Updated: September 20, 2016


January 2015

Information Regarding Support for Disaster Victims

Applications are currently being taken for Disaster Reconstruction Municipal Housing(the 2nd General Lottery).Please Note: The Deadline for Applications is January 23
For further information including number of available units, rent and eligibility, please see the Japanese version of the Sendai City Newsletter, the application packet of the Disaster Reconstruction Municipal Housing, or contact us.

Inquiries: Disaster Reconstruction Municipal Housing Section Tel. 022-214-8333

National Pension Payments Begin when You Turn 20 Years Old

For those who have turned 20 years old and are not registered for an employee pension or mutual aid association pension program, please join the National Pension Program. National Pension will not only be provided to elderly policyholders, but also to policyholders that develop a disability, or to their bereaved families in the event of the policyholder’s death. Pension fee reduction is available to those who are experiencing difficulties paying their fees, so please contact the following offices for further details.(Please note that your income will be examined in the screening process.)

Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of Ward Offices and Miyagi General Branch office, Public Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch Office

Do not Forget to Apply for Temporary Welfare Benefits and Special Benefits for Child Rearing Households : Application Accepted until January 28(Wed.)

  • If you have received application packages by post and feel you are eligible for benefits, please submit an application for said benefits by post by the application deadline.
  • You must attach the following with your application: i) a copy of your bankbook ii) a copy/ copies of identification(i.e. health insurance card) for all the family members who are applying for the benefit.
  • Please take care to avoid bank transfer scams(where someone pretends to help you to receive benefits and asks you for money).

Inquiries: Temporary Benefit Hotline Tel. 022-745-7584

Please Be Sure to File and Pay Your Taxes

Tax returns and payments are due by Monday, March 16 for income tax and gift tax, and by March 31 for consumption tax and local consumption tax.

Inquiries: Tel. 022- 222-8121 Sendai-kita Tax Office
Tel. 022-783-7831 Sendai-naka Tax Office
Tel. 022- 306-8001 Sendai-minami Tax Office

Inhabitant(Resident)Tax Must Be Paid by February 2

Please make your fourth FY2014 Inhabitant (Resident) Tax payment at your closest financial institution by Monday, February 2.

Inquiries: Tax Payment and Administration Section
Tel. 022-214-1010

Currently Taking Applications for Municipal Housing (for Families with Small Children) : Applications Accepted until January 16

The Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing will be available from January 6 at the following locations:
Application Section of Sendai City Construction Corporation, Sendai City Hall Kokubuncho Building 2nd Floor
Shimin-no-Heya, Sendai City Hall 1st Floor
Information Desk of each Ward Office
General Branch Office
Family Registration Section Sendai Station Service Center, Aoba Ward Office (5th Floor of AER)
Certificate Issuance Center
Chuo-Shimin Center of each ward
Lifelong Learning Promotion Center
Miyagi Housing Construction Center
Municipal Housing Management Office

  • How to apply: Choose one municipal housing unit, fill out the application form attached to the application guide and post it in the provided envelope by January 16. In the event that there are more applications than available housing, applications will be chosen by lottery
  • Earliest move-in date: March 24(tentative)
    Applications from those who lost their houses in the Great East Japan Earthquake and those from the restricted habitation area designated by the Act on Special Measure for the Rebirth of Fukushima are also accepted but differ in requirements. Please contact us for details.
    For further information including number of available units, rent and eligibility, please see the application guide or contact us.
  • Please contact us regarding the eligibility of applications from victims of domestic violence.

Inquiries: Application Section of Sendai City Construction Corporation
Tel. 022-214-3604

BCG Vaccinations

  • Eligibility: Infants under the age of one
    (the standard age for BCG vaccinations is five to seven months old).
  • Things to bring: Maternal and Child Health(MCH)Handbook, BCG vaccination coupon from the MCH Handbook voucher packet(please fill out and detach)
  • Please wait at least 28 days after your child receives a live vaccine(such as polio)or 7 days after your child receives an inactive vaccine(such as DPT-IPV)before having BCG vaccinations.
  • Vaccination sites:
    Aoba Ward Office 2nd Floor: Jan.19(Mon.)14:00 – 15:00
    Miyagi Health Center: Jan.20(Tues.)13:30-15:00
    Izumi Ward Office East Office Bldg. 5th Floor, Main conference room: Jan.7(Wed.), Jan.21(Thur.) 9:30-10:30
    Izumi Ward Office East Office Bldg. 2nd Floor, Health Checkup Room: Feb.4(Wed.)9:30-10:30
    Taihaku Ward Office 3rd Floor: Jan. 20(Tues.), Feb. 2(Mon.)14:00- 15:00
    Miyagino Ward Office 6th Floor: Jan. 14(Wed.)14:00-15:00
    Takasago Health Center(Miyagino Ward): Jan. 26 (Mon.) 9:30-10:00
    Wakabayashi Ward Office 3rd Floor: Jan. 13(Fri.),Feb. 3(Tues.)14:00-15:00
  • Please go directly to the vaccination site.
  • BCG vaccinations may be received at Ward Offices outside your ward of residence.
    For details, please contact:
    Home Health Section of Ward Offices or Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branch Offices

Taking Applications for Kid’s Club Members for FY2015

The Kid’s Club after school daycare center is now taking applications for first to third graders whose parents or guardians are unable to take care of them after school due to work or other reasons. Through various activities and games, we aim to encourage the mental and physical development of the children. For information such as the number of openings, directly contact each center.

  • Fee: 3,000 yen/ month(fee reductions are available for low income households)
    Use of the extended services available from 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. will result in an extra 1,000 yen charge per month. Please note that you may also be asked to pay for snack and insurance fees at some centers.
  • Application Period:January 13, 2015 - January 31, 2015 *excluding Sundays
    9:00a.m. - 6:00p.m.(9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. on Saturdays)
  • How to Apply:Please go directly to the after school daycare center where you wish to enroll your child. 
  • Application forms are distributed at each after-school day-care center and on Sendai City’s official website from January 5.
  • You may be asked for an interview with center staff, so please be sure to contact the center before you submit your child’s application.
  • Please bring the guardian’s certificate of employment at the time of application.
  • Please note that your application may not be accepted if we receive more applications than available places.
  • The Kid’s Club after school daycare center may be held at locations other than children’ centers.
  • If there are still places available after the application period, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.