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Update: March 22, 2021

Living Information "Hello Chiba"

Multilingual Living Information

Each file is in PDF format.

1 In Case of Emergency(PDF:676.8KB)

  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Advisory Services

2 Planning for Disasters(PDF:676KB)

  • Disaster Prevention Information
  • Daily Preparations
  • If an earthquake strikes
  • Typhoons/Heavy rains
  • Fires

3 Administrative Procedures(PDF:782.6KB)

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

4 Health Management(PDF:601.8KB)

  • Medical Institutions
  • Medical Insurance
  • Insurance for Elderly Care
  • Medical Examinations
  • Mother and Child Health Handbook
  • Immunizations

5 Education(PDF:525.1KB)

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

6 Employment(PDF:574.2KB)

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

7 Housing(PDF:404.2KB)

  • Renting a House or Apartment
  • Electricity, Gas, and Water
  • Moving

8 Daily Life(PDF:625.5KB)

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

9 Communications and Mail Services(PDF:408.8KB)

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

10 Transportation(PDF:674.7KB)

  • Transportation Facilities
  • Riding the Train
  • Buses
  • Taxis
  • Driving a Car
  • Motorized Bicycles
  • Bicycles

11 Administrative Agencies(PDF:541.7KB)

  • Diplomatic Facilities in Tokyo
  • City and Town Halls Within Chiba Prefecture
  • International Exchange Associations

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