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Info. for Residents

For Information on the local Performing Arts Centre, gym, Sports Park and pool etc, see 'Other Facilities'.

Up Coming Events

Please check the top page regularly for the latest information on upcoming events.


New Foreign Resident Registration System

As of July 9, 2012, a new system will be implemented by the Japanese government to keep track of foreign residents. The current Alien Registration Card will be abolished to be replaced by a Resident Card and a Resident Record in line with that currently used for Japanese nationals. For more information, see the Immigration Bureau ofJapan homepage.


Japanese Language classes

Numerous Japanese classes are held around the prefecture aimed at helping non native speakers, including complete beginners, to learn the basics to be able to enjoy life in Japan. Although there are none are held in Rokunohe, there are regular classes in neighbouring Oirase, Towada, Misawa and Hachinohe.


Health Checks, Examinations, Vaccinations, and Information and Counselling Sessions

There are regular health checks, examinations, vaccinations, and information and counselling sessions held in town for residents. Depending on the service, some payment of fees may be required.

  • Some of these include:
    • General health counselling for senior citizens
    • AIDS counselling
    • Mental health counselling
    • Women's health counselling
    • Cervical and breast cancer screening
    • Hepatitis B and C examinations
    • Infant health checks
    • Parenting classes
For more information on Medical care and facilities in Rokunohe, please visit 'Other Facilities'.

Click here for a comprehensive listing of all specialists and medical facilities in Aomori offering services in English and other foreign languages.


Red Cross Blood Donations

One of the Aomori blood donation buses usually visits Rokunohe 4 or 5 times a year. As long as a few general conditions regarding age and health are met, anyone is able, and encouraged to donate blood. Generally those giving whole blood may donate up to 3 times a year.


Rubbish Separation & Collection

In order to cause as little damage to the environment as possible, rubbish disposal is taken very seriously.

Rubbish is divided into three main categories: burnable, non-burnable, and recyclable rubbish. Recyclable rubbish is further divided into four sub-categories: cans and recyclable metals, glass and bottles, paper, and plastics. Each type of rubbish must be disposed of in the designated rubbish bags. These may be purchased at local supermarkets, as well as within Towada-City, which shares the same collection service.

A detailed guide to rubbish disposalWORDアイコン in Rokunohe is available here in English.


Household Fire Alarms

As of June 2008, it is the law to have fire alarms placed in all bedrooms and stairways in houses throughout Japan. There is no fine or punishment for breaking this law, however the installation of fire alarms is strongly recommended for the safety of you and your family.


Motor Vehicle Seat Belts

Starting June 2008, it is now the compulsory for not only occupants in the front seats, but also those in the rear to be wearing the equipped seat belts at all times. A penalty of one demerit point will be awarded to the driver for each occupant found not wearing a seatbelt.


Digital Television

All analogue television broadcasts will cease by the 24th of July 2011. Digital television signals are already being broadcast meaning upgrading is possible at any time.
Adjustment of your antenna may be required.


Community Groups

Within Rokunohe, there are 47 individual community groups. Some of the goals of these groups are to create:

  • A Safer Community
    • Part of the community group fees are used for street lighting so every one can feel safe, even at night.
  • An Informed Community
    • To keep members informed of upcoming events and notices, meetings are held, leaflets and newsletters are circulated, and noticeboards are kept.
  • Closer Community Ties
    • Through such events as festivals, and sports days, friendships between neighbours of all ages can be strengthened.
  • A Community Strong Against Disaster
    • In times of emergency and natural disaster, the people closest to you will often be the first able to lend a hand.
  • A Cleaner Community
    • In order to keep a clean, comfortable and pleasant community, the cleaning of roads, the community centre and rubbish collection points are managed by each community group.
Communities are built through simple exchanges and social events. It is the ties with those that live nearest that help build a friendly and safe environment that makes a good place better. These community groups exist so that residents may have a say in the governance of the local area, whilst strengthening neighbourhood ties. What you put into it will determine what you get out of it!

Enquiries

Enquiries in English about this web page, or Rokunohe in general, may be directed here.
Last updated 2013.04.01