Sapporo Community Interpreter

Sapporo Community Interpreters are available for interpretation for consultations with or procedures at schools, nurseries, ward offices, etc. Free of charge.

Available for use during these circumstances

  • Enrollment procedures for elementary/middle school
  • Receiving explanations/going through procedures regarding enrollment in childcare facilities (nurseries)
  • When speaking with school or nursery teachers
  • When participating in mothering classes held by the City of Sapporo
  • When a public health nurse comes to your home when a child is born etc.

Not available for…

  • Events, seminars, information sessions etc.
  • Medical interpretation at hospitals etc.
  • Legal interpretation at police stations, court, lawyer's offices etc.
  • Non-interpretation related services such as testing and learning support at schools, or merely for use as an escort

Date and time services are available:

(Generally)Mon.~Fri. 9AM~5:30PM (For 2 hours or less per dispatch.)
※For times other than this, please consult us.


English/Chinese/Thai/Russian ⇔ Japanese
※For other languages, please consult us.
※Interpreters are citizen volunteers, not professional interpreters.

Please feel free to contact us first.
SICPF will contact a school, childcare facility, or ward office and set a meeting time.


Terms of use

For visits of childcare facilities

When you need accompaniment of an interpreter to visit childcare facilities for application, please fill out this request form and sent by e-mail. (For other cases, the request documents are submitted by schools or facilities.)

Request form (for visits of childcare facilities)

Please feel free to contact us first.

International Community Bureau
TEL: 011-211-2105 FAX: 011-232-3833