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Information of Live in Tokyo

Information of live in Tokyo

About Japan

Area

The total land area is about 378,000 square kilometers (About 145,900 square miles)
The national land of Japan consists of four major islands Hokkaido, Honshu,
Shikoku and Kyushu, plus several thousand smaller islands.

Prefectures: 47 regional divisions;
1 to (Tokyo) japan map
1 do (Hokkaido)
2 fu (Kyoto and Osaka)
43 ken (Prefectures)

Climates in Tokyo

The climate of Tokyo is temperate; which brings dry and mild-to-cold winters,
warm and humid summers and comfortable springs and autumns.
Rainfall is more frequent from March through October.
The best times to visit are April-May, for the well-known blooming of cherry blossoms
with pleasant climate, and October-November for autumn leaves changing and enjoyable climate.
It can get hot and extremely muggy in July-August.
Winter seldom brings snow and only a few days per year do temperatures drop below freezing.

Average Temperature & Precipitation in Tokyo

Jan. Feb. March April May June July Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.
Max.
Temp.
℃(℉)
0.9
(33.62)
1.7
(35.06)
4.4
(39.92)
9.4
(48.92)
14.0
(48.92)
18.0
(64.40)
21.8
(71.24)
23.0
(73.40)
19.7
(67.46)
14.2
(57.56)
8.3
(46.94)
3.5
(38.30)
Avg.
Temp.
℃(℉)
5.2
(41.36)
5.7
(42.26)
8.7
(47.66)
13.9
(57.01)
18.2
(64.75)
21.4
(70.52)
25.0
(77)
26.4
(79.52)
22.8
(73.03)
17.5
(63.5)
12.1
(53.78)
7.6
(45.68)
Max.
Temp.
℃(℉)
9.6
(49.28)
10.4
(50.72)
13.6
(56.48)
19.0
(56.48)
22.9
(73.22)
25.5
(77.9)
29.2
(84.56)
30.8
(87.44)
26.9
(80.42)
21.5
(70.7)
16.3
(61.34)
11.9
(53.42)
Precipitation
(mm)
52.3 56.1 117.5 124.5 137.8 167.7 153.5 168.2 209.9 197.8 92.5 51.0

Daily Necessities

Groceries Food and groceries consumed or used daily tend to be comparatively expensive in Tokyo.
International supermarkets have a wide selection of domestic and imported commodities,
but are proportionally more expensive than Japanese supermarkets.
Neighborhood markets often offer products at lower prices and convenience stores make shoppers pay for 24-hour service.
Using Japanese brand products instead of imports ones may save some expense.
Clothes and Shoes Japanese and imported clothing is stocked in standard Japanese sizes, so things can be found for children,
but many adults must choose from a limited selection of some larger size clothes, order from catalogues,
have clothes made-to-order or acquire them from overseas sources.
The Japanese weather often dictates wearing jackets or heavy coats in the winter,
and clothes made of cotton and absorbent materials in the extremely humid summer.
Men's Shirts (Collar) Shoes
Japan (cm.) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.5 27.0 27.5
Inches 14.0 14.5 15.0 15.5 16.0 16.5 17.0 -
U.S.A - - 6.5 7.0 8.0 9.0 10.0 11.0
U.K. - 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 -
France - 38 39 40 41 42 43 44
Women's Shirts (Collar) Shoes
Japan (cm.) 23.0 23.5 24.0 24.5 25.0 25.5 26.0 7 9 11 13 15 17
U.S.A 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 4 6 8 10 12 14
U.K. 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 10 12 14 16 18 20
France 35.5 36.0 36.5 37.0 37.5 38.0 38.5 38 40 42 44 46 48
Clothes Bust Size
M 82cm 32 inch
L 88cm 34 inch
LL 92cm 36 inch

Standard Size of Furniture (Dimensions: Centimeters 1 cm = 0.394 inch)

Dining table
  • 80×80 cm
  • 60×90cm
  • 120×75cm
  • 135×80cm
  • 150×90cm
  • 180×90cm
  • 200×90cm
  • Heights of tables: 65 to 76cm.
Bed Single Bed 97cm×195cm
Semi Double Bed 122cm×195cm
Double Bed 140cm×195cm
Queen Size Bed
(w/2 mattresses)
152cm×195cm
(160cm×195cm)
King Size Bed
(w/2 mattresses)
180cm×195cm
Sofa
Recent increase of furniture import enables
people to purchase large-sized sofas.
Follows are common sizes for Japanese sofas. 
For 1 person 90cm×80~90cm
For 2 persons 140cm×80~90cm
For 3 Persons 180cm×80~90cm
* Width × Depth

Conversion Tables

Length
cm m km inch yard
1 0.01 - 0.3937 0.0109
100 1 0.001 39.37 1.0936
100,000 1,000 1 39,370 1,093.60
2.5399 0.0254 - 1 0.0277
91.44 0.9144 - 36 1
Area
k㎡ Square inch Square yard hectare acre
1 - 1,550.00 1.1196 - -
- 1 - - 100 247.11
0.0006 - 1 0.0007 - -
0.836 - 12,960 1 - -
- 0.01 - - 1 2.4711
- 0.004 - - 0.4047 -
Volume
Cubic meter Cubic inch Cubic yard liter British cubic yard U.S.gallon
1 61,027 1.308 1,000.00 220.2 264.2
- 1 - 0.0163 0.0035 0.0042
0.7645 46,656 1 764.52 168.34 202.17
0.001 61.027 0.0013 1 0.2202 0.2642
- - 5.946 4.5459 1 1.202
- 228.61 0.0049 3.7853 0.8327 1
Weight
kg pound ounce
1 2.2046 35.27
0.4536 1 15.998
0.0283 0.0623 1

Working with Your Realtor

Analyzing your needs Prior to meeting with our real estate agent, you and your family should sit down and define our priorities.
Create a ‘Wish list’and divide the features as those being; absolutely necessary, or‘desirable’
Understanding
Your Lease Agreement
For most expatriate-grade properties the lease agreement will be drafted in Japanese and English,
with the Japanese version controlling.
You should familiarize yourself with the following lease terms.
Rent Paid monthly in advance to the owner.
A late fee may be exacted if rent is overdue.
Payment of first and next month's rent is generally required upon initiation of the lease.
Deposit All properties in Japan require a deposit.
The size of the deposit may vary from two-month’s
rent to four to six months for expatriate grade properties.
The deposit is "technically" refundable.
In most cases, a portion of the deposit is deducted to pay
for restoration of the property when the tenant leaves.
Restoration costs can be greatly minimized by careful maintenance of the property.
Key Money Sometimes called "thank you" money.
A sum generally equivalent to two-month's rent and paid to the owner at the initiation of the lease.
It is not refundable.
Management Fee A monthly fee for general building maintenance and,
possibly to defer the cost of an on-site building manager.
Agent Fee Industry standard provides for one-month's rent to be paid to the real estate agent as commission.

Japanese National Holidays

January 1st New Year's Day Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are crowded with people paying their respects.
Second Monday Coming-of-age day The day to congratulate men and women who have reached adulthood, at 20 years of age.
A coming-of-age ceremony held is every village, town and city.
February 11th National Foundation Day The day for celebrating the accession to the throne of the first emperor.
Established as National Foundation Day after WWⅡ.
March 20th Vernal Equinox Day Day for celebrating the arrival of spring.
April 29th Greenery Day It was originally for celebration of the Showa emperor's birthday,
but after his death, it was changed to Greenery Day.
May 3rd Constitution Day The day that the Japanese Constitution was put into effect.
5th Children's Day Families with children celebrate their growth and development.
Many houses with male children are adorned with carp streamers and helmets.
July Third Monday Sea Day Starting of the swimming season everywhere.
August Middle of August Bon Holiday The Buddhist festival traditionally observed in July or August (lunar calendar).
September Third Monday Respect for the Aged Day Respect and affection are given to the elderly with wishes for a long time.
23rd Autumnal Equinox Day Day signaling the arrival of autumn.
October Second Monday Health Sports Day For fostering a healthy mind and body through sports.
November 3rd Culture Day The day for appreciating culture.
Many cultural festivals are held all around in Japan.
23rd Labor Thanksgiving Day The day for paying one's respect to one's work and to show appreciation for the effort of working people.
December 23rd Emperor's Birthday Celebration for the birth of the emperor.

Remarks: When a national holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday becomes a holiday.

Resident Registration Procedure

Moving into the city of Tokyo from abroad

The passports and residence cards of all of your household members who are moving into the city of Tokyo are required.
If you are moving in as a family, your marriage certificate or birth certificates that can verify your family relations as
well as their translations are required.

Moving into the city of Tokyo from another municipality

Bring the residence cards and certificate of moving out of all of your household members who have moved into the city
of Tokyo and submit a resident registration for within 14days of moving into The Cities.
Be sure bring your residence card with you.

Moving the house within the same City

The residence cards of all of your household members who have moved the house are required.

Purchase Furniture and Electrical Goods

We have strong connection for the furniture rental and purchase services, and may offer you the best quality.

Utilities

To sign up for electricity, gas, and water supply services necessary for living in Japan,
those who have recently moved in the city of Tokyo should contact the offices in your district.
(Some of the district in Tokyo, see below)

electricity Inquiries: Tokyo Electric Power Company, Customer Center No. 1
Shinjuku, Minato (excluding Daiba), Chiyoda, Chuo,Toshima, Bunkyo,
Itabashi, Kita, Nerima, Suginami,Nakano and Islands
Tel: 0120-995-001 (toll free)

Tokyo Electric Power Company, Customer Center No. 2
Tel: 0120-995-005 (toll free)
Minato City (Daiba), Shinagawa, Meguro, Shibuya,Koto, Sumida,
Edogawa, Katsushika, Taito, Arakawa,Adachi, Setagaya, Ota,
Gas Inquiries: Tokyo Gas, Ltd. Movers’ hotline: Tel: 0570-00-2230
Customer service center: Tel: 0570-00-2211

*If you cannot use above No., call below No

Tel: 03-5722-0111(Chiyoda, Chuo, Minato, Shinagawa, Ota)
Tel: 03-5722-3111(Shinjuku, Meguro, Shibuya, Nakano)
Water Inquiries: Tokyo Metropolitan Government
- Moving and changing contracts within 23 Tokyo Cities Tel: 03-5326-1100
- Fees, water leak repairs, and others Tel: 03-5326-1101
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Life in Tokyo

bankOpen Bank Account

  • shinsei bank
  • smbc

internetSet up Internet

We recommend these two companies for they can speak English and have 24hours support.

hospitalEnglish Speaking Hospital

Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic

General Medical Services, Primary Care Specialist services in Clinic or by Hospital Referral and
Admission Laboratory and X-ray Services Outpatient Surgery Immunizations.

Location 32 Shibakoen Bldg 2F. 3-4-30, Shibakoen, Minatoku Tokyo.
Phone 03-3436-3028
Fax 03-3436-5024
Office hours Appointment by telephone only
Mon-Fri/ 8:30am-5:30pm Sat/ 8:30am-12:00noon

Consultation hours
Mon-Fri/ 9:00am-4:30pm Sat/ 9:00am-12:00noon

Procedure hours
Mon-Fri/ 10:00am-12:00noon, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Email info@tmsc.jp (inquiry only)
Map Tokyo Medical and Surgical Clinic Map

Tokyo Midtown Medical Center

In addition to a wide range of medical practices, the Tokyo Midtown Clinic boasts
a special outpatient center, next-generation Health Screening Center and more.

Location Midtown Tower 6F, Akasaka 9-7-1, Minato-ku
Office hours 10:00-19:00 (Weekdays) 9:00 - 12:00(Saturday)
Closed: Sunday, national holidays
Email customer@tokyomidtown-mc.jp
Map Tokyo Midtown Medical Center Map

Japanese are required to participate in either the Employees’ Health Insurance for manufacturing
related employees or the National Health Insurance (NHI), which is a government-sponsored program.

Patients pay 30% to 50% of the bill and insurance covers the remainder.
Foreigners with visas over one year may also join the NHI plan, but varying conditions apply.
Overseas medical insurance can be used in Japan, but one should be aware of company or
travel insurance coverage before coming to Japan and be prepared accordingly.

Tokyo Metropolitan Medical institution imfromation

To serch the hospital.
http://www.himawari.metro.tokyo.jp/qq/qq13enmnlt.asp

himawari

drivers liscenceDriver's Liscence

How to exchange your foreign driver’s license to a Japanese driver’s license

Where to apply
  • Fuchu Driver’s License Center
  • Samezu Driver’s License Center
  • Koto Driver’s License Center

*At Fuchu or Samezu, application can be made by those who have a driver’s license of any country or region.
Due to construction at the Samezu Driver‘s License Center, driving skills examinations (only practical exams)
are conducted at the Fuchu Driver’s License Center for those who have a driver’s license of a country or region
not listed below and have applied for the exchange of their foreign driver’s license at Samezu (until late March,2016).

*At Koto, application can be made only by those who have a driver’s license issued in a country or region listed below.

Exam Exempt Countries and Region(25 countries and one region).
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Britain, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Holland,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden,
Switzerland and Taiwan

Office Hours 8:30a.m. --- 3:00p.m. (Closed between 11:00a.m. and 1:00p.m.) Monday to Friday*1
Fees
Application Fee Ordinary motor vehicle license
Moped license
Large-sized / Medium-sized motor vehicle license
Other
2,200 yen
1,500 yen
4,400 yen
2,950 yen
Issuance Fee 2,050 yen
Fee for listing two types of licenses in one license
Certificate (per one type of license, 200 yen)
200 yen
Requirements
  • ● A valid foreign driver’s license
  • ● A Japanese translation of your foreign driver’s license(prepared by the embassy of your country or
    Japan Automobile Federation (JAF)) ----- to be submittedspan>
    * If your foreign driver’s license does not mention the date you obtained it for the first time, we will require
    a document such as your driver’s record that shows the said date.
    If you have two types of licenses (e.g., ordinary motor vehicle license and ordinary motorcycle license) or more,
    we may require some documents showing the respective date you obtained each of them.
    Required documents may vary depending on the country or your license status.
    Please contact us in advance for details.
  • ● Japanese driver’s license(s)(including old ones), if any
  • ● An official copy of your “Jumin-hyo” (residence record) showing your registered domicile (nationality)
    ----- to be submitted or Passport or other official IDs*2 ----- only to be showed ----- and a document showing
    you currently stay at the address on your application (e.g., a certificate issued by the householder or hotel manager)
    if you are not subject to the Basic Resident Registration Act ----- to be submitted
  • ● A document showing you stayed in the country or region where you obtained the license
    for a total of three months or more (e.g., passport(s)including old ones if any)
  • ● Photograph(s) of the applicant (3cm high×2.4cm wide)*3 a photo is required for each type of license you apply for.
Qualifications
  • ● [Age]
    18 years old or older
    Ordinary motorcycle license : 16 or older
    Medium-sized motor vehicle license : 20 or older
    Large-sized motor vehicle license : 21 or older
  • ● You must have stayed in the country or region where you obtained
    the license for a total of three months or more since you got it.
  • ● [Visual Acuity (Japanese scale)]
    ・Ordinary motor vehicle license / motorcycle licenses
    0.7 or better ( both eyes) and 0.3 or better (each eye); or if the vision of one eye is under 0.3 or one eye has no vision,
    the visual field of the other eye must be 150 continuous degrees or more along the horizontal meridian and its vision 0.7 or better.

    ・Medium-sized / large-sized motor vehicle license
    0.8 or better (both eyes) and 0.5 or better (each eye). The applicant must go through depth perception tests
    by the three-rod method three times and the average error must be 2cm or less.
  • ● If you obtained a Japanese license in the past and received a penalty such as its revocation (excluding the novice-driver revocation),
    you cannot take an exam unless you have taken lessons for those who had their license revoked within one year prior
    to the exam and the disqualification period has already elapsed.
  • ● Your address must be in Tokyo.
Other points to note
  • ● Your knowledge and practical driving skills will be examined when you exchange your foreign driver’s license for Japanese one.
    *You need to make an appointment to take an exam for your practical driving skills.
    You cannot take the exam on the day of your application.
    *The 25 countries and one region mentioned above are exempt
    from the examination of knowledge and practical driving skills.
  • ● As it is necessary to see if you fall under the category of a novice driver, etc., please bring with you
    a driving record / history and a document (e.g., your old foreign driver’s license) showing the period
    of your stay in a foreign country or region, if any.
  • ● You can apply for a medium-sized / large-sized motor vehicle license only after you have obtained an ordinary motor vehicle license.
Note:
*1 Excluding notional holidays, and year-end New Year holidays. Year-end and New Year holidays are from December 29 to January 3.
*2 “Passport or other official IDs” means your passport, ID card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
or other documents issued by a competent authority for your identification.
*3 Photograph(s) of the applicant must have been taken within the last six months; head and shoulders only,
no hat, front-face, and no patterned or dark background.


For further information, please contact
The Written Examination Section, Fuchu Driver’s License Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.
Phone: 042-362-3591
The Examination Section, Samezu Driver’s License Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department
Phone: 03-3474-1374
The Driver’s License Section, Koto Driver’s License Center, Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department.
Phone: 03-3699-1151
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School

Area

Minato-Ku Area Shibuya-Ku Area Chiyoda-Ku Area Shinagawa-Ku Area Chuo-Ku Area
Meguro-Ku Area Oota-Ku Area Setagaya-Ku Area Shinjyuku-ku Area Toshima-Ku Area
Kita-Ku Area Taito-Ku Area Edogawa-Ku Area Koto-ku Area Suginami-ku Area
Itabashi-Ku Area Nerima-Ku Area Chofu-City Area Musashino-City Area Other Area

Minato-ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
ai International School

ai International School
Age 18 months

-

6 years old
5-4-1,
Mita,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku Line
Oedo Line,
or Mita Stn.
on Mita Line
03-3769-3372 LINK
ABC International School

ABC International School
Ages 12 months

-

5 years old
Motoazaubu
H House,
2-14-34,
MotoAzabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabujuban Stn.
on Nanboku Line
03-5793-1359 LINK
Azabu International School

Azabu International School
Ages 15 months

-

5 years old
City Azabu Rm.302,
3-10-12,
Azabujuban,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku Line
or Oedo Line
03-3451-8477 LINK
Ayla International School

Ayla International School
Ages 12 months

-

6 years old
5-13-28-102
Shirokanedai,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Shirokanedai Stn.
on Nanboku
Toei-Mita Line
03-3448-2585 LINK
Kspace International Preschool and Kindergarten

Kspace International Preschool
and Kindergarten
Ages 3 months

-

10 years old
5-13-39,
Shirokanedai,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Shirokanedai Stn.
on Namboku Line
Mita Line,
Meguro Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line
03-3446-3478 LINK
Kids World (Hiroo)

Kids World (Hiroo)
Ages 1

-

8 years old
No. 2 Sano Bldg 2F,
5-10-24,
Minami-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Many (33) locations 03-3234-8069 LINK
The Montessori School of Tokyo

The Montessori School
of Tokyo
Ages 2

-

12 years old
3-5-13,
Minami-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-5449-7067 LINK
Nishimachi International School

Nishimachi International School
Kindergarten

-

Grade 9
2-14-7,
Moto-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-3451-5520 LINK
PAL International School

PAL International School
Ages 6 months

-

6 years old
3-8-18,
Nishi-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Roppongi Stn.
on Hibiya Line
Oedo Line
03-5770-8166 LINK
Chateau des Bambini Montessori School

Chateau des Bambini
Montessori School
Ages 12 mons

-

6 years old
2-8-18,
Minamiazabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabujuban Stn.
on Nanboku
Oedo Line
or Shirokane-Takanawa Stn.
on Nanboku Line
03-6400-3328 LINK
RLC Preschool

RLC Preschool
Ages 18 mons

-

4.5 yrs old
Roppongi Lutheran Church 3F,
6-16-44,
Roppongi,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line,
Roppongi Stn.
on Hibiya
Oedo Line
080-2393-7788 LINK
Summerhill International School

Summerhill International School
Ages 15 mons

-

6 yrs old
2-13-8,
Motoazabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-3453-0811 LINK
St. Alban's Nursery

St. Alban's Nursery
Ages 2

-

5 yrs old
3-6-25,
Shibakoen,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Kamiyacho Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Akabanebashi Stn.
on Oedo Line
03-3431-8534 LINK
Tokyo International School

Tokyo International School
PreK

-

G8 (ages 4 - 18 yrs old)
2-13-6,
Minami-azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Shirokane-Takanawa Stn.
on Namboku
Mita Line,
Azabujuban Stn.
on Namboku
Toei-Oedo Line
03-5484-1160 LINK
Willowbrook International School

Willowbrook International School
Ages 15 mons

-

5 yrs old
2-14-28,
Moto-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-3449-9030 LINK
Mitsui Gardens International Preschool

Mitsui Gardens
International Preschool
Ages 18 mons

-

5 yrs old
2-1-1,
Roppongi,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
In the USA Embassy
Residential compound
03-3224-6796 LINK
J's International School

J's International School
Ages 15mons

-

6 yrs old
2-12-14,
Motoazabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-3452-2078 LINK
Eton House International Pre-school Tokyo

Eton House International
Pre-school Tokyo
18months

-

6 yrs
9-2-16 Akasaka,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Roppongi Stn.
on Oedo
Hibiya Line,
Nogizaka Stn.
on Chiyoda Line
03-6804-3322 LINK
American School in Japan, Early Learning Center

American School in Japan,
Early Learning Center
Age 3

-

6 yrs old
6-16-5 Roppongi,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Roppngi Stn.
on Toei Oedo line
or Hibiya Line
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Toei Oedo Line
or Nanboku Line
03-5771-4344 LINK
Ohana International School

Ohana International School
Ages 18 months

-

5 years old
3-12-16
Motoazabu
MInat-o-ku,
tokyo
Azbujuban Stn.
on Toei-Oedo line
03-3408-8888 LINK
Tokyo Children's Academy

Tokyo Children's Academy
Ages 3

-

14 years
YODA Bldg.
4F., 3-15-13,
Shiba,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Akabanebashi Stn.
on Toei-Oedo Line
03-5765-6697 LINK
Tokyo International Kindercare

Tokyo International Kindercare
18 months

-

6 years old
Seraph 10 Azabu 3F.,
1-26-2,
Higashi-azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Toei-Oedo Line,
Akabanebashi Sta.
03-6441-0545 LINK
Yamato International School

Yamato International School
Nursery

-

Grade 6
2-1-18,
Minamiazabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-5488-7888 LINK
CHATEAU SCHOOL

CHATEAU SCHOOL
Age 0 to 6 years old
(After school 3 to 12 years old)
3-17-3,
Nishi-Azabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Roppongi Stn.
on Toei-Oedo
Hibiya Line.
03-6434-9689 LINK
IPIA (Ivy Prep International Academy)

IPIA
(Ivy Prep International Academy)
Kindergarten to Elementary 3-11-4,
Minamiazabu,
Minato-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line,
Azabu-Juban Stn.
on Namboku
Oedo Line
03-6337-6612 LINK

Shibuya-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
British School in Tokyo (Shibuya Campus)

British School in Tokyo
(Shibuya Campus)
Age 3

-

8 years old (Year 3)
1-21-18,
Shibuya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Shibuya Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line
or Omotesando Stn.
on Chiyoda,
Ginza
or Hanzomon Line
03-5467-4321 LINK
HAPPY DAYS

HAPPY DAYS
Ages 15months

-

6 years old
2F.,
Ebisu Garden East Bldg.,
3-9-20,
Ebisu,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Ebisu Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line
Hibiya Line
03-3446-1540 LINK
International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH)

International School of the
Sacred Heart (ISSH)
K3 - Grade 12
Girls only
4-3-1,
Hiroo,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line
03-3400-3951 LINK
International School of the Sacred Heart (ISSH)

International School of the
Sacred Heart (Kindergarten)
Ages 3

-

5 years old
4-3-1,
Hiroo,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Hiroo Stn.
on Hibiya Line
03-3400-5549 LINK
Poppins Active Learning International School

Poppins Active Learning
International School/td>
11 month - 6 years old
(Before elementary school)
Yebisu Garden Terrace Nibankan 1F.,
4-20-2,
Ebisu,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Ebisu Stn.
on JR/Hibiya Line
03-5791-2105 LINK
St. Marian Nursery School

St. Marian Nursery School
Ages 46 days

-

6 yrs old
16-12,
Ebisu-Nishi,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Ebisu Station of JR Line,
or Daikanyama Station
of Toyoko Line
03-3461-1050 LINK
Sesame International Preschool

Sesame International Preschool
Ages 1.5

-

6 years old
1-5-14,
Hiroo,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Ebisu Stn.
on Hibiya/JR Line
03-5485-1197 LINK
Yoyogi International School

Yoyogi International School
From 16 months to 2nd Grade
full elementary program
1-15-12,
Tomigaya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Yoyogi-Koen Stn.
on Chiyoda Line
03-5478-6714 LINK
PAL International School

Maria's Babies' Society
Ages 18 mons

-

6 yrs old
Tomy's House #101,
3-36-20,
Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Omotesando Stn.
on Chiyoda/Hanzomon
Ginza Line,
Harajuku Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line
03-3404-3468 LINK
Jingumae International Exchange School

Jingumae International
Exchange School
Ages 3 - 11 yrs old
(Grade 6)
4-20-12,
Jingumae,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Harajuku Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line,
Omotesando Stn.
on Ginza/Chiyod
Hanzomon Line
03-5413-6090 LINK
Saint Annie's International Kindergarten

Saint Annie's International
Kindergarten
K1-Pre3
(Ages 1 - 6 yrs old)
Kishi bldg.
2F, 1-5-3
Tomigaya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Yoyogi-koen Stn.
on JR Yamanote Line
Yoyogi Hachiman Stn.
on Chiyoda Line
03-6407-9221 LINK
Prime International School

Prime International School
Ages 18 mons

-

6 yrs old
1-13-2
Ebisu-Minami,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
zip150-0566
Ebisu stn.
on JR
Subway Hibiya Line
03-6303-0566 LINK
United School of Tokyo

United School of Tokyo
Ages 3

-

12 years old
Kijima Bldg.,
2-21-10,
Tomigaya,
Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo
Komaba Todaimae Stn.
on Inokashira line
03-3465-8040 LINK

Chiyoda-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Au Pays des Sakuras

Au Pays des Sakuras
Ages 2 - 4 years Koyo Bldg.
2F, 1-6-3
Iidabashi,
Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo 102-0072
Iidabashi Sta.
on JR Sobu Line
Subway Tozai Line
090-8344-0270 LINK

Shinagawa-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
KAIS International School

KAIS International School
Grade 6 - 12 2-7-16
Kami-Osaki,
Shinagawa-ku,
Tokyo
JR Meguro sta.
Metro Namboku line
Toei Mita line
Tokyu Meguro line
03-5421-0127 LINK

Chuo-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Future Jidoen Nihonbashi

Future Jidoen Nihonbashi
Ages 2

-

6 years old
Hokusho Bldg.,
14-1,
Nihombashi-Tomizawacho,
Chuo-ku,
Tokyo
Bakuro-Yokoyama Stn.
on Toei-Shinjuku Line
Higashi-Nihonbashi Stn.
on Toei-Asakusa Line
03-6264-9657 LINK

Meguro-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Aoba-Japan International School (Meguro Campus)

Aoba-Japan International School
(Meguro Campus)
K1-K4 2-11-5,
Aobadai,
Meguro-ku,
Tokyo
Daikanyama Stn.
on Tokyu-Toyoko Line
03-5428-4488 LINK
Gregg International School (Tokyo)

Gregg International
School (Tokyo)
Age18 months

-

11 years old
1-14-6,
Jiyugaoka,
Meguro-ku,
Tokyo
Jiyugaoka Stn.
on Tokyu-Toyoko Line
03-3725-8000 LINK
International Secondary School

International Secondary School
Grades 5 - 12 3-18-16
Meguro-Honcho,
Meguro-ku,
Tokyo
Musashikoyama Stn.
on Tokyu Meguro Line
03-6894-0055 LINK
Montessori Friends International School

Montessori Friends
International School
Ages 18 months

-

6 years old
3-8-8, Midorigaoka,
Meguro-ku,
Tokyo
Midorigaoka Stn.
on Tokyu-Oimachi Line
03-3726-9386 LINK

Oota-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Future Jidoen Shimomaruko

Future Jidoen Shimomaruko
Ages 2

-

6 years old
House Swallow 1F.
3-13-6,
Shimo-maruko,
Ota-ku, Tokyo
Shimo-maruko Stn.
Tokyu-Tamagawa Line
03-5534-9388 LINK

Setagaya-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
American World International School

American World
International School
Pre-school

-

Kindergarten
4-30-5,
Kaminoge,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Kaminoge Stn.
on Tokyu Oimachi Line
03-5758-3858 LINK
British School in Tokyo Showa Campus (BST Showa)

British School in Tokyo Showa
Campus (BST Showa)
Year 4 - 13 1-7-57,
Taishido,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Sangenjaya Stn.
on Tokyu Denen-Toshi Line
03-3411-4211 LINK
Grace International Learning Center

Grace International
Learning Center
Ages 12 months

-

6 year old
2-13-11,
Seta,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Futako-Tamagawa Stn.
on Tokyu Den-en-toshi Line
03-5716-3100 LINK
Komazawa Park International School

Komazawa Park
International School
Ages 18 months

-

6 years old
2-12-16,
Fukasawa,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Komazawa Daigaku Mae Stn.
on Den-en Toshi
Hanzomon Line
Jiyugaoka Stn.
on Tokyu-Oimachi Line
03-5707-0979 LINK
Keiki Intercultural Preschool

Keiki Intercultural Preschool
Ages1.5

-

6years old
4-5-8,
Nakamachi,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Kaminoge Stn.
on Tokyu Oimachi Line
03-3703-8778 LINK
PTC Pacific International School

PTC Pacific
International School
Ages 2yr 6mons

-

6 yrs old
5-11-5,
Shimouma,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Gakugei-Daigaku Stn.
or Yutenji Stn.
on Tokyu Toyoko Line
03-5481-9425 LINK
Seta International School

Seta International School
Ages 18 months

-

6 years old
1-27-12,
Seta,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Futako-Tamagawa Stn.M
on Tokyu-Oimachi Line
Den-en-toshi Line,
Kaminoge Stn.
or Yoga Stn.
03-5717-6769 LINK
St. Mary's International School

St. Mary's International School
Kindergarten(Ages5)

-

Grade 12
Only boys
1-6-19,
Seta,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Futakotamagawa Stn.
on Denen-Toshi Line,
Kaminoge Stn.
of Tokyu-Oimachi Line
03-3709-3411 LINK
Seisen International School

Seisen International School
Kindergarten - Grade 12
Only girls
1-12-15,
Yoga,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Yoga Stn.
on Tokyu-Den-en-toshi Line
03-3704-2661 LINK
Future Jidoen Taishido

Future Jidoen Taishido
Ages 2

-

6 years old
Happiness Taisido 1F.,
5-9-6,
Taishido,
Setagaya-ku,
Tokyo
Sangenjaya Stn.
on Tokyu-Denentoshi Line
03-6450-8013 LINK

Shinjyuku-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Waseda International School

Waseda International School
Kindergarten-G6 1-14-8 Takadanobaba,
Shinjuku-ku,
Tokyo
Takadanobaba
on JR Yamanote line
Nishi-waseda
on Fukutoshin line
03-6385-2818 LINK

Toshima-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
New International School (Preschool)

New International School
(Preschool)
Preschool age 3

-

Grade 9
3-18-32,
Minami-Ikebukuro,
Toshima-ku,
Tokyo
Higashi-Ikebukuro Stn.
on Yurakucho Line,
Ikebukuro Stn.
on JR Line
03-3980-1057 LINK
New International School

New International School
Preschool - Grade 9
(Ages 3 - 16 yrs old)
3-18-32,
Minami-Ikebukuro,
Toshima-ku,
Tokyo
Higashi-Ikebukuro Stn.
on Yurakucho Line,
Ikebukuro Stn.
on JR Line
03-3980-1057 LINK

Kita-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
The International French School in Tokyo

The International
French School in Tokyo
Kindergarten

-

Terminale
5-57-37 Takinokawa,
Kita-ku,
Tokyo
Shin-Itabashi Stn.
on Toei-Mita Line
Itabashi Stn.
on JR Saikyo Line
03-6823-6580 LINK

Taito-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
HARMONY PRESCHOOL INTERNATIONAL (HAPI)

HARMONY PRESCHOOL
INTERNATIONAL (HAPI)
3 - 6 years old 2-10-12,
Higashi-Ueno,
Taito-ku,
Tokyo
JR Yamanote Line,
Ueno Station
03-6240-1777 LINK

Edogawa-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Global Indian International School Japan

Global Indian
International School Japan
Nursery-Kindergarden 2-1-8-4F,
Mizue,
Edogawa-ku,
Tokyo
Mizue Station
on Toei Shinjuku Line
03-5636-9151 LINK
Global Indian International School Japan

Global Indian
International School Japan
G1 - 12 3-20-6,
Minami-Shinozakicho,
Edogawa-ku,
Tokyo
Mizue Station
on Toei Shinjuku Line
03-5636-9151 LINK

Koto-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
K. International School Tokyo

K. International School Tokyo
Pre-Kindergarten

-

G12 (Ages 3 - 18 yrs old)
1-5-15,
Shirakawa,
Koto-ku,
Tokyo
Kiyosumi-Shirakawa Stn.
on Oedo
Hanzomon Line
03-3642-9993 LINK
Tokyo YMCA International School

Tokyo YMCA
International School
Kindergarten

-

Grade 6
2-2-20,
Toyo,
Koto-ku,
Tokyo
Toyocho Stn.
on Tozai Line
03-3615-5632 LINK

Suginami-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Busy Bees International School

Busy Bees
International School
Ages 3

-

6 years old
1-19-14 B1,
Izumi,
Suginami-ku,
Tokyo
8 minutes walk
from Daitabashi Station
on Keio Line
03-6413-1901 LINK

Itabashi-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
New Hope International Preschool

New Hope International
Preschool
Ages 3

-

12 years old
5-1-2,
Narimasu,
Itabashi-ku,
Tokyo
Narimasu Stn.
on Tobu-Tojo Line
03-5383-0421 LINK

Nerima-Ku Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Aoba-Japan International School (Hikarigaoka Campus)

Aoba-Japan International School
(Hikarigaoka Campus)
K2 (age 3,4)

-

Grade 12(age 17,18)
7-5-1,
Hikarigaoka,
Nerima-ku,
Tokyo
Toei-Oedo Line,
Hikarigaoka Sta.
03-6904-3127 LINK
Camelot International School

Camelot International School
Early years class
up to Middle
Year 1 (Grade 7)
3-12-11,
Sakuradai,
Nerima-ku,
Tokyo
Hikawadai Stn.
on Yurakucho Line.
03-6914-9529 LINK

Chofu-City Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
American School in Japan

American School
in Japan
Kindergarten - 12 1-1-1,
Nomizu,
Chofu-City,
Tokyo
Tama Stn.
on Seibu-Tamagawa Line
0422-34-5300 LINK

Musashino-City Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Axis International School

Axis International School
Grade 1 - 12 1-35-14,
Kichijoji Honcho,
Musashino City,
Tokyo
Kichijoji Stn.
on JR Musashino
Keio-Inogashira Line
0422-20-3626 LINK
Axis International Preschool and Toddler House

Axis International
Preschool and Toddler House
Age 1 - Preschool KIchijoji Nanai Bldg.
101, 3-21-12,
Nakamachi,
Musashino City,
Tokyo
Kichijoji Stn.
on JR Musashino
Keio-Inogashira Line
0422-77-8913 LINK

Other Area

Schools Grade Address Access Tel No. Web site
Christian Academy in Japan

Christian Academy in Japan
Kindergarten

-

Grade 12
1-2-14,
Shinkawacho,
Higashi-Kurume City,
Tokyo
Higashi-Kurume stn.
on Seibu Ikebukuro Line
042-471-0022 LINK
German School, The (Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama)

German School, The
(Deutsche Schule Tokyo Yokohama)
Kindergarten (Ages 3 - 6)

-

18 years old
2-4-1,
Chigasaki-Minami,
Tsuzuki-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Nakamachidai Stn.
on Yokohama
Municipal Subway Line
045-941-4841 LINK
Horizon Japan International School (Yokohama)

Horizon Japan International
School (Yokohama)
Ages 2.5 - 17 years old
(Grade12)
1-38-27,
Higashi-Terao, Tsurumi-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Kikuna Stn.
on Tokyu-Toyoko Line
or Tsurumi Stn.
on Keihin-Tohoku Line
045-584-1945 LINK
Saint Maur International School

Saint Maur
International School
Ages 2.5 years

-

Grade 12
83, Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Motomachi-Chukagai Stn.
on Minato-Mirai Line,
Yamate or Ishikawacho Stn.
on JR Keihin Tohoku
Negishi Line
045-641-8121 LINK
Treehouse Montessori School

Treehouse Montessori School
Ages 12 mons

-

6 yrs old
16-5, Honmoku-Makado,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Negishi Stn.
on JR Negishi Line
045-622-5804 LINK
Yokohama Overseas Chinese School (Taiwan)

Yokohama Overseas Chinese
School (Taiwan)
Pre-school (age 4yrs old)

-

Grade 12
142,
Yamashita-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Ishikawa Stn.
on JR Negishi Line,
Motomachi-Chukagai Stn.
on Minato-Mirai Line
045-681-3608 LINK
Yokohama Yamate Chinese School (Mainland)

Yokohama Yamate
Chinese School (Mainland)
Pre-School(age 3)

-

Grade 9
2-66,
Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Ishikawa Stn.
on JR Negishi Line,
Yokohama-Chukagai Stn.
on Minato-Mirai Line
045-641-0393 LINK
Yokohama International School

Yokohama International School
Ages 3 - 18 yrs old
(Grade 12)
258,
Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
8 min.
by bus from Yamate Stn.
on JR Keihin-Tohoku Line
or Negishi Line
045-622-0084 LINK
Yokohama Christian School

Yokohama Christian School
Preschool

-

Elementary School
66-2,
Yamate-cho,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Kanagawa-Pref.
Ishikawa Stn.
on JR Negishi Line,
Motomachi Chukagai Stn.
on Minatomirai Line
045-651-5177 LINK
Imagine International Preschool

Imagine International Preschool
18 mons

-

6 yrs old
Yokohama Landmark Tower 13F,
2-2-1 Minatomirai,
Nishi-ku,
Yokohama-City,
Minatomirai Stn.
on Minatomirai Line
Sakuragicho Stn.
on JR Negishi Line
045-224-2121 LINK
Makuhari International School

Makuhari International School
Kindergarten - Grade 6
(Ages 3 - 12 yrs old)
3-2-9,
Wakaba,
Mihama-ku,
Chiba City,
Chiba Pref.
Kaihin Makuhari Stn.
on JR Keiyo Line
043-296-0277 LINK
Hand In Hand International School & Child Care

Hand In Hand International School
& Child Care
Ages 1 - 12 years old
Preschol, After School
2-99,
Motomachi,
Naka-ku,
Yokohama City,
Kanagawa Pref.
3 min walk
from Motomachi-Chukagai Stn
on Minatomirai line
045-228-8090 LINK
tinyHappy Garden International School

tinyHappy Garden
International School
Age 6 months

-

6 years old
1-2-26,
Katsuradai,
Aoba-ku,
Yokohama
Aobadai Station
on Den-en-Toshi Line
045-878-6271 LINK
International Kids' Castle

International
Kids' Castle
1year old
to before enter
the elementary school.
Wise Emeriel U 2F.,
1-3-11,
Honcho,
Higashi-kurume City,
Tokyo
Higashi-kurume Stn.
on Seibu-Ikebukuro Line
042-477-3310 LINK
topMove

Moving Out

If you are thinking about moving, check the contract between the landowner, when you should make the moving out announcement.

Moving within Japan
- Move out inspection of the house
- Termination of housing contract and fire/ earthquake insurance
- Residence De-registration
- Disconnection of Utilities/ Internet
- Renovation – negotiation with management co./landowner
- Deposit Refund
Moving Out from Japan Additionally ,you must.....
- Close the Bank account
- Cancel the Current Mobile
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Emergency & Preparing for Accidents and Disasters

In Case of Emergency

Health consulting service Call:  #7119
Emergency
(Ambulance and fire department)  
Call: 119
Police Call: 110
Daily Earthquake Precautions
- Institute measures to prevent furniture and electric appliances from falling down or dropping.
- Prepare slippers or other protective footwear available to help prevent injuriescaused by glass shards.
- Prepare three-day supply of drinking water and food.
- Prepare an emergency kit.
Drinking water, crackers, pouched foods, canned foods, other foods
First-aid supplies, household medicines, a supply of medicines taken regularly
Cash, copies of your bankbook and health insurance card, personal seal,
some form of identification (such as a passport or driver’s license)
Flashlight, portable radio, extra batteries, tissues, wet wipes, garbage bags, lighters, gloves,
glasses/contact lenses, sanitary products
Underwear, clothing, towels
- Keep your valuables, passport, resident card, and other important items
in a place where they are easily accessible.
- Confirm the location and routes to your nearest resident evacuation center
and wide-area evacuation sites.
- Discuss how your family members will get in touch with one another if you are apart when a disaster
strikes and identify a meeting place in case telephone service is not available.
Earthquake Countermeasures in the Workplace
- Keep a pair of shoes at your workplace that you are used to wearing in case the chaos in the aftermath
of a disaster subsides, allowing you to walk home safely.
- Keep a supply of drinking water and calorie-dense foods (such as chocolate and candy) on hand.
- Know and prepare a map of your route home.
- Familiarize yourself with your company’s disaster management plan before a disaster strikes.
Earthquake Preparedness for High Rise Buildings
- Considering that it might take some time for lifeline services to be restored, keep a minimum of
seven days’ worth of food and drinking water on hand, as well as a emergency toilet and other daily essentials.
- The shaking will be more amplified in a high-rise building than in a single-family home, requiring
even more careful measures to restrain furniture and prevent flying glass.
- When an earthquake occurs, do not use the elevator to evacuate.
In the event of a major earthquake, some elevators will automatically stop at the nearest floor, but a power outage
may cause the elevator to stop immediately. If you are trapped in an elevator,
press and holdthe emergency button to request rescue.
- In residential complexes, such as apartment buildings, it is necessary to check safety and help each other on each
floor or a set of several floors in cases of an earthquake.
It is recommended that you have communication with your neighbors as regular greetings, and the entire
apartment building be prepared for disasters.

Earthquake Response Tips

Earthquake strikes Protect Yourself
- Get under a desk or table
- Watch out for fliying glass and debris
After 1-2 minutes Look for flames
- Once the shaking stops, look for flames and quickly put out any small fires

Check on the safety of others
- Check on your family members to see if they are safe
After 2-5 minutes Secure an evacuation route
- Put on shoes, open a door or window, secure an exit
- protect your head, watch for falling debris

Watch out for electricity or gas leaks
- Before evacuating, shut off the main valve and main electricity breaker
*In high-rise buildings, it is recommended that residents stay calm and secure
their safety and should not evacuate in a hurry.
After 5-10 minutes Check on the safety of others in your neighborhood
- After confirming that your family and home are safe,
check on the safety of others in your neighborhood
*In high-ruse building, it is recommended that residents check their neighbors'
safety on a floor basis.
10 minutes to several hours Cooperate with rescue and relief activities
- Cooperate in neighborhood efforts to rescue people
who are trapped under collapsed homes or furniture
- Administer first aid to those who are injured

NTT Disaster Messaging Service 171

In the event of an earthquake or other large-scale disaster, this service enables people to leave voicemail
messages confirming their status, using telephone numbers in the disaster-stricken area as voicemail boxes.
To record or replay messages, dial 171 and follow the instructions given.
Recorded messages can be up to 30 seconds in length, and will be saved for 48 hours.
The number of recorded messages that can be left for each phone number varies depending
on the particular circumstances of the disaster.

Police Department (Dial 110)

If you have been involved in a crime or accident or feel that your life may be in danger, call 110 immediately.
Foreign language operators are available. They patrol their communities, prevent and control criminal activity
such as robberies and violence, perform a wide variety of functions including handling traffic violations and
accidents, giving directions to people who are lost, collecting lost-and-found items, reports on missing persons,
and accepting suggestions from the community regarding police services. Even in non-emergency situations,
the Metropolitan Police Department offers foreign language telephone consultations for non-Japanese residents.

Languages offered English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Tagalog, Urdu, Spanish, Germany,
French, Russian, Persian, and others (may not be available depending on the situation, however)
*Available on specified days: Urdu, Spanish, Germany, French, Russian, and Persian
Consultation hours Mon. to Fri. closed holidays 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Inquiries Counseling Service for Foreigners, Metropolitan Police Department
Tel: 03-3503-8484

Traffic Accidents

If you are involved in a traffic accident, no matter how minor, call 110.
A victim who wants to file an insurance claim against the person who caused the accident must obtain
a traffic accident report based on the police report.
If specialized knowledge and mediation services are necessary for reaching an amicable settlement,
you can take advantage of such specialized institutions as the Nichibenren Traffic Accident Consultation Center.

Hours Mon. to Fri.,  10:00 a.m. to noon, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Address Tokyo Bar Association Bldg. 3F, 1-1-3 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda City
Inquiries Nichibenren Traffic Accident Consultation Center
Tel: 0570-078325

Fire Department (Dial 119)

The Fire Department is equipped with ambulances including ambulance crews
and fire engines. To report an incident, call 119.
Start by clearly stating whether you are reporting an emergency or a fire. Next, state the location or address,
telephone number or contact information, and your name.
Then explain the details of the situation.
If someone has experienced a sudden illness or serious injury, an ambulance will be sent to the scene.
Ambulances are free of charge but please do not request an ambulance for victims with
minor injuries who can be transported in a private vehicle or taxi.
Before the ambulance arrives, prepare the victim’s health insurance card and some cash.
When you hear the siren, go out into the street to meet the ambulance and direct it to the victim’s location.
The Tokyo Fire Department provides information on medical facilities and
emergency consultations by phone (in Japanese only).

Inquiries
  • Tokyo Fire Department, Fire Prevention Telephone Service
    (Disaster Information and Fire Consultation)
    Tel: 03-3212-2119

  • Tokyo Fire Department Telephone Service (Emergency Consultation Center)
    Tel: 03-3212-2323 or #7119(answered 24 hours a day, year-round)
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