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School Hotline Gunma: Offering Free Consultations about the Education of Foreign Children in Gunma

Consultation will be given to foreign nationals by professional counselors with the assistance of interpreters (English, Portuguese, Spanish, Tagalog and others) in order to help them resolve their problems by telephone or e-mails. 

When Weekdays:8:00~18:00 Sat.:9:00~16:00
TEL/FAX 0270-65-8730 (Exclusive line)
E-mail school-gunma@hotmail.com(Exclusive address)
Kodomo Kyoiku Shien Center (Child Educational Support Center) (In Japanese Only)

You can consult problems you may have with your children's education such as bullying, developmental disability, and school life in general. Consultations are either over the phone of by an interview (by appointment only).

When Weekdays 9:00 - 17:00
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00 - 15:00
TEL 0270-26-9200
Where Gunma-ken Sogo Kyoiku Center
Gunma Prefectural General Education Center
(1-233-2 Imaizumi-machi Isesaki)

Kodomo Hotline 24
(24-hour hotline for bullying and other child emergencies)
*Please note that only Japanese is spoken.

When Weekdays 9:00 - 19:00
2nd and 4th Saturdays 9:00 - 15:00
TEL 0120-0-78310 (Toll-free)

*Please note that all calls made outside the abovementioned hours, on national holidays, and between Dec. 29 and Jan. 3 will be directed to the Kodomo Hotline 24 run by the Prefectural Central Child Consultation Center.
Gunma Kodomo Kyukyu Sodan (Gunma Children Emergency Consultation) (In Japanese Only)

Parents of children under 15 years of age can seek advice on the phone as to whether, in case of emergency, they should take children to the hospital, what to bring to the hospital, what to tell the doctor, or how to deal with the emergency.

When Mon.~Sat.:19:00~22:00
Sun. National Holiday, End and Beginning of the Year:9:00~22:00
TEL/FAX ♯8000(Available from cell phones)
Fee Free(The rate for a call will be charged.)
Consultants Full-time health nurses or nurses
N.B This telephone consultation is only to help guardians make a decision what to do, not for a diagnosis or medical treatment.
Call 119 if the child apparently seems to need immediate treatment.
Useful Links

A Guide for New Mothers & New Born Babies
A brochure for a foreign woman who will give a birth and/or raise a child in Japan and for her family published by Researching And Supporting Multi-Cultural Healthcare Services.(In English・Portuguese・Chinese・Tagalog・Korean・French)

Vaccination and Children’s Health
Screening Questionnaire:
A brochure on vaccination administered in Japan for children published by the Foundation of Vaccination Research Center. (In English・Portuguese・Chinese・Tagalog・Korean)Screening Questionnaires in Spanish and Thai are available.

Guide for Foreign Students to Start School Procedures for Entering Japanese Schools
A guidebook to procedures for elementary school enrollment published by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.(In English・Portuguese・Spanish・Chinese・Tagalog・Korean・Vietnamese)Explanation on Japanese school system and procedures to enter elementary/Jr. high schools is provided.

Let’s Learn Japanese
Audio and animated visual materials to learn Japanese with Japanese conversations common at elementary schools issued by Japan Teaching Material Society.(In English・Portuguese・Spanish・Chinese・Korean)Clicking “?” on the top of each animated page will give the viewers audio conversation examples and their meaning.

Learning Materials for Foreign Students in Japan
Learning materials for Brazilian students (math and Kanji explained in Portuguese) and learning materials for Philippine students (math explained in Tagalog) issued by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Center for Multilingual Multicultural Education and Research.

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