Useful Information for Foreigners
◎ Regarding the Sudden Increase in Infection of COVID-19 Cases
Due to the rapid and concerning rate of coronavirus infection throughout Japan, Aichi prefecture is providing additional warnings and advice to prevent further spread of the virus. Please click the link for safety measures to practice to avoid infection.
◎ Finding a Site to Reserve Your COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment
In case you haven’t been able to schedule your vaccination appointment yet, you can do so online via the homepage of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Information on how to get inoculated, or how to make an appointment, is available in English and simplified Japanese. Please click the link to access the website, or scan the QR-code above with a smartphone.
◎ What You Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
Vaccination may result in the body having unexpected reactions to the vaccine, including pain in the area where the shot was administered and systemic reactions such as fever, or headaches. The Government recommends that people get vaccinated because, at present, serious safety concerns have been on the rise and the benefits of taking the vaccine outweigh the drawbacks experienced in the side effects.
◎ A Few Holidays in 2021 (Marine Day, Sports Day and Mountain Day) Have Moved
Three holidays between July and October 2021 were moved around in order to accommodate the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For this year only, the Sports Day scheduled for Monday, October 11th, has been changed to Friday, July 23rd. Therefore, Monday, October 11th should be revised as a regular weekday. Please note that depending on the calendar you are using, the movement of holidays may not be reflected.
Consultation Service by Telephone
〇 Consultation services in each prefecture (for questions about receiving medical examinations)
〇 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Telephone Consultation Service (for questions about outbreaks and general information)
・Telephone Number: 0120-565-653 (9:00–21:00)
・Available Languages: English, 中文 (Chinese), 한국 (Korean), Português (Portugues), Español (Spanish), ภาษาไทย (Thai), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
Information regarding daily life support for foreign residents
〇 Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) (Immigration Services Agency of Japan)
〇 A DAILY LIFE SUPPORT PORTAL FOR FOREIGN NATIONALS
Various language versions of a list of the support measures that are provided by each ministry as well as a list of local consultation services that are available for foreign residents.