Due to the extension of the Focused Anti-infection Measures for the spread of COVID-19, Kagoshima city International Exchange Center will be closed until September 30 (Thu). However, all existing reservations, including tentative reservations, can still be used till 8PM.
Facility reservations till September 30 will also be suspended. However, please note that there may be restrictions on the use of the facilities due to the extended period of time, depending on the future infection situation.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and ask for your understanding and cooperation.
Language Support for COVID19 Vaccination (Injection) online Reservation
In order to receive COVID19 vaccination (injection) offered by Kagoshima City, you need to make a reservation.
Kagoshima International Exchange Foundation (KIEX) will provide language support for making a reservation using a mobile phone or PC for foreign residents living in Kagoshima city who do not understand Japanese well.
1. Date and time: Saturday, August 7, 2021, 1:00PM-5:00PM
Every Saturday after that from 1:00PM to 5:00PM
2 . Place: International Friendship Center Kagoshima
(19-18 Kajiya-cho, north side of Kajiya Machi no Mori Park)
For access, please visit http://www.kiex.jp/english/
3. What to bring Vaccination ticket sent by Kagoshima City.
Mobile phone, computer, etc for reservation.
4. Fee: Free
5. Types of vaccines：Made by Pfizer
Interpreters are available in English, Korean, and Chinese. For other languages, support is available through multilingual apps.
・You do not need to make a reservation before coming to our Center.
・The date you can start making reservations depends on your age, so please check here to see when you can start making reservations. [Change in the inoculation ticket shipping off schedule and reservation reception starting date] COVID-19 vaccination| Kagoshima City to less than 64-year-old person (j-server.com)
If you would like to make a reservation by yourself, please also check here. http://www.kiex.jp/cust-lang/9740/
・If you can get injections at your workplace or university, please do so there.
Reservation for Covid-19 Vaccination
In order to receive the vaccine at a hospital or other facility, you need to make a reservation online or by phone after you receive the vaccination ticket from the city.
If you can get a shot at your workplace or university, please make a reservation there.
There are two types of hospitals:
(A) hospitals where anyone can make a reservation including the mass vaccination site at the Central Health Center (next to the Kamoike branch of AEON Kagoshima).
(B) hospitals of your family doctor (the hospital you often consult).
In order to make a reservation, you need to have your vaccination ticket number, so you cannot make a reservation until the ticket is sent to you.
Vaccination tickets are sent out by age group. Please look at this to find out the schedule.
23 vaccination ticket schedule
1. How to make a reservation at hospitals (A) where anyone can make a reservation.
(1) Use PC or mobile phone to make a reservation on the "COVID-19 Vaccination Site" on the Kagoshima City website.
If you can use Google Chrome or other automatic translation software on your computer, please translate the site into your country's language.
When selecting a hospital to make a reservation, the name and address of the hospital may be read incorrectly, so please refer to this.
The List of Medical Institutions for COVID-19 Vaccination PDF
最新The List of Medical Institutions for COVID-19 Vaccination Excel
(2) You can also make a reservation by calling the COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center.
You can speak in one of nine languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Tagalog, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Thai). (Every day from 8:30 to 19:00)
However, Vietnamese is available from 10:00 to 19:00, and Thai is available from 9:00 to 18:00.
2. How to make a reservation with your family doctor (B)
You can make a reservation by calling the hospital directly.
※ On the day of the vaccine injection, please check your body temperature and don’t take vaccination if it is higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius.
You need the vaccination ticket sent to you by the city office, as well as documents that identify you, such as your residence card or passport.
Be prepared for disasters caused by typhoons or the heavy rain
The Kagoshima Meteorological observatory has announced that the rainy season ended on July 11th this year. However, please be cautious about the disasters caused by typhoon or else from now on.
１． Find out how to get weather information.
The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) provides information in a number of languages on heavy rainfall and other potential disasters in the area.
You can also get necessary information from the Kagoshima City website, TV, radio, and smart phone disaster prevention apps.
Japan Meteorological Agency：https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
About typhoon (https://www.data.jma.go.jp/multi/cyclone/index.html?lang=en)
Kagoshima City: https://www.city.kagoshima.lg.jp/kurashi/bosai/bosai/index.html
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２． Find out the nearest evacuation shelters (places where everyone can escape) to your home, workplace, or school.
You can find shelters on the city's website.
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When heavy rains cause rivers to overflow or cliffs to collapse, the city of Kagoshima will issue instructions to citizens to flee.
Take the necessary items with you to the evacuation center.
If you are unable to go to an evacuation center due to strong rain or wind, or because of flooding in the streets, stay in a safe room, such as the second floor of your own house.
In evacuation centers, be aware of COVID -19.
３．Things you should take with you when you evacuate
・A copy of your passport or residence card ・Cash
・Food and drink (at least 3 days' amount) ・Necessary medicines
・Change of clothes ・Radio ・First-aid kit ・Light ・Masks
・Other items necessary for yourself.
Please refer to the Kagoshima City homepage for more information.
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【Information】The List of Links of Hospitals in Kagoshima Being Able to Take Care of Non-Japanese Speakers with English or Any Foreign Languages
The List of Links of Hospitals in Kagoshima Being Able to Take Care of Non-Japanese Speakers with English or Any Foreign Languages
From these links below, you can find locations of the hospitals or pharmacies opening to people struggling with Japanese language, and there also see if any hospitals handle with other languages besides English. For the second links from the top on each group, these are the pages helping you find doctors and dentists being available on holidays.
（Kagoshima Medical Information Net)
※These pages are all written in Japanese but if your search engine is supported by Google (Google Chrome), right click on any page you are at and choose “translate to English” to see machine translation.
Hospitals with in the "Foreign Language Support" column can provide English services.
※Before your visit, look up in the link again or call hospitals directly to double-check if status is still available.
To Find a Hospital / Clinic
To Find a Dentist
To Find a Pharmacy
★この他に「Japan National Tourism Organization」の外国人観光客向けのサイトがあります。
★Other than those pages, there is a website made for foreign tourists by Japan National Tourism Organization.
This website can help you find your nearby hospital that provide foreign language help. Besides that, the website shows which medical department to go to depending on what symptoms you have, how you follow the paper process at a hospital desk, or any information you might need when you are in medical emergency. (In English, Chinese, and Korean)
Guide for When You Are Feeling Ill
(JAPAN: the Official Guide by Japan National Tourism Organization)
In order to support foreigners living in Kagoshima, we will hold Japanese Support Lessons Group Work. Through group work with foreign residents and Japanese volunteers, we will support learning Japanese and improve communication skills necessary for daily life!
〇Date and time：4th August to 6th October, 2021 P.M1：30～3：30
Every Wednesday 10 times in total
〇Place：International Friendship Center Kagoshima
〇Capacity：8 foreign residents ※easy conversation level
〇About the class：
① Two professional Japanese teachers will teach you.
② You can learn Japanese by doing group work together with Japanese volunteers.
③ Decide on a theme to be an issue and complete the work together.
④ Through group work, you can deepen your understanding of Japanese culture and different cultures.
〇Application：Please tell us your ①Name ②Nationality ③Address ④Phone number ⑤E-mail address when you apply.
*Please write "Japanese lessons group work" in your e-mail title.
〇Application deadline: 30th July,2021(Friday)
“Multilingual Emergency Updates“
NHK’s homepage link below for the information about heavy rain or weather etc.
Available in 19 languages.
After the rainy season. The season of typhoon is coming. Please be ready to get information anytime.
【Participants wanted】The “ONE DAY Consultation & Summer vacation homework support” for elementary and junior high school students and their parents who need Japanese language support in Kagoshima city
【Information】Citizens under 64 years of age to receive a shot of the new coronavirus vaccine (schedule)
In order to prevent people from contracting COVID-19, and to prevent them from getting worse, Kagoshima city is making the site to receive two vaccine injections. You don’t need money for the vaccine injections.
Schedule of to send the ticket of injection
The target number of people
Date of sending
From 60 years old to 64 years old.
Wednesday, June 30.
From 55 years old to 59 years old.
Monday, July 19.
From 50 years old to 54 years old.
Monday, July 26.
From 45 years old to 49 years old.
Monday, August 2.
From 40 years old to 44 years old.
Monday, August 9.
From 35 years old to 39 years old.
Monday, August 16.
From 25 years old to 34 years old.
Monday, August 23.
From 12 years old to 24 years old.
Monday, August 30.