(July/2024) Application Period for Prefectural Housing Tenants


2024/07/09 Tuesday Announcements, Housing

Application Period for July
July 2 (Tuesday) ~ July 31, 2024 (Wednesday)

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 July 31.

*Single-person households have been able to move into prefectural housing since April 2024.

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

(However, January applications will be accepted on the first Tuesday or Friday after January 4.)


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, 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) TEL: 059-222-6400

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


All information is in Japanese.

Notice about driving test in foreign languages

2024/07/09 Tuesday Announcements, Housing


The exam will be held in 20 languages ​​from July 1, 2024

The Mie Prefectural Driver’s License Center (Mieken Unten Menkyo Center – 三重県運転免許センター) conducts driver’s license academic examinations in foreign languages.

From July 1, 2024, the theory test can be taken in 20 languages.

Persons wishing to take the test in a foreign language must indicate at the registration desk when completing the procedures.

From July 1, 2024, theory exams will be available in the following languages.

English, Chinese, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Indonesian, Khmer, Nepali, Myanmar, Mongolian, Ukrainian, Sinhala, Urdu, Arabic and Hindi.

Type of exam

  • Class 1 license (excluding mopeds and small special motor vehicles)
  • Provisional driver’s license
  • Moped license (English, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese only)
  • Class 2 license

*Explanations for the theoretical and practical test will be given in Japanese.

*If you do not understand Japanese, you must be accompanied by an interpreter when registering for the exam.

For more information, see the Mie Prefectural Police website (in Japanese).


Contact details (Japanese only)

Driver’s License Center (address: Tsu-shi Tarumi 2566)

Telephone number: 059-229-1212

8:30 to 17:00

*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, national holidays and New Year and New Year holidays.