Community House
YOSHIDA KENICHIDirectorDirector of Public Relation for Heian Jogakuin St.Agnes
KITAGAWA KEIKODirectorProfessor of Psychology and Welfare Department in Seitoku University / Professor Emeritus of Saga University / Riken Office of Diversity Promotion Adviser / Social Welfare Ph.D.



Representative Director of Leaf Publications Co.

UMEDA YUKINORIDirectorRepresentative Director of Maven Microsystems Co.
NAKAMINE MASAFUMIDirectorLawyer/Osaka Chuo Law Office