Additional component added to the prenatal health examinations.


2011/04/27 Wednesday Health, Information

As of the 1st of April 2011, check ups for Chlamydia will be included as a component of the financially aided prenatal health examinations. Unknowingly, Chlamydia can be transmitted to a child at birth, and can develop into more serious diseases like pneumonia. As Chlamydia often has no symptoms, it is almost impossible to know if one is infected, therefore it is extremely important to have a check up done. To find out how to obtain vouchers that make you eligible for financially aided prenatal health examinations, please visit your local Town Hall or City Office, register your pregnancy and complete any other necessary procedures.

Mie Prefecture Suicide Prevention and Support Centre

2011/04/27 Wednesday Health, Information


(Just Established)

Japan’s suicide rate has increased dramatically over recent years. In 2009, a total of 30,167 suicides were reported throughout Japan, 379 of which were in Mie Prefecture.

The Mie Prefecture Suicide Prevention and Support Centre offers advice on how to prevent such tragedies and provides support to families that may be suffering from the loss of a loved one.

Consultation services are available by phone, every Monday between 1pm- 4pm (Excluding public holidays)


#Consultations are offered in Japanese only

Mie Prefecture Suicide Prevention and Support Centre

(A subsection of the Mie Prefecture Mental Health Centre)

〒514-8567 Mie-Ken, Tsu-Shi, Sakura-Cho 3-446-34

Allocated next to the Mie Prefecture Health Office on the 2nd floor of the Tsu Regional Centre


PH:059-253-7821(※Please call 059-253-7823 for consultation services )