Publication contest in social medias of tourist information about Mie Prefecture


2017/02/21 Tuesday Culture and Leisure

We are seeking articles for publication in Facebook aiming to attract many foreign tourists to Mie Prefecture. The articles may be written in the following idioms: English, Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Thai, French, German and Spanish. The article reaching the larger number of “likes” will get a regional product. There is no restriction related to the nationality of the participant, everyone can join this contest! (For example: a Brazilian can join this contest by writing an article in English.)

Period: 2017, 6 February (Monday) to 24 March (Friday)
Requirement for qualification to join the contest: nothing in special
Result: late March 2017 (estimate)

How to participate:
Send the photo or article you intent to publish. There is no limit of items to join. The content to be published should be only about tourism in Mie Prefecture The following information are needed:

  • Participant’s name
  • Nationality
  • Company you work for or the school you attend
  • Idiom of the article to be published (English, Chinese (simplified or traditional), Korean, Thai, French, German or Spanish)
  • Age
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • E-mail
  • How did you get to know about this project?
    1.Pamphlet  2. Comments  3. Web  4. SNS  5. Others (                )

[Send to:]
三重県観光連盟 川口  (to Kawaguchi, Tourism Federation of Mie Prefecture)
Tel: 059-224-5904 (only in Japanese)

Below some of the notes. Read the pamphlet carefully (only in Japanese and English). If you have any question, contact the Tourism Federation of Mie Prefecture (三重県観光連盟).

  • Articles within the following items, will be excluded from the criteria:
    – If it violates the laws and regulaments
    – If it is for use in merchandising of determined company
    – If it is a content related to politics or religion
    – And others that do not meet the aim of the contest or that ones the organization considers improper.
  • The content to be published should be written by the participant and should relate to the image capturing or elaboration of article. Content already exhibited in other kind of contest, or similar works will not be accepted. (Only contents published in websites, SNS or participant’s personal blogs.)
  • The organizer will not be responsible for anything, in the case the article triggers some claims, liability claims or judicial process for violating copyright.
  • The participant can use a nickname. But, following the contest norms, the winner will have his/her real name published.
  • From the moment the participant hand out the content to be published, he/she will have accepted all the terms and guidelines of this contest. And the content will not be returned to the participant.




Financial assistance for required costs to attend compulsory education

2017/02/21 Tuesday Culture and Leisure


In order to help the families going through hard financial situation to maintain their children attending compulsory education (shogakko and chugakko), cities and municipalities offer a subside to cover the required costs. It is necessary to make a request to receive it. The financial assistance amount corresponds to the following items:

< Example >

  • Cost of school supplies, uniforms (inlcuded school entrance material)
  • Cost of school meals
  • Cost of extracurricular activities
  • Cost of medical expenses
  • Cost of educational trips, among others.

<Documents for request >

The form to request this financial assistance is available at schools of compulsory education (shogakko,chugakko) and at the Board of Education office. Application deadline, as well as entrance location differ according to each city and municipality, therefore, families who need to request this aid should consult in advance the school their children are attending, or the local Board of Education. The request should be made anually. For those families who need to continue receiving the aid in school year 2017, they should make the request again.

<Target public>

To be eligible to receive this financial assistance, it is necessary to meet the conditions determined by each city or municipality. The requirements and norms vary according to each city and municipality, therefore, contact the local Body of Education to have detailed information. As a reference, we will mention the requirements and norms set by Tsu city.

*Reference (Related to Tsu city)

For school years 2016 and 2017, in addition to live in Tsu city, the following items should be met:

①Have suspended or discontinued the Subsistence Aid (Seikatsu Hogo) based on the protective legislation.
②Exempted from residential tax
③Receiving the Child Rearing Allowance (Jido Fuyu Teate).
④Going through hard financial situation to enroll the child on the compulsory education and have an income below the following determined amount: (fiscal years 2016 and 2017):

Base amount of income:

Family with 2 people Family with 3 people Family with 4 people Family with 5 people
Family’s total income About  ¥ 2 million About  ¥ 2,6 million About ¥ 3,1 million

About ¥ 3,3 million

*These base amounts refer to fiscal year 2016, therefore they may change. According to the number of people per family, as well as the age of each member, among other issues, the standard estimate may be different, therefore this chart is just for reference.

*In the case of exceptional circumstances, contact the nearest Body of Education for details.