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Updated: Mar 3, 2023

Helpful Life Info

Daily Life

Procedures for VISA, INDIVIDUAL NUMBER CARD / System of & Procedures for Japanese Education / Japanese Unique Manners / Disaster Prevention / How to Rent a Car / Information about Consulting Services When in Need of Support, etc.



The Japan Agency for Local Authority Information Systems

Overview of Individual Number Card / Guide for Applying and Receiving

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

How to Apply and Process VISA

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

How to Apply When Required by a Relevant Agency Outside of Japan to Submit or Obtain Japanese Official Documents for Various Procedures (: Marriage; Divorce; Birth Registration; Visa Application; Incorporation; Sale and Purchase of Real Estate).

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Overview and Procedures of the Hague Convention


< Consulting Services >

Japan Legal Support Center ※JLSC(Houterasu)

Comprehensive Guide Designed by Government for Solving Legal Issues

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Consulting Services for International Workers

Tokyo Labor Bureau

Consulting / Support Information for Employers of International Employees and International Workers about Labor Management, Occupational Safety & Health Management, and Working Conditions


< Education >

MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Documents about Education System in Japan, Procedures for Entering School, Life of Elementary and Junior High School, and Educational Counseling

Website for Foreign Nationals as Residents to Learn Japanese Language

Agency for Cultural Affairs

Japanese Learning Platform for International Residents with Little Chance to Learn or Those Who Have Just Arrived and Are Learning for the First Time

The Japan Foundation

Textbooks to acquire basic Japanese communication skills needed when people from abroad live and work in Japan

Japan National Tourism Organization

Information about the education system and schools in Japan

National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education

Overview of the education system in Japan

The Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

This site is a government-approved information site for studying in Japan operated by the Japan Student Services Organization in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


< Manners >

Inbound Platform Corp.

Differences between Shrine and Temple and Visiting Manners

Bad Examples of Using Chopsticks

Tidbits Japan

Information on manners, customs, and tips to take trains in Japan

Tidbits Japan

Article about onsen facilities in Japan: reasons why people with tattoos are not welcome and how to find tattoo-friendly places

Human Academy Co., Ltd.

A Website with articles, such as "Japanese greeting customs and origins," from which readers can learn about Japan in various genres, including culture, food, jobs, etc.


< Disaster Prevention >

Tokyo Metropolitan Government.

Action Manual for Disaster Prevention: Tokyo Version's Practical Information for Natural Disasters

Japan meteorological agency

Nationwide Forecast, Information about Alerts/Warnings for Heavy Rain, Typhoons, Earthquakes, etc.

Cabinet Office

Helpful Apps and Websites in the Event of Disaster(Plain Japanese and Multilingual QR code)

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)

Disaster Prevention Portal Site for Individuals to Practice “Disaster Management and Mitigation to Protect Lives and Livelihoods". Useful everyday knowledge regarding disasters


< Cars >

Guide for Procedures and Fees to Rent a Car

Nippon Rent-A-Car Service, Inc.


Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)

Information about what is needed to drive a car in Japan, traffic rules different from the ones overseas, and emergency steps when a car breaks down

Jorudan Co.,Ltd.

Traffic information platform that allows users to research routes in multiple languages

Users can compare routes by mass transit, car, bicycle, and walking.

ZIPLUS Co., Ltd.

Information for international residents in Japan about getting a driver's license


< Guide for Life & Jobs >

Immigration Services Agency of Japan

Information for International Residents to Live a Reliable and Safe Life

Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation "TSUNAGARI"

Information for international residents living in Tokyo, those who are engaged in supporting people from abroad, and people who are interested in multiculturalism


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