Mie Omoiyari Parking Usage Permit System ~ Extending the period of use for expectant and nursing mothers ~

三重おもいやり駐車場利用証制度について ~妊産婦の利用期間を延長します~

2023/03/13 Monday Announcements, Security

Mie Prefecture issues “Omoiyari Parking lot” usage certificates to people with disabilities, elderly people who need nursing care, expectant mothers, injured people, and others who have difficulty walking.

When using the Omoiyari Parking Lot, please post your usage card on the rearview mirror, etc., so that it can be easily seen from the outside of the car.

From April 1, 2023, we will extend the period during which pregnant and nursing mothers can use the facility so that they can go out with their infants without worry.

Before extension: From the acquisition of the mother and child health handbook(boshi kenko techo) to 1 year and 6 months after childbirth

After extension: From the acquisition of the Mother and Child Health Handbook(boshi kenko techo) to 2 years after childbirth

In the case of multiple birth (twins, triplets, etc.), up to 3 years after birth.

Click here to see the leaflet (service in Japanese only) extending the period of use for expectant and nursing mothers.

About the extension application procedures

  1. Starting March 1, 2023 (Wednesday), the Child and Welfare Department Community Welfare Division (Kodomo Fukushi-bu Chiiki Fukushi-ka) will start accepting advance applications (electronic applications and mail applications only).
  2. From April 3, 2023 (Monday), the Child and Welfare Department Community Welfare Division, prefectural welfare offices (Hokusei, Takidokai, Kihoku, Kinan), public health centers (Suzuka, Tsu, Matsusaka, Iga ), and the application (electronic application, mail application, window application) will be accepted at the counter in charge of each municipality.

*For details on the system, please see the flyers (service in Japanese only) or the prefectural website (https://www.pref.mie.lg.jp/UD/HP/73426012526_00001.htm), service in Japanese only.

If you need assistance in a foreign language, please contact the Mie Consultation Center for Foreign Residents (MieCo). The phone number is 080-3300-8077.

Contact information (Japanese only)

Mie Prefecture Child and Welfare Department Community Welfare Division

Phone number: 059-224-3349

Notice from Mie Counseling Support Center for Foreign Residents “MieCo”

2023/03/13 Monday Announcements, Security


Mie Prefecture have a consultation center for foreign residents.  If you have any problems in your daily life, please consult MieCo., all consultation matters will be confidential.  Please feel free to consult with us.

Phone consultations

Call 080-3300-8077.

When the call is connected, say your preferred language.  A translator for that language will speak to you along with the MieCo employee, resulting in a 3-person call.  Depending on the content, a specialized organization will be convened so that you can solve your problem.

Inquiries at the MieCo Service Desk

Staff who speak the language of your choice will assist you in principle.  If the staff does not speak your language, an interpreter will help over the phone.

Address: Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 UST Tsu 3F

Mie International Exchange Foundation (MIEF) at the Mie Prefectural Exchange Center (Mie Kenmin Kouryu Center)

By train: 1 minute walk from Tsu Station east exit.

By car: Parking is free for up to 30 minutes.  If it exceeds 30 minutes, a fee will be charged.

Consultation hours

Monday to Friday (closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and New Year’s holidays, between December 29th and January 3rd)

*Until March 31, 2023, appointments will be made on Sunday.

Service languages

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

Subjects that can be consulted

Visa procedures, work, health, well-being, pregnancy, paternity and maternity, education, etc.

Matters that CANNOT be consulted

Translation of documents, translation for commercial purposes and civil cases, face-to-face translation, medical translation, etc.

If you would like to consult with specialists (lawyers, clinical psychologists and Department of Immigration Control officials), click here for more details (consultation schedule between October 2022 and March 2023)

The consultation schedule from April 2023 will be announced in April on Mie Info.

Click here to view the MieCo flyer

Click here to view the MieCo Expert Consultation flyer