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Updated on November 9, 2017

Office of the Governor for Policy Planning

Seminar on the Project to Accept Foreigners Conducting Housekeeping Services(for International Residents)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold a seminar on the Project to Accept Foreigners Conducting Housekeeping Services on Sat., December 16, 2017.
This seminar is intended for international residents looking into utilizing housekeeping services at their residences in Japan. At the event, representatives from housekeeping businesses will explain the benefits of their services. Additional consultations concerning these services will also be provided following the seminar. If you are interested in utilizing housekeeping services at your Japan residence, your participation is encouraged!

Event Outline

  • Date & Time
    13:15-14:15 (Doors open 12:20) on Saturday December 16, 2017
  • Venue
    3F Otemachi Sankei Plaza (1-7-2 Otemachi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo)
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  • Sponsor
  • Target Audience
    International residents considering utilizing housekeeping services
  • Language
    English (with Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation)
  • Number of Participants
    Approximately 100 people (apply in advance).
    * Should the number of applicants exceed our capacity, there may be a lottery.
  • How to apply to attend
    Please use the link below to apply by Friday December 1, 2017.
  • Application Form URL External link )

About the Event

  • Introduction
    Ms. Yuriko Koike (Governor of Tokyo)
  • Project Summary
    Director for National Strategic Special Zone, TMG
  • Speakers
    Ms. Yuki Takahashi (Executive Vice President, National Housekeeping Services Association)
    Ms. Makiko Sawafuji (Deputy General Manager, Kurashinity Division, Sales & Marketing Headquarters, Pasona Inc.)

* Consultations on using the service will be held after the seminar, from 14:15 to 15:00.

About the Project to Accept Foreigners Conducting Housekeeping Services

The Project to Accept Foreigners Conducting Housekeeping Services was launched to promote the increased participation of women in the workforce, as well as address an increasing need for domestic services. The program utilizes National Strategic Special Zones with a view to spurring mid to long-term economic growth. Housekeeping service operators must be certified by a third party management committee comprised of appropriate nationaI and local government bodies in order to participate in this program. Currently, six such services are certified by TMG.

※Companies that have receive certification as specific institutions (Certified on February 21, 2017)
Bears Co., Ltd., Poppins Corporation, DUSKIN CO., LTD., NICHIIGAKKAN CO., LTD., PASONA Inc., and Pinay International Ltd.

The Action Plan for 2020

This project is part of the “Action Plan for 2020.”

  • “Smart City”
    • Key Policy 4: A global financial and economic center


External Relations Section
Coordination Division
Office of the Governor for Policy Planning
Ikegami and Okumura


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