Updated: September 20, 2016


September 2014

Protect yourself from landslide disasters

In September and October it is more likely that typhoons and continual rain will cause landslide disasters. In order to protect yourself against these disasters, it is best to check if there are any hazardous places around you in your daily life and prepare to take refuge to a safe place quickly.

Learn about hazardous places

The areas which are potentially subject to landslides are designated as Landslide Hazard Areas. For details, please see the ‘Sendai maps for your daily life’ page on the Sendai City official website: http://www2.wagmap.jp/sendaicity/(Opens in a new window)(External link)or contact us.
We will also distribute landslide hazard maps at ward Offices information desks from early September.

Prepare to evacuate early to a safe place

Once you receive the information on a landslide disaster in your area and/or evacuation instructions from your local government, please take refuge in an evacuation center in your neighborhood quickly or keep away from dangerous slopes or cliffs.

Disaster information can be obtained through the following media (the information is usually provided in Japanese only):

  • TV/ Radio
  • Sendai City official website
  • Publicity vehicles
  • City of Trees disaster information web/ e-mail service

Inquiries: Disaster-resilient City Promotion Section Tel. 022-214-3046

Have you already applied for citizens’ health checkups?

Application is required to receive Sendai City’s various cancer screenings and basic health checkups. Applications for some of the checkups must arrive by deadline of September 30th. Application guides are now available at your local ward office or general branch office, and Shimin centers. These checkups are all recommend to be taken.

Inquiries: Home Health Section of Ward Offices
Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branch Offices

Reminder: Temporary Welfare Benefits and Special Benefits for Child Rearing Households

Sendai City is granting Temporary Welfare Benefits and Special Benefits for Child Rearing Household by bank transfer to those who have applied for said benefits.

  • Application deadline: January 28th(Wed.), 2015
  • For your application for Temporary Welfare Benefits, you are required to attach a copy of your bank account information(i.e. a copy of your bankbook)and a copy/ copies of identification(i.e. health insurance card)for all the family members who are eligible for the benefit.
  • Please note that it may take approximately a month and a half until you receive any benefit payments in your account.
  • 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(weekdays 8:30 -17:00)

New National Health Insurance Cards

Sendai City will send new national health insurance cards by the end of September by registered mail. If your card is delivered to you when you are not home, the post office will hold your mail. If you do not have it redelivered or collect it from the post office by the set date, please contact the National Health Insurance and Pension Section of your local Word Office or the Miyagi General Branch Office, or the Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch Office.

In the event that there are 3 or 4 members of your household to be covered by National Health Insurance, the new cards will be delivered in two separate letters.

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

Deadline to Apply for Municipal Housing is September 5

  • The Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing will be available from September 5 at the following locations:
    Application Section of Sendai City Construction Corporation, Sendai City Hall Kokubuncho Office 2F
    Shimin-no-heya, 1st Floor of Sendai City Hall
    Information Desk of Ward Offices
    General Branch Offices
    Family Registration Section, Aoba Ward Office Sendai Station Service Center, (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 packet and mail it in the provided envelope by September 16th. In the event that there are more applications than available housing, applications will be chosen by lottery.
  • Earliest move-in date: November 26(tentative)
  • For further information including number of available units, rent and eligibility, please see the application guide or contact us.

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

BCG Vaccinations

  • Eligibility: BCG vaccinations are given to children under one year of age
    (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 seven days after your child receives an inactive vaccine(such as DPT-IPV)for BCG vaccinations.
  • Please go directly to the vaccination site.
  • BCG vaccinations may be received outside your ward of residence.
    For details, please contact:
    Home Health Section of Ward Offices
    Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branch Offices
  • BCG vaccinations:
    Aoba Ward Office 2F : September 8(Mon)14:00-15:00, 29(Mon)14:00-15:00
    Izumi Ward Office 2F : September 17(Wed)9:30-10:30
    Taihaku Ward Office 3F : September 9(Tue)9:30-10:30
    Takasago Health Center(Miyagino Ward Office): September 8(Mon)9:30-10:00
    Miyagino Ward Office 3F : September 24(Wed)14:00-15:00
    Wakabayashi Ward Office 3F : September 9(Tue)14:00-15:00, October 2(Thu)9:30-10:30