Useful Homepages, Phone Numbers, and Apps


Page Number 2000149  Updated on April 20, 2024

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This section introduces consultation services that are available in foreign languages, information on daily life, and useful websites.

Please be aware that days and times that consultation windows are open may change.

Please confirm that consultation windows are available beforehand if going in person.

Gifu City International Exchange Association

The Gifu City International Exchange Association provides multilingual consultations for foreign residents that have concerns or issues with aspects of their everyday lives and also with municipal government processes.

You can have consultations over the phone or on Skype.




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40-5 Tsukasa-machi, Gifu City
Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos 1F
Multicultural Plaza


  • 10:00am - 12:00pm
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Consultation days

Days and times
English Everyday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm



10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tagalog Everyday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm



10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Vietnamese Sunday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Nepali Friday 10:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Days closed

  • The last Tuesday of every month
    (the following day if a public holiday)
  • The New Year's period
  • These services are unavailable when Minna no Mori Gifu Media Cosmos is closed.

Gifu International Center

The Gifu International Center provides multilingual consultations for issues foreign residents are facing.




1-12 Yanagase-dori, Gifu City, Gifu Chunichi Building 2F

Available languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Tagalog
  • Portuguese
  • Vietnamese

*The center may be able to accommodate other languages not listed via phone interpretations

Consultation days and times

Consultations on Daily Life

Monday - Friday (excluding the New Year's period and public holidays)
9:30am - 4:30pm

Consultations regarding COVID-19

Sunday - Friday (excluding Saturdays and public holidays)
9:00am - 6:00pm

A Daily Life Support Portal For Foreign Nationals

This is the homepage of the Ministry of Justice (Immigration Services Agency).

It was created to provide useful information to foreign residents living in Japan and those that support them.

Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC)

This center runs a goverment support window that supports foreign residents living and working in Japan by providing consultations to them, supporting businesses that want to hire foreign nationals as well as support regional organizations that assist foreign nationals.


1-6-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku City, Tokyo
Yotsuya Tower, 13F

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*Certain kinds of IP phones and those calling from abroad should call the following number


9am - 5pm

Excluding Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, the New Year's period

Foreign Residents Assistance Team (FRAT)

This organization provides support for foreign nationals for them to be able to quickly access information and be able to go to places offering consultations.


5-18 Shoho-cho, Minato-ku, Nagoya City
Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau, 1F
Within the Foreign Residents Information Center

Reservation method

Reservations can be made by phone
Tel. 0570-052259

Days and times available

Monday - Friday (excluding public holidays) 

  • 8:30am-12:00pm
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm

Nagoya Regional Immigration Services Bureau


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Consultation windows

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Yorisoi Hotline (Social Inclusivity Support Center)

You can call this hotline if you are having any issues and want to talk to someone about them.



*You can use the multilingual lines by pressing 2 after the guidance message plays.


10:00am - 10:00pm

Available languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Tagalog
  • Portuguese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Thai
  • Vietnamese
  • Nepali
  • Indonesian