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外国人の方へ For Foreign Resident

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外国人の方へ For Foreign Resident



If You Need a Resident Card

To obtain a resident card or other certification, apply to the Residents Section of the Town Office. Take your seal with you. If for any reason you cannot apply in person, you may ask someone to go in your place, but in this event, both your own seal and the seal of the person representing you are required.

TEL:56-9125

Notifying the Post Office, etc.

  If you change your address, you should notify the post office and bank, etc., as well as the Town Office as soon as you know your new address. In particular, if you are having your telephone transferred, you should complete the necessary formalities as soon as you move to your new address to ensure that you can soon use your telephone.

TEL:56-2001

Town Tax

  Resident tax comprises of prefectural tax and a town tax. A person living in the town is required to pay the town tax, which is levied on each individual's income. The town tax applies to someone who has been a resident of the town as of January 1 of that year with an income for the preceding year. It is payable at the same time as the prefectural tax.

The town tax does not apply to the following persons:
1. Persons with no income for the preceding year.
2. Persons receiving livelihood assistance.
3. Persons with physical disability, minors, the elderly (65 or over), a widow or widower whose income for the previous year was \1,250,000 or less.
4. Persons whose income for the preceding year was below an amount set by the town.
5. A wife whose husband lives in the same town and pays taxes.
6. Persons whose income for the preceding year was below the amount considered sufficient to support their family.

The tax is payable by self-employed persons in four installments per year as specified on the notification of tax payment, or is directly deducted from the monthly salary of company employees, etc.
Furthermore, to ensure fair assessment of the resident tax, a resident tax declaration should be submitted between February 16 and March 15 to the conference room on the 3rd floor of the Town Office.
If income tax is deducted from your salary or you file an income tax return, you are not repuired to submit this declaration.

TEL:56-9122

Garbage Pick-Up

Garbage should be sorted and placed at the designated collection point by 8:00 a.m. on the specified collection day. There is no collection on national holidays. If you have any inquiries, please call:
Environment and Health Section…TEL:56-9133

●Types of garbage collected by the town:
1. Burnable garbage, twice a week
  (food, pampers, vinyl, unrecyclable paper, styrene, etc.)
2. Non-burnable garbage, once a week
  (China, light bulbs, glass, plastic, small metal objects, etc.)
3. Large items (there is a charge).
  (televisions, futons carpets, washing machines, chests of drawers, etc.)
4. Hazardous garbage, once a week
  (batteries, etc.)

●Types of garbage not collected by the town:
1. Gas cylinders, motorbikes, car parts, waste oil, agriculcural machinery and tools, etc.
2. Garbage resulting from business activities and industry.

TEL:56-9131

Non-Burnable Garbage

Non-burnable garbage (empty cans, etc.) should be put out in containers which can be purchased at the Environment and Health Section for \300.

Recyclable Garbage

Recyclable garbage should be placed at the designated collection point by 8:00 a.m. on the specified collection day once every month.
●Recyclabe garbage includes newspapers, magazines, cardboard boxes, bottles, etc.

TEL:56-9131

Vacuum Car Service

 If your toilet requires draining, please call the following company :
  (Tochinan Sangyo Co.,Ltd.…TEL:53-5557)

 TEL:56-9131

Town Housing

The town presently owns 116 apartments. In the event of a vacancy, applicants who meet the necessary requirements will be accepted.
Applications for vacancies are announced in the town bulletin “Koho Kaminokawa”

●Eligibilty
 A person not living alone who is experiencing housing difficulties.
 A person with a basic monthly income during the previous year of \200,000 to  \268,000 who is able to pay a 3 month's rental deposit.

●How to apply
 Fill out and submit the application form provided at the Construnction Section of the Town Office.

●Documents required
 Application form, family record, proof of income, certified copy of your resident  card, copy of health insurance certificate,
 etc.

 TEL:56-9148

Pregnancy Notification

 If you become pregnant, you shold notify both the Residents Section, where you will be issued a Health Handbook for Mothers and Babies, and the Environment and Health Section, which will enter your name on the register of mothers and babies.

●Medical examinations
 You are advised to receive the medical checkups suggested in the Health Handbook for Mothers and Babies.
 They are available twice free of charge.
 Inquiries regarding hospitals where checkups are available should be made to:

 TEL:56-9132

Birth Notification

  You are required to report the birth of your baby to the Residents Section within 14days afterwards. Please report the birth to the Environment and Health section also, where you will receive information concerning vaccinations, infant medical examinations, etc.
The above schedules are announced in the Health Newsletter of the Town Bulletin, and in the Health Calendar.

TEL:56-9132

Health Program

  Medical examinations for tuberculosis and lung cancer are provided for residents 16 and over who do not have the opportunity to receive such examinations at school or work.  Schedules and locations of lung cancer checkups (for anyone age 40 and over) are announced in the town bulletin,“Koho Kaminokawa”, and by individual post-card.
Examinations for stomach cancer, high blood presure, heart disease, cancer of the colon, and other adult diseases are available for persons age 40 and over.
 Uterine cancer and breast cancer examinations are available for women age 30 and over. Details of appointments are given on the form which will be sent to you.
 Individual notification of free medical checkups at specified hospitals is sent to those persons age 70 and over.

TEL:56-9132

Emergency Medical Treatment At Night Or On Holidays

 Please go to the Utsunomiya Emergency Center.
Address:968 Takebayashi-cho, Utsunomiya
TEL:0286-625-2211

National Health Insurance

 For information, call the Environment and Health Section ………………… TEL:56-9134
 The health insurance policy was established to ensure medical treament for all people in the event of illness or injury, and to assist in times of difficulty of payment. Company employees are entitled to join their enployer’s insurance policy.
Others with-out company health insurance can join the National Health Insurance policy.
 If you live in Kaminokawa and you have not joined your employer's insurance policy, you are required to belong to the National Health Insurance policy. Moreover, the head of each household is obliged to pay national health insurance premiums (payments are due in June, Aug., Sept.,Nov.,Jan. and Feb.)

TEL:56-9134

Failure To Pay National Health Insurance Premiums

  Except in exceptional circumstances, in the event of continued failure to pay national health insurance premiums, you will be deprived of your health insurance certificate. You will be issued a certificate of eligibility for insurance instead.
 When this certificate is presented at a hospital where treatment has been received, you will be required to bear the total medical costs incurred and claim insurance benefits from the insurer at a later date. However, payment of insurance benefits may be suspended.

TEL:56-9134

Benefits

●Insured person(general):
 70% of inpatient and outpatient costs (30% is borne by the insuree)

●Insured person(retired):
 80% of inpatient and outpatient costs (20% is borne by the insuree)

●Dependents:
  80% of inpatient costs(20% is borne by the patient)/70% of outpatient costs(30% is borne by the patient)
※Childbirth benefit : \300,000
※Funeral benefit : \60,000
 (Valid as of April, 1998) 

TEL:56-9134

Major Medical Expenses

 If major medical expenses are incurred in one month, provision for payment will be made as follows:
1. Amounts in excess of \63,600 for one person in one month ( \35,400 for those on low income ).
2. If two or more persons in the same household incur costs of \30,000 or more each ( \21,000 for those on low income ), amounts in excess of \63,600 for one person in one month ( \35,400 for those on low income).
3. If provisions are made for payment of major medical expenses four times or more in one year to the same household, amounts in excess of \37,200(\24,600 for those on low income) will be allocated from the fourth payment onward.

 TEL:56-9134

The Following Are Not Covered By Insurance:

1. Medical examinations, vaccinations,  cosmetic surgery
2. Treatment of stuttering, birthmarks, etc., which are not considered detrimental to  everyday life
3. Normal pregnancy, normal childbirth
4. Illness or injury incurred intentionally
5. Illness or injury caused by quarrels or alcohol
6. Illness or injury caused by criminal acts
7. Occupational illness or injury
8. Illness or injury incurred during overseas travel

Advisory Services

●General Advice
  Advice is offered on any problems arising in daily life, including human rights ahd administrative difficulties.
Please feel free to use this service.
Days and times : Every Wednesday 10a.m.〜3p.m.(excluding holidays and the 5th Wednesday in a month.)
Place : Kaminokawa Rojin Fukushi Center
( Welfare Center for the Elderly )

●Legal Advice
For problems which cannot be solved at the above center or require legal knowledge,the town offers the advice of the Tochigi
Prefecture Attourney's Association.
Days and times:3rd Sunday of Jan.,Mar.,May.,July.,Sept.,and Nov. 10a.m.〜1p.m.
Place : Kaminokawa Town Office
Fee : None

 TEL:56-9128

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