​About us

Pinatto goes beyond race and nationality to focus on creating a place in which everyone can live comfortably. This is a place where parents and children from other countries can learn to live peacefully in Japan through our Japanese lessons and the advice that we offer on daily life and childrearing.


Full name: Partnership with International Neighbors and Tomodachi (Pinatto)

Address: Hachinoko 2F, 3-22-16 Nozaki, Mitaka 〒181-0014


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Representative: Kuniko Yamada


Organization status: Private organization


Founded: January 1992.


Organization history:

After a volcanic eruption in the Philippines, students from a nearby college and people from Hachinoko Nursery School came together and started Musashino Network for Pinatubo Rehabilitation (MNPR)
with the goal of creating an international organization on the local level to facilitate cultural exchange face-to-face.  After this, we expanded to offer support for people from other countries living in the area, including intercultural education classes. In May of 2015, we began to focus on activities that support international residents and changed the name of the organization to Partnership with International Neighbors and Tomodachi (Pinatto).

Our mission:

Pinatto goes beyond race and nationality to focus on creating a place in which everyone can live comfortably.

Our Activities:

  • Activities for international resident

    • Pinatto Japanese classes (Night classes are on Mondays and morning classes are on Wednesdays)

    • Pinatto Afterschool Program for Multicultural Kids

    • International Mothers Chatting Party


Japanese Language Classes


This class was created in 1994 in response to requests by internationals living in Musashino and Mitaka to offer Japanese language courses. The goal of these courses is to learn not only the Japanese language, but to deepen an understanding of other cultures and cultural exchange.

Mondays (night class):

7:30 PM – 9 PM

Participation fee:

¥1200 per month (¥300 per class)


Wednesdays (morning class):

10 AM – 12 PM (usually each class lasts     about 1.5 to 2 hours)

Participation fee: ¥1000 per month

Pinatto Afterschool Program for Multicultural Kids


This program aims to create a space where multicultural children can get together. We offer homework help and conversation practice.

Elementary school student class:

 Wednesdays and Fridays from 5 PM to 6 PM


Participation fee:

once a week  - ¥1000/month

twice a week - ¥2000/month


Middle school student class:

Wednesdays and Fridays: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM


Participation fee:

once a week  - ¥2000/month

twice a week - ¥4000/month

Mama Tomo Café


Since 2012, Mama Tomo Café has held meetings with Pinatto members and members of International Mothers Group (IMG) to offer a space for international women with children.

Currently, once a month in Mitaka, Mama Café hosts events and International Mothers Chatting Party meetings with international women with children, as well as with women in international marriages.


To learn more about Mama Café’s events and meetings, please visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/mamatomocafe.

*If you are a Japanese woman who is not in an international marriage but you would still like to participate, please contact us.

*Men are only allowed to participate in special events.

How to Donate

PINATTO's activities are supported by voluntary donations, charitable foundations, fund-raising events and by contributions from our members. (We do not receive any national or local government funding.)
We appreciate your support!!

You can transfer your donations into either of the following accounts;

Transfer from Japan Post Bank:
Account Number:00130-1-705957
Account Name:Pinatto Gaikokujin Shien Tomodachi Netto


Transfer from other Bank:
Bank Name : Japan Post Bank
Branch number : 019
Account : Touza 0705957
Account Name: Pinatto Gaikokujin Shien Tomowantdachi Netto


Please let us know your name, address, telephone number, donation date and amount by email. ( hachinoko@ba2.so-net.ne.jp )

Contact Us

Hachinoko 2F, 3-22-16 Nozaki, Mitaka 〒181-0014

TEL: 0422-34-5498

FAX: 0422-32-9372

e-mail: pinattomitaka@gmail.com



181-0014 東京都三鷹市野崎3-22-16 すぺーすはちのこ2階
TEL: 0422-34-5498 ​/ E-mail: pinattomitaka@gmail.com



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