0985-84-5571 (Mito Taxi)
0985-22-7277 (Hinomaru Taxi)
【Local Medical Care Facilities】
Refer to the Student Bulletin, page 233-234
【After-Hours Emergency Medical Center】
Miyazaki City After-Hours Emergency Medical Center
738-1 Funato, Shinbeppu, Miyazaki City
【Local International Organizations】
●Miyazaki City International Association
1st floor of Miyazaki City Hall Main building 1-1-1 Tachibana-dori Nishi, Miyazaki-shi
TEL: 0985-21-1719 (M-F 9-17)
Example of services: Japanese practice for foreigners every Friday from 18:30.
●Miyazaki International Foundation
9F Carino Miyazaki, 4-8-1 Tachibana-dori Higashi, Miyazaki-shi
Open: Tuesday-Saturday 10-19; Closed: Sun, Mon and national holidays
Example of services: Consultation services for foreign residents.
●Miyazaki Support Center for Foreign Residents
Address and TEL: Same as the Miyazaki International Foundation.
Online consultation through Zoom is available. Contact by mail; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information booklet in multi-language available to download from here.
3. Recyclable ＝ to be put in a colorless and transparent bag of 45-ℓ or less in size or a colorless and transparent shopping bag.
The following types of trash are recyclable. Sort and put them in separate bags.
B) Packages made of plastic
C) PET bottles
※Some clothing are burnable trash.
E) Paper The following are types of paper. Sort and bundle them with string
② Cardboard boxes※
※Peel off any adhesive tapes.
④ Milk/Juice cartons※
※With no aluminum coating inside.
Miyazaki City has a free mobile App to help you sort trash correctly. You can download the App from the QR code.
All your trash must be deposited in the designated place by 8:30 in the morning. Please check the collection calendar.
To receive a package through takkyubin (courier service) or registered mail through the post office, you need to sign when it’s delivered. If you are not home, a delivery notice will be placed in your mail box. When you find a delivery notice like the right picture, you need to call the number written on the notice and ask to redeliver. How long they will keep the package for you is also written on the notice. If you don’t call by the end of the storage period, the package will be sent back to the sender.
You need to pay special attention to this especially right after you move in because important documents like your residence card and My Number Card will be sent by registered mail. Please check your mail box regularly and contact the delivery service provider when you find a delivery notice. If you are not sure what to do, please come to GEC.
Japan Post has a very helpful website for international students and it’s available in English, Chinese and Korean.
Transcripts, certificates of enrollment, certificates of expected date of graduation, certificates of graduation, and health certificates are issued at the General Affairs Office. You need to fill out a request form and submit it at the counter along with the issuance fees below. Certificates are usually issued within 3 business days. The request form (PDF) is downloadable from here.
|Certificate of Enrollment||JPY150||JPY300|
|Certificate of the Expected date of Graduation||JPY150||JPY300|
|Certificate of Graduation||JPY150||JPY300|
【MIC Peer Supporters】
Several volunteer students have registered as MIC Peer Supporters and Japanese conversation partners. If you need someone to practice your Japanese with, contact the Global Education Center at email@example.com for the list of supporter profiles. You can contact them directly and make an arrangement that fits both of your schedules.
The Student Assistant Work-Study Program offers on-campus job opportunities for students in need. To become a student assistant, you must submit the required documents to the Student Affairs department by the specified date. Applicants must satisfy certain cruterua for academic performance. The Students Affairs department notifies students how to apply before every semester starts through a campus-wide email.
【Job Hunting in Japan】
The MIC Career Education Center; located on the 1st floor of the MIC-1 building, provides support and guidance to international students who wish to work in Japan after they graduate. The Career Education Center send an invitation to all the international students via campus email when it plans to hold useful events for international students such as an on-campus job hunting seminar and more.
【Search Engines for International Students on Job Hunting/Internship in Japan】
●Asagaku Navi Japan Jobs
●Miyazaki Internship Navi
Harrassment; whatever kind it is, is a serious problem that concerns the entire MIC community. If you feel that you or a friend is being harassed or that your or your friend's personal human rights are being violated, please feel free to consult one of the appointed advocates listed below either in person or by telephone or email. Advocates will work with you to resolve your problem.
|Staff||Junko Kashiwada||Academic Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Staff||Tsuyoshi Kawano||General Affairsemail@example.com|
|Faculty||Jason Adachi||School of ILAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty||Anne Howard||School of ILAemail@example.com|
|Faculty||Koji Watanabe||School of EDUfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Faculty||Mariko Hidaka||School of EDUemail@example.com|
Immigration Bureau Procedures through GEC
The following applications can be made through GEC.
【Extension of Stay】
You need to apply before your residence card expires. You can apply from three months before the expiration date. Even one-day of overstay is regarded as “illegal stay.” Please come to GEC at least one month before your residence card expires.
Required documents for application:
【Change of Residence Status When You Continue Job Hunting in Japan】
If you do not get a job and wish to keep working on job hunting in Japan after graduation, you can apply for the status of “Designated Activities” and extend your stay up to one year. You have to apply for this change before your VISA expires. You can apply for this change from 3 months before your VISA expires. Conditions apply. Please consult the immigration bureau or GEC.
Required documents for application:
【Permission for Re-entry】
No prior permission is necessary if you return to Japan within a year. Tell the immigration inspector that you are going to return within a year and show your residence card. This is called "Special Re-entry Permit." The period of validity for a Special Re-entry Permit is one year from the date of your departure from Japan, but if your permitted period of stay will expire before one year from the date of your departure from Japan, the period of validity for a Special Re-entry Permit shall be until the expiration date of the period of stay. You need to apply for an ordinary re-entry permit if you are going to stay abroad for more than a year and your VISA will be valid until the expected date of re-entry. Please consult the immigration bureau or GEC.
Miyazaki City Office
1-1-1 Tachibanadori-Nishi Miyazaki City, 880-8505
Call Center (a representative): 0985-25-2111
Open 9-5, M-F, Closed Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
Miyazaki City Office Kiyotake Branch
1-1 Nishi Shinmachi, Kiyotake-cho, Miyazaki City 〒889-1696
Open 8:30-5:15, M-F, Closed Saturday, Sunday and national holidays
Every resident in Japan is required to register for National Health Insurance, with which you will have to pay only 30% of incurred medical expenses. Students are regarded to earn no income and are therefore eligible to apply for the maximum discount (70 %) of the premium. When your application is approved, the annual premium will be about 17000 yen. You will pay this in 10 installments.
You will receive the first invoice and payment slips for the coverage of March in April. Please bring it to a convenience store nearby or post office and pay. In June, you will receive 10 payment slips which are for coverage from April to March next year. Each slip has a due date for payment. Please make sure to pay on time. You can pay at any convenience store or post office. If you have a Japanese bank account, you can set an automatic payment from your bank account.
Every resident who is 20 years or older is required to join the National Pension System and pay the premium, but students can apply for a student exemption. Joining this system and applying for the premium waiver can be done at the same time.
1. Student ID card
3. Certification of residence (jyuuminhyo)
4. Stamp (inkan)
Once your application for the premium waiver is approved, it will be valid for the duration of your time as a student, however, you need to claim the exemption every year. National Pension Service will send you a postcard to ask for your status every April. It has a reply card attached. You must fill it in and send it back by the due date written on the postcard.
【Issues on Human Rights】
There is a sector in the Ministry of Justice to take care of the human rights issues from foreigners residing in Japan.
Human Rights Counseling for Foreign nationals: http://www.moj.go.jp/JINKEN/jinken21.html
Multilingual leaflets in the following languages are also available.
Human Rights Counseling Leaflet for Foreigners:
外国人人権相談リーフレット（英語， English） 【PDF】
外国人人権相談リーフレット（中国語， Chinese） 【PDF】
外国人人権相談リーフレット（韓国語， Korean） 【PDF】
外国人人権相談リーフレット（ベトナム語， Vietnamese） 【PDF】
外国人人権相談リーフレット（ネパール語， Nepali） 【PDF】
外国人人権相談リーフレット（日本語， Japanese） 【PDF】
An international driver’s license obtained in your home country is valid for one year after entering Japan. You can switch your international driver’s license to a Japanese driver license within the valid period. Please check with the Miyazaki Prefectural Police in advance as there are conditions depending on the country where you obtained your driver's license and your driving history after obtaining it.
【Miyazaki Prefecture Bicycle Ordinance】
From April 1, 2021, Miyazaki Prefecture Bicycle Ordinance on Promotion of Safe and Proper Use of Bicycles will come into effect. All who ride a bicycle must have a bicycle insurance with the required coverage.
Here is a flyer with an overview. Ask Global Education Center if you have questions.
【Global Education Center】
If you have any questions, troubles, concerns, please come to the Global Education Center; the 2nd floor of MIC 1 building, or contact us by email.
Naoki Nishimura, Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yukiko Walker, Assistant Director: email@example.com
Cho Eunsoo: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reiko Kagawa: email@example.com
Anderson Passos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lloyd Walker: email@example.com