Here is some information about the new coronavirus (COVID-19).

Check the homepage of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for more information on the new coronavirus.

Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (information about the coronavirus)

What to do to prevent the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) and to prevent it from being transmitted to other people(

New Coronavirus Outbreak Prevention Flyer (Source: Prime Minister’s Office HP)


There is a support to people who have trouble in life (Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)

Please check this page

For households that are struggling for their living expenses due to the effect of a new coronavirus infection

This is a guide regarding temporary loan of temporary funds to those who are worried about their living funds due to suspension of work or unemployment due to the effect of new coronavirus infection. Please check this page.

For those who are in trouble with rent

Due to the effect of coronavirus infection, those who quit their work, lost their job, those who may lost their homes, we will temporarily pay for your rent. Please check this page

For those who have trouble paying prefectural tax

If you have a significant decrease in income due to the effect of the new coronavirus infection, please apply for the prefectural tax (Vehicle tax classification, local corporation three taxes, “Corporate tax, Corporate residence tax, Corporate business tax” etc.) this system allowas for a maximun one year payment postponement, without late fees. Please see this page.

To all foreigners working at the company

This is a notice for foreigners working at the company.

Even when the new coronavirus (COVID-19) has caused a decrease in business for the company, foreign workers are not allowed to be treated less favorably than Japanese workers just because they are foreigners. For details, see the page below.


About the procedure at the Immigration Services Agency of Japan

Please check below for various applications for residence by foreigners regarding new coronavirus infections.

  1. Click here for special cases related to application acceptance period and result receipt period (Ministry of Justice website)
  2. Click here for the handling of applications for residence and the issuance of Certificate of Eligibility for those who have difficulty returning home (Ministry of Justice website)

Contact (Ministry of Justice website)

Information Shimane International Center

The Shimane International Center has set up a Shimane multicultural general consultation “ONE STOP CENTER”

We accept consultation in foreign languages. If you are worried about the new coronavirus, call the one-stop center. The one-stop center will help you translate your call to the professional institutions in foreign languages.

Telephone Number


Reception date and time

Monday to Friday 9: 00-17: 00

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog (Philippines), Thai, Portuguese (Brazil), Spanish, Myanmar, Khmer (Cambodia), Russia, France

Information from Shimane Prefecture

Shimane prefecture HP

Shimane prepecture HP (To all Foreigners)

For a message from the Governor of Shimane Prefecture, please see the above Shimane Prefecture website (for foreigners).

Beware of new coronavirus infectious diseases and hand washing methods (as of February 21)


News from NHK World JAPAN

NHK world Japan

NHK WORLD-JAPAN provides information about the coronavirus in multiple languages.

Available in English, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, French, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese.

Get the NEWS how Japanese society reacts to coronavirus in your languages, and please share this if you know people who use these languages.