Looking for exchange scholars for academic year 2017


2017/03/05 Sunday Career, Highlights

We are looking for exchange scholars for academic year 2017


Mie Prefecture offers a subsidy for students with excellent academic performance in order to form professionals who have a  broad and globalized vision. We look for exchange students studying abroad by themselves, international exchange students studying in Mie Prefecture, as well as university students studying medicine or nursing, among others within this prefecture to be able to benefit from the subsidy set for the academic year 2017.

[Subsidy category, number of scholarship students, subsidy amount]

Subsidy amount is equivalent to the cost of the classes from each university. However, it is divided into categories and the annual limit amounts are settled.

  • Exchange students studying abroad – up to 5 people – the limit amount is ¥1,2 million per year (above ¥840,000 per year according to the interscholastic agreement)
  • Foreign exchange students – up to 5 people – limit amount is ¥ 600,000 per year.
  • Students studying medicine, nursing , among others – up to 3 people – limit amount is ¥ 600,000 per year.

[Requirements to apply for the openings]

  • Exchange students studying abroad, on 1 April 2017
    ① You must have resided for more than 1 year in Mie Prefecture, or be dependent of someone living in the same prefecture
    ② Foreign students must meet one of the following conditions:
    ア. More than 1 year of residence in Mie Prefecture and have one of the following permanent visas: Permanent visa, son/daughter or spouse of a Japanese citizen, spouse of the person who have a permanent visa or Resident.
    イ. More than 1 year of residence  in Mie Prefecture and have the Special Permanent Visa.
    ウ. Be the son/daughter of the person meeting the conditions アand イ as well as have one of the types of visa mentioned above.
  • Foreign students and attending a university in Mie Prefecture.
  • Foreign students studying medicine, nursing among others and attending some related education institution.

*However, for the items (1), (2) and (3) the maximum age permitted is below 40 years-old with reference to the date 1 April 2017.

[Application period]
6 March to 21 April 2017 (at the latest at 5 p.m.)

[Form and application site]

The form is available on the following link:


The location to deliver the application form may vary according to the category. For more details, contact MIEF – Mie International Exchange Foundation. (International exchange students should consult the sector in charge at the university they are enrolled).

*Applications and contacts after 1 April 2017 should be made at Mie-ken Kankyo Seikatsu-bu Tabunka Kyousei-ka.

MIEF – Mie International Exchange Foundation


Department of Natural Environment and Daily Live – Sector of Multicultural Living


TEL:  059-223-5006

FAX:  059-223-5007

HP:  http://www.mief.or.jp

E-mail:  mief@mief.or.jp

TEL:  059-222-5974

FAX:  059-222-5984

HP:  http://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/TABUNKA

E-mail:   tabunka@pref.mie.jp

Address: 〒514-0009 Mie-ken Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 UST-Tsu 3F




Coupon to support families raising children

2017/03/05 Sunday Career, Highlights


Families with growing children who take the coupon to one of the 400 participating companies such as supermarkets, restaurants, drugstores, preparatory courses, among others will receive a discount or services or other benefits. This coupon, beyond accessible is  helpful because it can be used in daily life. Make good use of it!

Examples of discounts or benefits

  • MaxValu (outlets in Mie Prefecture).
    By showing de coupon on the 7th of the month, it is possible to receive a 5% discount (except for some products).
  • Akachan Depart Mizutani (outlets in Mie Prefecture)
    Every Fridays points are in double
  • Gusto (outlets in Mie Prefecture)
    Every 3rd Sundays, costumers ordering meals will get a drink bar (families up to 5 members)
  • Among others.

Participating companies have this symbol as an identification adhesive:

Check out the companies, their location and the benefits accessing the link below (only in Japanese).

Target audience:
Families growing children under 18 years-old or pregnant women.

How to get the coupon

  • Through PC or smartphone
    Through QR code on the left side, or access the page using the link below, insert the eldest child’s year of birth (Gregorian calendar)”, and by visualizing the coupon, save the image or print screen to use it. In the case the access is from a PC it is necessary to print it to use it.


  • Through reply postcard
    Fill in the reply postcard containing the necessary information and send it through mail. You will receive a printed coupon and you can use it this way.
    For detailed information regarding the request through reply postcard, check out the link below (only in Japanese)

Mie-ken ShoushikaTaisaku-ka (Mie Prefectural Government’s Sector of Countermeasure on Falling Birth Rate)
E-mail: shoshika@pref.mie.jp