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Launch of service of the Kagoshima City Consultation Desk for Foreign residents

Posted:July 22, 2022

Kagoshima City Consultation Desk for Foreign residents opened in Kagoshima City on July 1st. The desk is open to foreign residents of Kagoshima City and provides consultation services for daily life such as status of residence, work, illness, childbirth, child-rearing, and children's education. You can consult in 16 languages and easy Japanese. Consultations are free of charge.

Methods of consultation

(1) Consultation at the desk

Location: 19-18 Kajiya-cho, Kagoshima City (1 F, International Friendship Center Kagoshima)

(2) Consultation by phone

TEL: 090-9407-2266

Open hours: 9:00~16:00 Tuesday through Saturday

For more information, please see the Kagoshima International Exchange Foundation (KIEX) website.


■Information on other organizations■ Please cooperate with our needs assessment for evening classes at junior high schools

Posted:July 22, 2022

Kagoshima Prefectural Board of Education is conducting a questionnaire survey to consider the needs and possibility of the establishment of evening classes at junior high schools. We would appreciate your cooperation. If you know of anyone who may be interested, please send this questionnaire to them. Questionaries can be sent back by filling out the form on the home page or by faxing the sheet.

There are also English and Chinese versions of the questionnaire in addition to the Japanese one.

For more information, please see the Kagoshima Prefectural Board of Education website.


Consultations for Foreign Residents in Okinoerabu

Posted:June 3, 2022

Foreign residents who are residing in Okinoerabu are welcome to come for a consultation in regard to any problems they are facing or are unsure of.

Two consultants (from Vietnam & Japan) will listen to your questions with complete confidentiality. Your questions will not be discussed elsewhere.

If you would like to book an appointment, please contact us via phone or email.

(Emails should only be sent in English, Japanese or Vietnamese).

Unreserved consultations are possible, but please be aware that those who have booked will take priority.


Sunday, 12 June 2022


11:00 to 17:00


Yui Hall, Wadomari Town Hall (1F)

No 10 Wadomari-cho, Oshima-gun, 891-9112,


Tel: 070-7662-4541

E-mail: kiasoudan@gmail.com

(Please let us know your name, contact details and a short summary of what you want to enquire about!)

Consultations for Foreign Residents in Okinoerabu.pdf

Release of 'Guidebook on Living and Working for foreign nationals' by the Immigration Services Agency of Japan

Posted:March 31, 2022

The 'Guidebook on Living and Working'contains various essential information for living in Japan. Revisions to the design have been made to the Japanese, Easy Japanese, and English editions of the guide.

The other guidebooks, available in several different languages, are scheduled to be published sequentially.

Please feel free to give them a look at the link below:

Immigration Services Agency of Japan「Guidebook on Living and Working」(15 languages available)


Free legal consultation for foreign residents

Posted:March 25, 2022

Organised by an Administrative Scrivener from Kagoshima Prefecture and supported by the Kagoshima International Association

TIME 13:00 - 16:00 Generally held on the 3rd Sunday of each month


Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens' Exchange Center 1F Meeting Room

14-50 Yamashita-cho, Kagoshima City, Kagoshima, 892-0816

To apply for appointments, or enquire about this service, please contact the Kagoshima Prefectural Administrative Scrivener Office.


TEL: 099-253-6500 | FAX: 099-213-7033 Email: kgyosei@po.minc.ne.jp

A professional administrative scrivener can answer:

  1. Renewal or change of Status of Residence
  2. Procedures relating to international marriage or residence
  3. Bringing family members from home country
  4. Other questions in regard to the administrative procedures of citizenship, immigration and residency.

Please view the flyer for further information.

Free legal consultation for foreign residents.pdf



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