FAQ

Inquiries from Foreign Residents

Q1: I’m currently enrolled at a Japanese language school. I want to work as a careworker in a facility in Chiba Prefecture. What should I do?

A1: There are several approaches you can take.

(1) Enroll at a certified careworker training school.

After you graduate from your Japanese language school, enroll at a certified careworker training school for a period of two years or more. Once you graduate from that facility, you can earn qualification as a certified careworker by taking the national Certified Careworker examination. You will then be able to participate in carework. (Please note that persons who graduate from a careworker training facility by March 31, 2027 and work for five years following graduation as a careworker can participate even if they do not pass the national Certified Careworker examination.)

Careworker training facilities in Chiba Prefecture

(2) Pass “Specified Skilled Worker (ⅰ)” examination.

For this route you will first need to pass the “Nursing care skills evaluation test”, “Nursing care Japanese language evaluation test” and Japanese proficiency test (2 options). Once you do so, you can work as a careworker for five years. During that time, if you take practical training and pass the national Certified Careworker examination (three years or more of practical experience is required), you can change your status to “Nursing Care”. For details, please contact the Foreign Residents General Information Center .

Foreign Residents General Information Center:
03-6633-2539

(3) Activity other than that permitted under the Status of Residence previously granted

If you are currently enrolled in a Japanese language school and have permission to engage in activities outside your qualifications, you can work up to 28 hours a week (up to 40 hours a week during long school holidays). For details, please inquire with the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

Immigration Services Agency of Japan, Chiba Branch:
043-242-6597

Q2: I would like to study at a careworker training facility to become a Certified Careworker. Can I receive support?

A2: Yes, Careworkers/Social Workers Training School lending programs are available for study to become a Certified Careworker. For details, please contact the recruiting desk of “Human Resources Securing and Lending Section”.

“Human Resources Securing and Lending Section”:
043-216-3085

Q3: Is there anywhere I can receive training for foreign residents in caregiving Japanese and or take a Careworker Introduction Course?

A3: Please inquire with the facilities listed below.

Japanese Language Schools


Hot Space Inage Pecorino (Chiba)
043-306-8520

Foreign Caregivers Suport Center Inst. (Ichikawa)
047-713-6214
※This facility offers examinations for qualification as a Certified Careworker.

Noda Japanese Language Support for Carework (Noda)
090-2477-8936(ask for Kaneko)

Training for New Appointees (Commuting to School)


Azu Life Care Co., Ltd. (Funabashi)
03-6316-1813
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・Difficult words are explained in English as necessary. In classes, easy-to-understand words and expressions are selected and kanji written on the whiteboard are always accompanied by furigana.

Union Labor Cooperative, Funabashi Chapter(Funabashi)
047-467-4920
・Lending of dictionaries is available.

Yasuragien Ltd. (Asahi)
0479-63-9011
・Materials in text with furigana are available.

Baryon Co., Ltd. (Mobara)
kanazawa@baryon.biz Note: When sending e-mail, please change the two-byte "@" above to the one-byte "@".
・Interpreter services are available.
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・Lending of dictionaries is available.
・Translation features of smartphones and tablets can be used.

Fureai Service Center Co., Ltd. (Mobara, Kisarazu)
0475-36-2031
・Completion test questions with furigana are available.

Sanyukai Co., Ltd. (Futtsu)
0439-87-0130
・Lending of dictionaries is available.

Ainotomo Co., Ltd. (Chosei)
0475-32-2587
・Materials in text with furigana are available.


Training for New Appointees (Communications)


Nichii Gakkan Co., Ltd.
043-244-2186
・Materials in text with furigana are available.

Nihon Kyoiku Create Co., Ltd.
0120-294-350
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・Certification test questions with furigana are available.

SMS Co., Ltd.
0120-90-1144
・• Materials in text with furigana are available.

Hatsuhokai
0120-86-5124
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・Lending of dictionaries is available.
・Communication issues with furigana are available.

EE21 Co., Ltd.
0120-16-8351
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・In some cases, a Japanese-language test may be given before the class.

Musashino Sogo Service Co., Ltd.
047-409-0601
・Materials in text with furigana are available.

Mate-Care Co., Ltd.
0120-015-030
・Materials in text with furigana are available.

Paramedical Co., Ltd.
0475-52-1121
・Materials in text with furigana are available.
・Glossaries of nursing-care terminology with furigana are available.


Careworker Introduction Course
Business OperatorLocationInquiriesInformation of interest to foreign residents and visitors
Tel.
E-mail
InterpreterText with furiganaLending of dictionariesOther
Commuting to schoolAzu Life Care Co., Ltd. Funabashi03-6316-1813• Difficult words are explained in English as necessary. In classes, easy-to-understand words and expressions are selected and kanji written on the whiteboard are always accompanied by furigana.
Union Labor Cooperative, Funabashi ChapterFunabashi047-467-4920
Yasuragien Ltd.Asahi0479-63-9011
Baryon Co., Ltd.Mobarakanazawa@baryon.biz
Note: When sending e-mail, please change the two-byte "@" above to the one-byte "@".
• Translation features of smartphones and tablets can be used.
Fureai Service CenterMobara
Kisarazu
0475-36-2031Completion test questions with furigana are available.
Sanyukai Co., Ltd.Futtsu0439-87-0130
Ainotomo Co., Ltd.Chosei0475-32-2587
Correspondence CourseNichii Gakkan Co., Ltd.Chiba
Funabashi
Kashiwa
Others in Chiba Prefecture
043-244-2186
Nihon Kyoiku Create Co., Ltd.Chiba
Funabashi
Kashiwa
0120-294-350Certification test questions with furigana are available.
SMS Co., Ltd.Chiba
Funabashi
Kashiwa
0120-90-1144
HatsuhokaiChiba0120-86-5124Communication issues with furigana are available.
EE21 Co., Ltd.Chiba0120-16-8351Note: In some cases a Japanese-language test may be given before the class.
Musashino Sogo Service Co., Ltd.Funabashi
Kashiwa
047-409-0601
Mate-Care Co., Ltd.Kashiwa0120-015-030
Paramedical Co., Ltd.Togane0475-52-1121Glossaries of nursing-care terminology with furigana are available.

For details, please contact each facility directly. Please note that this list consists only known facilities at the time of publication.

Q4: How can I participate in the Foreign Student Acceptance Program organized by Chiba Prefecture (only for Vietnamese)?

A4: Inquiry by those who live in Vietnam
Tuition fees support for local Japanese language schools is designed for 5 schools that have made agreements with Chiba Prefecture.
Inquiry by those who live in Japan
You can receive support for tuition fees and living expenses while studying at a Japanese language school and a certified careworker training school which participates in this program.

“Health and Welfare Guidance Division”:
043-223-2606

Q5: I’m engaged in other work right now but I’m interested in doing care work.

A5: It depends on your Status of Residence. If you are not Permanent Resident, etc., you need to pass the “Specified Skilled Worker(ⅰ)” examination. Please refer to A1 (2) above.

Q6: I’m working at a care facility. Can I invite my family in my home country to live with me in Japan?

A6: If your Status of Residence is "Nursing Care", you can invite your family to live with you (limited to your spouse and children). For details, please contact the Immigration Services Agency of Japan.

Immigration Services Agency of Japan, Chiba Branch:
043-242-6597

Q7: Are counseling services available for foreign residents?

A7: Select a facility to contact based on the nature of your concerns. In addition to the facilities listed below, you can inquire at the appropriate desk of your city, town or village hall.

The Chiba Prefectural Foreign Nursing Care Human Resources Support Center
Counseling for foreign residents serving as careworkers or desiring to become one
0120-054-762

Chiba Advisory Service
Chiba Convention Bureau and International Center (CCB-IC)

043-297-2966

Free counseling support for foreign careworkers
Japan International Corporation of Welfare Services (JICWELS)
0120-118-370

Counseling service for foreign students wishing to become Certified Careworkers
Japan Association of Training Institutions for Certified Careworkers (Kaiyokyo)
0120-07-8505

FRESC Help Desk (Foreign Residents Support Center)
FRESC can tell you about help that is available to you, and what you need to do to stay resident in Japan.
0120-76-2029