Useful Information for Foreigners(2022.03)

 ◎ ~A Notice for International Families Regarding Elementary School Enrollment~        

This notice targets international families that are preparing to enroll their child in a Japanese elementary school, offering information that families should know before enrollment. You will find useful advice in relation to: ‘contacting the elementary school,’ ‘matters for consideration regarding your child’s future,’ ‘the language to use at home,’ etc., all accessible by reading the QR-code on the right (scan with a smartphone). The information is provided in multiple languages.


           ◎ ~A Career Path Seminar to Support Children (and Guardians) with Foreign Roots~

Target: Junior high school/high school students with foreign roots, and their parents

Contents: Come and listen to the thoughts of your seniors (students with similar backgrounds)!

Time: 10:30 to 12:00

The seminar will be held on Sunday, March 13th, with a deadline of Friday, March 4th, for those who wish to apply. The sooner you submit your application, the better.

Venue: The Toyota International Association (TIA), @ Meeting Room # 34

*E-mail (Aichi):  E-mail (Toyota City):


            ◎ ~News from Aichi Prefectural Police about Changing Foreign Driver’s Licenses~

From Tuesday, March 1, 2022 onwards, applications to change your foreign driver’s license to a Japanese one, will need advance booking, from the Driver’s License Examination Center’s website, e.g.: starting from Tuesday, February 1, 2022. You will need to select the location where you want to submit your application (Hirabari / Higashi-Mikawa), application date, etc., and share the necessary information when you apply (it is advisable to have someone who can read Japanese to assist you).

  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)


Click the link below for 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.