千葉県Chiba Prefectural Government

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Update:September 6, 2017

Living Information "Hello Chiba"

Multilingual Living Information

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TABLE OF CONTENTS(PDF:170KB)

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1 In Case of Emergency(PDF:314KB)

  • Emergency Contact Information..........................................1
  • Advisory Services......................................................5

2 Planning for Disasters(PDF:296KB)

  • Chiba Prefecture Disaster Prevention Site..............................10
  • Fires..................................................................10
  • Earthquakes............................................................11
  • Tunami ..................................................................13
  • Typhoons..............................................................14
  • verification of Safety...............................................14

3 Administrative Procedures(PDF:439KB)

  • Notification (Change) of place of residence....................16
  • Individual Number ("My Number")System....................16
  • Childbirth (Birth Registration).......................................17
  • Pregnancy (Mother and Child Health Handbook)..............17
  • Raising Children (Child Allowance)..................................17
  • Marriage (Marriage Registration)....................................18
  • Divorce (Divorce Registration)........................................18
  • Death (Death Registration)............................................19
  • Entering into a Contract Concerning Rights upon Purchasing a Car, Land,
    or House (Personal Seal Registration).......................................19
  • Residence Procedures..................................................19  
  • Taxes.................................................................26

4 Health Management(PDF:390KB)

  • Medical Institutions..................................................30
  • Medical Insurance.....................................................39
  • Insurance for Elderly Care............................................41
  • Medical Examinations..................................................41
  • Mother and Child Health Handbook...............................42
  • Immunizations.........................................................42

5 Education(PDF:272KB)

  • Japan's Educational System............................................44
  • Kindergarten (Yochien) and Nursery School (Hoikusho)..................44
  • Elementary School (Shogakko) and Junior High School (Chugakko)........45
  • Transfers (Mid-term Enrollment).......................................45
  • High School (Kotogakko)...............................................45
  • Universities (Daigaku) and Junior Colleges (Tanki Daigaku)............47
  • Financial Aid.........................................................47
  • Japanese Language Education...........................................47

6 Employment(PDF:308KB)

  • Working in Japan......................................................50
  • Job Searching in Japan (Public Employment Security Offices
    [Hello Work])...............................................................50
  • Entering into an Employment Contract..................................53
  • Employment Counseling.................................................54
  • Labor Insurance System................................................55
  • Pension System (National Pension Plan and Employees' Pension
    Insurance)..................................................................55

7 Housing(PDF:279KB)

  • Renting a House or Apartment..........................................57
  • Electricity, Gas, and Water...........................................59
  • Moving................................................................61

8 Daily Life(PDF:362KB)

  • Public Holidays in Japan..............................................62
  • Useful Information....................................................62
  • Garbage Disposal......................................................63
  • Caring for a Pet......................................................64
  • If You Experience Difficulties After Purchasing a Product or Service..64
  • Opening a Bank Account................................................66
  • Payment of Utility Bills..............................................67
  • Newspapers............................................................67
  • Television and Radio..................................................67  
  • Libraries.............................................................68
  • Sightseeing...........................................................69

9 Communications and Mail Services(PDF:263KB)

  • Mail (Domestic Mail, International Mail)..............................70
  • Courier Services......................................................71
  • Telephones and Telegrams..............................................71

10 Transportation(PDF:314KB)

  • Transportation Facilities.............................................75
  • Riding the Train......................................................75
  • Buses.................................................................76
  • Taxis.................................................................77
  • Driving a Car.........................................................77
  • Motorized Bicycles....................................................81
  • Bicycles..............................................................81

11 Administrative Agencies(PDF:237KB)

  • Diplomatic Facilities in Tokyo........................................83
  • City and Town Halls Within Chiba Prefecture...........................87
  • International Exchange Associations...................................90

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