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The page provides you with updates of events and activities to be held by the Miyazaki International Foundation.

2017/3/9 15:42:27 (70 reads)

The Miyazaki International Foundation will be hosting beginner level Japanese courses for foreign residents.

◊Dates & Times:
Apr. 11 (Tue) – Jul. 11 (Tue) 2017, Every Tuesday & Thursday
10:10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 25 Sessions in Total
◊Location: CARINO Miyazaki, 9th Floor
◊Target: Those who wish to start learning from Hiragana & Katakana
◊Class Fee: FREE
◊Course Materials Fee : 2,160 yen(not including tax)
◊To Apply: Fill out the necessary application form and return it by post or fax
◊Inquiries & Application: Contact the Miyazaki International Foundation

Application Form(PDF)

2015/9/29 11:52:56 (635 reads)

Individual Numbers so called “My Number” are issued under the Social Security and Tax Number System, which is the base for linking and putting together personal information dispersed across multiple agencies under the name of the person it belongs to. The System serves as social infrastructure to improve the efficiency and transparency of the social security and tax systems, bring greater convenience to the public, and create a fair and just society. Foreigners registered as residents in Japan (mid-term residents, special permanent residents, etc.) will also receive their Individual Numbers. You will sequentially be notified of your 12-digit Social Security and Tax Number (also called “My Number”), beginning in October 2015. As for foreign residents who will enter Japan in and after October, 2015 and go through resident registration for the first time, individual numbers will be issued after the moving-in procedure at a municipal office. 
Use of the Social Security and Tax Number for any purposed that is not stipulated by law and providing numbers to others are prohibited.
The Social Security and Tax Number will serve you for your lifetime. Please take proper steps to protect it.

・URL : (English)
・Call center 0570-20-0291 (English / Chinese / Korean / Spanish / Portuguese)
From 1 October 2015 through 31 March 2016]
Monday to Friday 9:30 - 20:00 Weekends / holidays 9:30 - 17:30
(Not available during the New Year’s holiday)
*This is not a toll-free number.

2013/6/14 13:08:05 (1366 reads)

■From July 1st 2013, the way to post on our Message Board will change.

USER: Register/Login

USER: Directly make a post to the message board

USER: Send the information to the Miyazaki International Foundation (MIF)

MIF: MIF will verify its contents

MIF: MIF will upload the post to the Message Board

Please use the button below to send us your posts.
*MIF will decide which posts to be uploaded. However, MIF will not be responsible for any communications made between the poster and relative parties.

■Former User-IDs and Passwords
Due to the changes mentioned above, former User IDs & passwords became invalid.
We will delete all personal information (E-mail addresses, user names, passwords etc.) used for Message Board registration previously.

■The content of posts should be limited to the following categories:
 International Exchange (Ex. Notice for a salsa dance party)
 International Cooperation (Ex. Announcement for a study tour briefing session)
 Language Learning (Ex. I’m looking to teach …/ Please teach me …)
 Selling/Gifting of Items (Ex. I’m selling…/I’m giving…/ I’m looking to buy… /Please give me…)
 Recruiting Members for International Exchange Groups etc.

*Job ads should comply with immigration laws and ordinances. Also, please take necessary precautions to prevent contract related troubles. (Ex. Clearly state that you are only seeking “individuals that possess a proper working visa.”)

*Display period is 2weeks. *Post limit is 500 characters.

2013/4/13 11:27:17 (1228 reads)

At Houterasu, they give guidance and information about : Divorce, Labor, visa status etc.. They have started service in multiple languages.

*Free except for cost of call.
*Consultation can be made anonymously.


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2012/6/13 16:57:18 (1372 reads)

News for Foreign Residents in Japan !
On July 9th, 2012, the Alien Registration Act will be abolished and a new residency management system will be put into place. Under the new system, the Basic Resident Act will applied to foreign residents, and foreign residents with a mid- to long-term “Status of Residence” will be issued Resident Cards in place of the current Alien Registration Cards. Anyone interested in learning about this new system in detail can check the web pages listed below, phone the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Call Center, or pick up a pamphlet at the International Foundation.

• MIC Information - Regarding the Basic Resident Act

• Ministry of Justice - Information Regarding the New Residency Management System

• MIC - Foreign Resident Basic Resident Act Call Center
Tel: 0570-066-630
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
*Multi-lingual Support is Available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish and Portuguese

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