Page ID: 69770

Updated: August 8, 2023



Notice of the Nationwide J-ALERT Information Transmission Test

The central government will carry out a nationwide simultaneous information transmission test using the J-ALERT system at 11:00 a.m. on August 23 (Wed), 2023, based on the preparation for the occurrence of earthquakes, tsunamis, and armed attacks, etc.
On the day of the test, test messages will be broadcasted on the official website of the City of Sendai, the official LINE account of the City of Sendai, and the Twitter account of Sendai City Crisis Management Bureau. Test announcements will also be broadcasted using outdoor speaker installations set up in the eastern part of Sendai City. Please note of this in advance.
Inquiries: Crisis Management Section TEL: 022-214-8519

Check“Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Hazard Map” to Prepare for Heavy Rainfall and Landslide

The newest hazard map, which highlights areas vulnerable to landslide and flood inundation areas, is published in “Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Hazard Map”. In order to evacuate smoothly when disaster strikes, prepare by checking in advance what kind of risks there are in the area you live in. 
 You can also find a multitude of useful information related to disaster risk reduction in this publication:

  • “Evacuation decision flowchart”, which provides guidance on evacuation decision making during heavy rainfall. 
  • “My Timeline”, which is an evacuation plan that can be made ahead of time and be personalized depending on family structure, life environment, etc. 
  • Emergency Kit Checklist

“Sendai Disaster Risk Reduction Hazard Map” FY 2023 edition will be available from August 28 (Mon.) on the official website of the City of Sendai. It will also be distributed at the City Information Center at Sendai City Hall (1F), Information Desk of each Ward Office, General Branches, and Shimin (Civic) Center. 

Inquiries: Disaster Risk Reduction Promotion Section TEL: 022-214-3048

Do Not Forget to Submit Forms for the Child-rearing Allowance and Special Child-rearing Allowance

The City of Sendai has sent the Present Condition Form for the Child-rearing Allowance to single-parent households with children under 18 years of age, and the Income Situation Form for the Special Child-rearing Allowance to households with children with disabilities under 20 years of age to confirm whether households are eligible to receive these allowances. Please complete the forms and submit them in person.

  • Submission Period:

【Present Condition Form for Child-rearing Allowance】August 1 to 31, 2023

【Income Situation Form for Special Child-rearing Allowance】August 14 to September 11, 2023 (Submission of forms are only accepted during office hours.)

Inquiries: Childcare and Benefit Section of Ward Offices and Public Health and Welfare Section of General Branches

Tax Notices

Inhabitant Tax Payments are Due on August 31 (Thu)

Please make the second Inhabitant Tax payment for FY 2023 at your nearest financial institution by August 31 (Thu). For those paying by bank transfer, the transaction will be made on August 31 (Thu).
Inquiries: Tax Collection and Administration Section TEL: 022-214-1010

Notice Regarding COVID-19 Vaccination

Information regarding vaccination is available in easy Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Nepali.
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Beware of Vibrio parahaemolyticus Seafood Poisoning

 Risk of contracting food poisoning increases in summer, as bacteria causing food-borne disease grows faster in warm environment. Please be especially aware when handling and consuming fish and shellfish. Here are three precautionary measures to prevent food poisoning:

  • Store food in refrigerator
  • Rinse food thoroughly with tap water 
  • Consume food promptly after cooking

Inquiries: Public Health and Sanitation Section of Ward Offices