Coronavirus free vaccination until March 31, 2024


2024/01/03 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus, Health

Free vaccination against the new coronavirus is available until March 31, 2024. People at high risk of serious illness who have not yet been vaccinated should proactively consider vaccination.

For more information on vaccination, see the information provided by the municipality. The method of distributing vaccination coupons differs from city to city, so you will need to contact each city or municipality for more information.

See also here for more information (MieInfo article on vaccines)

Click here for a leaflet (produced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare) on vaccinations from September 20th.

Consultation services

For consultations in several languages, call MieCo (Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie)

Telephone number: 080-3300-8077

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except Saturdays, Sundays, commemorative days and New Year’s and New Year’s holidays)

Languages available are English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese.

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(January/224) Application Period for Prefectural Housing Tenants

2024/01/03 Wednesday Announcements, Coronavirus, Health


Application Period for January
January 1 (Wednesday) ~ January 31, 2024 (Friday)

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 January 31.

*From April 2023, applicants can move into prefectural housing without a guarantor. However, it is necessary to secure an “emergency contact person” who will play the following role. The emergency contact person is not required to pay the resident’s rent in arrears.

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


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, Ohama district) TEL: 059-222-6400

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

All information is in Japanese.