更新日:2017年12月7日

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December 2017

From April 2018, Fees for Taking Waste to a Disposal Plant Yourself will Change

Fees for taking waste to disposal plants in Sendai and the Ishizumori Conservancy will change as follows due to moderation of the burden of waste disposal fees and the reduction of waste.

  • Until March…1,000 yen for every 100kg per visit
  • From April…1,500 yen for up to 100kg per visit, with an extra 150 yen for every additional 10kg
    With the revision of the fees, disposal fees for business waste will change as well, so please check with the Sendai City licensed waste collector you are contracted to for details.
    Inquiries: Business Waste Reduction Section Tel:022-214-8679

Please Use the High-Cost Medical Care Benefit System

Under the National Health Insurance System and the Medical Care System for Elderly in the Latter Stage of Life, the monthly burden of an individual or household’s medical care expenses are limited to a pre-determined maximum amount. After applying for this system, any amount exceeding the maximum limit will be reimbursed by the insurer to you as a high-cost medical care benefit. If you are eligible for reimbursement for high-cost medical care, you will receive a notice of your reimbursement about 3 months after receiving the treatment. Please keep your hospital receipts as they are necessary to claim the reimbursement.
For details, please see the Japanese version of the Sendai City Newsletter or contact us.
Inquiries/Applications: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of any ward office, Miyagi General Branch Office, or Public Health and Welfare Section, Akiu General Branch Office

Do not Forget to Apply for Funeral Cost Subsidies Provided for Subscribers of the National Health Insurance System and the Medical Care System for Elderly in the Latter Stage of Life

When subscribers of the National Health Insurance System and the Medical Care System for Elderly in the Latter Stage of Life pass away and have funerals, a funeral benefit will be paid to them via the person who arranged the funeral.

  • Benefit Amount: 50,000 yen
  • Necessary Documents:
    National Health Insurance Certificate for the person who died
    A bank book, stamp, and any form of ID (e.g. receipt from the funeral) of the person who arranged the funeral
  • Please note that applications can only be accepted within two years from the day following the funeral date.

Inquiries/Applications: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of any ward office or the Miyagi General Branch Office, or the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Akiu General Branch Office

Have you Registered for National Health Insurance?

If you have lost your employee health insurance due to retirement or loss of employment, you must register for National Health Insurance (unless you have opted to extend your health insurance or have become a dependent on a family member’s employee health insurance.) If you delay registering for National Health Insurance, you will be considered enrolled from the month you lost your employees’ health insurance, and will be responsible for paying all premiums from that date.

If you have not yet registered, please do so as soon as possible at the National Health Insurance and Pension Section of your local ward office, the Miyagi General Branch Office, or the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Akiu General Branch Office.

Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of any ward office, the Miyagi General Branch Office, or the Public Health and Welfare Section of the Akiu General Branch Office

City Services During the Year-End and New Year Period

City services, except those mentioned below, are scheduled to be closed from December 29 (Fri.) to January 3 (Wed.). As ward offices and other service counters are usually crowded before and after this period every year, we recommend that you come early to avoid the peak period.

  • Ward Offices
    Each ward office and general branch office will provide the following services from the security room on a 24-hour basis (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the Akiu General Branch Office) from Dec. 29 (Fri.) to Jan. 3 (Wed.):
    ・Acceptance of notifications regarding family registers, such as reports of marriage and reports of death.
    ・Issuance of burial and cremation authorizations.
  • City Buses/Subway
    Timetables and business hours for ticket counters, the Information Center and the Lost & Found Center will be changed during the year-end and new year period. For more information, please contact the Information Center at 022-222-2256 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from Dec. 29 (Fri.) to Jan. 3 (Wed.)) or see the Sendai City Transportation Bureau website at http://www.kotsu.city.sendai.jp/.
  • Garbage Collection During Year-End and New Year Holidays
    Please put out your garbage at the designated collection area by 8:30 a.m. on the morning of the designated garbage collection day.

Inquiries: Your local Collection Office
Aoba Collection Office Tel: 022-277-5300, Miyagino Collection Office Tel: 022-236-5300
Wakabayashi Collection Office Tel: 022-289-2051, Taihaku Collection Office Tel: 022-248-5300
Izumi Collection Office Tel: 022-773-5300

Deadline to Apply for Municipal Housing is December 16 

  • The Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing will be available from December 6th (Wed.) at the following locations:
    Application Section of Sendai City Construction Corporation, Sendai City Hall, Kokubuncho Office 2F
    Shimin-no-heya, 1F of Sendai City Hall
    Information Desk of each ward office
    General branch offices
    Family Registration Section of 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 available municipal housing units, fill out the application form attached to the application packet and mail it in the provided envelope by December 16th. In the event that there are more applications than available housing, applications will be chosen by lottery.
  • Earliest move-in date: February 23, 2018 (tentative)
    For more details including eligibility and rent, please see the application packet or contact us.

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

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