Lifestyle Information

We disseminate important information in multiple languages from the various government and public entities that include, but not limited to information that is closely related to daily life, and notifications regarding disasters etc.  

Information regarding life in Kitakyushu

Life in Kitakyushu 

An information booklet published by Kitakyushu City to help foreign residents settle into the city. 
This booklet contains important information regarding ‘administrative procedures’, ‘rubbish disposal’, ‘medical insurance’, and much more. 

How to dispose of plastic recyclable waste

From October 2023, designated green bags can contain not only “plastic containers and packages” but also “other plastic products”.

Childcare Support Handbook – Pregnancy, Childbirth, Childcare and more! For international parents in Japan and those supporting them 

Flow chart for pregnancy to childbirth, administrative procedures after childbirth, registration for childcare facilities up to entry to elementary school, and other important information that have been introduced in easy-to-understand illustrations. 
Actual episodes of moms and dads with international backgrounds that have faced problems raising children in Japan, as well as frequently asked questions and their respective answers included for easy reference. 

【Published languages】Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese (only one portion of handbook), Thai (only one portion of handbook) 

This chart was made with reference to “Parenting Chart for Foreign Residents: from Pregnancy and Childbirth to Entering Elementary School” published by the Kanagawa International Foundation.

Wearing of helmets when riding bicycles and safe usage

From the 1st of April 2023, all cyclists will be required by law to make the effort to wear a helmet when riding.

●Do wear your helmet when riding your bicycle.

●Parents and those responsible for the care of children, do ensure that your child wears a helmet when riding a bicycle or when using the child seat on the bicycle.

60% of all fatal accidents involving bicycles are a result of head injuries being sustained during the accident.
It is important for adults and children to have their heads protected.
Life is precious, wear a helmet!

For details on the rules regarding safe usage of bicycles, please refer to the documents (Japanese) by the Fukuoka Prefectural Police below


~ Separating rubbish/Rubbish disposal ~ 

~ Riding bicycles/Rules ~ 

Daily Life Information for Foreign Residents

■Immigration Services Agency of Japan

Information such as ‘immigration/residence procedures’, ‘labor/employment’, ‘education’ necessary for foreigners to live in Japan is posted in multiple languages.

Daily Life Support Portal for Foreign Nationals

■Kanagawa International Foundation

The useful multiple languages information such as when issuing a maternal and child health handbook, when visiting a baby, when explaining admission to a day care center, etc. are posted.

Raising Child Support for Foreign Residents

■Kobe City Government

“Point & Communicate Sheet” is posted to facilitate communication between foreign language speaking children, their guardians who use the childcare facilities and teachers, childcare workers.

Point & Communicate Sheet for childcare facilities