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The masure to counter the Coronavirus in Osaka for foreign residents

By | Life in Japan

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All individual information detail data who are carriers of Coronavirus  in Osaka Prefecture as of May 5.

The above Excel file is all individual information data of all carriers of the Coronavirus in Osaka Prefecture as of May 4 2020.

The total number of carriers is 1,679 persons in Osaka Prefecture now. The above picture is the graphic form which is translated by the results of Excel file.

This is not the secondhand information through mass media, but Osaka Prefecture government investigated the figure and presented for Osaka Prefecture residents.

According to the above Excel file, most dead persons are over 80 years old. The most part of carriers is a light wound.

The Osaka Government’s policy will be different from Japan Government’s policy because  they are different political parties. So those governments will request residents to restrain business and life differently after this. Japan Government says it is until May 31. Osaka Government says until May 15. I think Osaka Government presented more quantitative analysis than Japan Government.

The Japan Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare hints 8 points.

10 8 points from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare←Click here

Translation

  1. Partition a room into two parts 
  2. People who have something wrong with his or her body should not take care of carriers. 
  3. Wear a mask 
  4. Wash hands well 
  5. Ventilate a room frequently 
  6. Disinfect parts where hands touch like a door nob, a toilet, a washstand
  7. Wash laundry of  linens and cloths
  8. Shut a garbage tightly and dispose quickly  

The following files are measures to counter the Coronavirus published by Japan Government. Please click on the blue letters.

  1. How to prevent from Coronavirus (Thai language)
  2. Measure to counter Coronavirus (English)
  3. How to wash hands (English)

The following contact 06-6647-0641 is Osaka Government crisis center for Coronavirus

The following contact is Suita City Government crisis center for Coronavirus. Please click the links. 

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(Thai Language / Translation)
(Japanese)

For Refenrece: My blog about Humidity

The coronavirus is weak by “Humidity” at 50%

When you go to hospital in Japan, this form may be convenient. Please click the following URL for Thai customers.

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Thai Language to go to hospital in Japan

I would like you to make better use of house cleaning robot.

  1. Please dispose dusts from the dust box
  2. Please set to charge battery

The following file is the contacts of the Public Health Center in Osaka for Coronavirus

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Osaka Health Consulting Center for Coronavirus

The coronavirus is weak by “Humidity” at 50%

By | Life in Japan, News, Society

Ten years ago there was the outbreak  of SARS coronavirus around the world. Then the researchers published the results of the weak point of the virus, which was “Humidity”

Many new researches began for this COVID-19 and Princeton university and University California Los Angels are researching and published the summary the following two points.

(1) COVID-19 stay for three hours in the air and stay for three days on the surface like plastic materials.

(2) COVID-19 will be inactive by 50% humidity and 22.22℃ temperature

This result means that COVID-19 virus is extremely infectious. On the other hand this virus has a weak point about humidity.

SARS coronavirus was inactivated below 1% in 2 days by 50% humidity. So the same result of research would be expected for COVID-19 virus, too.

It will be good to use a hot shower in the bathroom to make the humidity of bedrooms rise up.

(Photo : Dios Office)

Please enjoy your life in Japan~Discoveries through comparative culture

By | Japan Culture, Life in Japan

(Photo: Mt. Fuji climbing by Masahiro Fukai)

I would like many of foreign expats customers to experience and enjoy life in Japanese culture and society. If you scratch a little deeper you will find Japan is really unique country in the world. International students have interests in Japanese language and culture to some degree. However foreign expats  customers’ purpose is business in Japan. So I am under the impression that foreign expats are not so interested in Japanese culture.

To tell the truth, this always makes me regret very much.

Japan is actually very unique country. Japan is very different from neighbour China and Korea.  There are very many differences between Japan and Europe and US, too.

Geographically Japan is an island which is separated from the Asian continent. This geographical conditions make the dead end where people cannot go through. Therefore people didn’t visit Japan from ancient times before the age of the airplane.

People in Sicily Island of Italy eat a fish dish, though European eat a meat dish. Sicily has a cuisine like people living in the East Asian region.  Sicily also isn’t conveniently accessible. So  culture peculiar to that region has been formed as well as Japan.  Portugal is not an island country, however Portugal has also an unique culture because of its geographical position in Europe.

Japan is extremely unique culture country compared to any other country in the world.

Please try to walk in cities, provinces,  rural communities. It would make you discover invaluable things for your life. It is surely a valuable experience. When you compare your mother country with Japan, Japan will be “the miller“. Then I believe you could obtain a deeper understanding of your own country. If you really don’t like Japan, it is very good. Either, however, will do just fine. For you to understand your country well, please experience Japan.

That’s all I wish for.

 

Perfect service package exclusive for foreign expats

By | Life in Japan, Real Estate

It must be a real estate company rich in experience for foreign expats’ relocation to Japan. General Japanese real estate agents cannot deal with Internationl expats’ relocation problems because of the language barrier and suchlike. Even if a realtor can speak English, it is not enough. He or she must  have professional skill for international expats. There are many international real estate companies in Tokyo. However the fact is, Dios is the only one company which can provide perfect package service exclusively for foreign expats who work in Japan. 

When Dios Co., Ltd provide perfect service package for expats, Dios is the landlord of your lease contract. Dios is the owner of all furniture and services. That is to say, Dios is your agent, your manager, and your landlord. This service cannot be provided by any other real estate companies in Japan. 

Hotels have a real estate, furniture, and services, but customers have no choice of locations. For example the Ritz Carleton hotel is located only in Nishi Umeda. Customers cannot choose an apartment closer to his or her work place, near kid’s school, or a green environment.  Customers don’t have the freedom to choose a high-rise apartment, a low-rise building, or a detached house with a garden. Dios can provide services like hotels and customers can have many options about locations. 

Our properties are not small like hotels, but large living spaces. So our properties are lower prices than hotels. Our services are more added values for expats, but have price competitiveness. Our more than 20 years experiences, skills and deep affection towards foreign people living in Japan can create these scheme of services. Dios is the only one company in Japan. 

 

 

 

In conclusions – Mobile phone contract

By | Life in Japan, Life Style

Every career is consistent
・ Residence card
・ Special permanent resident certificate
・ Credit card or cash card required for payment
Is necessary.
Besides that
・ Public utility receipt
・ Certificate of residence
Is useful as a supplementary document for your residence card.

There are various characteristics for each carrier, such as where you can sign up at a physical store, where foreign staff can respond, and where you have to apply online.
Choose a career that fits your needs.

 

  1. How to sign a mobile phone in Japan ?
  2. Three major carriers – docomo , au , SoftBank
  3. MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) – Y! Mobile , UQ , LINE , mineo , Rakuten
  4. In conclusions – Mobile phone contract

MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) – Y! Mobile , UQ , LINE , mineo , Rakuten

By | Life in Japan, Life Style

Here are five MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) companies that are popular among Japanese.
MVNO has a cheap price plan, and the biggest advantage for short-term residents is that the contract period is looser than the three major carriers.
On the other hand, it is necessary to keep in mind that there are disadvantages such as slow internet connection and small communication area.
Let’s look at the five MVNO companies at once.

Y! Mobile

Y! Mobile is a brand operated by SoftBank.
To be precise, Y! Mobile is not a MVNO, but it is a popular carrier because it has a cheaper rate plan than the three major companies and the communication speed is as fast as Softbank.

Required documents

・ Card foreign passport or special permanent resident certificate
・ Name seal (permitted with name seal, not with self-inking stamp)
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Bank transfer: Bankbook + seal used for bank transactions or cash card + seal used for bank transactions

UQ Mobile

UQ Mobile is the fastest of the cheapest SIMs
However, if you want to pay in installments, you need to be aware that installments may not be possible if your period of stay does not meet the UQ Mobile standards.

Required documents

・ Resident Card or Special Permanent Resident Certificate
* In the case of lump-sum payment by account transfer, the remaining period during the stay is required at least 8 months. In the case of installment payment, if the period of stay is less than the standard of UQ Mobile, it may not be possible to purchase in installments.
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Bank transfer: The original cash card

LINE Mobile

LINE Mobile has popular LINE MOBILE plan that does not consume data communication charges even if you use major SNS such as LINE, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Also, it does not support direct debit, but it is convenient that you can pay with LINE Pay or LINE Pay card besides credit card.

Required documents

・ Special permanent resident certificate or residence card + supporting documents (utility receipt)
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ LINE Pay payment … LINE Pay account
・ LINE Pay card payment … LINE Pay card

mineo

mineo is a nice feature for those who are considering a mobile contract for a short stay because there is no cancellation fee when canceling.
Payment can only be made by credit card.

Required documents

・ Resident Card or Alien Registration Certificate
・ Auxiliary documents (utility receipt or certificate of residence)
・credit card

Rakuten Mobile

Rakuten Mobile has the advantage that you can pay monthly from Rakuten points that you have accumulated.
People who frequently use Rakuten services such as Rakuten Ichiba are easy to collect points and are brands with great merit.

Required documents

・ Special permanent resident certificate or residence card
・ Auxiliary documents (utility receipt , certificate of residence or notification evacuation site certificate)
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Debit card payment… Debit card (Only Rakuten Bank Debit Card or Suruga Bank Debit Card can be registered)
・ Bank transfer… Cash card or passbook

 

  1. How to sign a mobile phone in Japan ?
  2. Three major carriers – docomo , au , SoftBank
  3. MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) – Y! Mobile , UQ , LINE , mineo , Rakuten
  4. In conclusions – Mobile phone contract

Three major carriers – docomo , au , SoftBank

By | Life in Japan, Life Style

docomo, au and SoftBank are the three major carriers of mobile phones in Japan.
The advantages of choosing the three major carriers include high communication speed and quality, support at physical stores, and the ability to purchase the latest smartphones at great pricing.
On the other hand, the disadvantage is that the monthly fee is high and the two-year contract is the mainstream, so it is not suitable for short-term stayers or vactioners.
Let’s take a look at the characteristics and required documents of each mobile company.

docomo

docomo boasts the largest market share among Japanese mobile phone companies.
The positive features of this company is that the communication/reception area is wide,
Often receiving signals and connection where other companies do not. Data speed tends to also be fast.

Required documents

・ Resident Card or Alien Registration Certificate
* If you want to make a monthly payment by fund transfer, you will need a supplementary document (utility receipt or certificate of residence).
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Bank transfer… Cash card or bankbook + seal used for bank transactions
・ For minors (under 20 years old)
You will also need a parental consent form and parental identification documents.

au

Among the three major carriers, au has the most support for foreign users.
By checking “Foreign language support” when searching for an au shop, you can find shops with staff who can speak foreign languages.
There are multilingual service guides in English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Vietnamese and Tagalog, and information can be collected in your native language in advance. Check it out.

Required documents

Name seal (Name stamp) or Signature
・ Special permanent resident certificate or residence card + foreign passport
* If the address on the resident card is “Undecided (listed on the back after notification)”, auxiliary documents (utility receipt, certificate of residence or notification evacuation site certificate) are required.
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Bank transfer… Cash card or bankbook + seal used for bank transactions + supporting documents (utility receipt, certificate of residence or notification evacuation site certificate)
・ For minors
Parental Consent Form + Parental Identity Identification Document

SoftBank

SoftBank has many foreign users.
SoftBank emails are free, so if you have many SoftBank users around you, SoftBank is also recommended.

Required documents

・ Resident Card + Foreign Passport or Special Permanent Resident Certificate
・ Credit payment… Credit card
・ Bank transfer… passbook + seal used for bank transactions or cash card + seal used for bank transactions
・ For minors: Parental consent form + parental identification document

 

  1. How to sign a mobile phone in Japan ?
  2. Three major carriers – docomo , au , SoftBank
  3. MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) – Y! Mobile , UQ , LINE , mineo , Rakuten
  4. In conclusions – Mobile phone contract

How to sign a mobile phone in Japan ?

By | Life in Japan, Life Style

Mobile phones and data are an indispensable part of everyday life.

It is a lifeline for getting information and receiving help, as well as communication for your day to day activities.

It’s especially essential if you are thinking about working in Japan.

As a foreigner living in Japan, do you have any questions about how to sign up for a mobile phone? The further you leave metro areas, the chances of shop clerks speaking english, or any other foriegn language decreases, so it is important to prepare in advance. So the following are documents you made need to present, as well as a few pros and cons of a few major companies. If you are staying in Japan and are going to sign a mobile phone, please take a look.

 

  1. How to sign a mobile phone in Japan ?
  2. Three major carriers – docomo , au , SoftBank
  3. MVNO(Mobile Virtual Network Operator) – Y! Mobile , UQ , LINE , mineo , Rakuten
  4. In conclusions – Mobile phone contract