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 Living Information

 
If You Have a Dog

Japanese law requires pet dogs to be registered once, and to receive an annual rabies vaccination and register that vaccination with local authorities. 

▶ Registration
You are required to register your dog within 30 days of starting to keep it (for puppies, within 30 days of reaching three months of age). The registration fee is 3,000 yen per dog, for which you will receive a鑑札(dog license). Please do not lose or misplace this license, as you will need to present it to your new municipal office if you move.

 ▶ Rabies Vaccination Arrange for vaccination at a veterinary clinic. The clinic will provide a rabies vaccination certificate, which you will take to the ward office. At the ward office, pay 550 yen (per dog) to receive a confirmation of rabies vaccination slip. Note that some veterinary clinics can issue both a license and a confirmation slip. 
 

<Seikatsu Eisei (Health Sanitation) Division, Naka Ward Office, Tel: 045-224-8339 >



Free Telephone Counseling in 5 languages


Kanagawa Administrative Lawyers (Gyoseisyoshi) Association offers free counseling by Administrative Lawyers on Residence Status including Permanent Status, Naturalization etc. and its proceedings in five languages. Your private information is kept strictly confidential. Please do not hesitate to call ! 

Time: 13:30~16:30 (Free)  Tel: 045-227-5560

【Bring Families,Change/Renewal of Resident Status, Permanent Resident Status, Naturalization, Marriage to an Alien/Divorce etc, Formation of Corporation】
Japanese, English, Chinese: Every Friday
Spanish, Portuguese: 2nd & 4th Friday

※Individual counseling under contract with an Administrative Lawyer (Gyoseisyoshi) will be charged.
http://www.kana-gyosei.or.jp/5f/41.php#Soudan07



Applications for Temporary Welfare Benefits Now Accepted

In order to alleviate the impact of the increase in the consumption tax rate implemented in April, 2014, Temporary Welfare Benefits are provided to low income earners as provisional/temporary support until the introduction of an institutional program.

Eligible persons:
(1) Persons registered in the basic resident registry of Yokohama City on January 1, 2015
(2) Persons not taxed for municipal tax purposes for FY2016
  However, persons who are a dependent of a person who pays municipal tax, and persons who receive public assistance, are not eligible.

Benefit amount: 15,000 yen per person

Application method: To receive the Temporary Welfare Benefits, an application must be submitted.
Those who may be eligible will be sent a notice.
Please fill out the enclosed application form and mail it in early.

Application period: March 6 to September 6 (postmark date)

Inquiries: Tel: 0120-391-370


If you have a My Number Card, you will be able to get a resident card at a convenience store


From the end of January (planned), you will be able to obtain various certificates such as copies of your certificate of residence and seal registration certificate by using your My Number Card at convenience store.
Moreover, if you obtain a certificate at a convenience store, the fee will be 50 yen lower than at the ward office or other local government office.

For information about the My Number system, go to
 https://www.kojinbango-card.go.jp/en/uketori/index.html

Yokohama City Call Center: 045-664-2525 (English, Chinese, Spanish)



Get vaccination and antibody testing for fūshin (rubella)

If a pregnant woman is infected with rubella, it can lead to the baby being born with defects in its eyes, ears, and heart. Women who are planning pregnancy should receive a rubella shot together with their partner. Antibody tests can be received once for free.

 Period: until March 31, 2018

 Subject: Women planning pregnancy and their partners and partners of pregnant women, as well as women who are over 19 years of age and who have not received a measles-rubella vaccine or rubella vaccine more than twice.

 Fee: ¥3,300 (measles-rubella vaccine)

<Naka Ward Office Fukushi Hoken-ka (Health and Welfare Division) Tel 045-224-8332>

 

Has Your Baby Taken the Infant Health Checkup?

This checkup is important for confirming that your child is reaching his or her development milestones. It also offers a chance to consult about childraising.
If you need interpretation, please call YOKE (045- 222-1209).

● Checkup categories:

measurement of height and weight, confirmation of development milestones by a doctor. At the 18-month and three-year checkup, a dental check is also given. The checkup takes 60 to 90 minutes in total

● Ages: Checkups are given at four months,
18 months and three years of age. The checkup date is determined by your child’s birthdate.
When the checkup period approaches, a guide will be sent in English or Chinese based on nationality. Please come to the Naka Ward Kenshin/Yobo Sesshu (Health Checkup and Immunization) Center on the indicated day (from May, the center will be located in the Naka Ward Office Annex.)

If you cannot bring your child on the indicated day, please contact the Kodomo Katei Shien-ka.

<Children and Families Support Division at the Naka Ward Office Tel: 045-224-8171>



 

 Get Your Child Vaccinated

Free vaccinations, including Hib, pediatric pneumococcus, DPT-IPV (called yonshu-kongo in Japan), BCG, MR, Japanese encephalitis, DT, HepatitisB, Chickenpox and others are available at cooperating medical institutions.
A vaccination coupon will be sent out for children at the eligible age, except for the second-stage Japanese encephalitis vaccinations.
If you are a new resident of Naka Ward or lost the coupon, please contact the officers below.

<Naka Ward Office, Kenko Tsukuri Kakari, Tel: 045-224-8332>

 

We can not tell when the great earthquake occurs. Let's make preparation for it from usually to protect yourself and your family.

● Have at least three days' worth of drinking waterand food ready

Drinking water
(3 liters per personper day)

Food
(crackers, cannedfood and other items that don't require cooking
Emergency toilet set(containing coagulant,disposal bags, etc. Sold athome centers.)

● Place important items in a backpack and leave it in an easily accessible location Include things such as a flashlight (don't forget extra batteries), a portable AM/FM radio, drinking water, food, a copy of your Residence Card.

● Secure furniture to prevent it from tipping over Many people have diedafter being trapped by furniture that tipped over.

● Know where to evacuate
For life-threatening fires → Evacuation Areas Designated areas in the Naka Ward area: Honmoku Sancho Park, Negishi Shinrin Park, Minato no Mieru Oka Park, Momijigaoka neighborhood, Nogeyama Park.

When your home has collapsed or burned → Evacuation Shelter
Each area has a designated evacuation center. Confirm where the
evacuation center is with a neighbor. Evacuation centers hold an
annual evacuation drill. Join the drill and get to know the people in
your neighborhood so you'll know what to do.

<Naka Ward Office, Soumuka, Counter 61 (sixth floor) Tel: 045-224-8112>

 


 

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