Follow the “Five Rules for Safe Bicycle Use”


2024/05/21 Tuesday Announcements, Security

When riding a bicycle, follow the five rules below

  1. Generally, the cyclists should ride on the roadway

Maintaining to ride on the left  side of the road.

You can ride on sidewalks where there are “bicycles allowed” signs, but pedestrians have the right of way!

  • Bicycles are considered “light vehicles”.
  • On roads where there is a distinction between the sidewalk and the roadway, you should generally ride on the roadway.
  • Ride on the left side of the road.
  • If there is a road sign that says “bicycles allowed”, you can ride on the sidewalk, but ride slowly on the roadway side at a speed that allows you to stop immediately.
  • When riding on the sidewalk, give priority to pedestrians.
  1. Obey traffic lights and stop signs at intersections and check for safety
  • Always obey traffic lights at intersections.
  • Always stop at stop signs and check for safety.
  1. Turn on your headlights at night
  • If you don’t turn on your headlights, you won’t be able to see ahead.
  • It’s very dangerous as it will be difficult for others to see you.
  • Turn on your headlights at night and use reflective materials.
  1. Drinking and driving is prohibited.
  • Just like driving a car, you should not drive if you have consumed alcohol.
  1. Wear a helmet
  • Riding helmets reduce damage in the event of a traffic accident.
  • Wear a helmet when riding a bicycle.

Click here to see the pamphlet (in Japanese only).

For more information, contact

Mie-ken Kankyo Seikatsu-bu Kurashi/Koutsu Anzen-ka Koutsu Anzen-han (三重県 環境生活部 くらし・交通安全課 交通安全班)

Telephone number: 059-224-2410

Mie Prefectural Tsu Technical College – registrations open for the automotive painting and sheet metal course in October

2024/05/21 Tuesday Announcements, Security

三重県立津高等技術学校 自動車板金・塗装科10月生を募集します。

The sheet metal and automotive painting course is part of the process of restoring and rebuilding damaged vehicles to their original state.  Lasting 5 months, students will acquire knowledge and skills in sheet metal and automotive painting, which they can use to find employment in these sectors..

Training period

October 10, 2024 – March 5, 2025 (9:30-15:40)

The tuition fee is free

However, there is a cost of approximately 10,000 yen required for items such as protective equipment and disaster insurance, which are the property of the student.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Those who applied for a job at the Public Employment Security Office (Hello Work).
  • Foreigners with residence status that does not restrict their employment activities.

*However, candidates must be able to carry on a daily conversation in Japanese and read and write Hiragana.

  • Those who have no or little work experience.
  • Those who wish to work and must be professionally independent..

To participate in the training course, you will need an instruction, recommendation, or supporting instruction from the head of the Public Employment Security Office (Kokyo Jigyou Antei Shocho -公共職業安定所長).

For details on the selection procedure, please refer to the application guide..

Registration guide (Portuguese)

Registration guide (Spanish)

Registration guide (English)

Registration guide (Japanese)

Click here to see the pamphlet for the registration (Japanese).

For information, contact

Tsuji, head of the Sheet Metal and Automotive Painting Department, Tsu Technical School

〒514-0817 Tsu-shi Takachaya Komori-cho 1176-2