English counseling services are available at the Kyoto City International Foundation (2-1 Torii-cho, Awataguchi, Sakyo-ku Kyoto) regarding legal and mental health counselling – please note that these services are only available FOUR TIMES A YEAR. The first session is June 8th, then September 21st, December 8th, and finally February 23rd. Appointment is not necessary, but the number to call should you require information is 075-752-3010. This foundation also has telephone translation services available Tuesday to Thursday from 9AM-5PM on 075-752-1166.
The DAWN Centre (3-49, 1-chome Otemae, Chuo-ku, Osaka) provides free counselling to women, face-to-face or over the phone. For face-to-face counselling, a reservation is required; call 06-6944-8242. For phone counselling, the service is available Tuesday to Sunday 10AM-4PM (and 6PM-8PM on weekdays); call 06-6937-7800. (FEMALE ONLY).
Mental Health – · Japan Help Line 0120-461-997 *free call, 18 languages, 24 hours Tokyo English Life Line 09:00-23:00