Useful Resources(役立つリンク)


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Oshu International Relations Association

OIRA's English guide on life in Oshu includes information on traffic laws, getting help in an emergency, public safety information, and more. See their Facebook page for up-to-date information on classes and events.

OIRA can also help you with your life in Oshu by offering free legal advice and Japanese language classes.

Iwate Prefecture English Information

Your first stop for finding information on life in Iwate, including: all health care, disaster preparedness, winter living, taxes, schools, visas and immigration, and much more.

Specifically, who to consult with about visa and immigration procedures, legal issues, labor, driving, healthcare, emergencies, and daily life problems.

Iwate International Association Living Guide:

Another excellent, comprehensive guide for living in Iwate. You can also contact Iwate International Association for help and consultation.

Confidential Help Lines

Tell Japan

Please call the Tell Lifeline for confidential counseling via phone, help finding mental health services for yourself or your child, and various mental health resources.

“You don't have to be suicidal to call. Whatever is troubling you, we are here to listen.”

 03-5774-0992 (Lifeline), 03-4550-1146 (General/appointments)

Japan Helpline

English-language helpline. "Call 24 hours a day, from anywhere about anything, anytime from a simple question to emergency assistance."


Yorisoi Hotline

Toll-free multilingual hotline for any problem, but especially for domestic violence and human trafficking. After the Japanese guidance, press 2.

AMDA International Medical Center

Multilingual telephone consultation about medical issues, phone medical interpretation, and other medical information and resources. Simple Japanese available.



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