List of municipal consultation centers for Ukrainians

The Japanese government decided on April 1 to let a foundation provide initial assistance to those who have fled Ukraine to resettle in Japan.

The Foundation for the Welfare and Education of the Asian People will be in charge of providing accommodation, cash and other necessities to evacuees soon after their arrival in Japan. The body has expertise in supporting refugees who have settled in Japan.

The foundation is also expected to serve as a liaison in introducing the evacuees to municipalities and businesses offering accommodation and other support.

The foundation will compile a list of the various forms of support being offered by municipalities and businesses. It will also conduct hearings on the evacuees' requests, to help them smoothly transition to life in Japan.

Earlier, Japanese government officials said they would speed up the issuance of visas by simplifying the application documents. They said they would allow representatives to file applications for groups of individuals. They also said that Ukrainian nationals will be allowed to enter Japan without providing negative test results for the coronavirus.

A group of Japanese-language schools has also begun offering language lessons to Ukrainian evacuees in Japan.

The group, Japanese Supports for Ukrainian Students, is a network of about 40 Japanese-language schools. It provides Ukrainian students with tuition-free education. It is collecting donations for Ukrainian evacuees living in Japan through online crowdfunding, so that it can accept up to 100 evacuees.

Some Japanese municipalities are providing consultation services for Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion of their country. Advice is offered on such things as housing, medical care, and other matters. Consultations are being offered by the locations below as of May 12:

<Hokkaido>
Foreign Resident Support Center in Sapporo City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 011-200-9595
Call from overseas: +81-11-200-9595
E-mail: support@hiecc.or.jp
Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian are available via a telephone interpreting service.

<Ibaraki Prefecture>
Consultation Center for Foreigners at the Ibaraki International Association
Service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 029-244-3811
Call from overseas: +81-29-244-3811
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian.

<Tochigi Prefecture>
Tochigi Consultation and Support Center for Foreign Residents in Utsunomiya City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday
Phone number: 028-627-3399
Call from overseas: +81-28-627-3399
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian.

<Gunma Prefecture>
One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma in Maebashi City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 027-289-8275
Call from overseas: +81-27-289-8275
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian.

<Saitama Prefecture>
Saitama Information and Support
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 048-833-3296
Call from overseas: +81-48-833-3296
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Saitama City>
Saitama Tourism and International Relations Bureau International Exchange Center
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. except Sundays and holidays
Phone number: 048-887-1506
Call from overseas: +81-48-887-1506
E-mail: iec@stib.jp
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in both languages.

<Chiba Prefecture>
Chiba Advisory Service in Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 043-297-2966
Call from overseas: +81-43-297-2966
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Chiba City>
Chiba City International Association
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays
Phone number: 043-245-5750
Call from overseas: +81-43-245-5750
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian.

<Tokyo>
Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation "TSUNAGARI" in Shinjuku Ward
Service hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 03-6258-1227
Call from overseas: +81-3-6258-1227
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Kanagawa Prefecture>
Multilingual Support Center Kanagawa
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 045-316-2771
Call from overseas: +81-45-316-2771
Consultations in Ukrainian will be ready in the near future.

<Yokohama City>
YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center in Yokohama City
Service hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays
Phone number: 045-222-1209
Call from overseas: +81-45-222-1209
E-mail: t-info@yoke.or.jp
Preparations are underway for services in Ukrainian and Russian.

<Kawasaki City>
One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Kawasaki City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays
Phone number: 044-455-8811
Call from overseas: +81-44-455-8811
E-mail: sodan39@kian.or.jp
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian. Russian interpreters may also be available.

<Sagamihara City>
International affairs division of Sagamihara City
Service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 042-707-1569
Call from overseas: +81-42-707-1569
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian and Russian.

<Fukui Prefecture>
International Economic Affairs Division
Phone number: 0776-20-0752
Call from overseas: +81-776-20-0752
E-mail: kokusai@pref.fukui.lg.jp

<Nagano Prefecture>
Nagano Prefecture Intercultural Consultation Center
Service hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and first and third Saturdays
Phone number: 026-219-3068
Call from overseas: +81-26-219-3068
Consultations in Ukrainian are available via an automatic translation system. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Aichi Prefecture>
Aichi Multicultural Center in Aichi International Association
Service hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays
Phone number: 052-961-7902
Call from overseas: +81-52-961-7902
Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian are available via an automatic translation system when meeting face-to-face.

<Nagoya City>
Nagoya International Center or NIC
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day except Monday
Phone number: 052-581-0100
Call from overseas: +81-52-581-0100
E-mail: info@nic-nagoya.or.jp

<Gifu Prefecture>
Gifu Prefectural Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
Service hours: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 058-263-8066
Call from overseas: +81-58-263-8066
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Shizuoka Prefecture>
Multicultural Affairs Division of Shizuoka Prefecture in Shizuoka City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 054-221-2178
Call from overseas: +81-54-221-2178
E-mail: tabunka@pref.shizuoka.lg.jp
Consultations in Japanese are available.

<Shizuoka City>
Multilingual Consultation Service Shizuoka City
Service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 054-273-5931 or 054-354-2009
Call from overseas: +81-54-273-5931 or +81-54-354-2009
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Hamamatsu City>
Hamamatsu Intercultural Center
Phone number: 053-458-2170
Call from overseas: +81-53-458-2170
E-mail: info@hi-hice.jp

<Kyoto City>
Ukrainian Kiev Kyoto acceptance net in Kyoto City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day except Monday
Phone number: 075-752-3511
Call from overseas: +81-75-752-3511
Consultations in Ukrainian are available on some occasions.

<Osaka Prefecture>
Osaka Foundation of International Exchange or OFIX
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second and fourth Sunday
Phone number: 06-6941-2297
Call from overseas: +81-6-6941-2297
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian.

<Osaka City>
Osaka International House Foundation
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays
Phone number: 06-6773-6533
Call from overseas: +81-6-6773-6533

<Sakai City>
Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 072-228-7499
Call from overseas: +81-72-228-7499
An automatic translation system is used for Ukrainian.

<Hyogo Prefecture>
Hyogo Multicultural Counseling Center in Kobe City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 078-382-2052
Call from overseas: +81-78-382-2052
Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian are available.

<Kobe City>
Kobe International Community Center
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 078-742-8705
Call from overseas: +81-78-742-8705

<Tokushima Prefecture>
Tokushima International Strategies Center
Phone number: 088-656-3312, 3313
Call from overseas: +81-88-656-3312, 3313
E-mail: topia@topia.ne.jp
Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian are available via a telephone interpreting service. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Ehime Prefecture>
Information and Support One-Stop Service Center in Matsuyama City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and Saturdays
Phone number: 080-4783-5253
Call from overseas: +81-80-4783-5253
E-mail: sodan@epic.or.jp
Consultations are available in Russian and may also be available in Ukrainian when interpreters are present.

<Kitakyushu City>
International Policy Division of Kitakyushu City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 093-582-2146
Call from overseas: +81-93-582-2146

<Oita Prefecture>
International Policy Division
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 097-506-2046
Call from overseas: +81-97-506-2046

<Saga Prefecture>
Center for Multicultural Society in Saga
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 0952-22-7830
Call from overseas: +81-952-22-7830
Email: info@spira.or.jp
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Nagasaki Prefecture>
Nagasaki International Association in Nagasaki City
Service hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Monday to Saturday
Phone number: 095-820-3377
Call from overseas: +81-95-820-3377
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Kumamoto Prefecture>
Kumamoto Support Center for Foreign Residents
Service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 080-4275-4489
Call from overseas: +81-80-4275-4489
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.

<Kagoshima Prefecture>
International exchange department
Service hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on weekdays
Phone number: 099-286-2303
Call from overseas: +81-99-286-2303
Consultations are available in Ukrainian and Russian. Reservations are required for services in Ukrainian.