カテゴリー: Information for Daily Life

Where to go if you get sick on a Sunday or public holiday (Kyujitsu Toban-i)

 

‘Kyujitsu toban i’: are the medical clinics on duty on Sundays and public holidays. Surgery hours are 9am to 6pm. Be sure to take along your health insurance card.  ※Schedule changes monthly, see 15th-of-the-month Takasaki Koho for full list. For other cities, see your local city magazine.

 

Date 1st Sept (Sun) 8th Sept (Sun) 15th Sept (Sun) 16th Sept (Pub. Hol.) 22nd Sept (Sun) 23rd Sept (Pub. Hol.)
 Internal Medicine (Naika) Matsuzaki Iin (Shimano-machi)☎027-35-1278 Yamauchi Iin (Futaba-cho)☎027-322-6338 Kubota Ichoka Naika Clinic(Terao-machi)☎027-310-5717 Uehara Clinic (Takazeki-machi)☎027-322-4965 Okamoto NaikaClinic (Kaminakai-machi)☎027-325-5050 Tsukioka Naika Iin (Iwahana-machi)☎027-346-1226
Hagiwara Naika Iin (Shimotoyooka-machi)☎027-328-1222 Shimizu Naika (Iizuka-machi)☎027-362-2838 Mori Naika Clinic (Rakuma-machi)☎027-343-7568 Hanamizuki Naika (Shimokotori-machi)☎027-329-7007 Gohyakuyama Clinic (Notsuke-machi)☎027-384-6508 Yoshimura Naika Iin (Aioi-cho)☎027-322-2226
 Pediatrics (Shonika) Shonika Meimei Clinic (Shimonojo-machi)☎027-387-0733 Oguri Shonika Iin (Kaminakai-machi)☎027-362-2838 Arai Kinder Clinic (Shimonakai-machi)☎027-325-4152 Terao Kodomo Clinic (Terao-machi)☎027-324-7788 Shigeta Kodomo Allergy Clinic (Shimano-machi)☎027-350-1700 Shonika Asahi Clinic (Yanaka-machi)☎027-345-2323

 

 

Date 29th Sept (Sun) 6th Oct (Sun) 13th Oct (Sun) 14th Oct (Pub. Hol.) 20th Oct (Sun) 22nd Oct (Pub. Hol.)
Internal Medicine (Naika) Michimata Naika Higashi-guchiShinryosho(Sakae-cho)☎027-395-6356 Onogaki Iin(Nakai-machi 3)☎027-352-2233 Jinseido Iin(Ino-machi)☎027-361-4165 Yamana Clinic(Yamana-machi)☎027-350-5777 Iwata Naika Clinic(Ishihara-machi)☎027-327-1241 Takasaki Kenko Fukushi Daigaku Fuzoku Clinic (Minamiorui-machi)☎027-388-8840
Oyama Naika Shinkei-naika Iin(Kaminamie-machi)☎027-363-2258 Honobono Shinryosho (Yachiyo-machi 1)☎027-386-6385 Ishizawa Iin(Showa-machi)☎027-327-1911 Uehara Naika Iin(Nakatoyooka-machi)☎027-327-6955 Oyama Iin(Hamagawa-machi)☎027-343-6036 Nakazawa Iin(Tsukunawa-machi)☎027-361-2996
Pediatrics (Shonika) Hamajiri Clinic(Hamajiri-machi)☎027-363-8311 Oguri Shonika Iin(Kaminakai-machi)☎027-327-7887 Miyashita Clinic(Shinbo-machi)☎027-360-5577 Kaizawa Chuo Byoin(Higashi Kaizawa-machi 3)☎027-363-7001 Matsushima Shonika Iin (Kaizawa-machi)☎027-361-5823 Kamiorui Byoin(Kamiorui-machi)☎027-352-1019

 

 

In an emergency   FIRE/MEDICAL=dial 119    POLICE=dial 110  Both emergency numbers are able to handle calls from people speaking only English

City Night Clinic: (1F Takasaki Public Heath Center, Takamatsu-cho 5-28), Mon-Fri=7:30pm-10pm; Sat, Sun, pub. hol=7pm-10pm

 

TELL Tokyo English Life Line

Every day for 45 years TELL Lifeline has been providing important connections and support to people all across Japan. We save lives.TEL: 03-5774-0992

(9am – 11pm every day)https://telljp.com/lifeline/

 

Urgent Children’s Health Consultations

DIAL #8000 for urgent children’s health consultations at night and on holidays. Gunma Prefecture provides this telephone service for parents so they can receive advice from nurses and public health advisors about what to do in various urgent situations involving their child’s health at night and on weekends when regular clinics are not open.

For: Parents/guardians of children under 15 years

Available: Monday to Saturday=6pm to 8am the following day; Sunday, public holidays, end of year period=9am to 8pm the following day

How to call: Dial #8000 by pressing the hash key (#) followed by 8000 (not available from IP or pulse dial connections, these people must call from a mobile phone)

Please note:

・In a medical emergency, dial 119

・This service cannot diagnose or treat your child

・For information about hospitals that are on duty during holiday periods, call 027-325-0011.

 

International Medical Information Center

The AMDA International Medical Information Center provides information about hospitals with foreign language speaking staff, explanation of the Japanese medical system and telephone interpreting.

TEL: 03-5285-8088

Available: Everyday 9am-8pm

Languages: English, Chinese, Spanish, etc.

Gunma One Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents

TEL: 027-289-8275
Hours: 9am –5pm, Monday to Friday
Place: Gunma Prefectural Office Showa Building 1st floor (1-1-1 Ote-machi, Maebashi).
English: Everyday
About Consultations: Available in English, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese (times/days vary according to the language). Issues including residential status, finding a job, medical care, welfare, childbirth, children’s education, etc. is covered.
Confidentiality is assured! Drop in or call for help when you are having difficulty getting things done

Kindergarten & Daycare Free from October 2019

 

Applies to 3-5 year olds

From October 2019, all children aged 3 years to 5 years will be able to attend kindergarten and day care centers for free. Children aged 0 to 2 years from families in low income brackets who are not charged resident taxes (hikazei setai) will also be free.

 

Fees for lunches and snacks still apply

Actual costs for centers to provide school lunch and snacks will apply, except for the 3rd child in approved families. Transport fees related to center pick-up and drop-off still apply, as do fees for excursions, etc. Lunch fees vary from facility to facility, so please enquire directly at the center you use.

Fee System from October, 3-5 year olds:

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City Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

 

Misato Pool (Nishiakiya 740)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12 noon, 1pm-4:30pm

Closed: Sunday 28th July, Monday 29th July

Entrance: High school students and older=\200, junior high school age and younger=\100

Yoshii Pool (Yoshii-machi Maniwa 1783-6)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12 noon, 1pm-4:30pm (closes 3pm on 1st September)

Entrance: High school age and older=\150, junior high school age and younger=\100

Hamagawa Pool (Hamagawa-machi 1575-1)

Open 6th July-1st September

Time: 9am-5pm

Entrance: High school age and older=\310, junior high school age and younger=\150

Jonan Pool (Shimowada-machi 2-11-1)

Open: 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-5pm

Entrance: High school age and older=\310, junior high school age and younger=\150

Gunma Pool (Kaneko-machi 490-1)

Open 13th July-1st September

Time: 9am-12:30pm, 1:30pm-5pm (closes at 12:30pm on 1st September)

Entrance: Free

Kannonyama Park Pool (Ishihara-machi 2740-2)

Open: 29th June-1st September, weekends and public holidays between 7th September and 16th September

Time: 9am-4:30pm

Entrance: Elementary school age and older=\100

Special Kannonyama Park bus departs the west side of Takasaki Station at 8:30am, 9:45am, 11:10am, 12:45pm and 2:35pm. Returns to the station from the pool at 10:15am, 11:40am, 1:15pm, 3:05pm, 5:15pm.

 

Health Check Coupons

 

Takasaki sends out coupons for reduced price health checks to households every year. The coupons can be used at certain hospitals and clinics to undergo different health checks according to age group and gender.

Check Types: Lung, stomach, colon, breast, cervical, prostate cancer checks; bone density, hepatitis, dental health, and general lifestyle-related disease assessment.

More Information: Dates, cost, and content of each checkup can be found in the Kenko-no-Shiori public health guidebook that was distributed to all households at the beginning of April.

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Free City Center Shuttle

 

This is a new service linking the west exit of Takasaki Station with restaurants and stores that are less accessible on foot. The “Omise Gururin Taxi” will run continuous circuits from 10am to 6pm daily. To hail the driver, just raise your hand. You can get on or off anywhere along the route.

Route: See map below

Cost: Free

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SOS Service for Families of Small Children

 

TEL: 027-384-8009, 8:30am-6pm daily

This is a new home helper-style service provided by Takasaki city, aimed at supporting families by taking away some of the burden of household chores. A helper will visit you at home generally within one hour of your call to help you with what you need done.

Can be used by:

  • Residents of Takasaki who have children not yet in elementary school
  • Can be used regardless of whether parents are living with other family members or not

Can help with:

  • Help with feeding, changing and bathing babies
  • Meal preparation for the family, tiding up after meals
  • Cleaning the living room, kitchen or toilet
  • Doing laundry and ironing
  • Running errands to the supermarket, paying bills
  • Listening to parents’ concerns, giving advice

Cost: 250 yen per hour (paid in cash on the day)

 

National Health Insurance News

From April 2019, pregnant women wil lbe exempted from paying National Health Insurance payments for a period around the birth. To be eligible, you must complete the necessary paperwork available at the Insurance & Pension Division (hoken nenkin-ka) at window 15 on the 1st floor of Takasaki City Hall. The application can be made up to 6 months before the due date.

Eligible people must fulfill all of the following conditions:

  1. Enrolled in National Health (kokumin kenko hoken)
  2. Aged 20 to 59 years, can be self-employed, a primary producer (farmer or fisher), students.
  3. Have given birth or be due to give birth from 1st February 2019 onwards (including premature births, miscarriages, loss of newborn).

Period of exemption from paying National Health Insurance

From the month before the month of giving birth  for a total of 4 months. In the case of multiple births (twins, etc.) it is 3 months before the date of birth for a total of 6 months.

Proof needed to apply:

My Number card (paper card or plastic ID card)

Drivers license or other photo ID

Mother & Child Health Booklet (boshi techo)

Need an affidavit, ID and the personal seal of the applicant when a third party makes the application on behalf of the applicant.

Takasaki City One-Stop Center for Families Raising Children

Takasaki, Ta-machi 71, 2nd Floor

This center for families raising children and prospective parents offers useful information and advice in a range of related issues.

Child raising consultations & playroom

Staffed by public health nurses, childcare workers and educational experts, parents can access information and ask questions about raising their children. Principals of local nursery schools and kindergartens are available on a daily basis to give advice. The playroom has blocks and other simple toys where children can play freely or take a rest.

Open: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-6pm. Closed public holidays.

Jobseeker help desk for parents

This desk offers information on job vacancies and training programs for parents looking to get back into the workforce.

Open: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-5pm. Closed public holidays.

Childcare Center “Kashinoki”

Provides childcare for children so parents can have some “me” time, attend to personal business, do the shopping, etc. Long-term or regular use is not possible.

Open: Everyday, 7:30am-10pm.

Age: 6 months-grade 3 elementary school children

Cost: 300 yen per hour

To use: Registration in advance is necessary.

 

Kurabuchi Kodomo Observatory

 

The Kurabuchi Kodomo Observatory opened in March in Kurabuchi Mizunuma Park. The Observatory is home to a Mitaka 30cm astronomical telescope, allowing children (and adults!) to enjoy the beautiful starry sky of Kurabuchi. The telescope once belonged to the City Youth Science Center and was located in Suehiro-cho, but it fell out of use when it’s protective casing was damaged in the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake. It’s new home of Kurabuchi Mizunuma Park also has a soccer field and a trail run and is close to the popular hot springs of Aimagawa Onsen.

Observatory Hours: 7pm-9:30pm in April and May (times vary according to the season). Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

Address: Kurabuchi-machi Mizunuma 2930

Entrance: Free

Website (Japanese)