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Update:May 15, 2020

Chiba Nanohana News (May 2020)

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1)Guide to the Special Cash Payments

As part of the government’s “New Coronavirus Emergency Economic measures”, 100,000 yen will be granted to all residents of Japan registered in the Basic Resident Registration System as of April 27, 2020, including foreigners.

Please apply at your local municipal office within three months of the start date for accepting applications, which varies by municipality.

The municipalities will send an application form as soon as possible by mail with your name and date of birth printed.
If you have a My Number Card, you can apply online from the Myna Portal Website.
In order to prevent spread of COVID-19 infection, please apply by mail or online.

  • Inquiries: Special Fixed-sum Cash Benefit Program Call Center
  • TEL: 0120-260020 (toll-free call, lines open on weekdays and weekends, 9:00 to 18:30)

 

Guide for the Special Cash Payments (English)(PDF:585KB)

Guide for the Special Cash Payments (11 languages)

2) Other Economic Supports

Guidance on Temporary Loan Emergency Funds

To households that are struggling with living expenses due to temporary stoppage of work or unemployment caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000621221.pdf( External link )

Rebuilding Support Grant for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses in Chiba Prefecture

A maximum of 400,000 yen will be granted to small and mid-sized businesses (including self-employed persons) with head offices located within the Prefecture which suffered a sales loss of 50% or greater in comparison with the same month last year due to the effects of the coronavirus.

Chiba Prefecture Small/Mid-Sized Business Rebuilding Grant Consultation Center 

Support Grant to Continue Business (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

A maximum of 2,000,000 yen for companies and 1,000,000 yen for self-employed enterprises will be granted if large sales losses were suffered due to the coronavirus.

Support Grant to Continue Business

3) Chiba Prefecture Multicultural Coexistence Promotion Plan

The number of foreign residents in Chiba Prefecture is increasing year by year, with approximately 165,000 living in the Prefecture at the end of 2019 (an increase of 41% in the 10 years since 2009).

Due to this situation, there is a growing need to create a society in which all residents can cooperate together as members of the community, regardless differences in language, culture, or customs.

Chiba Prefecture has formulated the “Chiba Prefecture Multicultural Coexistence Plan” to address issues faced by foreign residents and explain the reason behind and direction of multicultural coexistence.

<Plan Overview>

1. Basic Goal

Creating a Prefecture where foreign and Japanese residents of different languages, cultures, and customs can come together to assist each other and live and work in peace and play an active part in one community.

2. Plan Time Period 2020-2022(3 years)

3. Policy Goals

I. Creating a Prefecture where foreign and Japanese residents can come together to live and play an active part in one community.
1) Raise awareness of Multicultural Coexistence
  • Implement Education Measures to Promote Mutual Understanding
  • Education regarding the human rights of foreign residents
  • Promotion of homestays and other international exchanges
2) Create an opportunity for foreign residents to play an active part in the Prefecture
  • Create chances for foreign and Japanese residents to work together
  • Train foreign residents as upholders of society
  • Support information broadcasts by foreign residents
II. Creating a Prefecture where foreign residents can live and work in peace
1) Communication support
  • Multilingual support for administrative consultation desks/multilingual Information broadcasts
  • Support in improving Japanese language education in the community
2) Improving children’s educational environment
  • Maintaining/improving education system for foreign students
  • Development/preservation of educators
  • Promotion of school attendance/career support etc.
3) Improve housing, medical care, health/welfare
  • Maintain living environment
  • Maintain medical environment
  • Support for health/welfare
4) Promotion of disaster/crime prevention and traffic safety measures
  • Broadcast disaster information in multiple language/create a system to support disaster victims
  • Raise awareness of crime prevention and traffic safety
5) Promotion of employment
  • Support for foreign students’ employment
  • Maintain fair working environment

 

Chiba Prefecture Multicultural Coexistence Promotion Plan [Summary](PDF:1,326KB)

 

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