Living Information

Multilingual living guides

Please feel free to use these living guides for foreigners, which contain information on 17 different subjects revolving around medical care, education, and emergencies/disasters. Guides are written in 14 languages, such as simple Japanese, Chinese, English, and Korean.

Multilingual living information
Collaborator: CLAIR (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)

Houterasu - If you have legal troubles...

I'd like to talk to a lawyer, but I don't know any and I don't have much money...At Houterasu we give guidance and information about: Loans, Divorce, Labor, Accidents and Natural Disasters. We have started service in multiple languages. Please feel free to make inquiries.

-I want a divorce but I'm not sure where to start.
-I've been having difficulties with my landlord.
-I'm having problems at work
-I need help with my visa status.


Hours Weekdays 9:00~17:00

※Free except for cost of call. ※Consultation can be made anonymously.
Houterasu (Japan Legal Support Center)

Houterasu (Japan Legal Support Center) Multilingual Information Service


Portal Site on Policies for Foreign Residents - Living Information

In order to make lives easier for foreigners living in Japan for educational, employment, or child rearing purposes, we have newsletters translated into Japanese, English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Portal Site on Policies for Foreign Residents - Living Information (The Ministry of Justice)



Human Rights Bureau (for Foreign Residents)

A multilingual hotline (Navi Dial) is available for consultation on your human rights.
・Your issue may be a violation of your rights.
・Don't suffer alone, please talk with us.
・We want to work with you to find the best way to solve for your issue.


Weekdays(Excluding New Year's Eve/Day holidays)9:00~17:00