Hello. I'm Nakajima in charge of Applying for Relationship-based VISA.
Foreign Residents Support Center has opened in July 2020!
Institutions that support the lives of foreigners living in Japan are gathered in one place.
I visited there, so I’m going to introduce it briefly.
Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) is a collection of government offices that support foreigners living in Japan. Counseling from foreigners, support for companies that want to hire foreigners, support for local governments working to support foreigners, etc., the institutions in Foreign Residents Support Center (FRESC) are working together to improve the environment for accepting foreigners.
・ Immigration Services Agency (Residency Support Division ・ Disclosure
They accept requests to disclose immigration records and alien registration records
in addition to administrative documents held by the Immigration Services Agency.
・ Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau
They provide individual counseling by appointment to foreign nationals living in
Japan and companies that want to hire foreign nationals.
・ Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau, Human Rights Department
They provide counseling on various human rights issues, including discriminatory
treatment of foreign nationals and people with disabilities.
・ Japan Legal Support Center (the JLSC, Houterasu)
Houterasu is a public agency that guides you to resolve legal issues.
・ Tokyo Labor Bureau Consultation and Support Office or Foreigners.
They provide consultation and support regarding the Labor Standards Act, etc.
for business owners who employ foreign workers, and also provide consultation
on working conditions for foreign workers.
・ Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners
It is an institution that provides support for foreign students and pecialist/
technical expert status of residence holder who are seeking fulltime employment.
・ Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visa Information
They accept various general counseling inquiries relating to visa application procedures.
・ Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
They provide support services to promote the utilization of foreign nationals who
have a high-level of knowledge and skills.
Address: 13F, Yotsuya Tower, 1-6-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160-0004
Access: 1-minute walk from Yotsuya Station on the JR Chuo Line / Sobu Line and
Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
3-minute walk from Yotsuya Station on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line
Opening hours: 9:00 to 17:00 Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, holidays, and year-end and New Year holidays
Representative phone 0570-011000
Immigration Services Agency (Information Disclosure Office) 03-5363-3005
Tokyo Regional Immigration Services Bureau (Resident Consultation) 03-5363-3025
Tokyo Legal Affairs Bureau, Human Rights Department (Human Rights Counseling)
Human Rights Hotline 0570-003-110,
Foreign-language Human Rights Hotline 0570-090-911
Japan Legal Support Center (the JLSC, Houterasu) Japanese 0570-011000
Other languages 0570-078377
Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO / Consultation concerning highly skilled foreign professionals)03-3582-5203
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Visa Information (Visa Consultation) 0570-011000
Tokyo Labor Bureau Consultation and Support Office for Foreigners (Labor problems consultation) 0570-011000
Tokyo Employment Service Center for Foreigners (Employment consultation)
A consultation booth and a reading space were set up in the hall with plenty of space to create an environment where it is easy to collect information. I think you can talk calmly with the staff. There is no other place like this, so please take advantage of it. We hope that it will be of some help to the lives of foreigners.
Thank you for reading.