Nishitokyo newsletter (issued Apr 2023)

In 2023, Nishitokyo City will implement the “Six Pillars of City Planning ”
Mayor Takashi Ikezawa

① A child-friendly city.
 We will create an environment where everyone can raise their children without any worries.
② A healthy and energetic city.
 - We will support expectant mothers, childbirth, and child rearing.
 - We support the lives of the elderly and handicapped people.
③ A city which has meeting places and connections.
④ A safe, secure, and comfortable city.
 - Station squares and roads which are easy to use.
⑤ A city that grows together with its citizens.
 - We will support stores and agriculture.
⑥ A city which improves its income and expenditure.

Applications for “School Expense Support” will start soon

This program provides support for a part of the school expenses.
Those who wish to continue from the previous year need to apply again.
◇When/where: –
●April 6 (Thu.) to May 31 (Wed.) / School Affairs Section Tanashi City Office, 2nd Bldg., 3rd floor.
●April 17 (Mon.) to 21 (Fri.), May 16 (Tue.)-18 (Thu.)/ Hoya East Annex Bldg.
※We do not accept applications by mail.
※Please refer to the city website for information on eligibility, required documents, and expenses covered by the support.
※Please note that there is a screening process to receive support.
Inquiry: School Affairs Section Tel:042-420-2824

For families with children attending kindergarten from April, 2023

The method of providing benefits and subsidies to households with children attending kindergarten will change in 2023. As a result, the amount of money that parents/guardians must pay temporarily will be reduced. In order to receive benefits, a certification of benefits must be obtained prior to receiving benefits. For more details, please refer to the city website.
Inquiry: Child education and Day Care Division Tel:042-497-4926

Do you know about the Help Mark?

The Help Mark is a symbol worn by people with disabilities or by those who might need assistance from someone nearby. When you see people with this symbol, please offer them your help if they need.
Please give up your seat on a train or ask them if they need help at the station or a shop. In the event of a disaster, please help them evacuate to a safe place.
Inquiries: Welfare for the Disabled Section Tel:042-420-2804

Story Telling in various languages

Picture books will be read to children in various languages.
When: April 15 (Sat): English, April 23 (Sun): Korean.
Both programs will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Place: Chuo Library 
Age: 3 years old and older. Pre-elementary school children must be accompanied by an adult.
Capacity: 10 (in order of application)
Applications: Please call, e-mail or visit the library by the previous day.
Inquiry: Chuo Library Tel:042-465-0823

Kids Planetarium – Pegaroku and the Constellations of the Southern Islands

We will show the starry sky on the big screen of the planetarium. Pegaroku, a character from the Science Center, will talk about constellations in the southern hemisphere, which cannot be seen from Tokyo.
When: Every day from 10:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. until April 9. From April 15 (Sat.) to July 2 (Sun.), 10:30 a.m. to 11:05 a.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, and national holidays. Also shown from 2:20 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. on May 3 (national holiday) to May 5 (national holiday).
Place: Tamarokuto Science Center
Age: all ages
Capacity:234 people (first-come-first-served basis) 
1,040 yen for adults (admission plus one show (Exhibition Rooms + Planetarium);
420 yen for children from 4 years old to high school students).
Tickets can be purchased at the Tamarokuto Science Center from 9:30 a.m. on the day of visit.
Inquiry: Tamarokuto Science Center Tel: 042-469-6100

Thoughts of Peace for the Next Generation
April 12 – Nishitokyo City Peace Day

On April 12, 1945, the area around Tanashi Station was bombed and more than 50 people lost their lives in front of the station. We have designated April 12 as “Nishitokyo City Peace Day ” and we hold various events every year. Inquiries: Community Partnership Section, Tanashi City Office Tel: 042-420-2821
■Nishitokyo City Peace Day Exhibition, Event and Ceremony
Where: ASTA Center Court, Tanashi
When: April 7 (Fri.) – April 12 (Wed.), 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
April 7, from 4 p.m.; April 12, until 4 p.m.
◇Exhibits: “Nishitokyo City War Disaster Panel, ” “1-ton Bomb Model, ” etc.
◇Event April 8 (Sat.): story telling at 1:00 p.m.; movie at 2:00 p.m.; picture story show (kamishibai) at 3:30
◇Commemorative Ceremony When: April 12 (Wed.) 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
※April 12 (Wed.) 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. The “Nishitokyo City Peace Day ” will be announced by the emergency broadcast system.

Nishitokyo Holiday Clinic

Always open on public holidays. Inquire medical services other than internal medicine.
Time : 10am ~ Noon, 1 pm ~ 4 pm, 5 pm ~ 9 pm
Where : Nakamachi Branch Building
( 1-1-5 Nakamachi TEL 042-424‐3331 )

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