There are about 80 Canadians living in Tsukuba. Many are working as English teachers or researchers, and some are students at the University of Tsukuba.
Embassy of Canada in JapanEdit
- Address: 7-3-38 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8503, Japan
- Tel: 03-5412-6200
- Fax: 03-5412-6247
(If calling from abroad, add the country code (81) and take off the first zero.)
Register with the EmbassyEdit
Foreign Affairs Canada offers a registration service for Canadians who expect to be, or are already, living in any foreign country for three months or more. Canadians spending less than three months visiting areas or countries with a potential for problems should also register. Please consult the Country Travel Reports for country-specific recommendations.
This service is provided to assist consular officers in contacting Canadians abroad to offer urgent advice during a natural disaster or civil unrest, or to inform them of a family emergency at home. Registration is voluntary, and personal information provided on the registration form is protected and used in accordance with the provisions of the Privacy Act. The Department will contact registered persons once a year to update its records.
Please register at: http://www.voyage.gc.ca/main/sos/rocapage-en.asp
Canadian Stuff in TsukubaEdit
There are no Canadian restaurants in Tsukuba (what is a Canadian restaurant, anyway??), but since you can get food from all over the world here, most Canadians will feel right at home. There is a lot less snow here in Tsukuba than there is in most parts of Canada, so it is a good idea to plan for winter vacations in more northern areas if you think you are going to miss the snow.
There is a Canadian bar in Tokyo called The Maple Leaf
The Embassy sends out a newsletter in Japanese, French, and English called Canada Culture. It is mostly in Japanese, but the events column is in English.