Children & Family(子育て支援)

Pregnacy & Childbirth(妊娠・出産)

If you give birth in Japan, notification is required.

Guides for Foreign Residents #4 part 1【Pregnancy to Childbirth】(金沢市在住外国人向け行政手続支援動画4-1【妊娠・出産】)

Guides for Foreign Residents #4 part 2【Nursery Schools and Child Care】(金沢市在住外国人向け行政手続支援動画4-2)


If you become pregnant, you must submit a notification of pregnancy to your local Health and Welfare Center or the Health Policy Section, in order to receive your copies of the "Mother and Child Health Handbook" and the "Kanazawa mother and Child Health Guide".

The Mother and Child Health Handbook 母子手帳

 A record is kept of the mother and child's health from pregnancy to the time that the children enters school. It is needed for your child's vaccinations and periodical checkups. Health and Welfare centers in Kanazawa also have foreign language editions of the Mother and Child Health Handbook.


  •  Submit the notification of childbirth within 14 days of the birth, and register the child's residency at the Citizens' Section or at a Branch Office.
  •  Apply for a passport. (At the embassy of your country)
  •  Apply for acquisition of a status of residence within 30 days of the birth.

Services Provided for Pregnancy and Childbirth 産後に利用できるサービスについて

It can be difficult to give birth and raise children far from your homeland in a place with a different language and culture.
Consult with a Health and Welfare Center if you have questions or concerns.

Kanazawa's Health and Welfare Centers provide the following services for pregnancy and childbirth.

  •  Healthy Baby Home Visits
     Public health nurses and midwives visit households which have newborn babies.
     They provide advice about the baby's development and nutrition, childcare, and the mother's health.
  •  Infant health checkups
     Free health checks are provided for children at 3 months, 18 months and 3 years of age. The doctor records the child's growth and development and provides advice about childcare. You will receive an advance personal notification about the date of the appointment.
  •  Inoculation
  •  Children classes

Kanazawa Child-Raising Support Handbook for Foreign Residents かなざわ外国人子育て応援ハンドブック


Kanazawa City Accompanied Maternity Support Project 金沢市伴走型妊産婦支援事業


Using Kanazawa City Midwife Use Promotion Project Coupons かかりつけ助産師 利用助成券のご利用について


Kanazawa City Midwife Use Promotion Project: Coupon Application Form 金沢市かかりつけ助産師推進事業 利用助成券 交付申請書

かかりつけ助産師推進事業 申請書

Raising and Educating Children(子育て・教育)

Childcare Facilities Application Guidelines 保育所・認定こども園等利用手続きのご案内


SMILE/RAINBOW COUPONS かなざわ子育てすまいる/虹色クーポン


Overview of the Childhood Allowance System 2024 2024年度版児童手当のあらまし


People Who Receive the Child Support Allowance(これから児童扶養手当を受給される方へ)


Child Medical Fee Subsidy System(子育て支援医療費助成制度)


Financial Aid for School Expenses(就学支援制度)

FY2024 Financial Aid for School Expenses and Application Sheet(令和6年度就学支援制度のお知らせ・申請書)


Treatment of “school diseases”(就学援助申請中の児童生徒の学校病の治療について)

Regarding treatment of “school diseases” for children who are applying for a school expense subsidy (public assistance) (questionnaire)


Notification of School Lunch 学校給食について

Notification of School Lunch Fee Payment 学校給食費についての大切なお知らせ


School Lunch Application Form (For students) 学校給食申込書


School Lunch Fee Payment Notice 給食費納入通知書