Checklist of things which should be done
within one month after your arrival in Japan
- Have you found a place to live?
- Have you entered into the lease contract
after fully understanding the terms written in the contract and the conditions
- Have you register your address in Japan
to a local municipality? → You must submit “Move-in Notice” to a city office within 14 days after you decide
- Do you know where nearby medical clinics
and doctor’s offices are located?
- Have you joined public medical insurance
(“health insurance” for working people or national health insurance” for other
- Have you decided which school your
children will go to?
- Have you found employment?
→ If not, you can consult Hello Work offices.
- When concluding the employment contract,
have you personally confirmed the working conditions?
- Do you know the common rules for the
disposal of garbage in the area where you live?
- Are you careful not to make loud noise in
your daily life (particularly at night and in the early morning)?
- Do you greet neighbors when you see them?
- Are you involved in your local community,
by joining a residents association, etc.?
- Do you have contacts with other people
from your country, by participating in networks among them, etc.?
- Do you know where to evacuate in case of
Things which should be done within three
months after your arrival in Japan
- Are you making efforts to learn Japanese;
by going to a Japanese language school, attending Japanese class, etc.?
- Do you know how to join social insurance
(public health insurance, national pension plan, worker's accident compensation
insurance, employment insurance and long-term care insurance)?
→If not, please access the website of
Multilingual Living Information at http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo/index.html
List of Consultation Service Contacts
services are available on certain days of the week)
- Consultation Support Center for Foreign Residents (Japanese,
Chinese, English, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Romanian, Indonesian, and Bengalese)
- ℡ : 03-3202-5535
- Japan Legal Support Center, “Houterasu” (Japanese and English)
- ℡ : 0570-078374
Human Trafficking Problems
- The Counseling Center for Women – Anti Trafficking Project (NGO) (Japanese, English, Tagalog and
- ℡ : 03-3368-8855, 045-914-7008
- Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners (Japanese, English
- ℡ : 03-5339-8625
- Osaka Employment Service Center for Foreigners (Japanese, English,
Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese)
- ℡ : 06-7709-9465
- Nagoya Employment Service Center for Foreigners (Japanese, English,
Portuguese, Spanish and Chinese, Tagalog and Korean)
- ℡ : 052-972-0253 ℡ : 0532-54-1192
- The list of Hello Work offices where interpretation
service is available can be obtained at the following website: