Mie Prefecture’s “Reinfection Prevention Priority Period” (March 7, 2022 to March 21, 2022)


2022/03/11 Friday Announcements, Coronavirus

Although infection prevention measures in Mie Prefecture have ended, it is still necessary to be careful and take appropriate measures.  Mie Prefecture announced the “Reinfection Prevention Priority Period ” (Saikakudai Soshi Juten Kikan – 再拡大阻止重点期間), in Japanese only, between March 7 and 21, 2022, and asks for everyone’s cooperation.

March is a month with plenty of activities that gathers a lot of people due to graduations, transfer from the workplace, etc.  There is also an increase in dining out in groups due to events such as farewell parties (soubetsu-kai).  This type of event increases the risk of infection.  In mid-January, many people became infected with the virus after attending New Year’s parties and coming-of-age ceremonies..

To prevent the virus from returning, the government asks everyone to take the necessary preventive measures, such as having meals with few people for a short period and always wear a facemask.

Taking the third dose of the vaccine is an effective method of lowering the risk of infection.  For more details, see the information “You can make a reservation for the third dose of the vaccine even without having the vaccination ticket”.


To all the residents of Mie Prefecture

  • When eating, wear your facemask during meal breaks or after eating and avoid talking to other people.
  • When having meals with a group, limit the number of people per table to up to 4 people.
  • Finish meals within 2 hours
  • Go to establishments accredited by “Anshin Mieria”, Mie’s hospitality and safety facility certification system.
  • If you meet the conditions to receive a third dose of the vaccine, try to get vaccinated
  • If you experience any changes in your physical condition, avoid going out and take measures such as wearing a facemask at home or spending time in a separate room.

Consultation desks

  • If you are having problems due to the coronavirus:

Call MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie (TEL: 080-3300-8077).

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you are having difficulties with making a reservation for the vaccine:

Call Mie’s “Coronavirus Vaccine Consultation Line for Foreigners”.

Support Languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai and Japanese

  • If you have questions about vaccine side effects:

Call the “Coronavirus Vaccine Side Effects Call Center” (TEL: 059-224-3326).

Support languages: English, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Beware of fires!

2022/03/11 Friday Announcements, Coronavirus


Durn winter, there is a high probability of fire occurrence.  Between March 1 and 7, 2022, the “Spring National Fire Prevention Campaign” (Shunki Zenkoku Kasai Yobo Undo – 春季全国火災予防運動) will be held.  During this time, check your home’s fire alarms.  Also, take appropriate measures to prevent fires.

About residential fire alarms

According to the Fire Service Act and the fire prevention regulations of each municipality, it is mandatory to install “residential fire alarms” in every house in the prefecture.  Residential fire alarms are tools that protect your family and home from a fire by sounding an alarm in the event of a fire.

If your home doesn’t already have a fire alarm, install an alarm.  In homes that already have a residential fire alarm installed, verify if it is working properly.  The battery life is around 10 years.

Let’s Install a Home Fire Alarm (Flyer)

10 points to prevent fires and save lives

  1. Don’t smoke cigarettes when in bed or lying down
  2. Do not place flammable materials near kerosene heaters
  3. Always stay close to the stove when using it
  4. Clean dust from outlets and disconnect unused cords
  5. Use heaters and stoves with safety devices
  6. Regularly inspect residential fire alarms
  7. Keep rooms tidy and organized and use fireproof clothing, curtains and bedding to prevent the spread of fire
  8. Install a fire extinguisher and check how to use it
  9. Elderly people and people with disabilities should always know about evacuation routes and methods
  10. Participate in disaster prevention drills in the region where you live and take fire prevention measures

 10 points to protect your life from house fires (flyers), from the website of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (Shobo-cho – 消防庁)