To introduce the Oita Prefectural General Consultation Center.
Oita Information & Support Center
The workforce shortages in recent years gave rise to the Specified Skilled Worker visa, a new visa type that is issued to foreign workers. With the passing of the ‘Comprehensive Measures for Acceptance and Coexistence of Foreign Nationals’ at the national cabinet meeting in December 2018, the Oita Prefecture has since began making preparations in creating an inclusive society that accommodates both the Japanese and people of other nationalities.
Just like other parts of the nation, there has been an increase in the number of foreign workers in Oita, with figures expected to rise into the future. The creation of foreigner-resident-friendly local communities is one of the biggest challenges that we face – following these lines, the Oita Information & Support Center was established to correspond to our foreign residents’ enquiries and concerns related to daily life, work and other areas.
Date of establishment
Thu, June 27, 2020
(1) Location: The facility can be found inside the Oita International Plaza of the Oita Prefecture Arts, Culture and Sports Promotion Foundation
B1F, 2-33 Takasago-machi, Oita City 870-0029
(2)Reception Hours: 10:00~17:00 (excludes Sundays, public holidays, closing days of the iichiko Culture Center and the New Year’s holidays)
(3)Target languages: Through utilizing the multilingual call center, we provide correspondence in 19 languages.
English, Mandarin Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Khmer, Burmese, Mongolian, Sihala
(4)Means of correspondence: Guests may choose to visit the center directly or consult over telephone.
Aside from our stationed staff, the facility also works alongside institutions in local municipalities and professionals such as administrative scriveners in providing relevant services.
2-33 Takasago-Machi Oita-Shi
Oita Information ＆ Support Center