We will inform you about the information on the new coronavirus.

Home page of Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare

For more information on the new coronavirus, please see the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare website.

About new coronavirus infection

Find out more about the new coronavirus.

(English) Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)|Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Government of Japan|厚生労働省 (mhlw.go.jp)

New Coronavirus Infectious Disease (COVID-19) Multilingual Information

We explain in various languages what to do to prevent the new coronavirus, what to do to prevent it from being transmitted to other people, and the consultation desk nationwide.

Vaccine information in multiple languages

Explains vaccines, inoculation procedures and documents, consultation desks in case of trouble, and how to deal with side reactions in various languages.

About work and life support

There is support for people who are having trouble with their daily lives.

Please see this page.

For those who need money to live

About living welfare fund loan system

There is a temporary emergency loan system for people who need money to live, due to leave or unemployment, due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection.

Please see this page.

Temporary special benefits for households exempt from residence tax (updated on February 16, 2022)

As the new coronavirus infectious disease lasts for a long time, 100,000 yen per household will be cashed for households exempt from residence tax, etc. so that people facing various difficulties can promptly receive support for their lives and livelihoods (Temporary special benefits) will be paid.

Please see this page.

For those who are in trouble with rent

We will pay as much money as rent to those who may have no home to live in because they have quit their jobs or have run out of work due to the new coronavirus infection.

Please see this page.

For those who are having trouble paying prefectural taxes

If your income has decreased significantly due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection, you can postpone the payment of prefectural tax (automobile tax type discount, local corporation three taxes, etc.) for up to one year without arrears.

Please see this page.

To foreigners working at the company

Even when the company’s management is bad due to the new coronavirus, it is not permissible to treat foreign workers at a disadvantage compared to Japanese because they are foreigners. Please see the page below for details.

(English) For foreigners working in companies

If the company tells you to take a rest because of the new coronavirus

For workers who were taken off due to the effects of the new coronavirus infection and measures to prevent its spread, those who could not receive wages (leave allowance) during the leave, new Coronavirus Infectious Disease Response Leave Support and Benefits will be provided.

Please see this page.

If you get infected with the new coronavirus at work

If it is clear that you have been infected at work, you will be covered by the workers’ accident compensation insurance.

Please see this page.

About foreigner’s application for residence

For more information on the application for residence, etc., please see the website of the Immigration Bureau of Japan.

Handling of residence applications for people who have difficulty returning to Japan

Explains the application for the residence of those who cannot return to the country due to the influence of the new coronavirus, and the necessary procedures for those who cannot return to Japan and wish to work part-time.

About re-entry of those who are planning to enter Japan and those who have left Japan with a re-entry permit

Explains how to handle people who are about to enter Japan or who cannot enter Japan due to the effects of the new coronavirus during re-entry and departure.

About application for issuance of the status of residence certification

Explains how to handle the validity period of the status of residence certificate and how to apply for the issuance of the certificate of residence status for those who have passed the expiration date.

Announcement from Shimane International Center

Shimane Multicultural General Consultation One-Stop Center

We have set up the Shimane Multicultural General Consultation One-Stop Center at the Shimane International Center.

We receive a free consultation in foreign languages.

If you are worried about the new coronavirus, please call the One-Stop Center.

The one-stop center will provide an interpreter so you can call specialized institutions in a foreign language.

[Telephone number] 070-3774-9329 (Call charges apply)

[Reception date and time] 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding holidays, holidays, December 29 to January 3)

[Supported languages] (20 languages)

English, Chinese, Tagalog (Philippines), Portuguese (Brazil), Vietnamese, Korean, Nepali, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish, Myanmar, Khmer (Cambodia), Russian, French, German, Italian, Malay, Mongolian, Sinhala, Hindi

Announcement from Shimane Prefecture

Shimane Prefecture Home Page

Shimane Prefecture Home Page (For Foreigners)

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


Foreigner life support portal site

The Immigration Bureau of Japan has set up a “Foreigner Life Support Portal Site” where you can see the information provided by the national government in your chosen language.

There is also a lot of information about the new coronavirus.

20 languages of News and Disaster Prevention Information-Links for Multilingual News & BOSAI Info

NHK World JAPAN sends various news such as the latest information about the new corona and disaster prevention information in multiple languages.

Multilingual flowchart “Flow when corona becomes positive”

MINNA (Migrants’ Neighbor Network & Action) has compiled a multilingual flow chart of what to do after a positive PCR test. (Written in Japanese, English, Chinese, Nepali, and Vietnamese)

Flow when corona becomes positive

Evacuation leaflet related to new coronavirus infection

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency has produced a leaflet explaining situations not to be infected with the coronavirus when evacuated.