Updated: September 20, 2016


April 2015

Please Check the Rules for Garbage Separation

For detailed information on the rules for separating garbage, please see the flyers that were distributed to each household in March, or our website ‘Wakeru Net’ http://www.gomi100.com/(External link) , or contact us.

Inquiries: Waste Reduction Promotion Section Tel. 022-214-8230

Financial Assistance for School Materials and Lunch Fees

Guardians of students attending municipal elementary or junior high schools or Sendai Seiryo Secondary School(lower secondary course only)who are finding it difficult to send their children to school due to financial difficulties are eligible to apply for assistance.

  • Eligibility: Households with a yearly income below a given level
    Households receiving a child-rearing allowance
    Households that no longer receive a welfare allowance
  • For further information, please see the Sendai City Newsletter(Japanese version)or contact us.
    Applications: Please contact your child’s school directly.
    Inquiries: School Affairs Section Tel. 022-214-8861

Interest Subsidies for National Education Loans

Sendai City will subsidize the interest paid on general education loans(National Education Loans)from the Japan Finance Corporation while your child is in high school.

  • Application Period: July 1(Wed.) - December 18(Fri.)
  • Eligibility: Guardians of high school students who reside in Sendai.
  • Conditions such as the full payment of city taxes apply.
    Please see the Sendai City Newsletter(Japanese version)or contact the following office for details.
    Inquiries: School Affairs Section Tel. 022-214-8861

Garbage Collection During the Golden Week Holiday Season (April 29 to May 6) will be Conducted as Usual

Household waste, plastic containers and packaging, cans, glass bottles, PET bottles, dry batteries and paper materials will be collected as usual on weekends and holidays. In accordance with the city rules, please set out your garbage at designated collection areas on the designated collection days from early morning to 8:30 a.m.

Inquiries: Your local Environmental Office
Aoba Environmental Office Tel. 022- 277-5300
Miyagino Environmental Office Tel. 022-236-5300
Wakabayashi Environmental Office Tel. 022-289-2051
Taihaku Environmental Office Tel. 022-248-5300
Izumi Environmental Office Tel. 022-773-5300
Waste Supervision Section Tel. 022-214-8227

The Amounts of the Child-Rearing Allowance and Special Child- Rearing Allowance have Changed

In accordance with a partial revision of the law, the amount of the allowances has changed from April as follows:

  • Child-Rearing Allowance
    Full allowance: 42,000 yen/ month
    Partial allowance: 9,910 – 41,990 yen/ month
  • Special Child-Rearing Allowance(per child)
    Child qualified to Level 1: 51,100 yen/ month
    Child qualified to Level 2: 34,030 yen/ month
    Inquiries: Home Health Section of ward offices
    Public Health and Welfare Section of general branch offices

Medical Check-Up Subsidy for Those Covered by National Health Insurance

Sendai City subsidizes basic health check-ups and cancer screenings for those covered by National Health Insurance.

For detailed information such as age requirements and subsidy amounts, please read the ‘Shimin-kenshin-no-moushikomi-annai’(Medical Check-up Application Guide)distributed with the Sendai City Newsletter(Japanese version).

Inquiries: Home Health Section of ward offices
Public Health and Welfare Section of general branch offices

Free Hepatitis Screenings at Registered Medical Institutions

It is common for people who have contracted hepatitis viruses to not notice any symptoms. Viral hepatitis may cause liver cancer or cirrhosis, so it is recommended to undergo a blood screening for early detection and treatment of viral hepatitis.

  • Period: Until March 31, 2016
  • Eligibility: Those who have never received a hepatitis virus screening before.
  • Screening: Hepatitis B & C Viruses
  • Things to Bring: Health Insurance Card
  • Please contact a registered medical institution in advance. The list of registered medical institutions is available on Sendai City’s official website.
    Inquiries: Administration Section, Public Health and Welfare Center of your local ward office

Exemption or Postponement of National Pension Payments can be Applied Retroactively for up to Two Years and One Month Before the Month of Application

From April, those having trouble paying National Pension premiums will be able to apply retroactively for exemption, student payment exceptions, and youth payment extensions for a period up of up to two years and one month before the month of application. If your application is approved, you will be granted an exemption from or extension on National Pension premiums.

Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section or Public Health and Welfare Section of any ward office or general branch office

Traffic Information for May 3 - May 5: Shuttle Bus Services Available to Sendai Castle Site and Yagiyama Zoological Park and Traffic Control around these Areas

Period of Traffic Control: 8:00a.m. - 12:00p.m., May 3 - May 5

For detailed information on the traffic control and shuttle bus services between Sendai station and Sendai Castle Site and/ or Yagiyama Zoological Park, please see the Sendai City Newsletter(Japanese Version)or contact us.

Inquiries: Bicycle Riding Safety Section Tel. 022-214-1075
Service Section of the Transportation Bureau Tel. 022-712-8318