Announcement from MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie, open from Monday to Friday

みえ外国人相談サポートセンター「MieCo(みえこ)」のお知らせ ~開設日は、月曜日から金曜日です~

2023/04/18 Tuesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

In Mie Prefecture, there is a consultation center for foreign residents.  If you have a problem in your daily life, consult MieCo.  All consultations will be confidencial!  Make an appointment without worry.

Consultation hours

Monday to Friday (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and New Year’s holidays, between December 29th and January 3rd)

9am to 5pm

Phone consultations

Call 080-3300-8077.

When the call is connected, say your preferred language.  A translator for that language will speak to you along with the MieCo employee, resulting in a 3-person call.  Depending on the content, a specialized organization will be convened so that your problem can be solved.

MieCo’s consultation desk

You will be served by staff who speak the language of your choice in principle.  If the staff does not speak your language, an interpreter will help over the phone.

Endereço: Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 UST Tsu 3F

Mie International Exchange Foundation (MIEF) at the Mie Prefectural Exchange Center (Mie Kenmin Kouryu Center)

Train: 1 minute walk from Tsu Station east exit.

Car: Parking is free for up to 30 minutes.  If it exceeds 30 minutes, a fee will be charged.

*Consultations are free (however there is a telephone call fee).

Service languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

Matters that can be consulted

Visa procedures, work, health, well-being, pregnancy, paternity and maternity, education, among other matters.

Matters that cannot be consulted

Translation of documents, translation for commercial purposes and civil cases, face-to-face translation, medical translation, etc.

If you would like to consult with specialists (lawyers, clinical psychologists and Department of Immigration Control officials), click here for more details (consultation schedule between October 2022 and March 2023)

The consultation schedule from April 2023 will be announced in April on Mie Info.

Click here to view the MieCo pamphlet

Click here to view the MieCo Expert Consultation pamphlet

Announcement of Mie night class 2023 “Manamie”

2023/04/18 Tuesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


For those of you who have not been able to complete your junior high school studies for various reasons or if you’re thinking “I want to learn” or “I want to learn again”, feel free to apply.

  1. Period
  • May 12, 2023 (Friday) until February 2024
  • 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (3 classes of 40 minutes each)
  • Total 50 times (every Friday, Wednesday fortnightly, outdoor classes on designated Saturdays, graduation ceremony)
  1. Location

Classes in Tsu: Mie Education Center (Mie-ken Sogo Kyouiku Center – 三重県総合教育センター): Tsu-shi Otani-cho 12, about 750m from Tsu Station

Classes in Yokkaichi: Hokusei High School (Miekenritsu Hokusei Koto Gakko – 三重県立北星高等学校): Yokkaichi-shi Oazamochibuku 668-1, about 1km from Kintetsu Tomida Station

  1. Contents

Japanese, English, math, social studies (shakai), hard sciences (rika), practical subjects

  1. Who is eligible

Mie residents who were born before April 1, 2008

*Excluding people who have completed high school graduation (koukou)

  1. Others

Classes are free

[How to apply] Apply using one of the 4 methods below.

  • Online registration: click here
  • Tel (059-224-2963)
  • E-mail (
  • Going to the Shogakko and Chugakko Education department of the Mie Education Committee Office (Mieken Kyouiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shochugakko Kyoiuku-ka), on the seventh floor of the Mie Government Office (Mie Kencho)
  1. Enrollment period

April 12, 2023 (Wednesday), at 5:00 p.m.

  1. Other details
  • The monthly fee is free
  • Handouts will be distributed free of charge
  • The organization is looking into holding online classes for people who have difficulty getting to classes.
  • If you have difficulties applying or want to learn Japanese, please contact MieCo

MieCo, Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents

Tel: 080-3300-8077

click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Portuguese

Click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Spanish

Click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Filipino

Click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Cebuano

Click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Chinese

Click here to see Manamie’s pamphlet in Japanese

Contact (in Japanese language only)

Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shochugakko Kyoiku-ka

(三重県教育委員会事務局 小中学校教育課)

TEL: 059-224-2963


Address: 〒514-8570 Tsu-shi Koemicho 13, on the seventh floor of the Mie Government Office (Mie Kencho)