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Multilingual Living Information:http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengorev/ja/m/index.html In Japanese, English, German, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian, Myanmarese, and easy Japanese.

FINAL TAX RETURNS

from the homepage of Council of Local Authorities for International Relations http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo/ (in English, German, Chinese, Korean, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Thai, Russian and Myanmarese)
People such as independent business proprietors, farmers and freelancers must calculate their income earned over the one-year period from 1 January to 31 December of 2017, calculate the amount of tax to be levied on this sum and file their income tax returns. However, this is not necessary for the majority of salary income earners.
However, salary income earners too will have to file income tax returns in some cases, for example:

  • In cases where the person's yearly income from his or her salary is more than 20 million yen
  • In cases where the person's salary is paid at two or more places

A copy of the income tax returns can in some cases be necessary when extending or changing status of residence, for example, so you should keep hold of a copy. * In the event that you have a dependent in your own country, you can receive a deduction for dependents. Therefore, even if you are a salary income earner but are not receiving a deduction for dependents, you should file your income tax returns and then receive a tax refund.

When to file: Friday, Feb. 16 to Thursday, March 15, 2018

Necessary documents for income tax returns:

  1. income tax returns form (available at your tax office)
    *You will need your Individual Number (My Number) for these forms
  2. items proving your income over the previous year(certificate of income and withholding tax, or proof of payment form)
  3. Residence card
  4. Items necessary to receive a deduction for dependents(birth certificate of dependent in your own country, family registry, proof of remittance of money etc.)
  5. Items necessary for insurance premium deduction(Proof of insurance deduction)
  6. Items necessary for medical expense deduction (receipts)
  7. Personal seal or signature etc.

Tax offices (Zeimusho) in Kawasaki City:

Nakahara, Takatsu and Miyamae Wards:
North Kawasaki Taxation Office
(Takatsu-ku, Hisamoto 2-4-3, TEL 044-852-3221)
Tama and Asao Wards:
West Kawasaki Taxation Office
(Asao-ku, Kamiasao 1-3-14, Kawasaki West Joint Government Building, TEL 044-965-4911)
Kawasaki and Saiwai Wards:
South Kawasaki Taxation Office
(Kawasaki-ku, Enokicho 3-18, TEL 044-222-7531)

* Information in English is available on the National Tax Administration Agency homepage:
Information about Income Tax http://www.nta.go.jp/taxanswer/english/gaikoku.htm
National Tax Agency JAPAN http://www.nta.go.jp/foreign_language/index.htm

The Gyoseishoshi Lawyer offers foreign residents the counseling services in Japanese on the following.
Contents of Counsel: Visa problem, Extending period of stay, Changing status of residence, Naturalization, Permanent visa, Long term resident visa, Certificate of eligibility, International marriage/divorce, Extraordinary permit of residence by Minister of Justice, Establishing a company/branch of foreign company, Getting licenses for business, etc.
Note: The counseling services are offered in Japanese only. Please bring someone who speaks Japanese in case you don't. If you need an interpreter, please contact Kawasaki International Association (charged). Tel 044-435-7000
Date: February 18, 2018 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Place: Kawasaki International Center

Through the cooperation of the Nakahara Fire Department and the neighborhood association, this drill is conducted with Japanese and foreign residents together.

What:
Practice using a fire extinguisher, use of an AED, how to call 171, practice evacuating through smoke and/or total darkness, earthquake simulation truck, how to prepare etc.
When:
Feb. 16 2018 (Fri) 10:15 – 11:50 Rain or Shine
Where:
At the plaza in front of the entrance to Kawasaki International Center
Bring Your Friends And Neighbors! FREE No application necessary.
Contact:
Kawasaki international Association by phone, fax, e-mail, or in person at the Center.
Contact Us

It has events and courses at KIA and useful information at Kawasaki.

[website] (PDF) http://www.kian.or.jp/len/present/whatsnew.shtml

February 10, 2018(Sat) *It’s free!*
Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm
Place: Kawasaki International Center
Foreign residents who have lived in Japan less than five years and who study the Japanese language tell about their new and/or surprising experiences upon coming to Japan.

  • Adul Kanansin (musician from Thailand) performing Thai ethnic music
  • get-together for participants and audience after the contest. For junior high school age and up. (Free, but reservation required; first 100 to apply get in).
  • If postponed due to bad weather or other reason, the alternative date is Saturday March 3rd.

“What’s elementary school like in Japan?” “What do we need to be ready for the first day?” “I don’t speak Japanese, so I won’t understand the orientation session...” etc.

This information session addresses concerns like these held by foreign children and their parents or guardians about entering elementary school. There will also be a display for school supplies and related items.

When: Sat January 20, 2018 13:30 to 16:00 Admission Free; reservation required
Where: Kawasaki International Center 2F
-Childcare and interpreters available; reservation required

Happy new year!

Best wishes for a successful and rewarding year.

Counseling Services for Foreigners on Visa and Others (Free of Charge)
Gyoseishoshi Lawyer offers foreign residents the counseling services in Japanese on the following.
Contents of Counsel Visa problem, Extending period of stay, Changing status of residence, Naturalization, Permanent visa, Long term resident visa, Certificate of eligibility, International marriage/divorce, Extraordinary permit of residence by Minister of Justice, Establishing a company/branch of foreign company, Getting licenses for business, etc.Note:The counseling services are offered in Japanese only. Please bring someone who speaks Japanese in case you don't. If you need an interpreter, please contact Kawasaki International Association (charged). Tel 044-435-7000
Date: January 21, 2018 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Place: 2nd floor, Kawasaki International Center

Holiday Emergency Clinics and Hospitals for New Year’s Holiday Season

“AMDA International Medical Information Center Tel: 03-5285-8088”
Over the New Year’s holiday season you can get available hospital information in foreign languages.
Note: Telephone service in Portuguese, Tagalog and Vietnamese will not be available from Dec 29 to Jan 3.

Please check the dates for your area - make sure you know the pickup days!

Up to December 30th(Sat):
Normal Collections
December 31st (Sun) to January 3rd (Wed):
No Collections
From January 4th (Thurs):
Normal Collections

Collection days for different categories differ depending on the area in which you live.
Please check your days. http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/300/page/0000092430.html

  • Oversized trash pickup is by advance reservation.
    Oversized Trash Center:044-930-5300
    Hours: 8 am – 4:30 pm
  • Apply on the Kawasaki City homepage: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year