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August September 2023


City Life is a free English newsletter published every even month by the International Division at the Sakai City Government to provide information to the residents of Sakai City. It is available at libraries, ward offices and other city facilities, or you can view it online at the Sakai City Government English website. Don’t forget to also sign up for emails on when the new edition is published!
If you have any questions or feedback, please contact us at the following email address:

This is the August/September 2023 Edition of City Life.

City Life Mail Magazine

Readers can sign up to be sent the link to each new City Life as it becomes available online. Click on the link below to go to the registration website - the registration process is all in Japanese but there is an English guide on the page.

Scroll down on the registration page to reach the English language information.

Plaza of Multicultural Exchange Sakai (POME Sakai)

TEL: 072-228-7499
Address: 2-1 Minamikawara-machi, Sakai-ku (5F Sakai City General Welfare Hall)
Opening hours: Sunday to Friday 9:00-17:30 (closed on public holidays and New Year’s break 29 December to 3 January)

Free Life Advice for Foreigners

Please drop by in person or call during these hours if you have any queries regarding daily life.
Mon to Fri 10:00-12:00 & 13:00-16:00
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai.
*Tagalog, Indonesian and Nepali is only available for in person consultations.
*Languages other than Japanese/English will be conducted through a 3-way call or through the use of translation devices and interpreting services.

Free Confidential Consultations

3rd Wednesday every month, 14:00-17:00
Consultations on naturalizations and immigrations with an administrative procedure specialists are available for discussing the status of or changes to applications. Three slots available (Reservations required).

Volunteer Interpreter Service

Those who need interpretation can apply for a volunteer interpreter from here. Please make sure to hand it in via post, fax or email at least 10 days in advance.

Water Works & Sewage Bureau Reminder

Pease contact the center when you need to start or stop your water supply. Also, please make sure to pay your water bill on time. If not, the water supply may stop.

Water & Sewage Bureau Customer Center
(TEL: navi-dial) 0570-02-1132
(TEL) 072-251-1132 (Japanese only)
*Weekdays: 8:45-19:00
*Weekends & public holidays: 9:00-17:00

“Suirin すいりん” App for Waterworks

Download the official Sakai City Waterworks and Sewage Bureau app for these convenient features!

  • Get notices about checkups and view up to 2 years of past water usage and bills
  • Get digital bills delivered through the app and pay using PayPay or with cash after showing the barcode at your local convenience store
  • Get confirmations of bank transfer payments
  • Apply for temporary stop and start of water pipes
  • Pay bills with your credit card (registration required)

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