カテゴリー: Important Notices

For those who’ve had the COVID-19 vaccination (possible side effects)

After you get the vaccination jab, please don’t go home right away.  It is strongly recommended that you stay at least 15 minutes at the vaccinaction center to observe for any side effects.

If you have any of the following symptoms within 30 minutes of the vaccination being administered, please notify medical staff at the center. 

  • Paleness
  • Haziness, feeling faint
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy throat
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Blurry eyesight
  • Stomachache
  • Nausea
  • Skin itchiness
  • Skin rash/flushed complexion

If you experience any of these symptoms after returning home from getting vaccinated, call:

Gunma COVID-19 Vaccine Helpline
Tel: 0570-783-910
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 19 languages are available.

YouTube video about side-effects of the vaccination

Legal consultation for foreigners (Free-Confidential-Interpreting Service)

When: Sunday 16th January 2022, 10am-3pm (last consults from 2:30pm)

Where: Showa chosha building 1st floor, Gunma Prefectural Office.

Advisors: Attorney, immigration lawyer, labor specialist, Japan Pension Service staff

Interpreting: English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese

Appointments: 027-289-8275 (people with appointments given priority)

Organized by: One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma

Contact: (On the consultation day only) 090-1215-6113

 

Online consultations with the One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma

Online consultations in foreign languages are now available via Messenger on Facebook with the One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma.

How to consult online:

1) Search for “Gtia Gunma” on Facebook and make a friend request

2) Use Messenger to send “Request for an online consultation”, together with a message stating your language (Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese)

3) Center staff will check the message and reply via Messenger

For more information about this service, contact the Center on 027-289-8275 (weekdays 9am-5pm)

FRESC Help Desk Multilingual Consultations

The FRESC Help Desk now has a telephone hotline dedicated to helping foreigners who are having problems in their daily life because of COVID-19. Information on welfare services, visas, and remaining in Japan is available in 14 languages.

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (closed on weekends and public holidays)

Languages: Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, etc. (14 languages in total)

Tel: 0120-76-2029 (free dial number)

More information: FRESC website 

 

MIG Medical Interpreters Gunma

Medical Interpreters Gunma (MIG) dispatches medical interpreters in response to requests from medical institutions, public health centers and individual patients.

From September 2020 to September 2021, the service is FREE for foreign residents, thanks to the generosity of funding provided by The Mitsubishi Foundation and the Central Community Chest of Japan. 

Interpretation fee: 4,000 yen for two hours (as a general rule)

(The patient pays 2,000 yen, and the remaining 2,000 yen is covered by the medical institution or MIG)  ※Totally free until September, 2021.

Contact: Make a request by phone or FAX one week in advance unless it is an emergency, in which case contact us anytime. 

Tel: 027-289-2440   (Office hours:  Monday-Friday  9:30-16:30)

Email: mig-office@iryotsu@gunma.org

More information: MIG website

 

 

https://www.iryotsu-gunma.org/foreign-language/

Coronavirus-related support programs

 

(In Takasaki, as of 27th May 2020)

 

*Residents of other cities should call their own city

or the national hotline number

 

 

Support Type Eligibility Program Name Description Contact (in Takasaki)
Benefits All people registered as residents of Takasaki on 27th April 2020 Special cash payment
特別定額給付金
JPY100,000 per recipient
Applications were sent out in June 2020
Takasaki Special Cash Payment Office 027-321-1249
or National Hotline
0120-260-020
Households with children 0 to 15 years (junior high school) Special benefit to households raising children
子育て世帯への臨時特別給付金

JPY10,000 per child – No application necessary, was paid in June to eligible accounts of families receiving the child allowance (jido teate) in April 2020 Children & Families Division
027-321-1247
or National Hotline
0120-271-381
People who cannot pay rent and are at risk of losing housing Housing security benefit
住居確保給付金
Pay a portion of your rent for you, directly to your landlord for 3 months (up to 9 months in eligible cases) Social Welfare Division
027-321-1302
or National Hotline
0120-23-5572
Foreign students Emergency student support handout for continuing studies
学生支援緊急給付金
JPY100,000 to 200,000 Student Administration Office
of your school
Loan People who can bearly make their ends meet Temporary loan
emergency funds
緊急小口資金
総合支援資金

Single-person households: JPY650,000 maximum
Households of two or more people: JPY800,000 maximum
 
Takasaki City Council of Social Welfare (Shakai Fukushi Kyogikai) 027-370-8855
or National Hotline 0120-46-1999
Extension/
Reduction or Exemption
People who cannot pay insurance premiums, national/prefectural/
municipal taxes, or utility bills
Reduction or extension of payment deadline for your taxes Reduction or extension of the national health insurance premiums (kokumin kenko hoken), long-term care insurance premiums (kaigo hoken), national pension premiums (kokumin nenkin) Insurance & Pension Division
027-321-1238
Extension of payment deadline for your taxes Extension of your national/prefectural/municipal taxes due National Tax:0120-948-249
City Tax: 027-321-1226
Extension of payment deadline for utility bills Extension of your electricity, gas, telephone, NHK, and other utility bills due Your power/water/gas utility company
Residential
Status
(visa)
Period of stay is about to be expired; have a residential status pending Extension of your period
of stay
Residential status application period is extended Takasaki Branch Office,
Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau
027-328-1154
Period of receiving application screening results is extended
Cannot return to home country Change of your
residential status
Residential status can be changed

Safety App for Visitors & Residents in Japan

 

“Safety Tips” is a push-enabled information alert app which informs in real time about earthquakes, tsunamis and other weather warnings in Japan. The app is available in 14 languages including English, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. The app provides various functions useful for both foreign tourists and residents in Japan, such as an evacuation flowchart showing actions to be taken in the event of different emergency situations, communication cards for obtaining information from the people around you if you don’t speak Japanese, and website links that contain helpful information in the event of a disaster.

 

Download from:

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Measles/Rubella Vaccination for Children

 

Takasaki offers free of charge the MR vaccination that is effective against measles and rubella, to children who are 1 year of age, or who are in the year before starting elementary school. From April of the year a child starts school, a fee is charged for the vaccination so please check your child’s vaccination record and be sure to get the shot. Consult your pediatrician in advance to find out what is required. Please contact the TIRS office (details below) for English information about children’s health.

 

Reporting Urgent Matters to the Police/Fire Department

 

Dial 110 (hyaku touban)

If you are involved in an incident or accident, or if you see or hear anything requiring police attention, please call 110. Calls made to 110 in English are immediately connected to an English-speaking third party to enable a three-way conversation. You can make your call without having to worry about misunderstandings!

 

For Fire or Ambulance dial 119

If you don’t speak Japanese, just speak in English. Takasaki and Districts Joint Command and Control Center will connect your call immediately to an interpreter to enable a three-way conversation.

Languages covered: English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish.