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Personal resident tax for foreign residents

Posted:July 31, 2021

What is the resident tax?

The resident tax is a tax that must be paid to the local municipal office for foreigners having a

domicile within Japan as of January 1, and earned income that is above a certain amount.

If you are employed by a company, the company is to process the payment after deducting the tax from your wage.

If the obligatory resident tax payment due is delinquent, the taxpayer may not be able to renew their foreign residency during that period.


If you have any questions, please contact your local municipal office.

Please see the link below for details.

Ministry of Internal affairs and communications


Official Facebook and Twitter in English of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Posted:July 17, 2021

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) has just launched the official Facebook and Twitter in English! Follow page to get Covid 19 and covid vaccine information.

・Twitter  https://twitter.com/MHLWitter_en

・Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/Ministry-of-HealthLabour-and-Welfare-Government-of-Japan-106415068328162

For MHLW' official website in English, feel free to acces this link for more information→


Covid-19 Vaccine Consultation Desk

Posted:April 17, 2021

Foreigners can also receive the Covid-19 vaccine for free. Your municipal government will issue vaccine vouchers, which you can use to receive the vaccine.

If you have questions regarding the Covid-19 vaccination program, please contact the following call centres.

1. General concerns regarding the vaccine voucher, vaccination process, or vaccination centres etc.

  • List of Municipal Consultation Call Centres:


2. Technical or medical concerns such as vaccination side effects.

Kagoshima Prefectural Vaccination Call Centre

  • TEL: 099-833-3221 (Covid-19 Call Centre)
  • Operating Hours: 10:00 - 17:00 (Including weekends and public holidays)

※English, Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Spanish, and Portuguese consultations available.

3. Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Vaccine Call Centre

  • TEL: 0120-761-770 (Toll-free)
  • Operating Hours: 9:00 - 21:00 (Including weekends and public holidays)
  • Japanese, English, Mandarin, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish: 9:00 - 21:00
  • Thai: 9:00 - 18:00
  • Vietnamese: 10:00 - 19:00

Latest Covid-19 vaccine information by Kagoshima Prefecture [Japanese only]


Kagoshima Prefecture's Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents (070-7662-4541) will respond to other everyday issues and concerns.

Japanese Language and Culture Class for Foreign Residents Now accepting applications for class starting May 2021!

Posted:April 13, 2021

Japanese Language and Culture Class for Foreign Residents Now accepting applications for class starting May 2021

Now accepting applications for class starting May 2021 !

Class Schedule

  • Wed Morning Class (10:00 a.m. ~ 11:30 a.m.)
  • Thu Evening Class (6:30 p.m. ~ 8:00 p.m.)

Class Size

Maximum of 15 students per class

Unique Features

More than one teacher per class; difficulty level, teaching methods

and lesson contents will be tailored according to the students'

Japanese language proficiency and their preferences and requests.


A lump sum of 1,000 yen for a total of 10 classes



Application Form



Kagoshima International Association
Kagoshima Prefectural Citizens Exchange Center 1F

TEL: 099‐221‐6620 / Fax:099‐221‐6643
E-mail: kia.nihongo@gmail.com



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