Tokyo Metropolitan Foreign Residents’Advisory Center
Consultation services are available concerning various matters in everyday life, such as immigration, marriage, citizenship, and employment.
Languages: English, Chinese and Korean.
Hours: Consultation in English is offered Monday through Friday, in Chinese on Tuesdays and Fridays, in Korean on Wednesdays (however, the center is closed on national holidays), 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Tel: English 03-5320-7744, Chinese 03-5320-7766, Korean 03-5320-7700
Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department Foreign Residents’ Telephone Consultation
Consultation is available for incidents and concerns, problems with violence, forced labor and prostitution as well as information on shelters.
Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, Russian, Thai, Tagalog, Spanish, Persian, Urdu and Vietnamese.
Hours: Monday through Friday, except Saturday, Sunday, and national holidays, 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners
Information, vocational consultation and job placement service are available for foreigners at organizations of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Languages: English and Chinese.
Hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Advisory Service Center for Foreign Workers
This office offers consultation and mediation services, advice concerning labor-related laws and hiring practices in Japan as well as employment information. Reservations are required for consultations in person.
Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Consultation Center
Address: 10-3, Iidabashi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo Shigoto Center 9F
Languages and Hours: English (Weekdays), Chinese (Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Tokyo Metropolitan Labor Consultation Center Kokubunji Branch
Address: 22-10, Minamicho 3-chome, Kokubunji
Languages and Hours: English (Thursdays), 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Consultation is also available in Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Vietnamese if an appointment is made in advance.
Japan Post Customer Service Consultation Center
Inquiries concerning postal services are handled in English.
Driver’s License Telephone Service
Information is available in English on converting your foreign driver’s license into a Japanese one and on renewal of a Japanese license.
Tel: 03-5463-6000 (recorded message) or 042-334-6000
Groups and Private Organizations
Lawyers Association Shinjuku Legal Counseling Center Foreign Resident Consultation
Legal consultation is available concerning visa status of residence and general civil affairs; English, Chinese and Spanish interpreters are available.
Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon