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Multilingual information and services from Japan’s local governments

    Municipalities across Japan offer online and phone assistance in multiple languages. Here’s an updated list of services related to general living, natural disasters, and the coronavirus. Please check the local government websites of where you live for additional details.

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    This information is accurate as of August 14.

    Kyushu

    Fukuoka

    Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation
    Fukuoka Multilingual Assistance & Information Center
    0120-279-906
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kitakyushu City

    Kitakyushu International Association
    Information Center for Foreigners
    080-6445-2606 (Kurosaki)
    080-5278-8404 (Kokura)
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Kitakyushu disaster foreign language support call center
    0120-803-864
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Fukuoka City

    Fukuoka City International Foundation
    Information and Consultation on Everyday Life
    092-262-1799
    - Japanese/Easy Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French, and Hindi

    Saga

    Saga Prefecture International Relations Association
    Multilingual Call Center
    0952-22-7830
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Disaster prevention, Emergency information

    Nagasaki

    Nagasaki International Association
    Nagasaki Prefecture Consultation Center for Foreign People
    095-820-3377
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kumamoto

    Kumamoto Support Center for Foreign Residents
    080-4275-4489
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese and Sinhalese

    Kumamoto Disaster Prevention Portal

    Kumamomto City

    The Kumamoto Consultation and Support Plaza for Foreign Residents
    096-359-4995
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Oita

    Oita International Plaza
    Oita Information & Support Center
    097-529-7119
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Oita disaster prevention portal

    Miyazaki

    Miyazaki International Foundation
    Miyazaki Support Center for Foreign Residents
    0985-41-5901
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kagoshima

    Kagoshima International Association
    Kagoshima Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents
    070-7662-4541
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Okinawa

    Okinawa International Exchange & Human Resources Development Foundation
    098-942-9215
    - Japanese, English and Chinese

    Okinawa disaster prevention information

    Shikoku

    Tokushima

    Tokushima International Strategies Center
    Consultation for Foreign Residents
    088-656-3312
    088-656-3313
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kagawa

    I-PAL Kagawa
    Kagawa Foreign Residents Support Center
    087-837-0411
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kagawa Disaster Prevention Web Portal

    Ehime

    Ehime Prefecture International Center
    Consultation Desk for foreigners
    080-4783-5253
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Ehime disaster prevention/crisis management

    Kochi

    Kochi International Association
    Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
    088-821-6440
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Kochi Disaster Prevention Information

    Chugoku

    Tottori

    Tottori Prefectural International Exchange Foundation
    Foreign Resident Advisory Corner
    0857-51-1165 (Head Office)
    0858-23-5931 (Kurayoshi Office)
    0859-34-5931 (Yonago Office)
    - Japanese, English, Chinese and Vietnamese

    Shimane

    Shimane International Center
    One Stop Center
    070-3774-9329
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Shimane disaster prevention information

    Okayama

    Okayama Prefectural International Exchange Foundation
    Okayama International Support Center
    086-256-6052
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Okayama disaster prevention information

    Okayama City

    Okayama City International Affairs Division
    General Consultation Counter for Foreign Residents
    086-803-1128
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese

    Hiroshima

    Hiroshima International Center
    Consultation for foreigners
    0120-783-806
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Hiroshima disaster prevention information

    Hiroshima City

    Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation International Relations and Cooperation Division
    Hiroshima City & Aki County International Resident Consultation Service
    082-241-5010
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese and Spanish

    Yamaguchi

    Yamaguchi International Exchange Assiciation
    Multilingual Consultation Center
    083-995-2100
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Disaster Prevention Yamaguchi

    Kansai

    Shiga

    Shiga Intercultural Association for Globalization
    Consultation Desk for Foreigners
    077-523-5646
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese and French

    Shiga Prefecture Disaster Prevention Portal

    Kyoto

    Kyoto Prefectural International Center
    Kyoto Prefecture Multilingual Living Consultation Service
    075-343-9666
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Kyoto crisis management WEB

    Kyoto City

    Kyoto City International Foundation
    Interpretation and Counseling Service for Non-Japanese
    075-752-1166
    - Japanese, English and Chinese

    Osaka

    Osaka Foundation of International Exchange
    Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents
    06-6941-2297
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Osaka Disaster Prevention Net

    Osaka City

    Osaka International House Foundation
    Multilingual Consultation at the Information Counter for Foreign Residents
    06-6773-6533
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Filipino

    Sakai City

    Sakai International Plaza
    Life advice for International Residents in Sakai
    072-228-7499
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Spanish

    Hyogo

    Hyogo International Association
    Hyogo Multicultural Coexistence Center
    078-382-2052 (Weekday)
    078-232-1290 (Weekend)
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    NGO Network for foreigners' Assistance KOBE
    078-232-1290
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese and Russian

    Hyogo Disaster Prevention (Weather) Information
    Hyogo Imergency Net

    Kobe City

    Kobe International Community Center
    Daily Life Information and Consultations in Various Languages
    078-291-8441
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Nara

    Nara Prefecture International Citizens Center
    Consultation Service for Foregin Residents
    0742-81-3420
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Nara Prefecture Disaster Prevention Portal

    Wakayama

    Wakayama International Exchange Center
    Consultation Counter
    073-435-5240
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese and Tagalog

    Wakayama disaster prevention navigator (App)

    Chubu

    Toyama

    Toyama International Center
    Toyama Foreign Resident Support Center
    076-441-6330
    076-441-5654
    080-5852-2234
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Russian, French Hindi and Telugu

    Toyama Prefecture Disaster prevention information

    Ishikawa

    Ishikawa Foundation for International Exchange
    076-262-5932
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese and Russian

    Ishikawa Prefecture Disaster Prevention Portal

    Fukui

    Fukui International Association
    0776-88-0062
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, French and Hindi

    Fukui International Association Reinan Center
    0770-21-3455
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, French and Hindi

    Fukui prefecture disaster information net

    Gifu

    Gifu International Center
    Gifu Prefectural Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
    058-263-8066
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Khmer and Mongolian

    Gifu Prefecture Comprehensive Disaster Prevention Portal

    Shizuoka

    The Shizuoka Association for International Relations
    Shizuoka Assistance Center for Foreign Residents CAMELLIA
    054-204-2000
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Russian, French and Hindi

    Crisis Management Department, Crisis Management Information Division

    Shizuoka City

    Shizuoka City Association for Multicultural Exchange
    Multilingual Consultation Service Shizuoka City
    054-354-2009 (Shimizu Ward)
    054-273-5931 (Aoi Ward)
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Russian, French and Hindi

    Hamamatsu City

    Hamamatsu Foundation for International Communication and Exchange
    Hamamatsu Intercultural Center One-stop Consultation Corner
    053-458-2170
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Russian, French and Hindi

    Aichi

    Aichi international Association
    Aichi Multicultural Center
    052-961-7902
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish and Burmese

    Nagoya City

    Nagoya International Center
    Information Service Counter
    052-581-0100
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese and Spanish

    Current Evacuation Information

    Mie

    Mie International Exchange Information
    Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residensts
    080-3300-8077
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    BOSAIMIE.jp

    Kanto

    Ibaraki

    Ibaraki International Association
    Consultation Center for Foreigners
    029-244-3811
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Ibaraki Prefecture Disaster Prevention and Risk Management Portal Site

    Tochigi

    Tochigi International Association
    Tochigi Consultation and Support Center for Foreign Residents
    028-627-3399
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Sinhalese and Tamil

    Gunma

    One-Stop Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Gunma
    027-289-8275
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Spanish

    Gunma Prefecture Disaster Prevention Portal Site

    Saitama

    Saitama International Association
    Saitama Information & Support (SIS)
    048-833-3296
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Saitama City

    International Exchange Center, Urawa
    048-887-1506
    - Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean

    Omiya Ward Office
    048-646-3097
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese and Thai

    Chiba

    Chiba International Center
    Telephone advisory service
    043-297-2966
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Russian and Hindi

    Chiba City

    Chiba City International Association
    Daily consultation services
    043-245-5750
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish

    Tokyo

    Tokoyo Intercultural Portal Site
    Tokyo Multilingual Consultation Navi
    03-6258-1227
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Russian, French and Hindi

    Tokyo Metropolitan Government Foreign Residents' Advisory Center
    03-5320-7744 (English)
    03-5320-7766 (Chinese)
    03-5320-7700 (Korean)
    - Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean

    Disaster Prevention Information

    Kanagawa

    Kanagawa International Foundation
    Multilingual Support Center Kanagawa
    045-316-2770
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Kanagawa Prefecture Disaster Information Portal

    Yokohama City

    Yokohama Association for International Communication and Exchanges
    Yokohama Foreign Residents Information Center
    045-222-1209
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Kawasaki City

    Kawasaki International Association
    Foreign Residents’ Counseling Service
    044-455-8811
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Sagamihara City

    Public Counseling Section
    042-769-8319
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese and Spanish

    Sagamihara International Rounge
    042-750-4150
    - Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish

    Niigata

    The Niigata International Association
    025-241-1881
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai and Spanish

    Disaster Prevention Map

    Niigata City

    Niigata City International Exchange Foundation
    Free Foreign Language Consultation Service
    025-225-2727
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Russian and French

    Yamanashi

    Yamanashi International Association
    The Yamanashi Prefectural Foreigner Consultation Center
    055-222-3390
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Khmer, Russian, French and Hindi

    Yamanashi Disaster Prevention Portal

    Nagano

    Nagano Prefecture Intercultural Consultation Center
    026-219-3068
    080-4454-1899
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Malay, Khmer, German and French

    Nagano Prefecture Disaster Prevention Information Portal

    Tohoku

    Aomori

    The Aomori International Exchange Association
    Consulting Service Desk of Aomori International Association
    017-718-5147
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Indonesian

    Aomori Disaster Prevention Website

    Iwate

    Iwate International Association
    Iwate Support Center for Foreign Residents
    019-654-8900
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Spanish

    Miyagi

    Miyagi International Association
    Miyagi Support Center for Foreign Nationals
    022-275-9990
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Russian and Hindi

    Sendai City

    Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association
    Sendai Multicultural Center
    022-224-1919
    022-265-2471
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    Akita

    Akita International Association
    Consultation center for foreigners
    018-884-7050
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese and Tagalog

    Disaster Prevention Portal Site in Akita

    Yamagata

    Association for International Relations in Yamagata
    Counseling Help Desks for Foreign Residents in Yamagata Prefecture
    023-646-8861
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog and Portuguese

    Fukushima

    Fukushima International Association
    Help Desk for Foreign Residents
    024-524-1316
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai and Spanish

    Hokkaido

    Hokkaido

    Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center
    Hokkaido Foreign Resident Support Center
    011-200-9595
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Burmese and Russian

    Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Portal

    Sapporo City

    Sapporp International Communication Plaza Foundation
    Sapporo Help Desk for Foreign Residents
    011-211-3678
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian, French and Hindi

    Hakodate City

    Hakodate Consultation Center for Foreign Residents
    0138-86-6065
    - Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Portuguese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Burmese, Sinhalese, Malay, Khmer, Russian, Mongolian, German, Italian and French

    This information is accurate as of August 14.

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