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Information Counter

Information Counter

The Information Counter provides information for citizens to become involved in international exchange activities, information to enable foreign residents to live comfortably in Japan and guidance in foreign languages with cooperation of volunteers. "Information Counter for Foreign Residents" provided by Osaka City are also available to assist foreign residents.

TEL: 06-6773-8989

Everyday  9:00-21:00
(Includes National Holidays with exception to Year-end / New Year's Holidays)

Information Counter for Foreign Residents


We provide general living information for foreign residents of Osaka City in English, Chinese, and Korean.

Languages and availability:
English, Chinese and Korean

TEL: 06-6773-6533

Open 9:00-21:00

Free Legal and Visa Consultations for Foreign Residents

When you are experiencing some type of legal matter or problem, free legal consultations with a lawyer are available. For those who have questions or concerns regarding visa renewals, change of status of residence, or other immigration procedures you can consult with an immigration lawyer.
If needed, staff can support you with general interpreting in the following languages: English, Chinese, and Korean
All consultations are strictly confidential.

  • 40 minutes per person.
  • Up to 4 people per day
  • Appointment is necessary. In order of application.
Legal Consultations (Every 1st and 3rd Wednesdays): Only for Osaka City residents.
Venue During the odd-numbered months During the even-numbered months
International House, Osaka 1F (Information Center) 1st Wednesdays 13:00~16:00 1st Wednesdays 13:00~16:00
3rd Wednesdays 13:00~16:00 3rd Wednesdays 17:00~20:00
Visa Consultations (Every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays) :
Venue Every Month
International House, Osaka 1F (Information Center)
2nd Wednesdays 13:00~16:00 4th Wednesdays 17:00~20:00

TEL: 06-6772-1127

Reservations for Legal and Visa Consultations
Everyday  9:00-17:30
(Includes National Holidays with exception to Year-end / New Year's Holidays)


Osaka International House Foundation - Planning & Communications Division
2-6 Uehommachi 8-chome, Tennoji-ku, Osaka

TEL: 06-6773-8989

FAX: 06-6773-8421

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