Lifestyle Info

We have compiled a list of useful resources and information to help you get used to life in the city.

Free Consultation(Learn more)

At the Kitakyushu International Association, we offer the following consultation services for foreign residents. All of these consultations are free of charge. Pleased be assured that your privacy will be respected.
Free Consultation Service Schedule

Dispatching Administrative Interpreters(Learn more)

Administrative interpreters are available to help foreign residents who have difficulty understanding Japanese, by accompanying them to places such as ward offices and schools and offering assistance with various procedures. Please click here for more information.

Dispatching Medical Interpreters(Learn more)

To help those foreign citizens who are concerned about having medical examinations in Japanese,
 a service has been put in place allowing people to request Medical Interpreters.

Life In Kitakyushu

This is a local Lifestyle handbook created by the City of Kitakyushu, for all foreigners residing in the City. You should have received one when going through Registering your Residence at your local ward office. You can download the PDF file by clicking the link below.

Life in Kitakyushu.pdf

Garbage Separation and Disposal Rules

The City of Kitakyushu has released a new video explaining the rules for separating and disposing of garbage.
The video is narrated in Japanese, but subtitles are available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.
Check it out at the Youtube link below!

Garbage disposal and separation rules video

Lifestyle Information from CLAIR

This is a link to the information site run by CLAIR regarding living in Japan. Presented in 13 different languages. Click here.

Some documents on our site are in the PDF format. For viewing them you need the “Adobe Reader” software (available for free) by Adobe Systems. You can download it from the link below. Download Adobe Reader (External link)

Contact us

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Kitakyushu International Association

Kurosaki 3-15-3, Yahatanishi, Kitakyushu-shi ComCity 3F
Opening hours: 9:00am–5:30pm
Closed : Sunday, public holidays, New Year holidays (12/29-1/3)
TEL : 093-643-5931
FAX : 093-643-6466