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Mobile Contract

July 8, 2020 Comments Off on Mobile Contract By Master Editor

-About Japanese mobile carriers-

The three famous mobile companies in Japan are au, softbank and docomo.

These three companies have stores (mobile shops) all over the country, and anyone can enter the store during business hours.

Each of the three companies has a plan, and the price varies depending on the plan.

There are often no people who can speak English at mobile shops, so it’s better to go with someone who can speak Japanese.

~visiting the mobile shop~

  1. Tell the clerk what mobile device you want
  2. Determine the rate plan
  3. Decide the payment method
  4. Receive your mobile phone (If you do not have the model you want, make a reservation and receive it later)

*A handling fee of 3000 yen will be charged and will be deducted with your mobile phone bill next month.

-Documents required when making a mobile contract-

・Identification documents (resident card, special permanent resident certificate)

However, if the name and address on the documents are not the latest, you can use resident’s card, notification of evacuation site, bill for utility charges (electricity, gas, water)


・Credit card if monthly payment method is credit card

・If monthly payment method you need a debit, cash card or bankbook + financial institution registration stamp


Temporary Loan Emergency Funds

The Social Welfare Councils of all prefectures are providing a welfare fund loan system to lend necessary funds for living and other expenses to low-income households. In light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of households that are eligible for loans under this system will be expanded to include non-low-income households. Special loans such as emergency small amount funds will be provided to households that are struggling for their living expenses as a result of temporary stoppage of work or unemployment. Please see overleaf for detailed information about these special loans. Please use the contact information provided below for questions about specific contents. Process of loan application Households that are struggling Municipal Social Welfare Council Application Prefectural Social Welfare Council Consultation support Send


■ Applicable households

Households facing a decrease in income due to temporary stoppage of work, etc. as a result of COVID19, and who require an urgent temporary loan to maintain their livelihood.


■ Loan amount upper limit

  • Temporary stoppage of work at school, etc. or special loans for sole proprietors, etc.: ¥200,000
  • Other cases: ¥100,000


■ Deferment period

Within 1 year


■ Repayment deadline

Within 2 years


■ Apply to:

Municipal Social Welfare Council


How to change your visa to “Designated Visa”

July 6, 2020 Comments Off on How to change your visa to “Designated Visa” By Master Editor

For our fellow Filipino trainees, “Engineer/Specialist in Humanities/International Services”, “Skilled Labor who are stuck here in Japan with a residence status that will expire. You can change visa to “Designated Visa” and extend up to 1 year.

Application procedure:

Foreigners should apply to the Regional Immigration Bureau or Branch Office that has jurisdiction over their residence for permission to change their status of residence to “Designated Activities (EmploymentPermitted)”.

The matching assistance process:

Step 1: Write your name, contact details, desired area (specified industrial field) and other required items in the “Agreement to Handling of Personal Information” and submit it*.

Step 2: Provision of your details to an employment agency from the Immigration Services Agency via a related Ministry, etc.

Step 3: Matching with a new occupation or job by the employment agency.

Step 4; Entering into an employment agreement with the company for the new occupation or job.

Step 5: Application to Regional Immigration Bureau or Branch Office for change of status of residence to “Designated Activities (Employment Permitted)” and approval thereby.

Cost when you got infected by Covid-19

June 30, 2020 Comments Off on Cost when you got infected by Covid-19 By Master Editor

Cost of treatment

There are no medical costs for designated infectious disease.

Government regulations have designated the new corona virus infectious disease as “designated infectious disease” under the Infectious Disease Act and “quarantine infectious disease” Quarantine Act.

Medical examination, treatment, hospitalization, will be funded by public costs, as well as hospitalization costs, and patients will be able to take measures of isolation without burdening the patient.

When you have a fever or other flu symptoms, please take a break from work or school and don’t go out. Resting is important for one’s own health and for preventing the spread of infection.

If you have at least the following symptoms, please immediately contact “Kikoku-sha sesshoku-sha sōdan sentā, or hoken jyo, etc. Kikoku-sha sesshoku-sha sōdan sentā is available in all prefectures and is available 24 hours a day.

If you have any of the following symptoms: shortness of breath (difficulty breathing), severe fatigue, high fever, etc.

And you are seriously ill and have relatively mild cold symptoms such as a fever or cough – generally an elderly person, with a basic illness (diabetes, heart failure, cancer, respiratory disease (chronic lung disease, etc.) which continues (If symptoms persist for up to 4 days or more, be sure to consult. Because symptoms vary from person to person) please consult immediately.

Unemployment Benefit

June 15, 2020 Comments Off on Unemployment Benefit By Master Editor

失業手当(Shitsugyo Teate)

Unemployment benefit (Shitugyo teate) ay babayaran ng estado sa panahon ng paghahanap ng bagong trabaho, kapag ikaw ay nawalan ng trabaho. Ito ay isang benepisyo upang suportahan ang mga taong gusto muling magtrabaho, ang taong hindi nais na magtrabaho o hindi matugunan ang mga kondisyon ng benepisyo ay hindi ito matatanggap.

[Mga kundisyon para sa pagtanggap ng unemployment benefit (kyugyo teate)] ay ang mga sumusunod.

  • May EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (koyo hoken)

Upang makatanggap ng unemployment benefit, kailangan mo magkaroon ng “EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE”. Ang employment insurance ay nangangailangan ng pakikilahok ng mga full-time na empleyado at regular na mga empleyado na nagtatrabaho.

Paano naman ang mga hindi regular na empleyado tulad ng mga part-time, at mga pansamantalang empleyado(keiyaku shain)? Tingnan ang mga kondisyon sa pag-apply para sa EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE sa ibaba.

・ Lingguhang nagtatrabaho ng 20 oras o higit pa

・ Nagtrabaho sa isang pagtatatag ng negosyo kung saan inilalapat ang EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE

・ Posibleng magtrabaho ng mahigit sa 31 araw

Ang mga nakatugon sa tatlong kundisyong na ito ay pwedeng makakuha kahit  hindi full time employee.

Iba pang mga kondisyon sa pagtanggap.

Ang mga kondisyon para sa pagtanggap ng unemployment benefit(shitsugyo teate) ay kasama ang sumusunod bilang karagdagan sa pakikilahok sa Employment Insurance.

・ Sa loob ng dalawang taon bago ang araw ng kawalan ng trabaho (pagretiro), mayroon ka nang EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE  sa isang taon o higit pa.

* Kung nawalan ka ng trabaho dahil sa mga kalagayan ng kumpanya (pagkalugi / pagpapaalis), at mayroon ka ng higit sa 6 na buwan na EMPLOYMENT INSURANCE.

・ May kagustuhan at kakayahang makahanap ng isang bagong trabaho o naghahanap ng trabaho

Kung nakamit mo ang mga kondisyon sa itaas, maaari mong matanggap ang Unemployment benefit. Para sa higit pang mga detalye sa mga kondisyon ng pagbabayad, inirerekumenda na suriin nang detalyado sa Hello Work na malapit sa iyo.

◆ Panahon para sa pagtanggap ng mga benepisyo sa kawalan ng trabaho

Ang panahon kung saan maaari kang makatanggap ng mga benepisyo sa kawalan ng trabaho ay nakasalalay sa dahilan sa pagretiro, ang bilang ng mga taon na mayroon kang seguro sa pagtatrabaho, at sa iyong edad. Tiyakin kung anong panahon ang karapat-dapat sa iyo.

[Personal na kalagayan]

Ang mga pansariling kalagayan ay tumutukoy sa mga kaso kung saan ikaw ay kusang humiling ng pagretiro sa kumpanya.

[Dahilan ng Kumpanya]

Ay tinutukoy sa mga kaso kung saan ikaw ay pinaretiro ng kumpanya dahil sa pagkalugi, muling pagsasaayos, pagpapaalis, atbp