Foreign Resident Daily Life Consultation Corner
We offer free consultation services to foreigners with questions concerning their lives in Japan.
- Consultation regarding all aspects of living in Japan is available
(visa status, work, health, medical, interpreting, translation, marriage, divorce and more)
- Consultations are free and can be done anonymously.
- We fully respect your privacy, so please feel free to consult with us regarding any issue.
- Consultation can be done by phone, email, or in person.
(located within the Saga International Plaza)
|Consultation Hours:||Mon.-Fri. 9:00am to 5:00pm|
Sat. Sun.& National Holidays are closed
|Available Languages:||Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean,Vietnamese|
Saga Prefecture International Relations Association (SPIRA)
Health Consultation for Foreigners
Health Consultation Service
A volunteer Japanese nurse and social worker hold consultations for foreigners in Japanese regarding health concerns. This is for those who have anxiety about Health managements, want to know more about healthcare system, etc. Feel free to stop by for a consultation!! Due to legal limitations, medical treatments are not provided.
Please make a reservation for volunteer interpreters.
Roughly 3times a year
Dates undecided yet
We’ll inform here.
Multilingual Call Center
Consultation for Translations, Interpretations, and Other Foreign Language Related Issues
For the promotion of international and multicultural exchange, SPIRA provides translation and interpretation services which are carried out by volunteers who have registered with SPIRA.
Please contact us for more details.
■ How to request translation or interpretation services
Please download and fill out the form below. Please submit it to us by email, fax or on paper.
*Please contact us as far in advance as possible.
*If you are requesting a volunteer translation service, please include the word count.
*Depending on volunteer availability, not all requests can be granted.
*Business related and specialized/technical documents cannot be translated. The service is only for assisting foreigners with their daily lives in Japan.
■ Inquiries and Request Submissions
Saga Prefecture International Relations Association
Post Code: 840-0826
Saga Shoko Build. 1F 2-1-12 Shirayama, Saga City
Please click on the banner on the left to download it for free.
Multilingual Call Center（19 languages available 24hours a day）
*English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Malay, Nepali, Tagalog, Indonesian, Portuguese, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Dutch, Thai, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian, Sinhalese
The number of foreign residents in Saga prefecture has rapidly increased over the past few years, to 5,665 persons or around 0.7% of the total population of the prefecture, according to Saga prefecture’s survey as of the end of Heisei 29 (2017). This is the highest rate of increase across the nation.In response, we started a telephone translation service in April of Heisei 30 (2018) to enhance counseling services for foreign residents through smooth multilingual communication.
Phone numbers need to be registered beforehand at city or town offices that foreign residents often visit.Please fill in the required fields of “multilingual telephone registration for life counseling” or “multilingual telephone registration for medical service” and send it back to us by email or fax.
Please inquire for additional details if needed.