Bringing ingredients from Mie closer to you! “Let’s make Mie gourmet!” We will hold the 1st online processing plant tour & cooking class


2021/08/11 Wednesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

Time spent indoors are increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic.  This is an event that can make your spending time indoors more fun, with more relevance and to get to know more about Mie Prefecture’s products.

Mie’s product cooking classes and a tour at Mie’s food processing factories will be divided into 4 online classes via Zoom.  Participate in your home kitchen online for free.

The theme of the first class is Mie’s brand “Isse-cha”

  1. Date

August 28, 2021 (Saturday), from 11 am to 12 pm

  1. Event realization

Online (Zoom)

* The organization asks participants to prepare their Internet connection and computers, tablets, etc.

  1. Number of participants

30 people (if there are many interested participants, a lottery will be held)

  1. Participation fee


* The main ingredient (Isse-cha) will be distributed free of charge to participants.  However, participants must prepare the other ingredients and utensils needed for the cooking classes.

  1. Contents

This is an event to learn, drink, cook, eat and experience the beauties of Isse-cha.

1 Learn: Take an online visit to the Shinryoku Sabo (深緑茶房), Matsusaka-shi Iinancho network, and see how tea is harvested, processed and baked.

2 Drinking: Learn how to make a delicious cup of tea

3 Cooking and Eating: Cooking Tea Recipes with Cooking Teachers

  1. How to apply

Access the website below and fill in the registration form for the first event.

Application deadline: August 15, 2021 (Sunday)


Mie-ken Norin Suisan-bu Food Inovation0ka Brand Kyoso-han

TEL: 059-224-2395 (in Japanese only)


For people who are having difficulty renewing their driver’s license due to coronavirus

2021/08/11 Wednesday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


The validity period of the driver’s license can be extended by up to 3 months for people who are having difficulty renewing their driver’s license due to coronavirus.

  1. Target persons

The special measures to extend the period of renewal of the driver’s license were valid for people whose driver’s license was valid until June 30, 2021 (Reiwa 3).  However, the government extended the deadline to September 30, 2021.

* Even if you do the procedures for extending the driver’s license renewal period before the renewal period, the letter (hagaki) informing you of the renewal may arrive at your home.

  1. Request procedures

If you are having difficulty renewing your driver’s license due to coronavirus and fit into the target person mentioned above, you can apply at the Unten Menkyo Center, police stations or the “kanbu kouban” (幹部交番), or do the request by mail or by another person.  It is possible to extend the renewal or steering period up to 3 months after the last day of the renewal period even without taking renewal procedures such as courses and aptitude tests.

However, you must place this request before your driver’s license period expires.

◆It is possible to send the request through another person (representative – dairinin).

  • It is possible to send the request by mail.

◆You will need to submit the following items if you will have a representative to send the request on your behalf

Please write the application document for the renewal procedures (start and continuation) at the time of application

If the possibility of renewal is confirmed, a sticker will be mailed to the person who will extend the renewal procedure, paste this sticker on the back of the driver’s license.

  1. Extension measurements for the second time

Also valid for people who have already received the special measures since the last day of the period for renewal and management after the extension will end on September 30, 2021 (Reiwa 3).

  1. Special measure regarding the repurchase when the driver’s license inevitably expired

If you have not processed the renewal of your driver’s license within the renewal period and have not requested an extension and inevitably expire your driver’s license due to the coronavirus, you can request to have your license re-issued (no need to obtain  practical and academic test) For those whose driver’s license has expired, unavoidable circumstances will cease within 3 years after expiration.  Within one month from the date, you can aquire it again (without taking the academic test or skills test) by the same procedure as the normal renewal procedure.  However, please note that you cannot drive until it has been re-issued.

Contact and request for re-issue by mail

〒514-8518 Tsu-shi Tarumi 2566 – Unten Menkyo Center Unten Menkyo Kanrigakari

TEL: 059-229-1212 (only in Japanese)