M Square

※To stop the spread of COVID-19, please take preventive measures when using the M Square.

Starting in FY2021, the SICPF Communication Salon has made a new start as “M Square”.
“M” stands for “Multicultural”, “Multinational” and “Multilingual”, and it aims to be a center for activities to promote the multicultural society that the City of Sapporo is aiming for.

Information Counter

Information Counter

English-speaking staff will provide information on international exchange, daily life information for foreign residents, tourist information and so on.
This information counter also functions as a reception counter for the SAPPORO HELP DESK for Foreign Residents.
Free Wi-Fi is available.

  • * We do not provide interpretation or translation services at the information counter
  • * The registration and renewal procedures for the Youth Hostel Association ended in March 2020.
    If you wish to do the procedure, please contact the Hokkaido Youth Hostel Association (011-825-3389).

Message Board

This bulletin board is used for exchanging information on cross-cultural exchange.
For example, you can post messages such as wanting a partner for language exchange lessons, wanting to sell unused items, and so on.
You can pick up a designated paper for posting here at the information counter.

Information Corner

You can pick up brochures on studying abroad, tourist leaflets, etc.
You can browse international exchange materials including sister city related books, picture books in foreign languages, Ministry of Foreign Affairs information, and international cooperation materials (related to developing countries, NGOs, and NPOs).

Event Space

There are many foreign residents in Sapporo.
To prevent them from becoming isolated due to differences in language, social system, and lifestyle, M Square will prepare programs and events to help foreign residents get settled in Sapporo.
*SICPF will wait for the right moment to start face-to-face events while monitoring the COVID-19 situation.

American Corner Sapporo

American Corner Sapporo has approximately 300 Japanese books on the United States. They can be used freely in the facility.
※We do not lend out these materials.

American Corner Sapporo is a partnership project between the Sapporo American Center in the U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo and SICPF. American Corners are established in about 400 locations around the world as a partnership project between the U.S. government's overseas diplomatic missions and their locations. Through information and materials such as publications, multimedia, and the Internet provided by overseas diplomatic establishments of the US government, local people provide opportunities to promote understanding of American history, culture and values. We also use these information and materials to conduct small discussion meetings, lecture meetings, film screenings, etc., and aim to strengthen the connection between local people and the United States.


Address:3F, Sapporo MN Bldg., Kita 1 Nishi 3, Chuo-ku, Sapporo (across the street from the Sapporo Clock Tower)

Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mon. through Fri.
(closed on Sat., Sun. and national holidays)
Phone: (011)211-3678