The opening hours of Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents(MieCo) have been changed


2024/04/04 Thursday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

The opening hours are from 9am to 4pm on weekdays.

From April 1, 2024, the opening hours of the Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents (MieCo) will be changed.

Before the changes: weekdays from 9am to 5pm→ After the changes: weekdays from 9am to 4pm

If you would like to inquire after 4pm, please leave a message on the answering machine. In case of emergency, the service may be available until 5pm.

MieCo phone number


When your call connects, say the language you want to speak. You will speak to an interpreter for that language.

Languages supported by MieCo

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

Mie Prefecture is accepting donations for “Hometown Tax Payment for Reconstruction Assistance”

2024/04/04 Thursday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


In January 2024, an earthquake occurred in Ishikawa Prefecture. Mie Prefecture is accepting tax donations on behalf of Wajima City, Ishikawa Prefecture, to support reconstruction.

For donations, please select “令和6年能登半島地震石川県輪島市復興支援 (Reiwa 6-nen Noto Hanto Jishin Ishikawa-ken Wajima-shi Fukko Shien)” as the recipient of your donation, and the total amount of your donation to Mie Prefecture will be sent to Wajima City (Ishikawa), after deducting settlement fees such as credit card fees and administrative fees such as postage costs.

Donation acceptance period

January 17, 2024 to March 25, 2024

Donation method 

Check here (Mie Prefecture website).

What is the Furusato Tax (Furusato Nouzei)?

Furusato Tax is a system that allows you to make a donation (hometown tax payment) to a municipality of your choice.

When you make a donation, the total donation amount exceeding 2,000 yen is in principle deducted from your income tax and municipal tax (there is a maximum limit on the amount that can be deducted).

Income tax is reduced in the year the donation is made.

In the case of residential tax, the residential tax for the year following the year of donation will be reduced.