- LIVING IN SHIBUYA
Foreign Language Counseling
Foreign language counseling offered by administrative organizations
Immigration Information Center
The Immigration Services Agency provides information and consultation concerning immigration and visa matters.
English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, etc.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Closed on public holidays and during the New Year’s period (from December 29 through January 3).
☎ 0570-013904 (For IP phones and PHS phones, or from overseas: 03-5796-7112)
5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku
Human Rights Counseling Offices for Foreigners, Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau
Provided by the Legal Affairs Bureau, this consultation service specifically addresses foreign residents’ human rights.
○Languages and Hours
English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Spanish, Indonesian and Thai
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except during the New Year’s period)
2nd Kudan Common Government Office Bldg., 1-1-15 Kudan-Minami, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Metropolitan Foreign Residents’ Advisory Center
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government offers consultation on a wide variety of subjects such as daily living, metropolitan government programs, laws, traffic accidents and taxes.
○Languages and Consultation Hours
English on Monday through Friday, Chinese on Tuesdays and Fridays, Korean on Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 5 p.m.
English, 5320-7744; Chinese, 5320-7766; Korean, 5320-7700
TMG No. 1 Bldg., Third Floor, 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
• Advisory Service for Foreign Workers (page 188)
• Tokyo Metropolitan Government Labor Consultation Center (page 188)
• Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners (page 188)
• Tokyo Metropolitan Foreign Languages Medical Information Services (page 52)
• Tokyo Metropolitan Emergency Interpreting Services (page 52)
• Telephone Information Services of the Tokyo Fire Department (page 52)
• Metropolitan Police Department Telephone Counseling Center for Foreigners (page 18)
• Postal Services Information (page 184)
• Telephone Information Service on Driver’s Licenses (page 198)
Foreign language counseling by federations, the private sector, etc.
Japan Legal Support Center
Legal consultation and referrals are offered free of charge for those who need to solve legal problems. In addition, for those with financial difficulties, free legal consultation, referrals and financial loans for legal expenses are offered as necessary.
○Japan Legal Support Center Tokyo (Shinjuku)
☎ 0570-078301, or 050-3383-5300 for IP phones (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
Address: Stec Joho Bldg. 13F, 1-24-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Telephone consultation on tuberculosis is available for foreign residents in Japan.
English, Chinese, Korean (reservation required), Vietnamese, Burmese (morning only), and Nepalese (mornings of the second and fourth Tuesdays only)
Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
1-3-12 Kanda-Misakicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo Tourist Information Center (Tokyo i)
The Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau offers tourist information in English.
Daily, except during the New Year’s period, 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
TMG No. 1 Bldg., 2-8-1 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Japan National Tourism Organization Tourist Information Center (JNTO TIC)
Information on tourism throughout Japan is available.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (excluding January 1)
Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1st Floor, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo English Life Line
Consultation on general daily life problems is available.
Daily, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Consultation on daily life problems is available.
English and other languages (more than 18 languages)
On a 24-hour basis
• AMDA International Medical Information Center (page 52)
• NTT East Information Service (page 180)
Directory of Foreign Language Counseling Services / Telephone Directory
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