Links to Covid-19 English information in Japan

Coronavirus outbreak
Multilingual coronavirus hotlines in Japan

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19
Q & A on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
METI’s Support Measures for Companies Concerning the Impacts of the Novel Coronavirus Disease

Kawasaki International Association
Counselling Services for Foreign Residence is currently available only by phone or e-mail. Face-to- face consultation is not available.

Kanagawa prefecture
Regarding the new coronavirus (COVID-19)

the japan times

COVID-19 Phrases in 19 languages(FREE)

Bicycle Liability Insurance

From October 2019, bicycle liability insurance has become mandatory for bicycle users in Kanagawa prefecture, including Kawasaki city.

There were bicycle accident cases where bicycle users ended up being sued by the victims for a huge amount of money, but couldn’t afford to pay.

More importantly, a lot of cases involve minors on bicycles causing accidents. It is very important to pay attention to the risk of injuring (or even killing) other people by riding bicycle, as well as you and your family’s safety.

Being insured will make a huge difference for the bicycle user and also for the victim, when the worst scenario happens.

Bicycle liability insurance is available from such as 300 yen per month and a lot of insurance companies offer family bicycle insurance plans.

As the new year is rolling around, it is a great opportunity to review your insurance coverage and see if you and your children are sufficiently protected.

Year End Seminar and Party 2019 (December 19th Thursday)

Please register from the event page.

Kawasaki One-stop Business Startup Center is holding a Seminar and Networking Event about Business Startups in Japan. The seminar is about basic knowledge about visa and taxation for business startups in Japan. The lecture will be performed in English.

December 19, 2019  (Thursday) 

18:45~20:45 (Doors open at 18:30) 

Sumikawa Law Office

Change of Japanese Era “Heisei” to “Reiwa”

Japanese era is changing from Heisei era to Reiwa era on May 1st 2019. Due to this change, the holiday season from April to May is longer than usual.

Due to this, Sumikawa Law Office will be closed from April 27th (Sat.) to May 6th (Mon.) 2019.

We appreciate your understanding.

Year End Networking Party 2018

Onestop Business Startup in Kawasaki  is holding an Year End Networking Event.

Date & Time: December 11th (Tuesday), 6:30PM
Venue: Sumikawa Law Office (Map)
Cost: 3,000 YEN (Food and Drink)

Please access Peatix for application.

Food: Pizza, Sushi and Snacks
Drink: Beer, Wine, Sake, Shochu, Whisky, Soft Drinks

It will be a good opportunity to expand your network with English speaking professionals around Kawasaki, Tokyo and Yokohama.