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March 12, 2019
Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health

Easy-to-understand even for Non-Japanese Speakers
Launching the new pages for introducing Tokyo Metropolitan HIV Testing and Counseling Offices in "Yasashii Nihongo" (Easy Japanese)

Free and anonymous HIV tests are available at the Tokyo Metropolitan Minami-Shinjuku Testing and Counseling Office and the Tama Area Testing and Counseling Office.
In recent years, reports of newly infected HIV and AIDS patients include foreign residents. To prevent the spread of infection, it is necessary for foreign residents in Tokyo to also get tested.
To make the process easier for foreigners, we have launched online pages that provide information about the testing and consultation service using "Yasashii Nihongo"* (Easy Japanese).

* What is "Yasashii Nihongo"?
Japanese language made easy for non-Japanese speakers to understand by using simple expressions, and by adding reading aids to Kanji and Katakana characters.
After the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in January 1995, Yasashii Nihongo was proposed as a simple Japanese aid to help foreigners take appropriate actions in a disaster.

1. Launch Date

February 13, 2019 (Wednesday) 2 pm

2. Websites introducing HIV Testing and Counseling Offices in "Yasashii Nihongo" (easy Japanese)

  1. Tokyo Metropolitan Minami-Shinjuku Testing and Counseling Office (Inquiries supported only in Japanese or English)
    (View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Minami-Shinjuku Testing and Counseling Office website (External link).)
  2. Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Area Testing and Counseling Office (Inquiries supported only in Japanese)
    (View from the Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Area Testing and Counseling Office page within the Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health website.)

3. Provided information

Information regarding the testing, including test dates, reservation methods, and access is introduced in Yasashii Nihongo.
Also, refer to the separate "Image of information provided on the website" (Tokyo Metropolitan Minami-Shinjuku Testing and Counseling Office (PDF:345KB) / Tokyo Metropolitan Tama Area Testing and Counseling Office (PDF:329KB)).

Inquiries (Only in Japanese)

Infectious Disease Control Section, Health and Safety Division, Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health
Phone: 03-5320-4487

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