Beware of reviews (kuchikomi) trouble


2019/02/18 Monday Announcements

Although word-of-mouth or reviews can be helpful when looking for shops and goods, if you cannot judge whether the information is correct or true and can only rely on what was written, there is a possibility and risk of getting into trouble with an evil vendor.

[Example of trouble]

I saw an advertisement in social media that says “loose weight simply by drinking” and “Ongoing free trial”. I applied for the free trial. However, there was no effect even when I drank it so I thought of stopping the trial but it seems that I was automatically subscribed and I was charged for the price.

<Attention points for Kuchikomi>

  1. For goods and services that are difficult to understand with advertisement alone, please understand the contents carefully before purchasing.
  2. Sometimes individuals are asked by business operators to write reviews. Let’s not rely only on what was written on the reviews “word of mouth”, do the research on the items and its contents thoroughly.
  3. There is no cooling-off system in mail order such as online shopping. Before purchasing, let’s check the rules of cancellation / return of goods and whether the subscription is conditional.
  4. If you are asked by business operators to write reviews on your blog etc., do not write a review about a product without any basis.

Consultation window for people having troubles

Consumer hotline

TEL: 188
*When making a phone call, an announcement will flow, and will lead you to your local municipal consumption consultation desk or the Mie prefecture consumer affairs center.

Source: 消費者庁 「口コミトラブル」を加工して作成
This article was produced based on Consumer Affairs Agency ‘Word-of-mouth troubles’ post.

Vacancies for Metal Molding Course – First term of 2019

2019/02/18 Monday Announcements

三重県立津高等技術学校 金属成形科 2019年度 前期生募集

※Recruitment information in other language (Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, English) is also available at the bottom of the page.

Target employment place・Contents of work

  • Iron structure = welding, machining and thin metal sheets processing
  • Metal pieces production= welding and press working
  • Steel products manufacturing= metal sheet production process


  1. JIS welding certification (SA-2F basic grade)
  2. Certification of skill training course of gas welding registered by <Mie Labor Bureau Director Registration Teacher Institution (Mie Labor Bureau No. 17-4)>
  3. Certification of safety and health special education in Arc Welding.
  4. Safety and health special education certificate completion (free grinding, replacement etc.)
  5. (Optional) Slinging skill training course certificate <Registration training institution of Mie Labor Bureau (Mie Labor Bureau No. 20-2)>
  • Number of participants: 10
  • Training period
    April 5, 2019 (Friday) – September 5th, 2019 (Thursday) 6 months
    (Except Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays and days on which the prescribed training is not conducted)
    Training time: 8:30 ~ 15:40
  • Cost
    Tuition is FREE
    At the time of the entrance procedure, work expenditure, protective equipment, disaster insurance etc. will cost 20,000 yen
    For those who will take the JIS welding license, the exam fee is approx. 10,000 yen
  • Target Participants
    Those who are motivated to acquire skills and find employment in the metal forming department, who fall under any of the following:
    1 – A foreign nationals who have a status of residence with no restrictions on employment activities
    ※ However, they must have a daily conversation level in Japanese, and can read and write Hiragana
    2 – Those who do not have work experience or less experience
  • Vocational training entrance screening
    Those who wish to join the training must participate in the entrance examination.
  1. Entrance Selection Date
    First entry screening: February 15, 2019 (Friday)
    Second entry screening: March 7, 2019 (Thursday)
    Third Entry screening: March 25, 2019 (Monday)
    (Please note that the second and third screening will not be implemented if the number of participants has already reached the capacity.)
  2. For those who wish to participate in the entrance examination, please consult the Public Employment Security Office (Hello Work).
    In addition, please contact the school by 5 pm the day before the entrance selection day.
  3. The entrance examination content is suitability test, hiragana test, individual interview.
  4. Please come to the Tsu technical school by 9 o’clock on the day of the opening date.
  5. On the examination day be sure to bring:
    Writing material (black ballpoint pen, pencil, eraser)
    Personal Seal (Shachihata model will not be accepted)
    Residence card (only for foreign nationals)
    Hello Work Card and one of the following:
    (1)For those receiving unemployment insurance, the KOYO HOKEN JUKYU SHIKAKUSHA-SHO
    (2) For those who graduated from a new high school, a survey form (for employment)
    (3)Employment consultation card if you graduated from a new junior high school,
    (4) For those other than mentioned above, bring identification card (car license, health insurance card, etc.)
  • Admission procedure
    (1) A school decision notice will be mailed only to successful applicants.
    (2) Enclose the enrollment decision notification letter and mail the document “For those planning to enter the school”. Please proceed according to the entrance procedure described in that document.
    (3) We can not respond to inquiries about entry acceptance by phone etc.
  •  Closest access through public transport
    JR= 15 min on foot from Takachaya Station
    Kintetsu= get off at Hisai station, higashi guchi (west exit), take a bus from Sanko bus to Kumozu Koukan-cho or Karasu Koen, get off at Takachaya Danchi Mae and walk for 5 minutes.
  • Place for information, registration and course performing
    〒514-0817 Tsu-shi, Takachaya Komori-cho 1176-2 Mie Kenritsu Tsu Kouto Gijutsu Gakko
    Kinzoku Seikei-ka Nyukou Tanto: Hiraga, Maeda (people in charge of metal modeling course)
    TEL 059-234-3135  FAX 059-234-3668


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