更新日:2021年09月30日

COVID-19-related Information

Cautionary Action Period (24 Sept~)

Cautionary Action Period

Information About the New Coronavirus from the Council of Local Authorities for International Relations (CLAIR):

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Financial Assistance Schemes School & Childcare
Immigration and Residence Employment & Labour Rights
Event Suspensions & Facility Closures Garbage Disposal
City Hall Procedures from Home  

Financial Assistance Schemes

Below is a compiled list of financial support measures provided at the national, prefecture & city level, for individuals (pg 1) and businesses (pg 2).

For clearer reading, download the PDF version(PDF:562.2KB).

Scroll down for further details on some of the schemes.

COVID-19 Emergency Support Measures for IndividualsCOVID-19 Emergency Support Measures for Businesses

Temporary Loan Emergency Funds

Temporary funds are being provided to households struggling financially due to COVID-19 related unemployement or work stoppage.

You may seek assistance in applying for these funds at the Komatsu City Hall (Welfare Division), Daiichi Community Center (Social Welfare Association), City Hall Service Desk (Urara Branch) and the City Hall Service Desk (Nanbu Branch)

School & Children-related

Special Cash Handout for Expectant Mothers

Komatsu City is granting a special cash handout (おなかの赤ちゃん特別給付金) for expectant mothers who have had to guard against COVID-19 risks while handling their pregnancy.

Amount

50,000 yen per newborn expected

Eligibility

Those with an address in Komatsu City at the point of application, and who were issued the Maternal and Child Health Handbook (Boshi Kenko Techo 母子健康手帳) from 1 Aug 2020 to 30 Sept 2021.

※Those who already gave birth 30 Apr 2021 or earlier are not eligible.

※Those who gave birth before moving into Komatsu City are not eligible

Application Period

6 May 2021 (Thu)~31 Dec 2021 (Fri)

(※according to postmark on the envelope)

Required Documents

◆Application form

◆Copy of applicant’s identity verification document (health insurance card, residence card etc.)

◆Copy of bank account verification document (cashcard, opening pages of passbook etc.)

※only those issued the Maternal and Child Health Handbook outside Komatsu City have to attach the following as well:

◆Copy of Maternal and Child Health Handbook (cover page with guardian’s name, and page reflecting pregnancy progress)

Process

  1. Fill necessary details in application form
  2. Mail form to Komatsu City (Municipal Services Division市民サービス課)
  3. The cash will be deposited into the designated bank account about 2 weeks after reception of application form.

Contact

Komatsu City Hall Municipal Services Division

91 Konmade-machi, Komatsu City, 923-8650

Tel:0761-24-8064

shiminka@city.komatsu.lg.jp

Immigration and Residence-related Procedures

Japan has imposed bans on re-entry for foreign nationals who have stayed in certain countries / regions within 14 days before returning to Japan.

The Immigration Services Agency has implemented serveral allowances for foreign residents unable to leave or return to Japan due to the COVID-19 situation. This includes extensions on period of stay and certificate of eligbility validity.

Employment and Labour Rights Issues

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has emphasised the basic rights foreign workers should continue to be given by employers. The service counter for consultation regarding labour and employment rights is located on the seventh floor of the Komatsu labour bureau (google maps).

The Human Rights Bureau is providing a multilanguage hotline for foreign workers to seek assistance regarding human rights, in their native languages

Answers to work-related COVID-19 concerns

Apart from COVID-19-related concerns, the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has a general "Telephone Consultation Service for Foreign Workers"

New "Designated Activities Visa"

In order to support foreigners who are have had their work/intern contracts broken by their initial employer due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and face difficulties taking on a new job under their current visa status, the Immigration Services Agency has implemented a temporary "Designated Activities Visa" (特定活動 tokutei katsudo) that will allow such employees to stay in Japan for up to a year.

Designated Activities Visa

If eligible, you may apply for the visa change with the following documents:

Do note that this visa change is only applicable to those taking up new jobs under the 14 Specified Industry Fields as designated by the "Specified Skilled Worker" visa, and can only be carried out upon signing a new work contract.

Those with difficulties finding new employment can use the government's job matching service as detailed in the leaflet below.

Job Matching

Applications/Enquiries:

Nagoya Regional Immigration Bureau, Kanazawa Branch Office
920-0024
Kanazawa Station West Joint Government Bldg., 3-4-1 Sainen, Kanazawa City, Ishikawa (Kanazawa Ekinishi Government Building)
Tel: 076-222-2450
 Office Hours : 09.00 - 12.00, 13.00 - 16.00
*Closed Sat, Sun & Public holidays

Event Suspensions & Facility Operations

As a result of the prefecture's emergency action period until 31 Aug 2021,

restrictions have been imposed on the operation of city facilities and events.

Affected Facilities (PDF in Japanese)

Cancelled/Postponed Events (PDF in Japanese)

Garbage Disposal Precautions

Mask Disposal

COVID-19 Garbage Separation

City Hall Procedures from Home

In order to minimise crowding at the city hall service counters and avoid exposing residents to risk of COVID-19 infection, several application procedures usually done at the city hall can now be done remotely through postal service, phone or online etc.

The list of procedures that can be done remotely, with links to the application forms where available (only Japanese available for most), can be found below:

Procedures that can be done from home
Procedure

Application

Method

Contact

National Health Insurance,

Medical Care System for Older Senior Citizens,

Injury and Sickness Allowance

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8058

Application for exemption from National Health Insurance Tax,

Medical Care System for Older Senior Citizens fees

or Long-term Care Insurance fees

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Application for Temporary Loan Emergency Funds
(special COVID-19 provision, click here for more info)
Postal

Social Welfare Association

0761-22-3354

Issuance of various certificates at convenience stores Convenience store (only for those with My Number Card)

Municipal Services Division

(Resident’s Applications

Service Desk)

0761-24-8064

Moving-out Notification Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Resident’s Applications

Service Desk)

0761-24-8064

Request for copy of Residence Record Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Resident’s Applications

Service Desk)

0761-24-8065

Request for Certificate of Tax Payment Postal

Taxation Division

0761-24-8029

Local Inhabitant Tax Declaration Form Postal

Taxation Division

0761-24-8030

Opting in/out of National Health Insurance or National Pension System Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8059

Application for issuance of Eligibility Certificate for Ceiling-Amount

(under National Health Insurance)

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8059

Application of reissuance of insurance card

(National Health Insurance)

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8059

Application for National Health Insurance Tax Subsidy

in event of involuntary loss of employment

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Application for High-cost Medical Expense Benefit

(under National Health Insurance)

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Application for High-cost Medical Expense Loan

(under National Health Insurance)

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Application for reissuance of insurance card

(Medical Care System for Older Senior Citizens)

Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Application for issuance of Eligibility Certificate for
Ceiling-Amount
(Medical Care System for Older Senior Citizens)
Postal

Municipal Services Division

(Healthcare Insurance Support

Center)

0761-24-8148

Registration for general medical examination Referral issued by post after phone  consultation

Health Division

0761-24-8161

Registration for brain examination for senior citizens Referral issued by post after phone  consultation

Health Division

0761-24-8161

Application for various cancer screenings(issuance of referral) Issued by post    after phone          consultation

Health Division

0761-24-8161

Disclosure of immunization information Issued by post    after phone          consultation

Health Division

0761-24-8161

Issuance of「Yuttari Card」public bath subsidy programme

for senior citizens

Issued by post    after phone          consultation

Health Division

0761-24-8161

Subsidies for home nursing equipment (issuance of coupons)

Hairdresser Home-visit Service

Bedding Disinfection and Cleaning Service

(combined application form for all three services)

Postal, or call/fax  from applicant      /family member

Graceful Aging Division

0761-24-8053

Senior Citizen Subsidies for Accupuncture and Massage Treatments

(issuance of coupons)

Postal, or call/fax  from applicant      /family member

Graceful Aging Division

0761-24-8053

Application forms for certification of long-term care/support need (under Long-term Care Insurance)  Postal/application by proxy (e.g care manager)

Graceful Aging Division

0761-24-8147

Application forms for High-cost Long-term Care Service

(preventative care) subsidies (under Long-term Care Insurance)

Postal

Graceful Aging Division

0761-24-8149

Application for waiver of medical fees for disabilities

(below 65 years old) (65 years and older)

Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for renewal of certification for persons with disabilities

registered to receive medical fee waivers

(with submission of present status form)

Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for renewal of subsidies for services and supports for persons with disabilities
Application for Physical Disability Certificate(new/renewal)
Application for Medical Rehabilitation Handbook(new/renewal)
Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for subsidies for high-cost welfare services

for persons for disabilities

Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for monthly renewal of welfare services

for persons with disabilities

Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for determination of disability classification Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Application for issuance of taxi coupons for persons with disabilities Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Submission of consent form to opt in to register of people

requiring assistance during emergency evacuations

Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Request for sign language interpreter/note-taker

(list of facility contacts)

fax

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Submission of request forms for subsidies for welfare services for people with disabilities Postal

Welfare Division

0761-24-8052

Child Allowance (English leaflet)

Postal

Children & Families Division

0761-24-8054

Subsidy for child medical fees

(application form)

(a receipt with the patient's name, insured medical fee points and the medical facility's stamp is required, if not, please get them to certify a certification of payment)

Postal

Children & Families Division

0761-24-8054

Subsidy for medical fees of single-parent families

(application process same as "Subsidy for child medical fees" above)

Postal

Children & Families Division

0761-24-8057

"My Nursery" Registration

(support programme for use of registered nurseries)

Postal

Children & Families Division

0761-24-8054

"Premium Passport" (financial support for large families: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Premium_Passport) Postal

Children & Families Division

0761-24-8054

Applications for initiation/termination/transfer of  water supply ownership

Postal, phone

or fax

Billing Division

0761-24-8111

Application for inspection of waste water drainage (initiation/continuation) Postal

Billing Division

0761-24-8097

Submission of self-report on waste water drainage volume

(public sewerage system)

(report when water supply has 2 users or more, and individual usage cannot be determined)

(report when water usage is significantly different from volume of waste water discharged)

Postal

Billing Division

0761-24-8097

Ad hoc usage of public sewage system(initiation/termination) Postal

Billing Division

0761-24-8114

Ad hoc usage of Komatsu local sewage system(initiation/termination) Postal

Billing Division

0761-24-8114

Ad hoc usage of rural sewage system(initiation/termination) Postal

Billing Division

0761-24-8114

Enquiries regarding existing water supply
Applications for water supply installations/maintenance
Others

Management Division

0761-24-8112

Enquiries regarding existing sewage systems
Applications for verification of sewage maintenance plans
Outline of sewage construction plans
Application form for sewage-related permissions
Application for installation of public sewage inlet
Others

Management Division

0761-24-8112