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Living / Environment

更新日 2010年12月01日

Garbage

Garbage is separated into combustible, non-combustible, recyclable, and bulk garbage and they will be collected on the designated days respectively. Confirm the collection days in garbage collection calendars for your area. Garbage collection calendars in foreign languages (Spanish, Portuguese, English, Korean, and Chinese) are available at the Environment Division in City Hall.

Example of separation

Combustibles
Burnables such as raw waste, paper scrap, and pieces of wood
Non-combustibles
Non-burnables such as glass, pottery, and metal
Recyclables
Such as bottles, cans, plastic bottles, recyclable plastic, and used paper products
Combustible bulk garbage
Such as drawer chests, futons, and large plastic products
Non-combustible bulk garbage
Such as heaters, steel shelves, bicycles, and electronic appliances

Where to inquire

Environment Division (Kankyou ka)
Phone: 055-282-6097

Pets

Dog registration

Pet dogs past 3 months of birth must be registered. Fill-in the "application for registering dogs" and submit to Environment Division (Kankyou ka) in Central Office, or any Contact Service Center. Take procedures for modification when there have been changes in the registered items caused by relocation or death of a dog.

What is rabies vaccination?

Rabies is a disease caused by rabies virus, and if bitten by a dog, cat, or wild animal which carries this disease, the virus is transmitted through that bite. It is a horrible disease with 100% death rate if infected. There are over 50,000 fatalities caused by this disease in Asia.

Dogs 91 days old or older are required to take the shot. Collective shots are offered at the City Hall every year, however, the shot may also be administered at the dog's primary veterinary hospital. In that case, submit the vaccination certificate to the Environment Division (Kankyou ka) of the City Hall, or to any Contact Service Center to receive a vaccination tag which will also be issued for the shot taken at the veterinary hospital. Administering a shot alone does not conclude procedures stipulated in the "Rabies Prevention Act."

Where to inquire

Environment Division (Kankyou ka)
Phone: 055-282-6097

City-Provided Housing

In Minami-Alps City, there are city-provided housings for households with relatively low income in need of housing. Foreign nationals may also make an application. There are a few qualifications for occupancy, therefore, if you wish to make a request for housing, please contact Housing Construction Division (Kenchiku jyutaku ka) at the City Hall.

Where to inquire

Housing Construction Division (Kenchiku jyutaku ka)
Phone: 055-282-6397

Neighborhood Association

The neighborhood association is an organization with local residents conducting voluntary activities. All around us, there are many matters pertaining to our daily lives such as garbage collection, crime-prevention, disaster prevention and the like. It is important to communicate amongst ourselves and solve these matters. We ask you to join the neighborhood association in order to spread the circle of communication within the area, and to make your town a better place to live in.

What does a neighborhood association do?

  1. General improvement activities within the area
    It conducts activities to protect our living environment within the area, so we may live comfortably.
  2. Voluntary disaster drill activities
    Everyone in the neighborhood helping each other is the key element against a disaster that could strike at any moment. The community drill in preparation for a large earthquake is especially an activity of great importance.
  3. Kids' club and Child-rearing-group activity
    Children of all ages gather to cooperate and develop consideration towards one another. Also, we watch over our children as a community.
  4. Installation and management of security lights
    The neighborhood association installs and maintains security lights, which ensures our safety on the dark streets.
  5. Circulation and distribution of community information
    Circulation boards containing city information, and garbage collection calendars and schedule for health checkups are distributed through the neighborhood association.
  6. Friendship activities
    It is important for each resident to be able to see each other's faces for better communication within a community. The neighborhood association plans events that everyone can participate.

Where to inquire

Cooperative Community Development Division (Minna de machidukuri suishin ka)
Phone: 055-282-6493

When Item is Lost or Found

Make an inquiry at the nearest police station when you lose your belongings. When you find a lost item, turn it over to the police as soon as possible.

Where to inquire

Accounting Division of the Minami-Alps Police Station
Phone: 055-282-0110