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Update:April 15, 2020

Chiba Nanohana News (April 2020)

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1) State of Emergency Declared

A state of emergency was declared on April 7, 2020 in regards to the new Coronavirus. In order to protect Chiba residents’ health and lives, emergency measures have been implemented.

 

To Residents of the Prefecture 

Avoid going out unless absolutely necessary, such as if going to a hospital, buying food, or anything else required to uphold your lifestyle. 

Going to work is not included in the list of activities one should avoid during this state of emergency, but measures such as teleworking, going to work at different times, going to work by bicycle, and other measures which reduce contact with other people are being promoted. In addition to avoiding going out on weekends and weeknights, we ask that you refrain from going out during the day on weekdays as well.  

Examples of activities necessary for the continuation of your lifestyle:
Going to a hospital, going to welfare facilities, buying food, medical, and other supplies needed for daily life, walking/exercising outside, doing work which you are unable to do at home, etc.

*For service workers, please take ample disease prevention measures such as placing hand sanitizers at and disinfecting your establishment.

Activities which we request you refrain from:
1. Areas which fall into the “3C’s” category

  •  Closed spaces with poor ventilation.
  •  Crowded places with many people nearby.
  •  Close-contact settings such as close-range conversations.

2. Large gatherings with people outside of your family

3. Entertainment venues such as cabarets or nightclubs

 

 

< Related links >

[COVID-19] Press Conference by the Prime Minister Regarding the Declaration of a State of Emergency
https://japan.kantei.go.jp/98_abe/statement/202004/_00001.html( External link )

 

About “3 C’
http://www.kantei.go.jp/jp/content/000061935.pdf( External link )

 

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html( External link )

 

New Coronavirus Information provided by Multilingual AI Chat-Bot (Chiba Prefecture)
※Languages supported: Japanese, English, Chinese (Traditional, Simplified), Korean, Thai
https://covid19.civictech.chiba.jp/( External link )

 

The New Coronavirus Multilanguage Consultation Center (AMDA International Medical Information Center)
https://www.facebook.com/tagengosoudan/( External link )

 

Multilingual Coronavirus Hotlines in Japan (NHK WORLD)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/information/202004020600/?cid=wohk-flyer-org_site_pr_info_qr_multiple_lang-202004-001( External link )

 

 2) Consultation for Foreign Residents

1. Free Legal Consultation

The Chiba International Center, in association with the Chiba Prefecture Lawyers Association and the Chiba Prefecture Notary Association, provides a variety of free legal consultation services in legal matters, divorces, accidents, inheritance, or labor problems as well as immigration, visas, and business start-up procedures year-round.

The next free consultation will be on Monday, April 6th and will only cover legal matters, divorce, accident, inheritance, and labor issues. However, the next consultation on Monday, May 11th will cover all of the aforementioned legal matters.

 

※The next consultation on Monday, May 11th is canceled due to the New Coronavirus.

 

 

The annual schedule is now available on the Chiba International Center Website at:

 

https://www.mcic.or.jp/ja/support_for_foreigners/free_legal_consultation/index.html( External link )

 

  • Consultation Time: 45 minutes per person
  • Price: Free. Reservation required. Interpreters available on 10 day prior request.
  • Location: Chiba International Center 14th Fl. Marive East World Business Garden (WBG) 2-6 Nakase, Mihama-ku, Chiba City
  • Access: 5 minutes on foot from the south exit of Kaihin Makuhari Station on the JR Keiyo Line.
  • Reservation: Chiba International Center TEL: 043-297-0245 FAX:043-297-2753
    E-mail:kudo@ccb.or.jp

2. For Foreigners Working in Companies

 Even if the new coronavirus(COVID-19) has caused a decrease in business for companies, foreign workers are not allowed to be treated less favorably than Japanese workers just because of their nationality.

Companies cannot freely fire you at will. When a company wants to fire a foreign worker, the same rules applied to Japanese workers must be followed.

 

If you need help, please consult your local labourbureau, labourstandards supervision office or public employment security office (Hello Work).

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/koyou_roudou/koyou/jigyounushi/page11_00003.html( External link )

 

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