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【Local municipal office】Open from Monday to Friday(8:30 am – 5 pm), as a general rule.
*This varies by municipality.

Municipality Address Nearest station Phone
Adachi-ku 1-17-1 Chuo-honcho, Adachi-ku Umejima 03-3880-5111
Akiruno City 350 Ninomiya, Akiruno Akigawa 042-558-1111
Akishima City 1-17-1 Tanaka-cho, Akishima Akishima 042-544-5111
Aogashima-mura Mubanchi, Aogashima-mura --- 04996-9-0111
Arakawa-ku 2-2-3 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku Arakawa-kuyakusho mae 03-3802-3111
Bunkyo-ku 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku Korakuen / Kasuga 03-3812-7111
Chiyoda-ku 1-2-1 Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku Kudanshita 03-3264-2111
Chofu City 2-35-1 Kojima-cho, Chofu Chofu 042-481-7111
Chuo-ku 1-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku Shintomicho 03-3543-0211
Edogawa-ku 1-4-1 Chuo, Edogawa-ku Shinkoiwa 03-3652-1151
Fuchu City 2-24 Miyanishi-cho, Fuchu Fuchuhommachi 042-364-4111
Fussa City 5 Honcho, Fussa Fussa 042-551-1511
Hachijo-machi 2551-2 Oka-go, Hachijo-machi, Hachijo-jima --- 04996-2-1121
Hachioji City 3-24-1 Moto-hongo-cho, Hachioji Nishi-Hachioji 042-626-3111
Hamura City 5-2-1 Midorigaoka, Hamura Hamura 042-555-1111
Higashikurume City 3-3-1 Honcho, Higashikurume Higashikurume 042-470-7777
Higashimurayama City 1-2-3 Honcho, Higashimurayama Kumegawa 042-393-5111
Higashiyamato City 3-930 Chuo, Higashiyamato Kamikitadai 042-563-2111
Hino City 1-12-1 Shimmei, Hino Hino 042-585-1111
Hinode-machi 2780 Hirai, Hinode-machi, Nishitama-gun Musashi-Masuko 042-597-0511
Hinohara-mura 467-1 Hinohara-mura, Nishitama-gun Musashi-Itsukaichi 042-598-1011
Inagi City 2111 Higashi-naganuma, Inagi Inagi 042-378-2111
Itabashi-ku 2-66-1 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku Itabashi-kuyakusho mae 03-3964-1111
Katsushika-ku 5-13-1 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku Keisei Tateishi 03-3695-1111
Kita-ku 1-15-22 Oji-honcho, Kita-ku Oji 03-3908-1111
Kiyose City 5-842 Nakazato, Kiyose Kiyose 042-492-5111
Kodaira City 2-1333 Ogawa-cho, Kodaira Omekaido 042-341-1211
Koganei City 6-6-3 Honcho, Koganei Musashi-koganei 042-383-1111
Kokubunji City 1-6-1 Tokura, Kokubunji Koigakubo 042-325-0111
Komae City 1-1-5 Izumi-honcho, Komae Komae 03-3430-1111
Koto-ku 4-11-28 Toyo, Koto-ku Toyocho 03-3647-9111
Kozushima-mura 904 Kozushima-mura --- 04992-8-0011
Kunitachi City 2-47-1 Fujimidai, Kunitachi Yaho 042-576-2111
Machida City 2-2-22 Morino, Machida Machida 042-722-3111
Meguro-ku 2-19-15 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku Naka-meguro 03-3715-1111
Mikurajima-mura Iri Kanegasawa, Mikurajima-mura --- 04994-8-2121
Minato-ku 1-5-25 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku Daimon 03-3578-2111
Mitaka City 1-1-1 Nozaki, Mitaka Mitaka 0422-45-1151
Miyake-mura 497 Ako, Miyake-mura, Miyake-jima --- 04994-5-0981
Mizuho-machi 2335 Hakonegasaki, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun Hakonegasaki 042-557-0501
Musashimurayama City 1-1-1 Honmachi, Musashimurayama Kamikitadai 042-565-1111
Musashino City 2-2-28 Midori-cho, Musashino Musashi-Seki 0422-51-5131
Nakano-ku 4-8-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku Nakano 03-3389-1111
Nerima-ku 6-12-1 Toyotama-kita, Nerima-ku Nerima 03-3993-1111
Niijima-mura 1-1-1 Honson, Niijima-mura --- 04992-5-0240
Nishitokyo City 5-6-13 Minami-cho, Nishitokyo Tanashi 042-464-1311
1-5-1 Nakamachi, Nishitokyo Hoya
Ogasawara-mura Nishi-machi, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura --- 04998-2-3111
Okutama-machi 215-6 Hikawa, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun Okutama 0428-83-2111
Ome City 1-11-1 Higashi-ome, Ome Higashi-Ome 0428-22-1111
Oshima-machi 1-1-14 Motomachi, Oshima-machi --- 04992-2-1443
Ota-ku 5-13-14 Kamata, Ota-ku Kamata 03-5744-1111
Setagaya-ku 4-21-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku Setagaya 03-5432-1111
Shibuya-ku 1-18-21 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku Shibuya 03-3463-1211
Shinagawa-ku 2-1-36 Hiromachi, Shinagawa-ku Shimo-Shimmei / Oimachi 03-3777-1111
Shinjuku-ku 1-4-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku Shinjuku 03-3209-1111
Suginami-ku 1-15-1 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku Minami-Asagaya 03-3312-2111
Sumida-ku 1-23-20 Azuma-bashi, Sumida-ku Asakusa 03-5608-1111
Tachikawa City 1156-9 Izumi-cho, Tachikawa Takamatsu 042-523-2111
Taito-ku 4-5-6 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku Ueno 03-5246-1111
Tama City 6-12-1 Sekido, Tama Nagayama 042-375-8111
Toshima-ku 2-45-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Higashi Ikebukuro 03-3981-1111
Toshima-mura 248 Toshima-mura --- 04992-9-0011
Adachi-ku
Address 1-17-1 Chuo-honcho, Adachi-ku
Nearest station Umejima
Phone 03-3880-5111
Akiruno City
Address 350 Ninomiya, Akiruno
Nearest station Akigawa
Phone 042-558-1111
Akishima City
Address 1-17-1 Tanaka-cho, Akishima
Nearest station Akishima
Phone 042-544-5111
Aogashima-mura
Address Mubanchi, Aogashima-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04996-9-0111
Arakawa-ku
Address 2-2-3 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku
Nearest station Arakawa-kuyakusho mae
Phone 03-3802-3111
Bunkyo-ku
Address 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
Nearest station Korakuen / Kasuga
Phone 03-3812-7111
Chiyoda-ku
Address 1-2-1 Kudan-minami, Chiyoda-ku
Nearest station Kudanshita
Phone 03-3264-2111
Chofu City
Address 2-35-1 Kojima-cho, Chofu
Nearest station Chofu
Phone 042-481-7111
Chuo-ku
Address 1-1-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
Nearest station Shintomicho
Phone 03-3543-0211
Edogawa-ku
Address 1-4-1 Chuo, Edogawa-ku
Nearest station Shinkoiwa
Phone 03-3652-1151
Fuchu City
Address 2-24 Miyanishi-cho, Fuchu
Nearest station Fuchuhommachi
Phone 042-364-4111
Fussa City
Address 5 Honcho, Fussa
Nearest station Fussa
Phone 042-551-1511
Hachijo-machi
Address 2551-2 Oka-go, Hachijo-machi, Hachijo-jima
Nearest station ---
Phone 04996-2-1121
Hachioji City
Address 3-24-1 Moto-hongo-cho, Hachioji
Nearest station Nishi-Hachioji
Phone 042-626-3111
Hamura City
Address 5-2-1 Midorigaoka, Hamura
Nearest station Hamura
Phone 042-555-1111
Higashikurume City
Address 3-3-1 Honcho, Higashikurume
Nearest station Higashikurume
Phone 042-470-7777
Higashimurayama City
Address 1-2-3 Honcho, Higashimurayama
Nearest station Kumegawa
Phone 042-393-5111
Higashiyamato City
Address 3-930 Chuo, Higashiyamato
Nearest station Kamikitadai
Phone 042-563-2111
Hino City
Address 1-12-1 Shimmei, Hino
Nearest station Hino
Phone 042-585-1111
Hinode-machi
Address 2780 Hirai, Hinode-machi, Nishitama-gun
Nearest station Musashi-Masuko
Phone 042-597-0511
Hinohara-mura
Address 467-1 Hinohara-mura, Nishitama-gun
Nearest station Musashi-Itsukaichi
Phone 042-598-1011
Inagi City
Address 2111 Higashi-naganuma, Inagi
Nearest station Inagi
Phone 042-378-2111
Itabashi-ku
Address 2-66-1 Itabashi, Itabashi-ku
Nearest station Itabashi-kuyakusho mae
Phone 03-3964-1111
Katsushika-ku
Address 5-13-1 Tateishi, Katsushika-ku
Nearest station Keisei Tateishi
Phone 03-3695-1111
Kita-ku
Address 1-15-22 Oji-honcho, Kita-ku
Nearest station Oji
Phone 03-3908-1111
Kiyose City
Address 5-842 Nakazato, Kiyose
Nearest station Kiyose
Phone 042-492-5111
Kodaira City
Address 2-1333 Ogawa-cho, Kodaira
Nearest station Omekaido
Phone 042-341-1211
Koganei City
Address 6-6-3 Honcho, Koganei
Nearest station Musashi-koganei
Phone 042-383-1111
Kokubunji City
Address 1-6-1 Tokura, Kokubunji
Nearest station Koigakubo
Phone 042-325-0111
Komae City
Address 1-1-5 Izumi-honcho, Komae
Nearest station Komae
Phone 03-3430-1111
Koto-ku
Address 4-11-28 Toyo, Koto-ku
Nearest station Toyocho
Phone 03-3647-9111
Kozushima-mura
Address 904 Kozushima-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04992-8-0011
Kunitachi City
Address 2-47-1 Fujimidai, Kunitachi
Nearest station Yaho
Phone 042-576-2111
Machida City
Address 2-2-22 Morino, Machida
Nearest station Machida
Phone 042-722-3111
Meguro-ku
Address 2-19-15 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku
Nearest station Naka-meguro
Phone 03-3715-1111
Mikurajima-mura
Address Iri Kanegasawa, Mikurajima-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04994-8-2121
Minato-ku
Address 1-5-25 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku
Nearest station Daimon
Phone 03-3578-2111
Mitaka City
Address 1-1-1 Nozaki, Mitaka
Nearest station Mitaka
Phone 0422-45-1151
Miyake-mura
Address 497 Ako, Miyake-mura, Miyake-jima
Nearest station ---
Phone 04994-5-0981
Mizuho-machi
Address 2335 Hakonegasaki, Mizuho-machi, Nishitama-gun
Nearest station Hakonegasaki
Phone 042-557-0501
Musashimurayama City
Address 1-1-1 Honmachi, Musashimurayama
Nearest station Kamikitadai
Phone 042-565-1111
Musashino City
Address 2-2-28 Midori-cho, Musashino
Nearest station Musashi-Seki
Phone 0422-51-5131
Nakano-ku
Address 4-8-1 Nakano, Nakano-ku
Nearest station Nakano
Phone 03-3389-1111
Nerima-ku
Address 6-12-1 Toyotama-kita, Nerima-ku
Nearest station Nerima
Phone 03-3993-1111
Niijima-mura
Address 1-1-1 Honson, Niijima-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04992-5-0240
Nishitokyo City
Address 5-6-13 Minami-cho, Nishitokyo
Nearest station Tanashi
Phone 042-464-1311
Address 1-5-1 Nakamachi, Nishitokyo
Nearest station Hoya
Phone 042-464-1311
Ogasawara-mura
Address Nishi-machi, Chichi-jima, Ogasawara-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04998-2-3111
Okutama-machi
Address 215-6 Hikawa, Okutama-machi, Nishitama-gun
Nearest station Okutama
Phone 0428-83-2111
Ome City
Address 1-11-1 Higashi-ome, Ome
Nearest station Higashi-Ome
Phone 0428-22-1111
Oshima-machi
Address 1-1-14 Motomachi, Oshima-machi
Nearest station ---
Phone 04992-2-1443
Ota-ku
Address 5-13-14 Kamata, Ota-ku
Nearest station Kamata
Phone 03-5744-1111
Setagaya-ku
Address 4-21-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku
Nearest station Setagaya
Phone 03-5432-1111
Shibuya-ku
Address 1-18-21 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku
Nearest station Shibuya
Phone 03-3463-1211
Shinagawa-ku
Address 2-1-36 Hiromachi, Shinagawa-ku
Nearest station Shimo-Shimmei / Oimachi
Phone 03-3777-1111
Shinjuku-ku
Address 1-4-1 Kabukicho, Shinjuku-ku
Nearest station Shinjuku
Phone 03-3209-1111
Suginami-ku
Address 1-15-1 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku
Nearest station Minami-Asagaya
Phone 03-3312-2111
Sumida-ku
Address 1-23-20 Azuma-bashi, Sumida-ku
Nearest station Asakusa
Phone 03-5608-1111
Tachikawa City
Address 1156-9 Izumi-cho, Tachikawa
Nearest station Takamatsu
Phone 042-523-2111
Taito-ku
Address 4-5-6 Higashi-ueno, Taito-ku
Nearest station Ueno
Phone 03-5246-1111
Tama City
Address 6-12-1 Sekido, Tama
Nearest station Nagayama
Phone 042-375-8111
Toshima-ku
Address 2-45-1 Minami-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku
Nearest station Higashi Ikebukuro
Phone 03-3981-1111
Toshima-mura
Address 248 Toshima-mura
Nearest station ---
Phone 04992-9-0011

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●Local International Associations

Name of International Association Address Nearest station Phone
(Arakawa)
Association for Arakawa International Communications
2-2-3 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku (Cultural Exchange Promotion Division, Arakawa City Office, 3rd floor) Arakawakuyakusho-mae 03-3802-3798
(Chofu)
Chofu International Friendship Association
2-33-1 Kojima-cho, Chofu (Cultural Center Tazukuri, 9th floor) Chofu 042-441-6195
(Chuo)
Chuo Cultural and International Exchange Association
1-13-24 Shintomi, Chuo-ku (Shintomi Annex) Hatchobori 03-3297-0251
(Hachioji)
Hachioji International Association
9-1 Asahi-cho, Hachioji (Hachioji (Tokyu) Square Building, 11th floor) Hachioji 042-642-7091
(Higashimurayama)
Higashimurayama City International Friendship Association
1-2-3 Hon-machi, Higashimurayama (Higashimurayama City Hall) Kumegawa 042-393-5111
(Hino)
Hino City International Friendship Association
1-6-2 Hino-honmachi, Hino (Municipal Living & Health Center, 4th floor) Hino 042-586-9511
(Itabashi)
Itabashi Culture and International Exchange Foundation
2-66-1Itabashi, Itabashi-ku (Itabashi City Office, 8th floor) Itabashikuyakusho-mae 03-3579-2015
(Kodaira)
Kodaira International Friendship Association
2-12-22 Gakuen-nishi-machi, Kodaira (Gakuen-nishimachi Community Center, 3rd floor) Hitotsubashi-Gakuen 042-342-4488
(Kokubunji)
Kokubunji International Association
1-46-8 Hikari-cho, Kokubunji (Hikari Plaza, 1st floor) Kunitachi 042-505-6132
(Komae)
Komae International Friendship Association
1-1-5 Izumi-honcho, Komae Komae 03-3430-1111
(extension 2454)
(Machida)
Machida Cultural and International Exchange Foundation
4-9-8 Hara-machida, Machida (Machida Citizens' Forum, 4th floor) Machida 042-722-4260
(Meguro)
Meguro International Friendship Association
2-19-15 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku (Meguro City Office Complex Annex, 5th floor) Naka-Meguro 03-3715-4671
(Minato)
Minato International Association
1-6-3 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku (Toei Kita-Aoyama 1-chome Apartment, Bldg. 3, floor B1) Aoyama-itchome 03-6440-0233
(Mitaka)
Mitaka International Society for Hospitality
3-30-12 Shimo-renjaku, Mitaka (Mitaka City Chuo-Doori Town Plaza Bldg, 4th floor) Mitaka 0422-43-7812
(Musashino)
Musashino International Association
2-14-1 Sakai, Musashino (Swing Bldg, 9th floor) Musashi-Sakai 0422-36-4511
(Nakano)
Association for Nakano International Communications
2-9-7 Nakano, Nakano-ku (Nakano ZERO West Building) Nakano 03-5342-9169
(Shinagawa)
Shinagawa-ku International Friendship Association
2-1-36 Hiro-machi, Shinagawa-ku (Shinagawa Ward Office, Daisan-Chosha office, 4th floor) Shimo-shimmei / Oimachi 03-5742-6517
(Shinjuku)
Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku (Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 1st floor) Nishi-Waseda 03-3232-7701
(Suginami)
Suginami Association for Cultural Exchange
1-14-2 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku (Minami Asagaya Building, 5th floor) Minami-Asagaya 03-5378-8833
(Tama)
Tama City International Center
4-72 Sekido, Tama (VITA Commune, 7th floor) Seiseki-sakuragaoka 042-355-2118
(Arakawa)
Association for Arakawa International Communications
Address 2-2-3 Arakawa, Arakawa-ku (Cultural Exchange Promotion Division, Arakawa City Office, 3rd floor)
Nearest station Arakawakuyakusho-mae
Phone 03-3802-3798
(Chofu)
Chofu International Friendship Association
Address 2-33-1 Kojima-cho, Chofu (Cultural Center Tazukuri, 9th floor)
Nearest station Chofu
Phone 042-441-6195
(Chuo)
Chuo Cultural and International Exchange Association
Address 1-13-24 Shintomi, Chuo-ku (Shintomi Annex)
Nearest station Hatchobori
Phone 03-3297-0251
(Hachioji)
Hachioji International Association
Address 9-1 Asahi-cho, Hachioji (Hachioji (Tokyu) Square Building, 11th floor)
Nearest station Hachioji
Phone 042-642-7091
(Higashimurayama)
Higashimurayama City International Friendship Association
Address 1-2-3 Hon-machi, Higashimurayama (Higashimurayama City Hall)
Nearest station Kumegawa
Phone 042-393-5111
(Hino)
Hino City International Friendship Association
Address 1-6-2 Hino-honmachi, Hino (Municipal Living & Health Center, 4th floor)
Nearest station Hino
Phone 042-586-9511
(Itabashi)
Itabashi Culture and International Exchange Foundation
Address 2-66-1Itabashi, Itabashi-ku (Itabashi City Office, 8th floor)
Nearest station Itabashikuyakusho-mae
Phone 03-3579-2015
(Kodaira)
Kodaira International Friendship Association
Address 2-12-22 Gakuen-nishi-machi, Kodaira (Gakuen-nishimachi Community Center, 3rd floor)
Nearest station Hitotsubashi-Gakuen
Phone 042-342-4488
(Kokubunji)
Kokubunji International Association
Address 1-46-8 Hikari-cho, Kokubunji (Hikari Plaza, 1st floor)
Nearest station Kunitachi
Phone 042-505-6132
(Komae)
Komae International Friendship Association
Address 1-1-5 Izumi-honcho, Komae
Nearest station Komae
Phone 03-3430-1111
(extension 2454)
(Machida)
Machida Cultural and International Exchange Foundation
Address 4-9-8 Hara-machida, Machida (Machida Citizens' Forum, 4th floor)
Nearest station Machida
Phone 042-722-4260
(Meguro)
Meguro International Friendship Association
Address 2-19-15 Kami-meguro, Meguro-ku (Meguro City Office Complex Annex, 5th floor)
Nearest station Naka-Meguro
Phone 03-3715-4671
(Minato)
Minato International Association
Address 1-6-3 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku (Toei Kita-Aoyama 1-chome Apartment, Bldg. 3, floor B1)
Nearest station Aoyama-itchome
Phone 03-6440-0233
(Mitaka)
Mitaka International Society for Hospitality
Address 3-30-12 Shimo-renjaku, Mitaka (Mitaka City Chuo-Doori Town Plaza Bldg, 4th floor)
Nearest station Mitaka
Phone 0422-43-7812
(Musashino)
Musashino International Association
Address 2-14-1 Sakai, Musashino (Swing Bldg, 9th floor)
Nearest station Musashi-Sakai
Phone 0422-36-4511
(Nakano)
Association for Nakano International Communications
Address 2-9-7 Nakano, Nakano-ku (Nakano ZERO West Building)
Nearest station Nakano
Phone 03-5342-9169
(Shinagawa)
Shinagawa-ku International Friendship Association
Address 2-1-36 Hiro-machi, Shinagawa-ku (Shinagawa Ward Office, Daisan-Chosha office, 4th floor)
Nearest station Shimo-shimmei / Oimachi
Phone 03-5742-6517
(Shinjuku)
Shinjuku Foundation for Creation of Future
Address 3-1-2 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku (Shinjuku Cosmic Center, 1st floor)
Nearest station Nishi-Waseda
Phone 03-3232-7701
(Suginami)
Suginami Association for Cultural Exchange
Address 1-14-2 Asagaya-minami, Suginami-ku (Minami Asagaya Building, 5th floor)
Nearest station Minami-Asagaya
Phone 03-5378-8833
(Tama)
Tama City International Center
Address 4-72 Sekido, Tama (VITA Commune, 7th floor)
Nearest station Seiseki-sakuragaoka
Phone 042-355-2118
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Opening hours and days of the week vary depending on the association, so check in advance!

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●Consulting services by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Contact Details Language support Phone
Foreign Residents’ Advisory Center Consultation on issues and concerns in your daily life
9:30~12:00/13:00~17:00
English
Mon. – Fri.
03-5320-7744
Chinese
Tue. & Fri.
03-5320-7766
Korean
Wed.
03-5320-7700
Tokyo Metropolitan Education Consultation Center Children’s education
(Available every Friday, 1 pm to 5pm. *Front desk closes at 4 pm)
English
Chinese
Korean
Education
0120-53-8288
High school academic consultation
03-3360-4175
Tokyo Metropolitan Comprehensive Consumer Center Purchase of goods, use of services
(Available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5pm. *Except for year-end/new year and holidays)
English
Chinese
Korean
03-3235-1155
Medical Information Service Medical institutions with foreign language support & medical systems in Japan English
Chinese
Korean
Thai
Spanish
03-5285-8181
Business Development Center Tokyo Support for foreign companies & foreign entrepreneurs English 03-6269-9981
Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center Assistance when starting a business English 03-3582-4934
Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Consultation Center Labor consultation English
Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Portuguese
Thai
Vietnamese
03-3265-6110
Metropolitan Police Department Safety Consultation Center Daily life safety consultation in foreign languages English
Chinese
03-3503-8484
Driver Licensing Center Driver's license procedures
(guidance only)
English 03-5463-6000
042-334-6000
Foreign Residents’ Advisory Center
Consultation on issues and concerns in your daily life
9:30~12:00/13:00~17:00
Language support English, Chinese, Korean
Phone English
Mon. – Fri.
03-5320-7744
Chinese
Tue. & Fri.
03-5320-7766
Korean
Wed.
03-5320-7700
Tokyo Metropolitan Education Consultation Center
Children’s education
(Available every Friday, 1 pm to 5pm. *Front desk closes at 4 pm)
Language support English, Chinese, Korean
Phone Education
0120-53-8288
High school academic consultation
03-3360-4175
Tokyo Metropolitan Comprehensive Consumer Center
Purchase of goods, use of services
(Available Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5pm. *Except for year-end/new year and holidays)
Language support English, Chinese, Korean
Phone 03-3235-1155
Medical Information Service
Medical institutions with foreign language support & medical systems in Japan
Language support English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish
Phone 03-5285-8181
Business Development Center Tokyo
Support for foreign companies & foreign entrepreneurs
Language support English
Phone 03-6269-9981
Tokyo One-Stop Business Establishment Center
Assistance when starting a business
Language support English
Phone 03-3582-4934
Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Consultation Center
Labor consultation
Language support English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese
Phone 03-3265-6110
Metropolitan Police Department Safety Consultation Center
Daily life safety consultation in foreign languages
Language support English, Chinese
Phone 03-3503-8484
Driver Licensing Center
Driver's license procedures
(guidance only)
Language support English
Phone 03-5463-6000
042-334-6000
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Consulting services by other organizations

●Residence

Contact Details Language support Phone
Consultation Support Center for Foreign Residents (onestop consulting center) Status for residence, living problems English
Chinese
Portuguese
Spanish
Bengali
Indonesian
Vietnamese
03-3202-5535
Immigration Information Center for Foreign Residents Immigration procedures, status of residence English
Korean
Chinese
Spanish
Portuguese
0570-013904
03-5796-7112
Contact Details Language support Phone
Consultation Support Center for Foreign Residents (onestop consulting center)
Status for residence, living problems
Language support English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Bengali, Indonesian, Vietnamese
Phone 03-3202-5535
Immigration Information Center for Foreign Residents
Immigration procedures, status of residence
Language support English, Korean, Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese
Phone 0570-013904
03-5796-7112

●Legal & human rights issues

Contact Details Language support Phone
Japan Legal Support Center “HOTERASU” (multilingual information service) Introducing theJapanese legal system and consultation services via interpreters English
Chinese
Korean
Spanish
Portuguese
Vietnamese
Tagalog
0570-078377
Legal Counseling Center for Foreigners Legal consultation via interpreters English
Chinese
Spanish
0570-055-289
(for reservations)
Human Rights Counseling Offices for Foreigners Human rights of foreigners English
Chinese
Korean
Tagalog
Portuguese
Vietnamese
0570-090911
Japan Legal Support Center “HOTERASU” (multilingual information service)
Introducing theJapanese legal system and consultation services via interpreters
Language support English
Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Tagalog
Phone 0570-078377
Legal Counseling Center for Foreigners
Legal consultation via interpreters
Language support English
Chinese, Spanish
Phone 0570-055-289
(for reservations)
Human Rights Counseling Offices for Foreigners
Human rights of foreigners
Language support English
Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Vietnamese
Phone 0570-090911

●Tax

Contact Details Language support Phone
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau consultation service for foreigners National tax English 03-3821-9070
Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau consultation service for foreigners
National tax
Language support English
Phone 03-3821-9070

●Living

Contact Details Language support Phone
Yorisoi Hotline Special Line for Foreign Languages Various problems English
Chinese
Korean
Thai
Tagalog
Spanish
Portuguese
Vietnamese
Nepalese
Indonesian
0120-279-338
(Press 2 after the voice guidance)
Yorisoi Hotline Special Line for Foreign Languages
Various problems
Language support English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian
Phone 0120-279-338
(Press 2 after the voice guidance)

●Work

Contact Details Language support Phone
Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners Consultation and support for foreign students who want to work in Japan and those with work visas English
Chinese
03-5339-8625
Shinjuku Foreigners' Employment Assistance and Guidance Center Consultation and support for those who can work without restriction and foreign students who wish to work part-time English
Chinese
03-3204-8609
Tokyo Employment Consultation Center Employment English
Chinese
Korean
03-3582-8354
Telephone Consultation Service for Foreign Workers Problems with working conditions (phone) English 0570-001701
Chinese 0570-001702
Portuguese 0570-001703
Spanish 0570-001704
Tagalog 0570-001705
Vietnamese 0570-001706
Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners
Consultation and support for foreign students who want to work in Japan and those with work visas
Language support English, Chinese
Phone 03-5339-8625
Shinjuku Foreigners' Employment Assistance and Guidance Center
Consultation and support for those who can work without restriction and foreign students who wish to work part-time
Language support English, Chinese
Phone 03-3204-8609
Tokyo Employment Consultation Center
Employment
Language support English, Chinese, Korean
Phone 03-3582-8354
Telephone Consultation Service for Foreign Workers
Problems with working conditions (phone)
Language support English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
Phone English 0570-001701
Chinese 0570-001702
Portuguese 0570-001703
Spanish 0570-001704
Tagalog 0570-001705
Vietnamese 0570-001706

●Illness & injury

Contact Business Hours Language support Phone
AMDA International Medical Information Center Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 3 pm
(Except for national holidays)
SimpleJapanese in principle 03-6233-9266
SHARE (Services for the Health in Asian & African Regions) Mon, Wed, Friday
10 am – 5 pm
English 050-3424-0195
Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Thai
(health consultation service)
080-3791-3630
AMDA International Medical Information Center
Business Hours Mon. – Fri. 10 am – 3 pm
(Except for national holidays)
Language support SimpleJapanese in principle
Phone 03-6233-9266
SHARE (Services for the Health in Asian & African Regions)
Business Hours Mon, Wed, Friday
10 am – 5 pm
Language support English
Phone 050-3424-0195
Business Hours Thursday 9 am – 4 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Language support Thai
(health consultation service)
Phone 080-3791-3630

●Immigration Bureau

Name Address Phone
Tokyo Immigration Bureau 5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku 03-5796-7111
Tachikawa Branch Office 3-31-2 Kita, Kunitachi (Tachikawa Legal Affairs Joint Government Bldg.) 042-528-7179
Tokyo Immigration Bureau
Address 5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku
Phone 03-5796-7111
Tachikawa Branch Office
Address 3-31-2 Kita, Kunitachi (Tachikawa Legal Affairs Joint Government Bldg.)
Phone 042-528-7179

●Police

Circumstances Phone
If you’re involved in a traffic accident or are a victim of a crime 110
If you’re involved in a traffic accident or are a victim of a crime
Phone 110

●Fire & ambulance services

Circumstances Phone
If a fire occurs, or you suffer sudden illness or serious injury 119
If a fire occurs, or you suffer sudden illness or serious injury
Phone 119

Useful websites

Site name Details
Searching for information on living
Comprehensive Living Guide for Foreign Residents in Japan Presents information necessary for living in Japan
Multilingual Living Information (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations) Presents information necessary for living in Japan in 15 languages
Groups & activities offering support for foreigners
Support groups for foreign residents / international organizations in Tokyo Search page for foreign resident support groups & international exchange organizations
Free consultation for foreign residents Expert support through various types of consultation
Tokyo Nihongo Volunteer Network Search site for volunteer-run Japanese language classes in Tokyo
Learning in Japan
Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education Search for Japanese schools in Japan
Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS) Presents international schools in Japan
Medical care
Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information Information on medical institutions in Tokyo with foreign language support
Disaster Prevention
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Prevention Website Disaster prevention information
Sightseeing
GO TOKYO The official Tokyo travel guide
Dining
EAT TOKYO Search page for restaurants with Multilingual Menus
Culture and Art
Tokyo Art Navigation Introduces the culture and art of Tokyo
Other
VoiceTra App translates spoken words into foreign languages.
Searching for information on living
Comprehensive Living Guide for Foreign Residents in Japan
Presents information necessary for living in Japan
Multilingual Living Information (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
Presents information necessary for living in Japan in 15 languages
Groups & activities offering support for foreigners
Support groups for foreign residents / international organizations in Tokyo
Search page for foreign resident support groups & international exchange organizations
Free consultation for foreign residents
Expert support through various types of consultation
Tokyo Nihongo Volunteer Network
Search site for volunteer-run Japanese language classes in Tokyo
Learning in Japan
Association for the Promotion of Japanese Language Education
Search for Japanese schools in Japan
Japan Council of International Schools (JCIS)
Presents international schools in Japan
Medical care
Tokyo Metropolitan Medical Institution Information
Information on medical institutions in Tokyo with foreign language support
Disaster Prevention
Tokyo Metropolitan Government Disaster Prevention Website
Disaster prevention information
Sightseeing
GO TOKYO
The official Tokyo travel guide
Dining
EAT TOKYO
Search page for restaurants with Multilingual Menus
Culture and Art
Tokyo Art Navigation
Introduces the culture and art of Tokyo
Other
VoiceTra
App translates spoken words into foreign languages.