Announcements in the  November 15th, 2023 Issue of the Akashi Newsletter

The Akashi Newsletter (Koho Akashi) is a newsletter published by Akashi City. It releases on the 1st and the 15th of each month. There are many announcements in each issue of the Akashi Newsletter. We have selected five of the most important or useful announcements and translated them into English.


Announcements in the November 15th Issue

Notice for Akashi Residents Who Have Not Yet Received Their “Akashi City Support Tickets”

Akashi City sent “Akashi City Support Tickets” to everyone’s homes during October.  These tickets can be used just like money.  If, however, you haven’t yet received your tickets, then please go to the Akashi City Hall.  Akashi City sent out notice cards to everyone who has not yet received their tickets.

Location:  Akashi City Hall, West Building, 2nd Floor

Time: Monday to Friday from 8:55 am until 5:40 pm.

*In order to receive the tickets, you must provide identification to prove who you are.

In addition, you can also go to receive the tickets at the following times:

Friday, November 24th, from 5:40 pm to 8:00 pm.

Saturday, November 25th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Sunday, November 26th, from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm.

If you have any questions about this article, please contact the “Akashi Support Ticket Supervisor.”  Their phone number is 078-918-5066.  Their fax number is 078-918-5334.

Please Be on Guard Against the Norovirus

The norovirus is an infectious disease.  It can make you vomit, cause you to have stomach pain, or give you a fever.  Every year, the number of people with the norovirus starts to increase from October, and winter is the time when there are the most cases of the disease.

The norovirus can infect people by clinging to food, drink, or people’s hands, and passing from person to person.  For that reason, please consider the following important pieces of advice:

Wash your hand thoroughly, especially after coming in from outside, after using the bathroom, or before eating.

Cook food thoroughly.  Raw food can be dangerous.  Shellfish are a particularly big risk.

When cleaning the bathroom or a place where somebody has vomited, be sure to wear gloves and a mask.  Be sure to clean those places thoroughly and disinfect them.

If you have any questions about this article, please contact the Public Health and Disease Prevention Department.  Their phone number is 078-918-5421.  Their fax number is 078-918-5441.

Coronavirus and Influenza Cases Are Currently Increasing

Right now, both Coronavirus and influenza are spreading at an increased rate.  However, the means to prevent both illnesses is the same.  Please look over the following points:

1. Keep your hands clean.

*Using soap and water, be sure to wash your hands from the wrists to the tips of the fingers.

2.  Wear a mask.

* If you have any symptoms like you would get from a cold, please wear a mask.

* Wear your mask snugly so there are no gaps where it touches your face.

* When removing your mask, grab the strings and pull it off that way instead of touching the mask itself.

3. Keep your body strong and healthy.

* Exercise each day, even if only a little bit.

* Be sure to eat three meals a day.

4. Be careful that the air in your rooms doesn’t get too dry.

* You can keep your room from being too dry by doing things like hanging up a wet towel to dry.

In addition, you can get vaccinated against both Coronavirus and influenza.  If you get vaccinated, even if you do catch either disease, your symptoms won’t be as severe.

If you have any questions about this article, please contact the Health Promotion Division.  Their phone number is 078-918-5657.  Their fax number is 078-918-5440.

Free Coronavirus Vaccinations Are Only Available Until March 31st, 2024

You can receive a free vaccination for the Coronavirus up to March 31st, 2024.

Children who are 6 months old or older can receive the vaccination.

For information on how to make reservations and how to get a vaccination ticket, please check the Akashi City website.

If you are 12 years old or older and haven’t yet received your 1st and 2nd vaccinations, then you can get those vaccinations on the following days.

The vaccinations will be given at the Akashi City Hospital.

1st vaccination: Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 3 p.m.

2nd vaccination:  Tuesday, January 9, 2024, 3 p.m.

The following are Coronavirus-related phone numbers:

  • To make a reservation to receive a vaccination, please call 0120-227-710.
  • To consult with someone about the Coronavirus vaccination, please call 0120-712-160.
  • These phone lines are open each day from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm.
  • If you’re unable to talk over the phone, then their fax number is 0120-655-695.