If you are a Filipino in Japan, you may contact the government mandated agencies in Japan for assistance.
List of Government offices:
|NAME OF OFFICE||ADDRESS||CONTACT||BRIEF DESCRIPTION|
|Philippine Overseas Labor Office||5-15-5 Roppongi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 106-8537 Japan||Tel: 03-5562-1573 or 03-5562-1574
Mobile: (81) 906 705 7350
|Official link: http://www.polotokyo.com
The Philippine Overseas Labor Office undertakes activities facilitating workers employment and promoting the welfare of Filipino workers in Japan. This is in line with the mandate of the Labor Code for the Foreign Service to:
● provide all Filipino workers assistance on all matters arising out of employment; insure that Filipino workers are not exploited or discriminated against;
● verify and certify as requisite to authentication that the terms and conditions of employment in contracts involving Filipino workers are in accordance with the Labor Code and rules and regulations of the Overseas Employment Development Board and National Seamen Board;
|Japan Immigration Bureau (Information center)||5-5-30 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo Pref. Post Code: 108-8255
|Official link: http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/info/
The Immigration Bureau has established the “Foreign Residents Information Center” to inform and advice foreign nationals. These centers are located at Regional Immigration bureaus and District Offices of Sendai, Tokyo, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka, Kobe, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka. Information concerning procedures for entry and stay for foreign nationals is given over the phone or by direct visit in various languages including English, Korean, Chinese and Spanish.
|Japan International Cooperation Agency||1-6th floor, Nibancho Center Building 5-25, Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8012, Japan||Tel: +81-3-5226-6660/6661/6662/6663||Official link: http://www.jica.go.jp/english/
Established as an Incorporated Administrative Agency under the Act of the Incorporated Administrative Agency – Japan International Cooperation Agency (Act No. 136, 2002), JICA aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the sound development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions.
List of Filipino organizations
|NAME OF ORGANIZATION||OFFICIAL LINK||BRIEF DESCRIPTION|
|An organization of Japanese-Filipino and Filipino communities in Japan.
Website features are:
|Website features are:
News in Japan
Legal and visa matters
|Development Action for Women Network (DAWN)||http://www.dawnphil.org/
|Is a women-children-migrants NGO organized to assist Filipino women migrants in Japan and their Filipino-Japanese children, provides such legal and paralegal assistance not only for work-related cases, but also on civil cases, such as financial support/documentation and divorce|
|First Published in January 1995, the Philippine Digest (PD) Magazine in Japan created for the Filipinos living and working in Japan. Since then, it has been known as the top Filipino Magazine in Japan. In June 2010, the circulation of the Magazine goes to more than 470 distribution points all across the country.
The concept of the Magazine is to provide information, entertainment and education to Filipinos who are known to be hard workers in Japan. Articles include general interest stories, features of Filipinos living in Japan, information which can help Filipinos in their daily living, stories from the Philippines and recent articles about the favorite movie actors and actresses back home.