Daily Life Information | Fukuoka Prefecture

Types of Advice

General Advice Contact

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation (Kokusai Hiroba)
Tel 092-725-9200
Hours Everyday (excl. New Year holidays) 10:00~19:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
Rainbow Plaza (Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka City International Foundation)
Tel 092-733-2220
Hours Everyday (excl. IMS closed days, New Year holidays) 10:00~20:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kitakyushu International Association
Tel 093-643-6060
Hours Tuesday∼Friday 10:00-16:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kurume Convention International Association
Tel 0942-31-1717
Hours Monday∼Friday 9:00∼17:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese
Global Life Support Center (NPO)
Tel 092-283-8880
Hours Mon∼Fri 9:00∼17:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog
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Immigration Advice

Advice Regarding Immigration Procedures

Fukuoka Regional Immigration Bureau Information Center
Tel 03-5796-7112, 0570-013904
Hours Monday∼Friday (excl. national holidays) 8:30∼17:15
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
Foreign Residents Information Center (Tokyo)
Tel 03-5796-7112, 0570-013904
Hours Monday∼Friday (excl. national holidays) 8:30∼17:15
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish
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Legal Advice from Fukuoka Prefecture Gyoseishoshi Lawyers Association

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation
Tel 092-725-9200
Hours Every 1st Monday of the Month 16:30∼18:30 (Reception closes at 18:00),Every 4th Saturday of the Month 13:00∼16:00 (Reception closes at 15:30)
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean *Korean on the first Monday of the month only
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kitakyushu International Association
Tel 093-643-6060
Hours 第3日曜 13:00~16:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean
*You must make a reservation if you require an interpreter.
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka City International Foundation (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel 092-733-2220
Hours Every 2nd Sunday of the Month 13:00∼16:00 (Reception until 15:30)
Language Assistance

Japanese, English, Chinese Reservations only and other languages require a reservation.

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kurume Convention International Association
Tel 0942-31-1717
Hours Every 3rd Saturday of the Month 13:00∼16:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean No reservations required
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Guidance for foreign registration card and resident registration

Municipalities Division
Hours Monday∼Friday 9:00∼17:00
Language Assistance Japanese
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Legal Advice

Fukuoka Bar Association
Tel 092-737-7555
Hours and Language Assistance ※by appointment only Japanese: Monday∼Friday 10:00∼16:00, English: Every 4th Friday of the Month and Chinese: Every 2nd and 4th Fridays of the Month 10:00∼13:00 (excl. National holidays) ❈Interpretation services arranged when required
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kitakyushu International Association
Tel 093-643-6060
Hours Every 4th Saturday of the Month 13:30∼16:30
Language Assistance For interpretation services request ahead of time
Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka City International Foundation (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel 092-733-2220
Hours Every 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the Month 13:00∼16:00
Language Assistance Interpretation services arranged when required. Request when booking an appointment
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Advice regarding all labor issues (excludes employment services)

Fukuoka Labor Welfare Office
Tel 092-735-6149
Hours Monday∼Friday 8:30∼17:15
Language Assistance Only English and Chinese interpreters available. Please contact us prior to your visit if you require an interpreter.
Kitakyushu Labor Welfare Office
Tel 093-967-3945
Hours Monday∼Friday 8:30∼17:15
Chikugo Labor Welfare Office
Tel 0942-30-1034
Hours Monday∼Friday 8:30∼17:15,
Chikuho Labor Welfare Office
Tel 0948-22-1149
Hours Monday∼Friday 8:30∼17:15,
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Labor Advice

Advice regarding labor requirements

Fukuoka Labor Bureau foreign workers consultation hotline
Tel 0570-001-701(English), 0570-001-702(Chinese), 0570-001-703(Portuguese), 0570-001-704(Spanish), 0570-001-705(Tagalog),0570-001-706(Vietnamese)
Hours Mon-Fri English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish 10:00~15:00(excl. 12:00~13:00)
Tue/Wed Tagalog
Wednesday/Friday Vietnamese
Language Assistance English, Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog, Vietnamese
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Human Rights Advice

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka International Exchange Foundation "Kokusai Hiroba"(Fukuoka Legal Affairs Bureau)
Tel 092-725-9200
Hours Every 2nd Saturday of the Month 13:00∼16:00
Language Assistance Japanese, English
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Other types of advice

Psychiatric counseling

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka City International Foundation (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel 092-733-2220
Hours Every Monday, Thursday, Saturday ❈please contact for times and other details
Language Assistance Japanese, English


Free Medical Advice by Doctors

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Fukuoka City International Foundation (Rainbow Plaza)
Tel 092-733-2220
Hours Every Wednesday 17:00∼19:00 ❈ this service may occasionally not be available due to the doctor’s schedule
Language Assistance Japanese, English


Mental Support Counseling

Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kitakyushu International Association
Tel 093-643-6060
Hours Every 4th Saturday of the Month 9:30∼12:30
Language Assistance Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean Reservation Required


Information regarding Medical Facilities

Fukuoka Prefecture Medical Center
Tel 092-471-0099
Operating Hours 24 hours
Language Assistance Japanese


Language interpretation services for international residents of Fukuoka seeking medical assistance

Foreign-Language Medical Treatment Call Center
Tel 092-286-9595
Hours Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm
Language Assistance English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepalese, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Russian, Malay (15 languages total)
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