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HMSC New Year Party

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HMSC New Year Party was held on January 27th at Clark Center in Hokkaido University. It becomes an annual event of HMSC. Some 35+ people gathered and enjoyed  home cooked dishes which presented us international tastes. This year again Junko and Ken Hartman made us laugh and feel young at heart with their performances, and a Hokudai student danced with us.



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February 1, 2018 at 2:44 am

Christmas Cards to the Philippines

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Dec. 16th at ‘チカホ’, many children and adults made Christmas cards to the Philippines. We will send them to an orphanage in Manila, an elderly home in Mindanao, and a disabled organization in Cebu.



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December 17, 2017 at 5:54 am

HMSC Managing your money for retirement 老後の資金運用

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The presenter outlined the concept of his method of carefully evaluating and managing his assets in order to provide a secure retirement fund. He followed an outline which focused on the major points of his financial planning.  Audience members were encouraged to participate actively and they asked the presenter many questions, as well as comments from their own knowledge and experience. It was a lively exchange of ideas. The main points along with links and recommended articles can be found on the HMSC website.

Date: November 18th, Saturday 13:30 – 16:00 

Place: Sapporo International Plaza, Kita 1, Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, MN Building 10th Floor

Speaker: Karl Bergerson, an American who has settled in Sapporo with his Japanese spouse.


HMSC now stands for Hokkaido Multinational Support Community.

なお、HMSCはこのたび、改名して Hokkaido Multinational Support Communityになりました。


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November 26, 2017 at 8:16 am

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Emiko, Hiroshima Survivor 被爆者恵美子さんのお話し

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Neighbors organized seven talks of Emiko, who survived in Hiroshima at the age of eight and lost her elder sister. She only talks from her experiences, and this time she wanted to talk to younger generation to hand out the truth and the cruelty of the war. She talked to junior and senior high school in Sapporo and to pupils of an elementary school. The last day she talked in Hokudai as a lecturer.


Ohtsu Elementary School 大津小学校



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November 26, 2017 at 7:58 am

HMSC Meeting on ‘Volunteer’

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On 30th September the meeting talking about ‘volunteer’ was held with the cooperation of Sapporo International Communication Plaza. Some 20+ members attended and listened to SICP’s  registration system of volunteers of foreign nationals.

Followed by showing slides on ‘Go!Fly!Wheelchairs’ which deliver wheelchairs through the hands of travelers to developing countries by Michiyo Yoshida and Cindy Edwards.

Father Manfred from Rumoi joined and shared his experiences with House Friendship in Sapporo opened up to students from any country of any religion. He kept telling us the spirits of friendship; Because you are here, I’m here.

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October 2, 2017 at 12:15 am

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Volunteer Opportunites for Foreign Nationals 外国籍シニアのボランティア

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September 30th, Saturday 13:30 – 16:30 at MN Building 10F (Kita 1 Nishi3, Chuoku)

There will be several speakers both Japanese and foreign nationals sharing their volunteer organizations and opportunities for expats to participate as a volunteer. This is a joint presentation with the Sapporo International Communication Plaza which has begun a project to act as a liaison with the international community to encourage foreign nationals to volunteer, especially senior citizens. They will explain their project. Other members of the Multinational Senior Community will also share their volunteer experiences.

Please contact: to join the special mailing list being set up for those foreign nationals who are interested in volunteer opportunities.


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September 10, 2017 at 5:31 am

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HMSC Picnic 多国籍シニアの会ピクニック

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Old and young, in wheelchair or cast, different nationalities

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August 6, 2017 at 7:34 am