Free advice by legal professionals on divorce, domestic violence, work conditions, visas, accidents, etc.
Interpretation: English, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish & Korean
Available: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Taka-chari are the red spotted-bicycles you may have seen around town.
You can borrow one by inserting a 100 yen coin into the key box.
Your money is returned once you have locked the Taka-chari to one of the
many cycle ports around the central city area.
Cautions: Only ride the Taka-chari in the designated area of use (map below),
and be sure to return it to a cycle port when leaving it unattended
even for a short time.
Hours of use: 9am-10pm
Area of use:
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 or use the QR code.
Android (left), iOs (right)
When there is the risk of a typhoon, severe storm, flooding or landslides in Takasaki, the city will notify residents in a number of ways so people can be prepared, and take refuge if necessary.
An email service that alerts subscribers in real time to the threat of severe weather conditions as well as information about crimes, accidents, missing people, etc. To subscribe:
Keep updated on social media
Tune in to Radio Takasaki
76.2 FM (Pre-recorded information in English broadcast on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays at 11:55am, 6:55pm & 9:55pm)
If you need help evacuating…
Dial Takasaki’s exclusive evacuation helpline
Warnings issued by Takasaki (in order of urgency)
Once you have received your “My Number” Notification Card, you can apply for an Individual Number Card if you wish to do so. The Individual Number Card is a plastic card which contains an IC chip, the bearer’s name, address, date of birth, gender, Individual Number, and has an ID photograph. The card can be used as an identification card as well as to receive a wide range of services including municipality services and electronic applications using an electronic certificate such as e-Tax, or obtaining copies of your resident register at a convenience store.
How to apply: Apply by post using the application form attached to the bottom of your Notification Card. Paste an ID photo to the form, stamp with your seal, and send in the enclosed envelope. Alternatively, apply electronically by accessing the website. In either case, it takes about 2 months from application to receive the postcard informing you to pick up the card from your local city hall office.
More Information about the Card: www.kojinbango-card.go.jp/en or call the Individual Number Card Call Center on 0570-064-738 (Mon-Fri 8:30am-10pm, weekends & holidays 9:30am-5:30pm). English OK.
Holders of an Individual Number Card (see left for how to get yours), are now able to get a copy of their Resident Record (juminhyo) or Personal Seal Registration (inkan toroku shomeisho) from convenience stores all over Japan.
Service Available: 6:30am-11pm, 7 days a week including holidays but excluding 29th Dec-3rd Jan.
Cost: 250 yen per copy (costs 300 yen at city hall)
Process: Swipe your Individual Number Card on the multi-function copy machine located at convenience stores, enter your PIN number, then enter the certificate type and number of copies required. There’s no need to fill out any application forms to receive your certificate.
Stores where this service is available:
All Seven Eleven, Lawson, Family Mart, Seicomart, Circle K Sunkus stores in Japan, as well as certain Save On stores.
Offering free consultations about the education of foreign children. Multilingual female staff provide confidential consulting services to assist people to find solutions for their issues such as:
・ Insufficient Japanese language skills
・ Loosing language skills in mother tongue
・ Difficulty understanding at school
・ High school/university entrance exam info
・ Bullying/trouble with friends
・ Parent-child relationships, etc.
Date & Time: Monday-Saturday, 10am-9pm
Put the paper in a paper bag, tie together and place out on your neighborhood recycling day.
Remember to put your trash out for collection on the correct day, in the correct place, following the city disposal rules for separation of different types of waste. Don’t put your trash out early to prevent birds and cats picking through it and making a mess in the neighborhood.
This telephone consultation line at Takasaki City Hall acts as a pipeline between people suffering from domestic violence and agencies and organizations that can help.
Don’t suffer in silence, call the hotline for: