Life guide book
In order for Japanese and foreigners to live with peace of mind in Japan, it is important to know the rules and customs of Japan.
Here is a guidebook that contains information on living and working in Japan with peace of mind.
- Alien life support portal site(Ministry of Justice site)
You can read the "Life and Work Guidebook".
- Living guidebook for foreigners living in Nagano prefecture(Latest version, PDF)
A living guidebook made by Nagano Prefecture. Useful when printing.
"New Life Guidebook for Foreigners Living in Nagano Prefecture" Contents
1. Things to do immediately after moving
- Government office
Within the 14 days of the transfer, please complete the transfer procedure at the city / town / village office. (Residence card, transfer certificate, etc. are required)
* When moving in Japan or returning to Japan, you must notify the municipality where you move out. The transfer certificate you will receive at that time is necessary for the transfer procedure. For details on the procedure for moving out, ask the municipal office.
Contact your power company.
Contact the municipal water department in charge.
Make a reservation with the gas company in advance and have the gas tap open. Have a safety check before using gas.
- Dedicated to pre-school and extra curricular
Apply for a school permit to the municipal board of education.
- Driver's license
Send a notification of address change to a nearby police station.
2. When you want help immediately
- 110 (Police)
Call 110 when you are involved in a traffic accident or crime. It leads to the police.
- 119 (Fire and ambulance)
Call “119” in case of fire, sudden illness or injury. Connect to the fire department.
3. Protect yourself from earthquakes
Japan is a country with many earthquakes. What should I do if an earthquake occurs?
- Enter under the desk and protect your head and body.
- Let's put out fires such as kitchen and heater immediately.
- Let's open an exit to evacuate.
- When you run outside, do n’t step on the glass.
- Go to a nearby evacuation site with neighbors and neighbors. (The shelter is a nearby school, etc.)
- Take refuge with only what you can take immediately.
Prepare an “emergency bag” for evacuation.
- Food (leave in water, biscuits, etc.)
- Pharmaceuticals (emergency medical products such as banso, spare medicines)
- Daily necessities (wet tissue, eye mask, spare glasses, etc.)
- Portable radio, flashlight, spare battery
- Cash (requires change)
- Underwear, towel, rain gear
- Work gloves, rope
- Matches and lighters
- Disposable body warmer
- Writing utensils, notepad
- Garbage bag
- Baby milk etc.
4). Community interaction
Get to know your neighbors and get along with them.
- When moving, greet yourself and introduce yourself to neighbors and neighbors.
- There is a group called “Resident Association / City Association”. Various local events are held together. We will clean up the neighborhood together. You may be required to pay a membership fee when you join a neighborhood association.
- Garbage from the house
- Please dispose of garbage in “burnable garbage”, “non-burnable garbage”, “plastic”, etc. and put it in a garbage bag. You can buy garbage bags at supermarkets and convenience stores.
- Where to throw away garbage The days of the week that can be thrown away vary depending on the region. Ask your neighbors about the city hall / town hall / village hall.
5. Introduction of Nagano
- Nagano(Another name is "Shinshu")
Nagano Prefecture is rich in nature, history and culture. Nagano Prefecture was ranked No. 1 nationwide in the “Prefecture Rankings I Want to Move” (Source: Book of Country Life in Heisei 28)
Nagano Prefecture has the largest number of mountains exceeding 3,000m in the whole country. There are many beautiful mountains including the Japan Alps. About 80% of the prefecture is forest.
The number of hot spring resorts is 2 in the country. Many tourists visit in the mountains and plateaus in summer and skiing in winter.
Before the Second World War, the silk industry developed very much. After the war, the precision machinery industry such as cameras and watches grew. Currently, the focus is on the manufacture of computer-related electronic equipment.
Apple is famous for its fruits. The production of grapes such as Kyoho, Prunes, Apricots and Blueberries is also high. Vegetables are especially high in production of lettuce, celery, asparagus, and wasabi.
6). Telephone number (multilingual consultation desk, government office and embassy)
Consultation office for foreign residents in municipalitiesClick here for more information.
This is the representative telephone number. Please say the section name or extension number in Japanese. (Monday to Friday 8: 30 to 5: 15 in the afternoon)
|Nagano prefectural office||026-232-0111|
Regional Promotion Bureau(Prefectural general office in 10 prefectures)
|Saku Regional Promotion Bureau||0267-63-3111|
|Ueda Regional Promotion Bureau||0268-23-1260|
|Suwa Regional Promotion Bureau||0266-53-6000|
|Kamiina Regional Development Bureau||0265-78-2111|
|Minamishinshu Regional Development Bureau||0265-23-1111|
|Kiso Regional Development Bureau||0264-24-2211|
|Matsumoto Regional Promotion Bureau||0263-47-7800|
|Northern Alps Regional Promotion Bureau||0261-22-5111|
|Nagano Regional Development Bureau||026-233-5151|
|Hokushin Regional Promotion Bureau||0269-22-3111|
City hall / town / village office(ABC order)
|Chikuma||026-273-1111 (Sarafu Government Building)
026-275-0004 (Tokura Government Building)
026-275-1050 (Kamiyamada Government Office)
|Nozawa Onsen Village||0269-85-3111|
|Sakuho||0267-86-2525 (Saku Government Office)
0267-88-2525 (Yachiho Government Office)
|Tokyo Immigration Bureau Nagano Branch Office||026-232-3317（月曜日～金曜日 午前9:00～12:00、午後1:00～4:00）|
|Tokyo Immigration Bureau Foreign Resident General Information Center||0570-013904 / 03-5796-7112 (IP, PHS, overseas)
(Monday to Friday 8: 30 to 5: 15 in the afternoon)
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean / Korean, Spanish, etc.
Hello Work with interpreters
|Nagano place||Portuguese Friday afternoon 1: 00 to 3: 00
Chinese Monday Afternoon 1: 00 to 3: 00, Wednesday Afternoon 1: 00 to 4: 00
|Matsumotosho||Portuguese Thursday AM 9: 00 to 12: 00 Friday PM 1: 00 to 4: 00
Chinese Monday Afternoon 1: 00 to 5: 00
|Ueda||Portuguese Monday / Friday 10: 00 to 3: 00
Chinese Thursday afternoon 1: 00 to 4: 00
|Iidasho||Portuguese Friday 10: 00 to 3: 00
Chinese Tuesday / Wednesday 10: 00 to 3: 00
|Inasho||Portuguese Friday 10: 00 to 4: 00||0265-73-8609|
|Suwasho||Portuguese Tuesday from 10: 00 to 3: 00||0266-58-8609|
|Nagano Labor Bureau Foreign Workers Working Conditions Consultation Corner
(You can consult in Portuguese about working conditions for foreign workers)
|Tuesday and Thursday (subject to change) AM 9: 00-PM 3: 30||026-223-0553|
|Holiday / Night Emergency Doctor Information Service
||Guides you to hospitals on holidays and at night.||0570 088199|
|Pediatric emergency telephone consultation
You can consult when your child is sick or injured at night.
|Afternoon 7: 00 to 11: 00||# 8000 / 0263-34-8000|
Driver's license center
|Hokushin Driver's License Center (Nagano City)||026-292-2345|
|Toshin Driver's License Center (Saku City)||0267-53-1550|
|Shinnan Shin Driving License Center (Shiojiri City)||0263-53-6611|
Embassies of major countries
|Embassy of India||03-3262-2391|
|Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia||03-3441-4201|
|Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka||03-3440-6911|
|Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand||03-5789-2433|
|Embassy of the Republic of Korea||03-3452-7611|
|Embassy of the People's Republic of China||03-3403-3388|
|Embassy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal||03-3713-6241|
|Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh||03-3234-5801|
|Embassy of the Republic of the Philippines||03-5562-1600|
|Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam||03-3466-3311|
|Embassy of Malaysia||03-3476-3840|
|Embassy of the Federal Republic of Myanmar||03-3441-9291|
|Embassy of Mongolia||03-3469-2088|
|Embassy of the United States||03-3224-5000|
|Embassy of the Republic of Argentina||03-5420-7101|
|Embassy of the Republic of Paraguay||03-3265-5271|
|Embassy of the Federal Republic of Brazil||03-3404-5211|
|Embassy of the Republic of Peru||03-3406-4243|
|Embassy of the United States of Mexico||03-3581-1131|
|Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands||03-5776-5400|
|Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany||03-5791-7700|
|Embassy of the Russian Federation||03-3583-4224|
|Embassy of New Zealand||03-3467-2271|
|Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran||03-3446-8011|