(2021) Workshop on consumer damage aiming foreign residents


2021/01/18 Monday Announcements, Seminars and Events

In Mie Prefecture there is a high percentage of foreign residents and the number of people of foreign nationality living in Japan in temporary or permanent condition is growing.

Considering this number many incidents of involvement in issues related to the consumerist trend of foreign residents are arising.

With a view to provide support to people of foreign nationality to live safely and stably workshops will be carried out in areas with large concentration of foreigners.

  1. Date: February 13, 2019 (Saturday) 10:10a.m. to 11:10a.m. (reception begins at 9:50 a.m.)
  2. Location: Research Center for supporting children in Matsusaka (Matsusaka-shi Kodomo shien Kenkyu Center)
    * Can be changed depending on the status of the infection with the new coronavirus.
  3. Subject: Protect yourself against problems related to contracts!
    Panelists: Staff from Consumer Life Center Section of Safety and Subsistence Mie Prefecture Department of Environment (Mie-ken Kankyo Seikatsu-bu Kurashi Koutsu ansen-ka Shouhi Seikatsu Center-han)
    Workshop content: Explanations related to prevention of damages to consumers offering pamphlets in many idioms, screening of incidents through DVD, question and answer session, among others.
    *Interpreters for Portuguese, Filipino, English, Chinese and Indonesian will be available.
  4. Target audience: Foreign residents living in Mie Prefecture or people seeking support
  5. Capacity: 30 people (first come first serve basis)
  6. Participation is free of charge
  7. How to register
    Fill in the required items on the back of the pamphlet and submit it to Mie International Foundation Exchange by FAX or e-mail until February 5 (friday).
  8. Address for contact and registration
    Okumura and Ikari from Mie International Exchange Foundation
    TEL: 059-223-5006  FAX: 059-223-5007  E-mail: mief@mief.or.jp
    Homepage: http://www.mief.or.jp/
    Click here to open the PDF
  9. Organization Mie Prefecture
    Project realization (Management) Mie International Exchange Foundation (MIEF)

IMPORTANT! Declaration of the State of Emergency Alert in Mie on January 14, 2021

2021/01/18 Monday Announcements, Seminars and Events


The government issued a state of emergency for Tokyo, Kansai, Aichi, Gifu and other regions due to the sudden increase in coronavirus cases mainly in large centers.

Due to the severity of the situation, Mie Prefecture has intensified Mie Prefecture ver.8 guidelines (in Japanese only) and issued the “New Coronavirus Emergency Status in Mie” to protect everyone’s health and life  the citizens.

The state of emergency period will last until February 7, 2021. See the request from the authorities below.

1 – To all the citizens of Mie

  1. Preventive measures
  • Avoid going to restaurants, clubs, karaoke and other establishments even with family members due to the risk of infection.
  • When leaving the province to go to work or attend schools, avoid crowds and busy times in restaurants and others places.
  • There are cases where young people pass the coronavirus to family and friends without showing symptoms. Try to take all necessary preventive measures.
  1. Social isolation
  • The Mie government asks all citizens of Mie to avoid going to other provinces, including regions in a state of emergency and with reduced office hours, except in cases of extreme need.

Click here for information on prevention measures in multiple languages ​​and easy Japanese.

Click here to open coronavirus-related information in Mie Info.

2 – To all Non-residents of Mie

  • Mie’s government asks all citizens residing in other provinces, including regions in a state of emergency and with reduced office hours, to come to Mie only in cases of dire need.
  • The authorities ask everyone to check the guidelines of the place where they live before leaving home, and to think carefully if it is really necessary to prevent the spread of the virus.

3 – Respect for human rights

Illegal acts of discrimination, prejudice and violence (ijime) against people from other provinces who came to Mie to work or study, health care providers and their families, foreigners living in Japan, among other citizens, are a violation of human rights.

Avoid acts of prejudice, discrimination, violation of human rights, abuse and violence against others.

Contact information for service desks

 <Support in several languages>

 MieCo, Consultation Center for Foreign Residents in Mie

Phone: 080-3300-8077

Monday to Friday and Sundays (closed on Saturdays and public holidays), from 9 am to 5 pm