カテゴリー: Information for Daily Life

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

 

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, please use a translation app to see the full list on the Takasaki City website.

 

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.

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/

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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One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents

 

Regular Consultations

Consultation is available in languages such as English, Vietnamese, Chinese, and others on a range of issues including visas, finding a job, medical care, welfare, childbirth, education, etc., and about COVID-19.

Hours: 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday

 

Consultation with Immigration Officers

Date & Time: 4th Tuesday of every month, 10:30am-3pm (next date is April 2020)

Consultants: Officers from Immigration Services Agency in Tokyo

Interpreting: English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese.

No appointment is required, just show up!

 

Open weekends in April

Open: TBA on “Gunma Onestop Center in English” Facebook page

Hours: 10am-4pm

Interpreting: English available at all times, please check for other languages.

 

Place: One-Stop Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma 

Location: 1st Floor Showa Prefectural Bldg,

1-1-1 Ote-machi, Maebashi

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)

 

Child Safety Center

 

TEL: 027-321-1318

Ready to take your call

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Don’t hesitate to call if you need:

  • Support and education as a caregiver
  • Child discipline resources and help with child-raising problems
  • Urgent protection against domestic violence
  • To report suspected child abuse

This newly-established center is staffed by public health workers, former teachers and police officers, social workers and other allied staff who will work with parents and the public to help protect children and provide caregivers with the support they need to maintain a peaceful, safe household. Families can also drop by the center with their children to talk face-to-face about any issues.

Location: 4th Floor of Takasaki City Hall

 

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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