Legal

The following information has been provided by the Nagoya International Center

Free Legal Consultations外国人法律相談h
When: Saturdays 10:00 – 12:30
Reservations: To make an appointment, please leave your name & phone number on the answering machine at 052-581-6111. A counseling staff member will call you back to schedule an appointment with you.

Free Civic Advisory Service for Foreign Residents外国人市政相談
Provides information & advice for foreign residents on anything related to government administration such as labour laws, immigration procedures, divorce, taxation, and national health & pension programs.
When: Japanese, English, Spanish, & Portuguese – Tuesday to Saturday (10:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 17:00). Korean, Chinese, and Filipino (Thurs & Sat only) – Tuesday to Saturday (13:00 – 17:00). No service is available on national holidays. Reservations not required.
Where: The Nagoya International Center 3F
Tel: 052-581-0100.

Free Personal Counseling 外国人こころの相談
Professional native English-speaking counselors are available to provide support to foreign residents who have difficulties with their lives in Japan. Counseling is also available in  Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, & Korean.
When: By appointment only
Reservations: Call the NIC 3F Info Counter (052-581-0100) for more information.

Free Educational Counseling Services for Overseas Children and Returnees
Professional counselors are on hand to provide advice and information on education for children of Japanese nationality who are going to live overseas or who are returning to Japan after living abroad – including information about schools, school admissions, daily life, and potential problems. Counselors can also answers questions via e-mail, fax, or letter. Fax: 052-571-4673  e-mail info@nic-nagoya.or.jp
When: Wednesdays, Friday, & Sundays  10:00 – 17:00
Where: NIC 3F Counter
Reservations: Required and can be made at 052-581-5692 (09:00-19:00 Tue to Sun)

Free Counseling Service for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
In conjunction with the Kobe-based Refugee Assistance Headquarters (RHQ), the Nagoya International Center provides a counseling service for refugees, convention refugees, their family members, and asylum seekers. The counseling service is for free of charge. Confidentiality is guaranteed.
When: 1st, 2nd & 4th Thursday of the month (10:00 – 16:00); on the Wednesday before if the Thursday is a national holiday.
Languages: English and Japanese only.
Where: Nagoya International Center 3F Information Counter
For more information call RHQ at 078-361-1700 (website www.rhq.gr.jp/english)