Notices / お知らせ

Notices of upcoming events and other notices will be posted here, so please check in from time to time.
Updated Apr 20 2021 (*Updated: Ichinoseki Cases, Vaccination information, Case numbers)

Guidelines for consultation about COVID-19 infections

1.    Things to keep in mind before consultation

Ø  If you have cold symptoms such as a fever, take a break from school or work and refrain from going out.

Ø  If you are worried about the symptoms of an underlying condition or if you are worried about any illness other than the novel coronavirus, please consult with your doctor by telephone.

2.  If you have any of the following symptoms, instead of visiting a medical institution directly, please consult with the recent arrivals and people who have been exposed to a person with confirmed COVID-19 call center (帰国者・接触者相談センター)on 019-651-3175 (available 24hrs)

Ø  shortness of breath, a strong sense of fatigue or high fever.

Ø  are elderly or have an underlying condition with mild cold symptoms of fever and cough, etc.

Ø If you have prolonged, mild symptoms of fever or cough, etc. 

*If you have any general questions regarding COVID-19, consult with the Iwate COVID-19 Call Center on 019-629-6085 (open everday from 9am-9pm)

Covid-19 Consultation desks for those who do not speak Japanese 

Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID19

AMDA International Medical Information Center, a specified non-profit organization, has set up a multilingual telephone consultation service regarding the novel coronavirus.

Phone number: 03-6233-9266

Correspondence time: Weekdays 10: 00-16: 00

Supported languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese


Japan Visitor Hotline

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has opened up a multilingual call center "Japan Visitor Hotline" that operates 365 days a year, 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and security of foreign travelers. The center takes inquiries regarding the novel coronavirus and can introduce medical institutions that can support foreign languages.

Phone number: 050-3816-2787

Correspondence time: 365 days, 24 hours

Supported languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean


FRESC Help Desk

The Immigration Bureau of Japan has set up a telephone consultation desk for foreigners who are suffering from the effects of the novel coronavirus.

Phone number: 0120-76-2029

Correspondence time: Weekdays 9:00 to 17:00

Supported languages: 14 languages ​​including Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog



Iwate Support Center for Foreign Residents

The Iwate International Association responds to inquiries from foreigners living in Iwate Prefecture and their families. Inquiries related to the novel coronavirus are also accepted.

Phone number: 019-606-1750

Response time: 9 am to 8 pm

The center will be closed during the year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd) and on the facility maintenance and inspection days.

Supported languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Vietnamese

In addition, translation machines (4 units) can assist up to 74 languages.

* Some languages ​​may not be supported depending on the time of day.


Ichinoseki City 

Message from the Mayor of Ichinoseki City, Katsube Osamu:

Today, the 28th through to 30th cases of coronavirus infection have been confirmed in the city. We would like to express our deepest sympathies to those infected and pray for a quick recovery.

On January 7, the government issued an emergency declaration to 1 metropolitan area and 3 prefectures (Saitama, Chiba, Tokyo, Kanagawa), and on 13th, the additional prefectures of Tochigi,. Gifu, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka as the spread of infection continues nationwide. In addition, in the neighboring prefecture Miyagi, infections are being confirmed on a daily basis.

Citizens are requested to refrain from non-essential travel and unurgent homecomings to and from areas where a state of emergency has been declared and also to refrain from visiting other areas where infection is spreading. Please make careful considerations.

At the same time, we ask that you thoroughly implement basic infection prevention measures such as by avoiding the Three Cs, wearing a mask, and disinfecting your hands, and devise ways to reduce the risk of infection at dining establishments.

In addition, the novel coronavirus is an infectious disease that can be transmitted to anyone.

Again, please refrain from non-essential travel, and once again take thorough basic infection control measures.

January 16, 2021
Mayor of Ichinoseki Osamu Katsube (Director of Ichinoseki City COVID-19 Infection Control Headquarters)

Vaccination Information 
Mar 1: Vaccination Tickets Ichinoseki [478KB pdfファイル] 

Case information 

Apr 11: Ichinoseki Case 53~55 [28KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 9: 
Ichinoseki Case 51~52 [11KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 7: 
Ichinoseki Case 48~50 [28KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 6: 
Ichinoseki Case 44~47 [32KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 5:
 Ichinoseki Case 40~43 [32KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 3:
 Ichinoseki Case 39 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 3: 
Ichinoseki Case 38 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 3: 
Ichinoseki Case 37 [20KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 2 Ichinoseki Case: 36 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 2: Ichinoseki Case: 35 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 2: 
Ichinoseki Case: 34 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Apr 1: Ichinoseki Case: 33 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Mar 29 Ichinoseki Case: 32 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 17: 
Ichinoseki Case: 31 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 15:
 Ichinoseki Case: 30 [21KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 15: 
Ichinoseki Case: 29 [20KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 15: Ichinoseki Case: 28 [20KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 13: 
Ichinoseki Case: 27 [21KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 12: Ichinoseki Case: 26 [21KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 7: 
Ichinoseki Case: 25 [7KB pdfファイル]  
Jan 4: Ichinoseki Case: 24 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Jan 1: 
Ichinoseki Case: 23 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 31: 
Ichinoseki Case: 22 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 29: 
Ichinoseki Case: 21 [20KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 27: 
Ichinoseki Case: 20 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 19 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 18 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 17 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 16 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 15 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 26: 
Ichinoseki Case: 14 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 25: 
Ichinoseki Case: 13 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 25: 
Ichinoseki Case: 12 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 25: 
Ichinoseki Case: 11 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 25: 
Ichinoseki Case: 10 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 24: 
Ichinoseki Case: 09 [7KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 24: Ichinoseki Case: 08 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 24:
 Ichinoseki Case: 07 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 24: 
Ichinoseki Case: 06 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 24: 
Ichinoseki Case: 05 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 23: Ichinoseki Case: 04 [22KB pdfファイル] 
Dec 3: Ichinoseki Case: 03 [19KB pdfファイル] 
Nov 19: Ichinoseki Case: 02 [20KB pdfファイル] 
Nov 3: Ichinoseki Case: 01 [8KB pdfファイル] 
Benefits and support:
Ichinoseki City Livelihood Support Gift Certificate [544KB pdfファイル] 

Special Fixed Benefit for Newborns [364KB pdfファイル] 

Special Temporary Benefit for Child-rearing Households [564KB pdfファイル] 

 ◆ Ichinoseki City elementary and junior high schools will resume classes from the new semester. The schools will conduct educational activities making efforts to avoid the “three Cs” (closed spaces, crowded places, close-contact settings). As the situation related to infection is constantly changing, responses to situations will be determined accordingly. 
◆ Events and large gatherings ho
sted by the city have been canceled or postponed. Keep an eye on the status of events here (JP):,122703,179,html

Iwate Prefecture

- total number of PCR tests administered in Iwate Prefecture to date (Apr 20, 2021): 52,575

total positive cases (to date) hospitalized currently in quarantine discharged/recovering processing deaths
(5 new cases)
Severe (1)
12 712 1 31

- Information on positive COVID-19 cases confirmed in Iwate Prefecture:

Useful Links:

Iwate Prefecture (ENG):
Ichinoseki International Association flyer: 
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 [1377KB pdfファイル] 
The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare:
Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet:
NHK World-Japan multi-lingual Information: