Mie Prefecture Wants to Know Your Opinion about Junior High School Evening Class (Yakan Chuugaku)


2022/08/09 Tuesday Announcements, Education

The Mie Education Committee is looking into the possibility of establishing a Junior High School Evening Classes (Yakan Chugaku – 夜間中学)* in the prefecture. The officials are gathering the opinions of as many people as possible through this survey to prepare related documents to analyze whether to set-up a Junior High evening classes. The government asks for everyone’s cooperation.

* Yakan Chugaku is a junior high school where classes are held in the evening hours.

View the survey here (click on your preferred language)

Survey Period

July 15th to September 9th, 2022

People who can join the evening class

Must be 15 years old and:

  • Failed to graduate from primary school (shogakko) and/or high school (chugakko)
  • Foreigners who cannot go to colleges (koko) because they do not have a high school graduation certificate.

About the evening class

  • The monthly fee is free
  • There are classes 5 times a week or every day
  • Class content is the same as in day schools
  • Classes are taught by qualified teachers
  • If the entire curriculum is completed, the student will have graduated from chugakko

Example of class schedules

  • 17:45~ (Orientation)
  • 17:55~ (First period), 40 minutes
  • 18:40~ (Second period), 40 minutes
  • 19:30~ (Third period), 40 minutes
  • 20:15~ (Fourth period), 40 minutes
  • 20:55~ End of class for the day

* Currently, the Mie government is gathering participants for Manamie: Mie Teaching Night School. Click here for more details.

Contact (Japanese only)

Mie-ken Kyoiku Iinkai Jimukyoku Shochugakko Kyoiku-ka

(三重県教育委員会事務局 小中学校教育課)

TEL: 059-224-2963

Infection Control Measures Thorough Alert

2022/08/09 Tuesday Announcements, Education


The number of coronavirus cases is increasing dramatically. As of July 21, 2022 (Thursday), Mie Prefecture has reported more than 2,000 cases. The number of people requiring hospitalization is also increasing. The occupancy rate of hospital beds is close to the 40% mark.

If the coronavirus infection continues to rise, the medical infrastructure could be overwhelmed. Mie’s government is working to acquire more beds and stop the pandemic by taking basic prevention measures in nursing homes and other institutions.

To all the residents of Mie

  1. Use opportunities to get vaccinated

Try to take the third dose if you haven’t already, and if you are elderly or at risk, try to take the fourth. Especially if you live with the elderly or plan to return home to your parents, consider getting the vaccine as soon as possible.

  1. Take basic infection preventive measures

Reinforce appropriate infection control measures according to the situation, such as wearing a face mask and disinfecting hands.

Fully implement “mask dinner” (Mask Kaishoku) and “silent meal” (Mokushoku), remove the mask only when eating and drinking, wear a mask when speaking, and do not speak when eating without a mask. Ventilate the room frequently, even when using the air conditioner.

  1. Take measures not to pass the infection on to the elderly and other groups at risk of worsening covid

Wear a face mask when meeting with seniors. If you run into an elderly person you don’t often see when you return to your parents’ house, take steps like getting tested before you leave and avoid meeting up if you’re feeling unwell.

To all entrepreneurs and traders

  1. Take preventive measures within the work environment

Employees must be informed about preventive measures, such as keeping the environment ventilated and wearing face masks.

It is recommended that employees who are in poor physical condition either return home early or visit a medical facility.

The government urges employers to create an environment where employees can easily consult if they are feeling unwell.

  1. Measures in asylums and other institutions

Please reinforce basic infection control measures with employees. Consider using social testing for rapid detection of infected people.

 Click here to view the Infection Control Measures Thorough Alert (Kansen Boshi Kodo Tettei Alert – 感染防止行動徹底アラート)

Contact Information

  • If you are having difficulties with booking the vaccine:

Call the “Mie Coronavirus Vaccine Inquiry Line for Foreigners” – Mie Gaikokujin Corona Vaccine Soudan Dial (みえ外国人コロナワクチン相談ダイアル)

TEL: 080-3123-9173

Service: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm

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

  • If you are struggling with the coronavirus:

Call MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie

TEL: 080-3300-8077

Service: open from Sunday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm

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