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Welcome to Iwate
Why, hello there! This is your English guide to Iwate, a prefecture located in northeast Japan. Blessed with rich, abundant natural beauty, Iwate is a source of great potential, and most importantly, the land which we call home. This is the official website for the prefectural government of Iwate and we're glad to serve you.
We're in the process of creating a guide to living in Iwate for foreign residents, and will slowly but surely be updating our information. Please check out the links on the side to learn about sightseeing recommendations, life in the area, and about our reconstruction from the 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
How can we sum up Iwate? Maybe it's best described as a place where you can forge your own path. We welcome anyone who'd like to give it a try.
If you have any suggestions, send us an email at AB0011@pref.iwate.jp.
All About Iwate
Information on Iwate's history, economy, and more. Maps and routes to Iwate are also included.
We don't yet have an easy way to search for information in English on this site, so in the meantime you can view the site map for the entirety of our English resources. Topics on display: disaster preparedness, healthcare and medical services, visas and immigration, and more.
We are also compiling resources in Chinese for life in Iwate. Please check the link below or refer your friends!
We in Iwate want to welcome you and your family to the region. You can view information on pregnancy, childbirth, and childcare, along with important notifications and applications you will need to fill out if you have a child in Japan.
Office of International Affairs, Department of Homeland Promotion
(020-8570) 10-1 Uchimaru, Morioka City, Iwate Prefecture, JAPAN
Phone number:019-629-5765 Facsimile:019-629-5254
You can access our question form here.