Q1. I received a temporary Resident Record by post mail. The information is all correct, but the registration number is different from the one on which my Alien registration card. The Resident Record is missing the last digit. Is this a mistake?
Ex: Alien Registration card: ............B123456781 Temporary Resident Record : B12345678
A1. It is not a mistake. The resident record has one less digit that the Alien Registration Card.
Q2. Do I have to submit this temporary Resident Record to ...
The Registration System for Foreign Residents has changed on July 9, 2012.
With the introduction of a new visa control system and revisions to the Residential Basic Book Act, the registration system for foreign residents has changed. Accordingly, the notification forms involving your address and other information has also changed.
■ Main Changes
〇 Foreign Residents Eligible for Residence Records
〇 Residence Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate is issued, in substitution for Alien Registration Certificate.
〇When you move out of Yamaguchi City, or leave Japan, it is necessary to submit a notification of ...
Q. Are Non-Japanese able to enroll in the National Health Insurance System?
A. Foreign residents are eligible for the National Health Insurance plan. However, they must be registered at Yamaguchi City and meet the requirements. This does not apply to persons whose status of residence is “Designated Activities” entering Japan for the purpose of receiving medical treatment or their accompanying persons.
*The National Health Insurance card needs to be renewal once a year. This is the different point from the social insurance card. The expiration date is listed in the top right corner of the small ...
*The child allowance program name changed from Kodono Teate to Jido Teate in April 2012.The allowance amount will remain the same.
Q1. What kind of child subsidies are we able to receive? Where and how should I do to get them?
A1. You can receive subsidies for childbirth and parenting. There are programs such as:
□Child birth and Parenting Payment Program ・You can receive a subsidy from you or your husband’s insurance for pregnancy. There is a 2 year application period from the date you give birth. Even if you have a miscarriage or a stillbirth it ...
*The application reception desk has opened from July for non-students. Please submit the exemption form by the end of June next year.
Q1.“May I receive an exemption from National Pension if I have a low income?” “I am not Japanese; do I have to pay Japanese National Pension?”
A1. Anyone who lives in Japan, including foreign residents, must be enrolled in the national pension system. However, in case of difficulty of paying fees, he/she may apply for exemption or grace period for payment of fees (pension contribution.)
How to apply for Exemption of National Pension Premium ...
Q1. I am currently unemployed. Can I receive welfare assistance?
A1. Foreign nationals can receive welfare assistance (Seikatsu Hogo Seido) unless they are staying only for a short period or have overstayed their visa. However, because of the nationality, foreign national's applications will be treated as quasi-applications.
This welfare system guarantees the provision of the minimum level of living and assists in becoming financially independent if you lose your source of income because of divorce, the death of your spouse, disease or injury, or do not earn enough to maintain a stable lifestyle. If there is a ...
Q1. My friend gave me his bicycle. When I rode it, a police officer stopped me and asked if I stole the bicycle. What should I have done?
A1. The previous owner of the bike should clear their anti-theft registry at a local police station. After the registration is cleared, you need to renew the bike registry at a bike shop. To register the bike, a confirmation number is printed on the bike. Please take the bike to the shop to get it registered. If you ride a bicycle which has been left at garbage ...
Q1. I heard that I need to join two types of car insurances if I drive in Japan. However, I can not afford to pay expensive optional insurance (Nin i- Hoken). Is it ok if I join only compulsory car insurance (Jibaiseki-Hoken)?
A1. Please join the both types of car insurances: Compulsory Car Insurance and Optional Insurance.
Compulsory Car Insurance: This insurance covers liability costs for injury or death in the event of an automobile accident. The upper limit for the medical fee compensation during the treatment period is set at 1.2 million yen; 30 million yen ...
Q1. I hold an International driver's permit acquired through the Internet. Can I drive in Japan?
A1. International driver’s permit acquired trough the Internet is invalid in Japan. If you drive in Japan without a valid license, you face prosecution by the law. If you are not sure whether you have a valid license or not, please contact the Yamaguchi Prefecture General Traffic Center.
Valid driver’s licenses: 1 - Japanese driver’s license 2 - Approved international driver’s permit from an approved signatory country（under the Geneva treaty）(This is valid for 1 year from ...