Here are some useful links for other sources of living information.
Oshu International Relations Association:
OIRA`s English guide on life in Oshu includes information on using utilities, setting up phone lines and cell phone contracts, and local TV and radio.
OIRA can also help you with your life in Oshu and finding medical interpreters.
Iwate Prefecture English Information:
Comprehensive living information on life in Iwate, including: health care, pregnancy and childbirth, disaster preparedness, visas and immigration, and much more.
Who to consult with about issues like everyday life problems, and visa and labor issues:
Iwate International Association Living Guide:
Another excellent, comprehensive guide for living in Iwate. You can also contact Iwate International Association for help and consultation.
Here is a selection of confidential help lines:
Please call the TELL lifeline for confidential counseling via phone and for help finding mental health services.
“You don’t have to be suicidal to call. Whatever is troubling you, we are here to listen.”
Available 24/7 for any question, toll-free.
For any problem including domestic violence and human trafficking. Toll-free number.
(Please scroll down for hours, phone number and English explanation.)
AMDA International Medical Center
Telephone consultation about medical issues.
Oshu City ILC Promotion Division