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2019/05/10 TIA Mobile Information Service
■The “Tochigi Foreign Resident Consultation Support Center” opened April 19
This center offers consultation on a variety of subjects in foreign languages. Please feel free to utilize it.
Consultation venue: Tochigi International Association (9-14 Honcho, Utsunomiya City)
Consultation hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM (Closed Sunday, Monday, national holidays and 12/29 - 1/3)
Consultation method: Telephone or face-to-face at TIA
Languages: 11 languages including English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Nepalese, etc. Please inquire about your preferred language.
Inquiries: Tochigi Foreign Resident Consultation Support Center Exclusive Hotline TEL: 028-627-3399
■ Yamizo Soba Kaido Soba Festival
Famous soba noodle restaurants from Nasu Karasuyama City, Nakagawa-cho, Motegi-machi, and Ichikai-machi gather together for this festival. There are also a number of other restaurant booths.
Day/time: May 18 (Sat) – 19 (Sun) 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Venue: Ooke Undo Koen (Ooke Athletic Park) (1926-9 Ooke Nasu Karasuyama City)
(Train & Bus) Take the free shuttle bus for 15 minutes from JR Karasuyama Line Karasuyama Station
(Car) Approx. 40 minutes from the Tohoku Expressway Yaita IC or appox. 60 minutes from the Kita Kanto Expressway Kaminokawa IC
Inquiries: Nasu Karasuyama City Tourism Association TEL: 0289-63-2188
■ 48th Kanuma Satsuki (Hydrangea) Festival
There will be a large exhibit of 300 hydrangeas, an exhibition and sale of over 15,000 hydrangeas, and a pressed flower exhibit as well. The Satsuki Festival fireworks show will take place on May 25 (Sat) starting at 7:00PM along the Kurokawa River bank (around Asahi Bridge).
Day/time: May 25 (Sat) – June 3 (Mon) 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Venue: Kaboku Center, Kanuma City (2086-1 Moro, Kanuma City)
(Train & Bus) Take the free shuttle bus available during this time period from Tobu Nikko Line Shinkanuma Station or JR Nikko Line Kanuma Station
(Car) Approx. 10 minutes from the Tohoku Expressway Kanuma IC
Inquiries: Kanuma City Kaboku Center TEL: 0289-76-2310
■ Naturalization (Changing to Japanese nationality)
Naturalization refers to the method of foreign residents obtaining Japanese nationality. There are conditions to apply for naturalization. 1) You must have lived in Japan continuously 5 or more years. 2) You must be an adult 20 years or older. 3) You must be able to read and write in Japanese (3rd year elementary school student level). 4) You must be able to live in Japan without any difficulties. 5) You must have no criminal record, etc. and pay your taxes as expected. 6) You can lose your previous nationality or no nationality status. 7) You have not formed or are a member of an anti-social organization. For detailed information, please inquire with the nearest Legal Affairs Bureau (028-623-6333) or with the TIA Consultation Support Service (028-627-3399).