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Information Regarding COVID-19

Announcement from Fukuoka City (August 21)

1) Application for Special Cash Payments
The deadline for applying for the \100,000 Special Cash Payment from the national government is Monday, August 31, 2020. (applications postmarked August 31 will be accepted)
You can receive the payment if you were registered as a resident as of April 27, 2020, so be especially careful if you temporarily returned to your home country and came back to Japan.

特別定額給付金 | Special Cash Payments | 特别定额补助金 | 특별정액지급금


Announcement from Fukuoka prefecture (August 20)

 Fukuoka Prefecture Website


Announcement from Fukuoka City (August 7)

1) To International Students
The number of cases of COVID-19 are increasing in Fukuoka City.
Recently, the virus has displayed the following transmission characteristics:
 ・The virus is being transmitted between students at many universities and vocational
  schools.
 ・Transmission routes are not only limited to within school grounds and in dormitories,
  but also through coming into contact with people who have the virus at parties or at part-time workplaces.
 ・Students with the virus often display mild symptoms or no symptoms. Therefore, they
  do not realize that they have the virus but can still transmit the virus to vulnerable
  people at risk of developing severe symptoms, such as the elderly or people with pre-
  existing medical conditions.

Protect yourself and your loved ones by taking basic measures to prevent transmission:
 ・Avoid the three C’s: closed spaces, crowded places and close contact
 ・Practice social distancing: keep two meters from other people
 ・Wash your hands and face whenever you get home
 ・Where a mask when going out or when talking to others

In addition to the above instructions, you must be especially careful to take measures to prevent transmission when meeting friends and at your part-time workplace.

Information on Preventing COVID-19, Multilingual Hotline etc.


2) Application for Special Cash Payments
The deadline for applying for the \100,000 Special Cash Payment from the national government is Monday, August 31, 2020. You can receive the payment if you were registered as a resident as of April 27, 2020, so be especially careful if you temporarily returned to your home country and came back to Japan.

特別定額給付金 | Special Cash Payments | 特别定额补助金 | 특별정액지급금


3) Warning from Fukuoka Prefecture
On August 5, the Fukuoka Prefectural Government issued an official warning, declaring the Fukuoka COVID-19 Alert in response to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. We ask for your cooperation now more than ever with taking the necessary precautions to prevent the further transmission of the virus.

Fukuoka COVID-19 Alert and its Response (Fukuoka Prefectural Government Website)


Announcement from Fukuoka prefecture (July 30)

 Fukuoka Prefecture Website


Announcement from Fukuoka prefecture (July 23)

 Fukuoka Prefecture Website


Information on Sickness and Injury Allowance and Exemption Measures for National Health Insurance Premiums


You may be exempt from paying the full amount of your insurance premiums if you:
 -are enrolled in the National Health Insurance scheme;
 -have tested positive for COVID-19; and
 -meet the required conditions.

In addition, you may be eligible to receive Sickness and Injury Allowance if you:
 -are enrolled in Fukuoka City’s National Health Insurance scheme;
 -are employed;
 -have tested positive for COVID-19 (or show symptoms of the virus such as a
fever and are suspected of having the virus) and
 -have had to stay off work.
Check the link below for more information.
 PDF (158kbyte)pdf


Announcement from Fukuoka City (June 25)

Announcement from Fukuoka prefecture (June 19)


If You Are Struggling to Pay Your Taxes Due to the Impact of COVID-19

If your income has decreased due to the impact of COVID-19 and you are struggling to pay your taxes, you can apply to defer your tax payments at the Tax Payment Section of your local ward office. You can delay your payments for one year from the original payment date. Please click here.
 If You Are Struggling to Pay Your Taxes


Announcement from Fukuoka prefecture (May 29)


Announcement from Fukuoka City (May 14)

Today, the national government announced that it had lifted the state of emergency measures imposed on Fukuoka Prefecture. Fukuoka Prefecture has now relaxed its requests to residents to stay indoors and to businesses to close temporarily.

However, there is still the possibility that the COVID-19 virus may spread again. Accordingly, Fukuoka Prefecture is still requesting residents to avoid going out or travelling to other prefectures for all but essential reasons.

In addition, the Prefecture has lifted its requests to most business to close temporarily and also lifted the restrictions on business hours for restaurants. Nevertheless, establishments are still being requested to resume regular business only after taking measures to prevent the spread of the virus. The Prefecture is also requesting that some businesses where cluster infections occurred remain closed.

Please check the Fukuoka Prefecture website, which will be continually updated.
  Fukuoka Prefecture Website

Fukuoka City is also commencing with new measures and is calling on its residents to start a new way of life— living with corona— from tomorrow, May 15.

This lifestyle involves:
 -avoiding the three C’s;
 -keeping a distance of two meters from other people;
 -wearing a mask when going out or when talking to others;
 -washing your hands and face whenever you get home, and so on.

Also, new approaches to everyday life might include:
 -using mail-order services and electronic payment when shopping; and
 -using takeaway or delivery services for meals and sitting side by side when eating.

In particular, as a new standard of living, we are calling on all residents to wear a mask whenever they use the subway as of tomorrow. Fukuoka City is focusing its efforts on the new awareness campaign: Mask & Ride. Fukuoka City’s public facilities and events will also resume business as usual in due course once we have taken the necessary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Fukuoka City municipal elementary, junior high, senior high and special education schools will be reopened in stages from Thursday, May 21, 2020.

Announcements from Fukuoka City will be continually updated, so please check the link below to keep up to date.
  Fukuoka City Website (Support for Foreigners)


Preventing the Spread of COVID-19


Requests from Fukuoka Prefecture

Requests from Fukuoka Prefecture


 About more information on COVID-19