Beware of cyber crimes!


2022/03/01 Tuesday Announcements, Security

February 1st to March 18th is “Cyber ​​Security Month”.

There are many cybersecurity-related problems such as information leakage damage caused by suspicious emails and leakage of personal information.  Learn about cybercrime and be careful not to fall victim to this crime.

  1. Beware of phishing scams

“Phishing” is the act of sending a fake email to the sender, making them link to a fake page, and stealing important personal information like credit card number, account information, etc., with fake forms.  Recently, phishing scams using SMS are also on the rise.

Examples of fraud

  • Unauthorized remittance via internet banking
  • Unauthorized purchase through e-commerce
  • Stolen personal information used for criminal acts, etc.

Flyers (Beware of phishing scams – Phishing Sagi ni Chui – フィッシング詐欺に注意)

Preventive measures

  • Do not open written links in emails. Always open the pages through the official links.  You can use the bookmarks bar for this.
  • Install antivirus programs and always update to the latest version.
  • Use websites and apps that have security functions (one-time password, biometric app authentication, multi-factor authentication, etc.)
  1. The number of cases of targeted email attacks are increasing

Targeted email attacks with the aim of stealing confidential information from specific organizations or individuals are occurring frequently.  If you are infected with a virus by this type of attack, not only your company information but also information of related companies could leak, or a cyber attack could occur to these companies, which could result in great economic loss.

Route of virus infections

  • Through email attachments
  • Through links that contain the virus etc.

Open request methods (from malicious files/links)

  • Contact center about products and services
  • Security alerts from public institutions etc.

Preventive measures

  • Be wary of emails with attachments, regardless of the sender.
  • If you’re worried, check with the sender of the email’s contents before opening it.

Flyers (targeted e-mail attacks are happening frequently – Hyouteki-gata Mail Kougeki ga Tahatsu-chu – 標的型メール攻撃が多発中!)

For inquiries

MieCo (Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents)

Tel: 080-3300-8077

Monday to Friday and Sundays (closed on Saturdays and holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm

Support in the following languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese.

Screening and conversation event of a documentary movie about multicultural coexistence in Mie Prefecture

2022/03/01 Tuesday Announcements, Security


Mie Prefecture produced the movie “Crossroad (クロスロード)” so that everyone knows better what multicultural coexistence is.  This is a documentary film that captured everyday scenes of foreigners living in Mie.

The city hall is inviting people to participate in the online screening and talking to those involved.

* In the movie, there will be an easy Japanese subtitles (yasashii nihongo – やさしい日本語).

Date: March 5, 2022 (Saturday), from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

How to participate: Online (via Zoom)


1:30 pm – Start of screening entry

2:00pm to 2:05pm – Opening of the event

2:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – Film screening

2:45pm to 3:30pm – Conversation with the director and workshop members who participated in the creation of the film

 Capacity: 100 people (first come, first served)

 Participation fee: Free

How to register: register through the registration URL ( or through the QR Code on the flyer until March 2 (Wednesday)


Mie International Exchange Foundation (MIEF)

TEL: 059-223-5006


Screening Ceremony Flyer and Talk Event

About the screening (Mie homepage)