Confiscation of property for defaulters of the provincial tax in November and December


2023/10/12 Thursday Announcements, Culture and Leisure, Housing

The taxes that citizens pay are used for the benefit of society.  Taxes must be paid within the specified period.  Most people contribute within the period, so it’s unfair to have people who does not pay their taxes.

For this reason, the province applies punishments based on the constitution for people who have not paid provincial taxes even though they have assets and income (in Japanese, these people are considered “tainousha”).

The province has defined the “Inspection Months for Confiscation of Assets” for November and December, and the province’s 8 Tax Offices will carry out the confiscation punishments.

Various assets such as wages, debts, savings and deposits, life insurance, financial securities, automobiles, real estate and many others are targets of confiscation.

Regarding the confiscation of automobiles, there are cases where it will be necessary to put locks on the wheels so that the car will not be used.  Confiscated cars and property will be sold at Internet auctions, and will be attributed to unpaid taxes.

There are also cases where it will be necessary to conduct an investigation for the confiscation if any property is found.

The months of intensification of inspection for the confiscation of assets are only November and December, but the authorities will continue to seize assets in other seasons.

Mie’s government asks citizens to pay taxes as soon as possible if they haven’t already done so.

If you are having difficulty communicating in Japanese, make an appointment with MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie.

TEL: 080-3300-8077

Assistance in several languages: english, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai, Japanese

Monday to Friday and Sundays (closed on Saturdays and public holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm


 The Main Provincial Taxes Charged by the Provincial Tax Office (Ken’ei Jimusho): Vehicle tax, Individual Property tax, Property Acquisition tax, etc.

Number of Seizures Executed for Fiscal Year 2022: 3.370

Contact Information

Department of Tax Revenue of Mie General Affairs Section (Mie-ken Soumu-bu Zeishu Kakuho-ka)

TEL: 059-224-2131

(October/2023) Application Period for Prefectural Housing Tenants

2023/10/12 Thursday Announcements, Culture and Leisure, Housing


Application Period for October
October 1 (Tuesday) ~ October 31, 2023 (Tuesday)

Basic information regarding prefectural housing (location, layout, rent, etc.), information regarding application procedures and other details will be available at the website below.

Click here to view PDF file (Japanese Version)

Click here to view PDF file (Portugues Version)

Click here to view PDF file (Spanish Version)

*Regarding the public housing with vacancies that are not filled through the regular application, from the day after the lottery until the vacancies are filled, service will be provided on a first-come first- served basis until the first wednesday of the next month. The deadline for this supplementary registration is October 31.

*From April 2023, applicants can move into prefectural housing without a guarantor. However, it is necessary to secure an “emergency contact person” who will play the following role. The emergency contact person is not required to pay the resident’s rent in arrears.

Fixed period of call for prefectural housing (Every year in the same period)

Month Application Period by Post Date for selection by lottery Move in date
April Start Date~30 Early May July 1
July Start Date~31 Early August October 1
October Start Date~31 Early November January 1
January Start Date~31 Early February April 1

*The start date for each application period is scheduled for the first Tuesday or Friday of the respective month


Mie Ken Kendo Seibi-bu Jutaku Seisaku-ka Kou’ei Jutaku-han TEL: 059-224-2703 (*Inquires available only in Japanese)

See below the Consultation Center of each region

(1) Hokusei Block (Kuwana city, Kawagoe district, Yokkaichi city, Suzuka city) TEL: 059- 373- 6802

(2) Chusei Iga Block (Tsu city, Iga city) TEL: 059-221-6171

(3) Nansei-Higashi Kishu Block (Matsusaka city, Ise city, Owase city, Kumano city, Ohama district) TEL: 059-222-6400

Please refer to the following URL for “Eligibility Requirements” and “Important Notes on Moving In”.

All information is in Japanese.