About IAC

International Association of Chigasaki is a nonprofit organization established in July,1984.  It is funded through membership fees and members volunteering their time and energy for various IAC projects.

We are making efforts through our grass-roots activities to improve our living conditions and environments via exchange and cooperation with people from around the world.  Come join us and make a difference!

Number of Members (as of April, 2023)
Individuals: 193
Corporations: 16

IAC main activities
Donation for needy people overseas
Arranging home-stay programs for exchange students
International education program at public schools
Japanese language classes for foreigners
Introduction of Japanese traditional culture
(tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Kimono fitting, etc.)
Seminars on International topics and issues
Support of the city’s medical care program and disaster relief
International and Japanese cooking classes
IAC Groups
There are 18 groups for IAC members or foreigners.
Name of Group Outline of activity
Home Staying Arranging home-stay programs for exchange foreign students
Intercultural Arranging programs for Japanese high school exchange students
Japanese Culture Introduction of Japanese traditional culture to exchange foreign students
Chopsticks International and Japanese cooking classes
Japanese Language Class On Sundays (for more information)
Japanese Language Class On Thursdays
Supporting people from overseas Preparing manuals in many languages for foreigners
Educating International understanding for youth
Understanding the International issues Holding seminar for citizens
Studying Discourses of Confucius
Korean Language Class
Spanish Conversation Class
Chinese Languages Class
Kids Event Planning and doing events for kids
Buy our T-shirts!
The logo proudly displays the symbol of Chigasaki – Eboshi Iwa
with starfish forming the letters I. A. C.
All profits go to the IAC charity fund.
Click on the shirt for more information.



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