BlogNotices from the International Relations Department

Information on Novel Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19)(新型コロナウイルス感染症についてのお知らせ)


To avoid becoming infected with Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and stop the spread of more infections

Regarding the new Coronavirus
Avoid the “Three Cs”
10 Tips to reduce 80% of person-to-person contact

COVID-19 Multilingual Guide (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
Details about COVID-19 are available in various languages.

“5 situations” that increase the risk of infection

Flow of Consultation and PCR Testing for Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19)


General Consultation Hotline (call center) for Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) (24 hours 7 days a week)

(022) 211-3883
(022) 211-2882

※Multilingual support by three-way calling is available for foreign nationals.

The available hours for multilingual support are as follows.
・English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese ⇒ 24 hours
・Thai, Nepali, Vietnamese, Russian, Tagalog, Indonesian, Hindi
⇒ Weekdays 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

To those who need money urgently

Rent Support Funds(家賃支援給付金)
Support for paying land rent and building rent

Financial Aid for Ensured Housing(住居確保給付金)
Scheme for rent subsidy

Social Welfare Loan System(生活福祉資金貸付制度)
System for borrowing money for livelihood

Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses(持続化給付金)
The government scheme to help sustain small to medium sized businesses, and sole proprietors, including freelance workers

Employment Adjustment Subsidy(雇用調整助成金)
While employees are off of work due to a decreased workload, the government will pay a portion of an employee’s salary in place of the employing company

Support fund and allowance for forced leave during the COVID-19 outbreak(新型コロナウイルス感染症対応休業支援金・給付金)
Support funds or an allowance will be paid to employees of small and medium sized companies who were unable to work, or did not receive wages (leave allowance) due to the effects of COVID-19.

Special Cash Payments(特別定額給付金)
Application Period Closed
Government scheme to give 100,000 yen to citizens

Sendai City Business Support Funds(仙台市地域産業支援金)
Application Period Closed
Scheme for giving funds to small to medium businesses and sole proprietors including freelance workers

Sendai City Business Cooperation Funds(仙台市地域産業協力金)
Application Period Closed
Scheme for giving funds to businesses who were forced to close or reduce hours from April 25- to May 6


Information on Novel Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19)

Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association(SenTIA)

Blog:Information on Novel Coronavirus Disease(COVID-19)

Sendai Multicultural Center
We will be limiting the use of some facilities as a preventative measure against the spread of COVID-19.

Status of Convening Japanese Courses Within the City of Sendai


City of Sendai

■ Information Regarding the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

■ The Situation of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in Sendai City (Japanese only)

■ Announcements from Sendai City (Japanese only)

■ Response to and support of those who have been affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
1. Those who find it difficult to pay taxes or public utility fees such as gas and water fees

2. Those having difficulty with money needed for their livelihood

3. Procedures related to certificates, change of address, health and welfare may be done by post

4. Children and Child Rearing (children’s club, child rearing class, toddler health checkup, BCG vaccine, nurseries)

5. 【To Businesses】
Sendai City Business Support Funds  Application Period Closed 

Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses

Employment Adjustment Subsidy

Sendai City Business Cooperation Funds  Application Period Closed 

Rent Support Funds

6. Special cash Payments (100,000-yen handouts to public)  Application Period Closed 

7. Support fund and allowance for forced leave during the COVID-19 outbreak


Council of Local Authorities for International Relations(CLAIR)

■ Regarding the new strain of Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Immigration Services Agency

■PDF Guide to Support for Continuous Employment for Foreigners Who Have Been Dismissed, etc.
Detailed information (Japanese)

■ Measures to Ease Congestion at the Application Counters to Prevent the Spread of New Coronavirus Infection

Handling of residence applications and certificate of eligibility issuance applications for those unable to return to their home country

■ Regarding the period of validity of the Certificate of Eligibility in relation to the effects of the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19)


Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

COVID-19 Multilingual Guide

■ For Foreigners Working in Companies



■ NHK World Japan 「News about New Coronavirus <English>

NHK NEWS WEB EASY (Easy Japanese)


If you need interpretation support, please call the Interpretation Hotline of the Sendai Multicultural Center

Telephone: (022) 224-1919 (available from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.)
Email: tabunka* replace「*」with「@」)