Revised foreigner info booklets available

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has published revised versions of free information booklets in Chinese, Korean and Spanish for foreign residents that offer various basic data on everyday life in Japan, metropolitan officials said Feb. 10.

The booklet, titled “Living in Tokyo,” includes information on mail, housing, education, welfare, local government services as well as lists of phone numbers for general counseling services for foreigners. It comes with Tokyo-area railway and evacuation maps.

The booklets are available at embassies and resident registration counters for foreigners at local ward and city offices in Tokyo. A total of 24,000 copies in Chinese, 15,000 in Korean and 4,000 in Spanish have been published for the current fiscal year. Each version has between 68 and 71 pages. The revised English and French versions of the booklet were published last year, the officials said.