Domestic Violence Consultations, Public Assistance, Etc.


Page Number 2000112  Updated on April 1, 2024

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Public Assistance

Public assistance is a system that helps households who have become unable to sustain their standard of living by providing them with temporary funds in order for them to become able to support themselves again as soon as possible.
A minimum standard of living in aspects of life including culture, health, etc. is guaranteed for all Japanese citizens by the Public Assistance Act.


Life Welfare Division 1 and 2 (Gifu City Hall, 3F/ Tel. 058-214-2156)

Public assistance for foreign nationals

According to Article 1 of the Public Assistance Act, the national government is required to support Japanese citizens that are unable to maintain a minimally acceptable state of living. However, this does not apply to foreign nationals.
However, the national government has notified municipalities across the country to provide public assistance through the same act to foreign nationals that are legally residing in the country (permanent residents, long-term residents, etc.) for humanitarian reasons.
*Measures for providing public assistance to foreign residents struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living

Gifu City has been giving public assistance to foreign nationals based on this notification.

Types of assistance available (through public assistance)

These can be given to the minimum extent necessary depending on the circumstances of the household.
8 types in total

  • Livelihood assistance
  • Housing assistance
  • Education assistance
  • Long-term care assistance
  • Medical care assistance
  • Occupational assistance
  • Maternity assistance
  • Funeral assistance

Support for Those Struggling to Maintain a Minimum Standard of Living to Remain Independent

The city provides consultations for those struggling to maintain a minimum standard of living in order for them to solve issues they are facing and begin to restructure their lives.
Please feel free to consult about any issues you are dealing with.


Gifu City Life and Work Support Center Tel. 058-265-3777 (appointments are prioritized)

Life and Welfare Fund Loans

Low income households, etc. can receive loans, such as for their welfare, education, etc.


Gifu City Social Welfare Council (2-2 Miyako-dori, Gifu City/ Tel. 058-253-0294)

Those eligible

  • Low income households
  • Households that have anyone with a physical disability or intellectual disability certificate
  • Households with a senior citizen aged 65 or older

Welfare Fund Loans

These loans are given for those in financial need due to temporary circumstances.
There are required conditions for receiving these loans, so please contact the division listed to confirm them.


Support Team for Those in Need, Life Welfare Division 2 (Gifu City Hall, 3F / Tel. 058-214-2158)

Domestic Violence (DV) Consultations

The city provides consulations for those worried about violence, etc. from their spouse/significant other.


Gifu City DV Consultation Window Tel. 0120-783-305 <free dial for consultations only>

Days and times available

  • Monday - Friday
    (excluding public holidays and the New Year's period)
  • 9:00am - 4:45pm

Citizen Consultations


Citizen Consultation Rooms


Gifu City Hall, 2F




*For consultations about everyday life, traffic accidents, and employment may be unavailable depending on the availability of staff.

Municipal administration consultations

Opinions or requests you have of the municipal administration
(and introducing you divisions that can address these) 


Monday - Friday 8:45am - 5:30pm

Life consultations

Legal problems in your everyday life
(divorce, problems with parents/children, etc.)


Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Traffic accident consultations

Settling traffic accidents out of court, consolation money, compensation for damages, etc.


Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Labor consultations

Things related to labor, enrolling in the social insurances, etc.


Fridays 9:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Employment consultations

Topics related to getting employed


Tuesday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Legal consultations

Legal issues such as civil cases, domestic relation cases, criminal cases, etc.
<20 min./person with an appointment required>


Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Administrative consultations

Opinions or requests you have of institutions ran by the national government


Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Human rights consultations

Bullying, discrimination, etc.


Tuesdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Real estate consultations

Buying/selling real estate, problems/concerns with managing real estate, etc.


1st - 4th Tuesdays every month 1:00pm - 4:00pm
(excluding 5th Tuesdays of the month)

Consulations about worries/concerns

Worries/concerns about your family, etc.


2nd, 4th Wednesday of every month 1:00pm - 4:00pm 

Building consultations

Problems with building new buildings/new additions to existing buildings, earthquake resistance tests, etc.


3rd Wednesday of every month 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Tax consultations

Income tax, inheritance tax, gift tax, etc.
<Reservation required. Up to 20 min./person>


Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Registration consultations

Registering inheritance, real estate, etc., deposits with official depositories
<Reservation required. Up to 20 min./person>


Thursdays 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Land boundary consultations

Land property lines (as registered), land/building inspections, measurements, newly registering land/buildings, etc.


2nd and 4th Thursdays every month 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Administrative process consultations

Inheritance, agreements on division of inheritance, wills, permit procedures, etc.


3rd Friday every month 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Marriage consultations*

Consultations for those wanting to get married, introducing potential partners, etc.
(direct line during consultation days) Tel. 058-262-2058


Mondays 9:30am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
4th Sundays of the month (reservations are only required on Sundays. These consultations are unavailable on Mondays following 4th Sundays).

*You can use the Gifu Koiki Marriage Consultation Support Network (Omisapo Gifu)