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.

You can make a reservation for the third dose of the vaccine even without having the vaccination ticket

2022/03/01 Tuesday Announcements, Security


Mie Prefecture is carrying out mass vaccination for the third dose of the covid vaccine.  From 9 am on March 1, 2022, even people who haven’t received a “third dose vaccination ticket” will also be able to make a reservation (people with a vaccination ticket can also make a reservation).

People who can receive the vaccine without the vaccination ticket

People living in Mie  Prefecture who received the second dose at least 6 months ago and who meet 1 of the items below:

  • Being elderly over 65 years old
  • Being pregnant (including women who live in other prefectures but will return to Mie for delivery)
  • Be a relative of a pregnant woman

Documents required to receive the vaccine without the vaccination ticket

  • First dose vaccination certificate (Vaccine Shoka Sesshu-zumi Shoumeisho -ワクチン初回接種済証明書)
  • Identification document (driver’s license etc)

If you received the first and second dose abroad, you will need to present a document proving the date, number of doses and the type of vaccine.  People who have received the first and second doses from companies other than Pfizer, Moderna and Astrazeneca will not be able to receive the third dose.

Vaccination Sites

Tsukki Dome (ツッキードーム), Tsu City

Yokkaichi University, Yokkaichi City

Kenei Sun Arena, Ise City

How to make a reservation

Make a reservation via the website or by phone.

Online Booking

Mie’s Takeda/Moderna mass vaccination reservation website:

Reservation by phone

Mie Shinzato Coronavirus Vacine Sesshu Hotline (9am to 9pm everyday): 059-224-2825 (in Japanese only)

If you would like assistance in other languages ​​(Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Vietnamese, Chinese, English), call Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vacine Soudan Dial: 080-3123-9173 (Sunday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm)