Bucket list of useful links for Foreign Residents

Useful  web links.

Everyday life.

Being active as an international student

(using the links below you can find events, volunteer work, etc. which will enrich your experience and help you make new international friends)

Osaka University koan. Regular students of Osaka University can use the site. To assess the site, you need Osaka University ID and password. There is an English version of this site. Here you can find information about upcoming events,  lesson timetable and so on.

Iris letter. Iris is the center for international exchange in Osaka University.  You can subscribe to Iris letter at the orientation during the presentation of Iris.

http://www.isc.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/incoming_student_support/international-student-center.html

Support office for international students (handai)

http://iss-intl.osaka-u.ac.jp/supportoffice/eng/living/

Ryugakusei Net. As a member of Osaka ryugakusei net (ryugakusei=foreign student), you can participate in events such as those organized for sister cities with Osaka, etc. You need to register. Information about upcoming events is provided in Japanese. Ryugakusei net also has information about living in Osaka. Some of the links are in Japanese, though.

http://www.osaka-ryugakusei.net/A10

Thinking of finding a job in Japan.

– 留学アドバイス、就職

Osaka Employment Service Center for Foreigners, Information for international students (in Japanese)

http://osaka-foreigner.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/home/ryugakusei.html

Looking for a university for undergrad or postgrad

For privately-funded students, etc.

http://osaka-foreigner.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/var/rev0/0107/9247/gaidansu260204.pdf

Osaka information service for foreigners (marriage, naturalization, studies, etc.) Q and A basis, easy and detailed format

http://www.ofix.or.jp/life/index_e.html

FAQ in Osaka

http://www.osaka-livinginfo.jp/en/work/010/010.html

To find a hospital ( note that the ones not far from handai are in the top of the list (Mino, Suita, toyonaka cities )

Here you search hospital based on location, speciality, and you can choose the language)! Great service!

http://www.mfis.pref.osaka.jp/ap/qq/sho/pwenglshsr01_001.aspx

Ambulance

http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu020/enjoy/en/emergency/01.html

Post offices (good info)

http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu020/enjoy/en/services/08.html

Useful links.

Life in Japan.

外国人のための LIVING INFORMATION http://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu020/enjoy/jp/

Immigration.

入国管理局  Immigration Bureau

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/(日本語) http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english(English)

外国人在留総合インフォメ-ションセンター Immigration Bureau INFORMATION CENTERS

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp /info/   (日本語)

http://www.immi-moj.go.jp/english/info/  (English)

Medical issues.

外国人のための医療情報ガイド Medical Information for FOREIGNERS

http://www.pref.osaka.jp/iryo/medicalinfo/

大阪府医療機関情報システム;検索 OSAKA MEDICAL FACILITIES INFORMATION SYSTEM

http://www.mfis.pref.osaka.jp/apqq/qq/men/pwtpmenult01.aspx(日本語

http://www.mfis.pref.osaka.jp/ap/qq/sho/pwenglshsr01_001.aspx(English

多言語医療問診票 Multilingual medical questionnaire http://www.kifjp.org/medical/

みのお外国人医療サポートネット Minoh Foreign Resident Medical Support Net

http://medinet.blog.eonet.jp/  (日本語)

http://medinet.blog.eonet.jp/support/2006/01/cant-go-to-the.html (English)

Finding an apartment.

Finances.

Scholarships.

http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/modules/pico/index.php?cat_id=33

国民年金 JAPNANESE NATIONAL PENSION SYSTEM

http://www.nenkin.go.jp/(日本語) http://www.nenkin.go.jp/n/www/english/(English)

Shopping in Japan.

Travelling.

大阪観光情報 OSAKA-INFO

http://www.osaka-info.jp/(日本語)http://www.osaka-info.jp/en/ (English)

関西情報のポータルサイト KANSAI WINDOW

http://www.kansai.gr.jp/ja/ (日本語) http://www.kansai.gr.jp/en/(English)

乗換案内 ハイパーダイヤ  TIMETABLE AND ROUTE SEARCH (日、English,中文)

http://www.hyperdia.com/(日本語)  http://www.hyperdia.com/en/(English)

http://www.hyperdia.com/zh/(中文)

Finding a part-time job.

Job-hunting.

留学アドバイス、就職

Osaka Employment Service Center for Foreigners, Information for international students (in Japanese)

http://osaka-foreigner.jsite.mhlw.go.jp/home/ryugakusei.html

Studying in Japan

Finding a university

Financial matters.

Studying in Osaka University.

大阪大学 OSAKA UNIVERSITY

http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/ (日本語)  http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/ (English)

Getting around the campus.

Library.

大阪大学付属図書館http://www.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/index_eng.php

図書館より世界の新聞閲覧  LIBRARY ONLINE NEWSPAPER

http://library.pressdisplay.com/pressdisplay/ja/viewer.aspx

Cafes, travel agencies, book shops (COOP)

大阪大学生協 OSAKA UNIVERSITY COOP NET http://www.osaka-univ.coop/

Support for foreign students.

大阪大学国際教育交流センター CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION AND EXCHANGE, OSAKA UNIVERSITY

http://www.ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp/ (日本語) http://www.ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/(English)

大阪大学サポートオフィス  SUPPORT OFFICE FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS, OSAKA UNIVERSITY

https://iss-intl.osaka-u.ac.jp/supportoffice/index-j.php (日本語)

https://iss-intl.osaka-u.ac.jp/supportoffice/ (English)

Clubs for international students

大阪大学留学生会  Osaka university International Students Association http://www.ouisa.info

Special support services for international students.

Gateway to Study in Japan

http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/ja/(日本語) http://www.g-studyinjapan.jasso.go.jp/en/ (English)

OFIX (財)大阪府国際交流財団 OSAKA FOUNDATION OF INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE http://www.ofix.or.jp/

日本学生支援機構JASSO JAPAN STUDENT SERVICES ORGANIZATION http://www.jasso.go.jp/

(財)日本国際教育支援協会 JAPAN EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGES&SERVICES http://www.jees.or.jp/

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