Throughout the year the International Center organizes various events such as field trips, seminars, and informal gatherings. One regular main event is the International “C” Hour, a monthly event providing a place for cultural exchange between international students, Japanese students, faculty and staff as well as citizens of Kitami city. The letter “C” of International “C” Hour stands for Conversation, Chatting, Culture, Cookies, Coffee and more. It aims to deepen understanding and promote friendship among the 30-50 participants. The event offers a variety of activities, such as introducing Japanese customs and traditions, students talking about their experiences studying abroad, or playing games together while enjoying drinks and snacks.