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March 2019

Moving Guide

Large Quantity of Waste Due to Moving House

You can’t put out bulky waste and or large quantities of waste at household garbage collection points. Please dispose them in one of the following ways (fee-based). However, the four main house hold electric appliances(TV sets, refrigerators/freezers, air conditioners,washing machines/clothes dryers) and PCs are not collected by the city. For more details on how to dispose of them, please check our official website.

  1. Apply for Bulky Waste Collection(collection is done about once in every two weeks): Apply by phone: Call the Bulky Waste Reception Center for Collection (Applications Required)TEL:716-5301
  2. Apply for Collection of Large Quantities of Waste (Including Bulky Waste): Apply by phone: Call the collection office of the ward in which you reside (if you reside in Miyagi General Branch Office’s territory, call the Miyagi Sanitary Environment Corp. TEL:393-2216)
  3. Bring waste in yourself

Imaizumi Waste Incineration Plant (103 Kami-Shinden, Imaizumi, Wakabayashi Ward TEL:289-4671)

Kuzuoka Waste Incineration Plant (57-1 Kuzuoka, Goroku, Aoba Ward TEL:277-5399)

Inquiries: Aoba Collection Office TEL:277-5300 Miyagino Collection Office TEL:236-5300 Wakabayashi Collection Office TEL:289-2051 Taihaku Collection Office TEL:248-5300 Izumi Collection Office TEL:773-5300 Waste Supervision Section TEL:214-8227

Elementary School and Junior High School Entrance or Transfer

Inquiries: School Affairs Section TEL:214-8860

Handling Office for Procedures Related to Moving In/Out Notices, Medical Expenses Subsidies, and Motorized Bicycles

Moving in/out notices…Familyand Resident Registration Section of Ward Offices, Taxation and Resident Registration Section of General Branch Offices, Sendai Station Service Center(5th floor of AER bld., only for people whose new or old addresses are in Aoba Ward)

Renewal procedures for Medical expenses subsidy, child-rearing allowance, and the medical care system for the elderly (75 and over)…National Health Insurance and Pension Section of Ward Offices and the Miyagi General Branch Office, Public Health and Welfare Section of the Akiu General Branch Office

Child-rearing allowance, special child-rearing allowance:Home Health Section of Ward Offices, Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branch Offices

Motorized bicycles:Taxation and Accounting Section of Ward Offices and Tax and Resident Affairs Section of General Branch Offices

  • Gas (Customer Service, Gas Bureau) TEL:0800-800-8978 (toll free) for moving in/out only
  • Water (Customer Center, Waterworks Bureau) TEL:748-1111 FAX:249-2230
  • NHK (Fureai Call Center) TEL: 0120-151515(Toll Free)
  • Electricity: Please contact the electricity supplier which you have a contract with for information on how to start or disconnect your electric service.

For details, please see the Sendai City News Letter.

Ward Office Counters to Open Sundays and also Extend Weekdays’ Office Hours From End of March till the Start of April

Sunday Counter open days

  • Days: March 24th(Sun.) - March 31st(Sun.)
  • Office hours: 9:00a.m - 3:00p.m
  • Offices: Family and Resident Registration Section and the National Health Insurance and Pension Sections of each ward offices

※Excludes General Branch Offices

Weekday Extended Office Hours

  • Period: March 25th(Mon.)–April 3rd(Wed.) (Weekdays only)
  • Office hours: 8:30a.m–6:00p.m
  • Offices: Family and Resident Registration Section of each ward office, National Health Insurance and Pension Section, and the Sendai Station Service Center.(AER 5th floor, a part of the Family Registration Section, Aoba Ward Office)

※General Branch Offices will continue their regular hours (until 5:00p.m.)

※Between March 25th and April 1st will be particularly busy. It is expected that offices will be most crowded between 10:00a.m.–3:00p.m..

Inquiries: Family and Residence Registration Section or National Health Insurance and Pension Section of each ward

Water & Sewage Fee Exemption in FY2019

  • Eligibility: Households on welfare and households on welfare for Japanese war orphans who returned from China.
  • Reduction Period: From the month following application to March 2020
  • Amount of Reduction: Exemption from basic fees for water and all fees (basic and usage fees) for sewage.
  • If you apply to receive the reduction for the first time, or have been receiving the reduction but have not submitted a letter of consent, please visit the Public Assistance Section of your local Ward Office or the Administration Section of Miyagi General Branch Office for applications.
  • Depending on the type of building you reside in, you may not be eligible for these exemptions.

Inquiries: Southern Waterworks Service Center, Sendai City Waterworks Bureau TEL:022-304-0020

Operation Section, Construction Bureau TEL:022-214-8809

The Timetable for Sendai City Buses Will Change on April 1st

Please check the new timetable at bus stops from March 15th(Fri.)or on the Transportation Bureau’s official website at http://www.kotsu.city.sendai.jp/. If you would like to receive new timetables by fax or by post, please contact the Transportation Bureau Information Center.

  • Distribution of New Timetables

New timetables will be distributed at Transportation Bureau ticket centers, bus operations offices, and Ward Office information desks.

Inquiries: Transportation Bureau Information Center TEL:022-222-2256

Bicycle Liability Insurance Enrollment is Mandatory from April 1st

If you are using a bicycle within Sendai City from April 1st, enrollment in bicycle liability insurance is mandatory. Prepare yourself for compensation claims of bicycle accidents that come at a hefty sum. Please make sure to enroll in this insurance.

Please check the policy of vehicle insurance, fire insurance and or accidental insurance that you have purchased to see if you are already covered.

Inquiries:Bicycle Riding Safety Section TEL:214-1075

The Deadline to Apply for Municipal Housingis March 16th

  • The Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing will be available from March 6th(Wed.) at the following locations:

Application Section of Sendai City Construction Corporation, Sendai City Hall Kokubuncho Building 2F, Shimin-no-heya,Sendai City Hall 1F, Ward Office Information Desks, General Branch Offices, Sendai Station Service Center, AER 5F (part of the Family Registration Section, Aoba Ward Office), Certificate Issuance Center, Chuo Shimin Center(Civic Center) in each ward, Lifelong Learning Center

  • How to Apply: Choose one municipal housing unit from the form, fill out the application form attached to the application packet and post it in the provided envelope by March 16th. In the event that there are more applications than available housing, applications will be chosen by lottery.
  • Earliest Move-in Date: May 28th(Tue.)(tentative)
  • For further information, including number of available units, rent and eligibility, please see the application guide or contact for details.

Applications from those who lost their houses in the Great East Japan Earthquake, and victims of domestic violence etc. may be subject to different conditions in regards to application eligibility.

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

Japanese Language Lesson Notice

These lessons are provided by Japanese citizen volunteers for foreign residents living in Sendai. Knowledge of the Japanese language is important for foreign residents to live safely and securely in Japan. If you have any foreign friends, be sure to let them know about these lessons.

Sendai Japanese Classroom

  • Term period: April 9th–September 13th(There will be a test to determine class levels on April 5th (Fri.) starting at 9:30a.m.)
  • Lesson days: Tue.–Fri.(differs between classes)
  • Location: Aoba Chuo Shimin Center (2-1-4 Ichibancho, Aoba-ku)
  • Classes:Beginner, intermediate, conversation, kanji etc.
  • Textbook costs to be covered by the student
  • For more information and applications for this class please check the SenTIA International Relations Department website.(http://int.sentia-sendai.jp/j/) Inquiries to SenTIA TEL:268-6260

Nihongo Tearoom-for foreign residents living in Sendai(daycare services available)

  • Lesson Day and Time: Every Wed. and Fri. 10:00a.m.-11:30a.m.

  • Location: Yagiyama Shimin Center(1-43 Yagiyama-honcho, Taihaku-ku)
  • Reservations are not required; you can go directly to the Shimin Center on the day.

Inquiries to Yagiyama Shimin Center: TEL:228-1190

Nihongo-no-Mori (Local Japanese Classroom)

  • Lesson Day and Time:Every Tue. and Fri.1:00p.m.-3:00p.m.
  • Location: Sendai International Center Koryu Corner Lecture Rooms (Aobayama, Aoba Ward)
  • Reservations are not required; you can go directly to the venue on the day.

Inquiries to:SenTIA TEL: 268-6260 Yagiyama Shimin Center TEL:228-1190

There are other Japanese lessons availiable in Sendai City.

If you would like more information and wish to speak in a foreign language please call the SenTIA Interpretation Support Hotline TEL:224-1919

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