カテゴリー: Information for Daily Life

Tokyo English Life Line (TELL)

 

TELL offers a free, anonymous and confidential English-language telephone and chat service throughout Japan every day of the year.

  • Safe, confidential space to discuss any issue
  • Staffed by highly trained volunteers committed to providing emotional support, resources and connections.

Need to talk? We’re here to listen. Contact us from anywhere in Japan.

 

 

TELL Lifeline: 03-5774-0992

9am-11pm, 365 days a year

 

TELL Chat: telljp.com

Saturday 10:30pm-Sunday 9am

 

Japanese Course Schedule

Click here to see the Japanese course schedule for 2019-2020

The Takasaki International Relations Society also offers the following support services for foreign residents:

  • Japanese classes (see schedule on the link above)
  • Japanese language support for school-aged children
  • Volunteer interpreting (traffic center, schools, public offices)
  • Consultations on everyday life matters concerned with Takasaki

Enjoy your life in Takasaki!

Daycare for Sick/Recovering Children

 

Children who are sick or recovering from illness can be cared for while parents work at the following special daycare centers in Takasaki. Prior registration is required. To use the service, please contact each individual facility to make a reservation.

 

Sugi-no-ko Noa (Kami-Nakai-machi)

TEL: 027-384-2686

Open: Monday-Friday,  8:15am-5:30pm.

Accepts: Children from 1 year of age up to elementary 3rd grade.

Maximum children per day: 7

Cost: Between 100 yen and 200 yen an hour, depending on symptoms.

Reservations: Call between 8am-5:30pm

 

Kame-san (Yanagawa-cho)

TEL: 027-329-7505

Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm

Accepts: Children from 1 year of age to elementary school age

Maximum children per day: 5

Cost: 2,000 yen/day or 1,000 yen /4 hours

Reservations: Call between 8:30am-5:30pm

 

Arinko (Takamatsu-cho)

TEL: 027-321-1246 (Takasaki City Hall Child Care Division)

Open: Monday-Friday, 7:30am-6pm

Accepts: Children who fulfill all of the following points:

  1. Resident of Takasaki
  2. Normally attends kindergarten or daycare elsewhere but cannot attend temporarily due to illness or injury
  3. Parents are unable to care for the child due to work commitments or their own illness/injury

Maximum children per day: 9

Cost: 2,000 yen/day

Reservations: Call 8:30am-5pm up until the day before, or 8:30-10:30am on the day.

 

Nobi Nobi (Takazeki-machi)

TEL: 027-330-6049

Open: Monday-Friday, 8am-5:45pm

Accepts: Children from 6 months of age to 3rd grade of elementary school

Maximum children per day: 8

Cost: 2,000 yen/day or 1,000 yen /4 hours

Reservations: Call between 8am-5:30pm

 

Aozora (Shimokotori-machi)

TEL: 027-388-8731

Open: Monday-Friday, 8:30am-5:30pm

Accepts: Children from 1 year of age to 6th grade elementary school

Maximum children per day: 5

Cost: 2,000 yen/day or 1,000 yen /4 hours

Reservations: Call between 8:30am-5:30pm

 

 

Official City Certificates issued at Convenience Stores

Certain certificates issued by Takasaki City can now be obtained by using the multi-function copy machines at convenience stores.

 

What is needed to use the service?

You must have an Individual Number Card. It is a hard plastic card (shown below) with your photo and a computer chip. See the website below for information on how to get one:

https://www.kojinbango-card.go.jp/en/index.html

 

Certificates Available:

  • Residence Certificate (juminhyo)  250 yen
  • Family Registry (koseki) 400 yen
  • Personal Seal Certificate (inkan toroku shomeisho) 250 yen
  • Tax certificates (nozei shomeisho, kazei shomeisho) 250 yen

*All prices are 50 yen cheaper to receive at a convenience store than over the counter at city hall or branch offices.

Service Available at: Seven Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart, Circle K Sunkus, Save On, Ministop, etc. that have a multi-function copy machine.

Hours/Days of Use: Every day, 6:30am-11pm (except from 29th December to 3rd January).

 

Human Rights Hotline

Have you been refused an apartment for being foreign? Have you been excluded due to cultural differences? If you are experiencing problems like these, please call the Human Rights Bureau in the Ministry of Justice. This service is available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc.

Ministry of Justice Human Rights Hotline

 

0570-090911

 

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

*Normal call charges apply

 

Medical Interpreters In Gunma

 

Medical Interpreters in Gunma is a not-for-profit organization working to help

foreigners have access to medical services in their native language.

 

Dispatch of interpreters: To medical facilities and public health centers

in Gunma Prefecture.

Languages: English, French, Portuguese,

Spanish, Russian, Chinese,

Indonesian, Korean, Nepalese,

Tagalog, Vietnamese, etc.

 

More Information:

Medical Interpreters in Gunma

Tel: 027-289-2440

Email: mig.office@iryotsu-gunma.com

 

Information for Families with Children

One-Stop Center for Families with Children

The Takasaki One-Stop Center for Families with Children is a place where parents can access a wide range of services and facilities including:

  • Play room for babies and toddlers equipped with blocks, books and simple toys
  • Rest space with diaper changing facilities and a feeding room.
  • Consultation desk for parents to talk with pediatric nurses and nursery teachers about children’s development; assistance enrolling in nursery school/kindergarten (Tues-Fri, 10am-6pm, TEL: 027-393-6101).
  • Consultation desk for parents wanting to return to the workforce after childcare leave (Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm, TEL: 027-393-6102).
  • Childcare room “Kashi-no-ki” babysitting facility for children 6 months-8 years (Everyday 7:30am-10pm, 300 yen/hr, registration necessary TEL: 027-393-6103).

Location: Ta-machi 71, 2nd floor

*No carpark. Use public parking at own expense.

 

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 Enrolment in Nursery Schools for 2018

Nursery schools (hoikuen) are facilities that take care of children due to parents’ work or other family situations. Enrolment is now open for places in Takasaki from April 2018. To meet requirements, parents must fulfil one of the criteria below:

  • Employed for more than 64 hours in a month (4 hours 4 days a week or more).
  • Actively seeking employment (child care available for up to 3 months)
  • Be A full-time student
  • Be Sick or injured themselves
  • Caring for an ill or elderly family member
  • Have suffered a house fire or the effects of a natural disaster
  • A victim of abuse or DV

Applications: Pick up an application package from a Takasaki nursery school. Submit all required paperwork to your first preference nursery school by Friday 20th October 2017. Places will be prioritized following an evaluation process.

More Information: Child Care Division (Hoiku-ka) TEL: 027-321-1246

 

 

New Takasaki Tourism Brochure

 

In conjunction with the Takasaki Tourism Association, we’ve produced a new English brochure introducing Takasaki’s fabulous tourist sites, high culture, fine cuisine, and traditional arts and crafts.

Available: In print from the Information Center in the station, International Relations Corner (2nd floor Takasaki City Hall), Hotel Metropolitan and other locations around the city.

View it online:

Website

In PDF form on the Takasaki Tourism Association website

 

 

 

City Waste Guidelines

 

Correctly Divide Household Waste

Waste collected by the Takasaki must be divided into the following categories:

Burnables: Kitchen waste, old cloth (clothes, bedding), diapers, papers that are unsuitable for recycling, soft plastics like shampoo/detergent bottles, plastic wrappings, polystyrene trays, garden waste (leaves/twigs), etc.

Non-burnables: Glass/pottery, incandescent light bulbs, frypans and other metal items; irons, toasters, hair driers, and other small household electrical appliances, hard plastics including buckets, toys, CDs and tanks, etc.

Recyclables: Recyclable papers including newspapers, magazines, cardboard, miscellaneous papers (bundled and tied together), drink containers (plastic, glass and aluminum/steel), batteries, and fluorescent light bulbs (unbroken).

Obey these 5 rules for correct waste disposal!

Put out your waste:

  • On the correct day for your neighborhood
  • At the correct time (by 8:30am on the day)
  • Divided into categories according to the day
  • In the designated way
  • At the correct collection site for your address

 

Phone App for Waste Disposal

Takasaki has released a phone app to help residents dispose of their household waste correctly and easily. Functions include checking how to dispose of a certain item, reminders of recycling days in your neighborhood and other useful information. Find it by searching for さんあーる

 

 

 

 

Telephone counselling service Yorisoi Hotline

 

Yorisoi Hotline   ☎0120-279-338

Are you having problems with your visa, nationality, family, work, everyday living situation, discrimination, domestic violence, confinement, or human trafficking?

Yorisoi Hotline is a free telephone consultation service for foreigners.

For service in foreign languages, please press 2 after the initial guidance. Telephone consultation is available everyday between 10am and 10pm, and is accessible from anywhere within Japan.

This is a toll-free service.