The International Student
Concierge Service

The Tohoku University library offers a library use and study consulting service for international students since 2012 (the International Student Concierge Service).
The International Student Concierge reception is found in front of the Reference desk on the main floor of the Main Library Building 1 (in Kawauchi-minami Campus).
They will answer any questions you may have concerning our library, resources and services.

Monday through Friday, 12:00-16:00(10:00-16:00 in April & October).
Closed on weekends and holidays, during vacations.

Available Languages:
Japanese, English, Burmese, Chinese, Malay, Portuguese, Spanish etc. 
*Available Languages change depending on the day of the week.


For detailed information on what language is available at what time, please check the calendar below. Also note that all our foreign staff can also speak both English and Japanese.

Promotion Video (last updated on Dec 2019)

Staff Introductions!

Elena Fabbretti


Field of Study: Innovative Japanese Studies
Languages: Italian, Japanese, English
Hobbies: Books, Art, Travel, Food, Yoga
Personal Message: You never know what you can do till you try!

Gan Wen Shuoh


Field of Study: Cultural Anthropology
Languages: Chinese, Japanese, English, Malay
Hobbies: Japanese chess (shogi), jogging and weight training, Japanese drama
Personal Message: choose what you like and like what you choose

Gong Liwei(力威)


Field of Study: Linguistic Typology
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese, Cantonese
Hobbies: Indie Games, Badminton, Animation
Personal Message: 書けば終わる。

Julio Nascimento


Field of Study: International Cultural Studies
Languages: Portuguese, English, Japanese, Spanish, Italian, French (elementary)
Hobbies: Studying Foreign Languages, Anime, Literature, Music, Piano
Personal Message: “It should be forbidden to mock someone who tries his luck in a foreign language.” (Chico Buarque)

Liu Chunlin (劉 淳琳)


Field of Study: Neurolinguistics
Languages: Mandarin Chinese, English, Japanese
Hobbies: Piano, Badminton, Movies
Personal Message: To possess another language is to possess another soul.

Liu Chuxin(劉 楚心)


Field of Study: Linguistics
Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese
Hobbies: Bowling, Music, Badminton
Personal Message: "Live in the moment"

Marina Nascimento


Field of Study: Japanese Contemporary Studies
Languages: Portuguese, English, Japanese, Spanish
Hobbies: Drawing Manga, Travelling, Reading Novels
Personal Message: A good laugh sometimes is the best medicine.

Saoussane Khalifa


Field of Study: Agricultural science
Languages: Arabic, French, English, Japanese
Hobbies: Reading, learning languages, working out, outdoor activities and meeting friends, watching movies and cooking.
Personal Message: Where there is a will there is a way.

Sara EbrahimiAzar


Field of Study: Medical Sciences
Languages: Persian, English, Japanese
Hobbies: Reading, sending postcards, discovering places and people, language exchange
Personal Message: The wound is the place where the light enters you. (Rumi, Iranian poet)

Thiri Soe


Field of Study: Applied Linguistics
Languages: Myanmar, English
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking, Movies, Gardening
Personal Message: "Be the type of person you want to meet"

Zhang Sen (張 森)


Field of Study: Linguistics
Languages: Chinese, Japanese, English
Hobbies: Photography, Travelling, Comedy
Personal Message: Follow your heart!

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