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.


Location: SPIRA office
(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
Contact Info:

Saga Prefecture International Relations Association (SPIRA)
Post Code: 840-0826
Saga Shoko Build. 1F 
2-1-12 Shirayama, Saga City
(located within the Saga International Plaza)

TEL:0952-22-7830(Consultation Hotline)

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.

  Consultation Place


Roughly 3times a year

Dates undecided yet

We’ll inform here.


Post Code: 840-0826
Saga Shoko Build. 1F
2-1-12 Shirayama, Saga City
(located within the Saga International Plaza)

TEL: 0952-25-7921

Multilingual Call Center 

Telephone interpreting services are available at all municipal offices in Saga Prefecture. If you wish to use this telephone interpreting service, please tell the clerk at the reception counter of the municipal office you are visiting.
Furthermore, the same service is also available at some medical institutions in Saga Prefecture. If you wish to use this service, please tell the staff of the medical institution you are visiting.
A list of medical institutions that offer telephone interpreting can be viewed at the following URL.
* Please note that you cannot call the multilingual interpreter call center from your personal devices. 

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 note:

*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



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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.