Beware of water accidents when going into the river


2022/04/13 Wednesday Announcements, Security

Rivers are usually a calm place that brings a lot of fun to visitors.  However, they can turn into a scary place at times.  A slight carelessness or lack of attention can lead to a serious accident.  Remember that beside the fun you must also be aware of the dangers so that you could protect yourself from accidents.

Rules when going into the river

  • If it rained a lot the day before, the water level in the river rises, increasing the danger of accidents. Do not approach the river.
  • Wear the life jacket correctly when fishing.
  • Children, in particular, when playing in the water, are inattentive and end up going into deep or dangerous parts of the river. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and both adults and children must be careful.
  • Be aware of the weather and river flow, even when playing in the water.
  • If you see a child playing in a dangerous part of the river, get their attention and instruct them to go to a safer place.

Get out of the river immediately in the following cases (signs of sudden water level rise)

  • If you see dark clouds in the sky moving in the direction where the water flows
  • If you see leaves, wood or garbage floating in the water
  • If it starts to rain
  • If you hear thunder

If it’s raining, don’t seek shelter under bridges.

Rivers are more dangerous than the sea for the following reasons.  Play safely in rivers once you fully understand the dangers.

  1. River water has less salt than sea water and contains more air, making it difficult for people to float on the surface.
  2. Rivers have a determined flow of water and more atmospheric pressure, so it’s easier to lose your balance even in the shallow parts.
  3. Unlike in beaches, there are few rivers with lifeguards or rescuers.

(April/2022) Application Period for Prefectural Housing Tenants

2022/04/13 Wednesday Announcements, Security


Application Period for January
April 1 (Friday) ~ April 30, 2022 (Saturday)

Basic information regarding prefectural housing (location, layout, rent, etc.), information regarding application procedures and other details will be available at the website below.

Click here to view PDF file (Japanese Version)

Click here to view PDF file (Portugues Version)

Click here to view PDF file (Spanish Version)

Information on eligibility criteria and prefectural housing rules and regulations can also be found clicking here (only in japanese).

*Regarding the public housing with vacancies that are not filled through the regular application, from the day after the lottery until the vacancies are filled, service will be provided on a first-come first- served basis until June 1 (Wednesday). The deadline for this supplementary registration is April 31.

Fixed period of call for prefectural housing (Every year in the same period)

Month Application Period by Post Date for selection by lottery Move in date
April Start Date~30 Mid-May July 1
July Start Date~31 Mid-August October 1
October Start Date~31 Mid-November January 1
January Start Date~31 Mid-February April 1

*The start date for each application period is scheduled for the first Tuesday or Friday of the respective month


Mie Ken Kendo Seibi-bu Jutaku Seisaku-ka Kou’ei Jutaku-han TEL: 059-224-2703 (*Inquires available only in Japanese)

See below the Consultation Center of each region

(1) Hokusei Block (Kuwana city, Kawagoe district, Yokkaichi city, Suzuka city) TEL: 059- 373- 6802

(2) Chusei Iga Block (Tsu city, Iga city) TEL: 059-221-6171

(3) Nansei-Higashi Kishu Block (Matsusaka city, Ise city, Owase city, Kumano city, Mihama district) TEL: 059-222-6400