SUPPORT PHONE AND CHAT
Foreign Women’s Association Paruyon hosts a support phone/chat periodically where you can talk about your concerns privately and anonymously.
All conversations are strictly confidential.
Our schedule (date and time)
Please check available times for direct chatting and calling here.
You can also message us outside the direct hours but it may take some time before we can get back to you.
If the scheduled times don’t suit you, please make a reservation here.
Choose how to contact us
You can click on the options listed below to activate them or simply use the information listed to contact us.
We speak Japanese and English.
We have more languages available through a reservation: Chinese, Korean, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Tagalog, and Spanish.
Please check our schedule and the languages available here.
When to contact
Life in a foreign country can be stressful. On our support phone/chat, you can just talk to relieve stress.
Questions about life in Japan
You can ask questions about different aspects of life in Japan. For example, our callers have talked about topics such as children’s education, health care, marriage, divorce, job hunting, dating, neighbourhood relations, domestic violence, bullying, abuse, and cultural differences.
Life in a foreign country can sometimes be lonely, too. You are welcome to call us when you feel lonely and you just want to talk to someone. We are here for you. Or you can talk with us if you want to organize your thoughts. Talking to someone may help you get more clarity.
Help with the Japanese language
You can also talk with us if you have difficulties in reading or filling out documents in Japanese. We can help you.
Who are our volunteers?
Our volunteers are trained peer supporters. Our volunteers are foreign and Japanese women. We are not medical professionals but we can connect you with them if you want us to do so. We will listen to you, think together, and can help you find information.
Our support phone and chat is made possible by a grant from Akai Hane Central Community Chest of Japan.