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Wanted! NIC Disaster Language Volunteers

Interested in using your linguistic ability to help the community? Come along to one of NIC’s registration and information Sessions for Disaster Language Volunteers & Language Volunteers.


NIC’s Classroom for Global Citizens Program Needs YOU!

NIC’s Classroom for Global Citizen’s program is looking for foreign instructors to visit schools and local organizations and introduce various aspects of their home countries.


Wanted – Three Feudal Lords for the Nagoya Festival

Applicants are sought for individuals to play the roles of the three great feudal lords of Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu in this year’s Nagoya Festival Hometown Feudal Lord Parade.


August is the City of Nagoya Multicultural Coexistence Promotion Month!

The City of Nagoya has declared August Multicultural Coexistence Promotion Month, during which several events and activities will be held to promote the wonders of diversity to the wider community.


Bicycle Riders – Do you have Bicycle Liability Insurance?

The City of Nagoya will make bicycle liability insurance mandatory for bicycle users from October


Social Security and Tax Number (My Number) System information linkage trials now underway

A trial of the information linkage system between government bodies is now in progress, with full operation expected to begin in October


The City of Nagoya Ordinance on the Promotion of the Safe and Proper Use of Bicycles has been enacted

The City of Nagoya Ordinance on the Promotion of the Safe and Proper Use of Bicycles, and the 5 Rules for Safe Bicycle Use


Sunday Service at City of Nagoya Ward and Branch Offices

In order to provide greater accessibility to services for residents, service is available at ward and branch offices on predetermined Sundays.


Video Phone Interpreter Service available at ward and branch offices

In order to improve accessibility to services for foreign residents at ward offices and branch offices, the City of Nagoya will provide a videophone interpreting service at ward and branch offices


Midori Ward Tourist Guide Map now available in English

Explore Midori Ward with the new English language Midori Ward Tourist Guide Map!


Chiune Sugihara’s Walk of Humanitarianism

The City of Nagoya has established a 4.5-km route in honor of former diplomat, humanitarian and childhood Nagoya resident Chiune Sugihara


Get handy reminders on garbage collection day!

An app that helps you sort and put out your garbage now supports 8 languages.


A Message from the NIC Library: Tell us what you’d like to read

The NIC Library is calling for Library users’ suggestions to help us with future book purchases.


IC card service now available on Aonami, Yutorito and Linimo Lines

The handy yellow MANACA (マナカ) IC card can now be used on the Aonami, Yutorito and Linimo Lines.


Recyclables & Garbage Separation App Available in English and other Languages!

An app that helps you sort and put out your garbage now supports Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Filipino and Vietnamese!


A Notice from Nagoya Customs – Drug Smuggling is a Serious Crime

Drug smuggling is a serious crime, and violators will be severely punished. What seems like an innocent request could get you into serious trouble.


Meitetsu Bus Center Interpreting Service

The Meitetsu Bus Center now offers an interpreting service for customers requiring service in English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish or Portuguese.


Bicycle Rider Lecture System

The Bicycle Rider Lecture System came into force on June 1, 2015. Under this system, cyclists who commit repeated traffic violations within three years will be required to undertake a training course and pay 5,700 yen.


Do you know about Public Nonsmoking Areas in Nagoya City?

Nagoya City has designated Public Nonsmoking Areas in streets around Nagoya Station, Sakae, Kanayama and Fujigaoka. Smoking in these areas could land you a 2,000 Yen fine.


Free Wi-Fi @ The NIC

Visitors to the NIC now have access to free Wi-Fi!


Updated Nagoya Living Guide

The guide book provides helpful information for daily life to foreign residents living in Nagoya. Please keep this guide handy and refer to it whenever you need to find practical information related to living in Nagoya City.


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