For Foreign Residents

Tips, Tricks, and Useful Information for Foreign Residents in their Daily Lives

For foreign residents

“FIA Pocket” Event Information Newsletter

FIA Pocket is published bi-monthly for a total of six issues per year, and is available in the following languages.

※PDF reader software is required to view FIA Pocket.

Learning Japanese

Systematic Japanese courses

Here at the FIA, we offer systematic elementary Japanese courses that introduce students to the very grammar, vocabulary, and conversational skills that they need in everyday life in Japan.
Through these courses, we hope to contribute to the deepening of understanding between foreign and Japanese residents, and to create a smoother, cooperative day-to-day life for all denizens of Fukui.
Details

Private Japanese Lessons

These small-group lessons are designed for those who have completed the elementary course, or are unable to attend the systematic course due to scheduling conflicts.
Held at FIA Plaza.
Details

Volunteer Japanese Language Instruction Organizations

We are pleased to introduce you to volunteer organizations committed to teaching Japanese to foreign residents.
Introduction of volunteers

Information & Consultation Corner

We offer consultation services;
internet access free of charge (30 mins/day/person);
book lending services; magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals on reserve;
embassy forms and materials; information on international exchange, cooperation, and understanding;
and a DVD and video viewing corner.
Details

General Consultation Session with Professional Counselors for Foreign Residents
<FIA Plaza> 

Share your worries and concerns with professional counselors in your native language.

Consultation, free of charge, with administrative clerks on matters of immigration and residency.

Date & time: 1st Sat of every months, 13:00 p.m. to 16:00 p.m. Reservations required.
(2nd if the 1st Sat falls on a national holiday)
Available Languages for Interpretation: English, Chinese, Portuguese, etc

Free legal consultation for foreign residents

Date & time: 3rd Sat of every months 13:00 p.m. to 16:00 p.m. Reservations required.
Available Languages for Interpretation: English, Chinese, Portuguese, etc
 

General Consultation Session with Professional Counselors for Foreign Residents
<FIA Reinan Center>

Free legal consultation for foreign residents

Date & time: Anytime during normal office hours (reservation required)
Available Languages for Interpretation : English, Chinese, Portuguese, etc

Useful Websites for Foreign Residents

 

Useful Day-to-Day Information for Foreign Residents in Fukui

A multilingual website containing information about scenic spots and event information in Fukui Prefecture as well as emergency procedures,
maintained and operated by the Fukui Prefecture International Affairs & Marketing Strategy Division, Fukui Promotion Department, Fukui Prefectural Office.

To live in Fukui

Multilingual Radio Program for Foreign Residents

“CHOTTO, KIITE, FUKUI”

A multilingual radio program to keep you informed, with useful day-to-day information such as event information, emergency and disaster information, and more.

Broadcast: Every Sat 20:55 p.m. to 21:00 p.m.
Languages: Chinese on 1st ,3rd (5th ) week Portuguese on 2nd & 4th week
Broadcasting station: FM Fukui
Fukui City 76.1MHz, Ohno City 84.7MHz,
Tsuruga City 86.4 MHz, Mihama City 80.3 MHz
Obama City 82.5HMz, Takahama Town 82.0 HMz,
Mikuni Town 86.3 MHz

You can listen to past programs here.
For details, please refer to the following:

Fukui International Association (FIA)
Cell Phone Website: http://www.f-i-a.or.jp/k/

Please visit our cell phone site.

Contact information for emergencies.

Doctors on call on Sat, Sun and national holidays

Doctor’s offices that offer medical services in foreign languages

International exchange projects in Fukui Prefecture

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