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Okaya’s Evacuation Shelters and Evacuation Centers

When a natural disaster strikes, it is crucial to understand the difference between an evacuation center (also […]

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Know The Cycling Rules of the Road!

Rules and regulations for bicycles are different from country to country. In Japan, the variety of rules perta […]

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Please Be Careful of Influenza!

It is normal in Japan for influenza (the flu) to spread throughout the fall and winter. Influenza is especiall […]

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Splashing Water or Mud While Driving is a Violation of the Road Traffic Act!

In Japan, it is not only a violation of social etiquette, but a serious violation of the Road Traffic Act (Tsū […]

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Nagano Prefecture Information (Multilingual Information)

The Nagano Prefecture Intercultural Consultation Center (Tabunka Kyosei Center) has published its most recent […]

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Is This Really a Crime? Be Careful About Overly-Revealing Clothes, Artistic Expressions, and Displays of Affection!

 The topic of what can be considered too revealing or not is an indefatigable subject all around the worl […]

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Be Careful: Pedestrians Can Also be Charged with Violating Japan’s Traffic Laws!

Pedestrians under Japan’s Road Traffic Act (Tsūkō Hō・通行法) are considered vulnerable road users and tend to be […]

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OIC Event
New Semester of Japanese Classes!

Calling all students!  A new semester of Japanese classes will be held starting this December and run unt […]

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Postage Rates will Be Revised Starting October 1, 2023

From Sunday, October 1, return envelopes for Certificate of Eligibility for Status of Residence applications ( […]

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OIC Event
We're Hosting a Christmas Event for Kids!

The International Center's Christmas Event for kids returns for the first time in 4 years! All elementary scho […]

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