A Notice from Kure City July, 2024(English)

【Kure Summer Festival “Sea Fireworks Festival”】

A summer tradition! A spectacular light and sound event will be held on the waters of Kure Bay this year as well. The spectacle of fireworks lighting up against the backdrop of ships and submarines is unique to Kure!

●Date and time
Saturday, July 20th from 8:00pm to 8:30pm
Inside Kure Harbor

※There will be traffic restrictions on the day. It is not possible to come to Kawaraishi South Wharf (near Clayton Bay Hotel) by car. When viewing from a ship, please be careful of accidents.

For more details, please see this link below↓

Kure Matsuri Association (Inside the Kure Chamber of Commerce and Industry) TEL:0823-21-0151
Tourism Promotion Division TEL:0823-25-3517
Kure International Exchange Association TEL:0823-25-5607

【Recruitment of Participants for the Summer Vacation Homework Support Project for Children/Students with Foreign Roots!】

Volunteers will help you with your summer vacation homework. You can also review your school’s materials and study Japanese. We also have time to play games and work on handicrafts together.

●Target Participants
Children and students with foreign roots.
July 23rd(Tues.), July 26th(Fri.), July 30th(Tues.), August 3rd(Sat.), August 7th(Weds.), August 14th(Weds.), August 20th (Tues.) from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kure City Hall 1st floor, Kure International Center
●How to apply
Application forms are distributed to the elementary and junior high schools within the city. If you are interested, please contact the school or apply directly at the International Center (Kure City Hall 1st floor).

Kure International Exchange Association TEL:0823-25-5607

【Please Pay the Following Taxes by Wednesday, July 31st.】

●Fixed Property Tax and City Planning Tax 2nd installment
▼Contact: Shisanzei-ka TEL:0823-25-3214 for queries regarding Fixed Property and City Planning Tax

《Payment methods》
・Pay at Kure City Hall’s Tax Collection Division, Civic Services Division, or each civic center (branch) (from 8:30am to 5:15pm)
・Bring the payment slip to a convenience store, bank, post office, etc.
・Pay using a smartphone payment app
・Pay at bank or post office through “account transfer”!
※Details on payment methods are provided ↓

Regarding payments Shuno-ka TEL:0823-25-3204
Kure International Exchange Association TEL:0823-25-5607

【A multilingual life guidebook has been published】
Even if you leave a company, you are still required to be covered by health insurance in case of illness or injury. If you are no longer eligible for health insurance, please follow one of the following procedures:
“The Kure Life Guidebook for Foreigners” has been published in English, Chinese, Portuguese, and Vietnamese. It contains a lot of useful information for foreigners about life and administrative procedures.
It is distributed free of charge at the International Exchange Center on the 1st floor of the Kure City Hall, Tobu Chiku Foreign Resident Comprehensive Consultation Counter in Hiro Shimin Center, and every local Civic Center.
You can also download it from the Kure International Exchange Association’s website.


【Kure City Promotional Magazine “市政だより くれ” Available in English.】

1 Scan the QR Code.
2 Download and install the “Catalog Pocket” app.
3 Scan the QR Code again.