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Updated: December 12, 2022



2023 Sendai City 20-Year-Old Ceremony to be Held on Sunday, January 8

  • Time :
    【Part1(Those who live in Aoba or Izumi Ward)】12:00 p.m.~12:30 p.m.(Venue opens at 11:00 a.m.)
    【Part2(Those who live in Miyagino, Wakabayashi or Taihaku Ward)】3:00 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m.(Venue opens at 2:00 p.m.)
    ※If you are unable to attend your designated part, you can attend the other part instead.
  • Venue : Kamei Arena Sendai(Sendai City Gymnasium)
  • Eligibility : Those who live in Sendai City and were born between April 2, 2002 and April 1, 2003 (Those who have a resident registration in Sendai City as of October 31 have been sent an invitation in late November. Those without an invitation can also attend.)
  • Please RSVP by December 11 by filling in a designated form that can be accessed either by scanning the QR  code on the invitation or found on the official website of the City of Sendai.
  • Please  follow the routes at the venue.
  • The parking lot cannot be used. Please come to the venue using public transportation.
  • Those in possession of or are drinking alcoholic beverages will be denied entry.

Inquiries: Lifelong Learning Section TEL: 022-214-8887

Providing the Emergency Support Benefit for Rising Prices of Electricity, Gas, Food, etc.

Information regarding this benefit is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali.

Notice Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Regarding vaccination of Omicron-adapted vaccines
    Information regarding COVID-19 vaccination is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali.


City Services During the Year-End and New Year Period

City services, except those mentioned below, are scheduled to be closed from December 29 (Thu.) to January 3 (Tue.). As ward offices and other service counters are usually extremely crowded during the year-end and New Year period every year, we recommend that you visit early to avoid the peak period.

  • Ward Offices
    Each ward office and general branch will provide the following services at the security office on a 24-hour basis (8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the Akiu General Branch) from December 29 (Thu.) to January 3 (Tue.):
    ・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 check the website of the Sendai City Transportation Bureau ( or contact the Information Center of the Sendai City Transportation Bureau at 022-222-2256 (8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from December 29 (Thu.) to January 3 (Tue.)).
  • Gas Bureau/Waterworks
    Gas and waterworks services will be available 24/7 during the year-end and New Year period via the following routes:
  1. Gas Bureau TEL: 022-256-2111(if you suspect that there is a gas leak, etc.)
  2. Waterworks Repairs Reception Center TEL: 022-304-3299(burst water pipes, leakages, etc.)
  • Sewerage
    Please contact the Sendai City Hall Security Office (TEL: 022-261-1111) if there is a blockage between main sewage pipes and public catch basins, or if there are damages to public manholes or sewage pipes, etc. For issues related to household drainage system, please directly contact a plumber sewage contractor.
  • Closure of facilities
    Closures of sports, education and cultural facilities may differ. Please directly inquire each facility about holiday season closures.
  • Waste Collection, etc.
    Please put out your waste at designated collection points from early in the morning until 8:30 a.m. on the designated waste collection days.
    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

Currently Accepting Applications for Municipal Housing
―Applications Open Until December 16―

  • "Application Guide for Sendai City Municipal Housing" will be available from December 6 (Tue.) at the following locations:
    Application Section of the Sendai City Construction Public Corporation (Sendai City Hall Kokubuncho Building 2nd Floor)
    Shimin-no-Heya (Sendai City Hall 1st Floor)
    Information Desk of each Ward Office
    General Branches
    Family and Resident Registration Section of Sendai Station Service Center, Aoba Ward Office (AER Building 5th Floor)
    Certificate Issuance Center
    Central Civic Center of each ward
    Lifelong Learning Promotion Center
  • How to apply: Choose one municipal housing unit from the chart, fill out the application form attached to the Application Guide and mail the form in using the provided envelope by December 16 (Fri.). In the event that the number of applications exceeded that of available housing units, decisions will be made via lottery.
  • Earliest move in date: March 1 (Wed.), 2023 (tentative)
  • Eligibility: Individuals who fulfill all of the following requirements
  1. Those who are facing difficulties in their current housing situation.
  2. Those with relatives whom they are currently living together with or are planning to move in together with.
  3. Those who reside or work in Sendai City.
    There are other conditions such as that one's income must be lower than a certain amount, etc. For more details, please see the Application Guide.

Although applications from individuals who resided in areas under evacuation orders by the 2011 nuclear disaster, evacuees who resided in areas eligible for support based on the Children and Victims Support Act, and victims of domestic violence and crimes are also accepted, application requirements may differ. Please inquire for further details.
Inquiries: Application Section of Sendai City Construction Public Corporation
TEL: 022-214-3604

Launch of New Subsidy for Hearing Tests for Newborn Babies

The City of Sendai will be launching a partial subsidy for hearing tests for newborn babies starting from January of 2023, in order to promote early identification and early treatment for newborns with hearing difficulties.

  • Eligibility: 
    The mother of the newborn baby resides in Sendai City.
    Newborn babies who were born on January 1 of 2023 or onwards, and received their 1st hearing test within one month after birth. 
  • Upper limit of subsidy:
    【For Automated ABR (Automated auditory brainstem response)】5,000 yen
    【For OAE(Otoacoustic emissions】2,200 yen
  • For more details, please check the official website of the City of Sendai or contact the following offices.
    Inquiries: Home Health Section of Ward Offices, Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branches

Changing the Method of Payment for the National Health Insurance Premiums and Advanced-age Medical Insurance Premiums

For those whom special collection of insurance premiums apply (deducted from a public pension), you can change the method of payment for the premiums to bank transfer. If you would like to change the payment method, you must submit an application of bank transfer and an application of termination of special collection. Please note that the timing of termination of special collection will differ depending on when the application was submitted.
Inquiries: National Health Insurance and Pension Section of each Ward Office, Miyagi General Branch, or Public Health and Welfare Section of Akiu General Branch