Temporary suspension of driver’s license renewal and other services


2020/04/27 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus

* Service restarted on May 11, 2020.

Due to the spread of the new coronavirus, for an indefinite period, the Driver’s License Center (Unten Menkyo Center) of Mie and other related places will temporarily suspend the procedures for renewing the driver’s license, exchange of licenses obtained in another country for Japanese driver’s license  and other activities. But, these services returned to normal on May 11, 2020.

Until July 31, 2020, people who have a few days left until the driver’s license renewal period must carry out the procedures for extending the renewal period.

Persons wishing to extend the renewal period must send documents related to the Unten Menkyo Center. For more details, click here (in  Japanese only).

Contact (services are in Japanese only)

Mie’s Driver License Center (Unten Menkyo Center)
〒514-8518 Tsu-shi Tarumi 2566
TEL: 059-229-1212
Monday to Friday (except holidays and New Year’s holidays), from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

If you are having difficulty making an appointment with the Driver’s License Center, make an appointment with MieCo, the Consultation Center for Foreign Residents of Mie.

Tel: 080-3300-8077
Monday to Friday (except holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm


Mie Police Homepage

Notice of prohibition and self-restraint due to the coronavirus in relation to the seafood collection season

2020/04/27 Monday Announcements, Coronavirus


The seafood and clam collection season is coming, however, did you know that there are rules that must be respected?  Violating these rules can lead to fines, so collect seafood in accordance with these rules. For more details, click here.


Due to the spreading of infection of the new coronavirus, this year there are many places that are banning or preventing the collection of shellfish and the use of beaches for leisure.  Some places have closed parking lots and rest places (umi no ie).

Please be aware not to enter these restricted areas.

Examples of locations with a seafood collection ban or restriction (as of April 23, 2020 information).

* There are other places that are also banning or restricting the collection of shellfish and the use of beaches for leisure.

* The ban period may change depending on some factors like the State of Emergency Declaration (Kinkyu Jitai Sengen)

Homepage of Mie Prefecture Office

Tsu Tourism Association homepage

Matsusaka Tourism Association