Applications for Hokago Pupils' Clubs / Beware of Norovirus

Minato Voice

Minato Voice

17tn/20th January 2022

Minato City is accepting fiscal 2022 applications for Hokago Pupils' Clubs and Pupils’ Clubs at Children's Halls etc, for elementary school children whose parents/guardians are unable to care for them after school due to work commitments etc.

Those eligible for Pupils’ Clubs at Children’s Halls etc. are children who live in Minato City or are enrolled in a Minato municipal elementary school, and are newly entering first to sixth grades. 

Those eligible for Hokago Pupils’ Clubs are children who are enrolled in a relevant school or are newly entering first to sixth grades and live in a relevant school catchment area.

Application forms are available at each Pupils’ Club, the General Administration Section at Regional City Offices, and Minato City’s Child and Family Section.

For details, please see the Minato City website.

The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Children and Youth Education Subsection of the Child and Family Section.


Infectious diseases and food poisoning caused by norovirus are prevalent in winter.

You can get Norovirus through eating undercooked shellfish such as oysters, or coming into contact with an infected person's vomit or feces.

Once infected, symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea, and fever will appear after around 24-48 hours.

Norovirus only multiplies within the human body, so it is important not to let it into your body.

Preventative measures you can take in your daily life are as follows.

When eating shellfish such as oysters, cook them through to the center.

Thoroughly wash and sterilize any cooking utensils used. 

Wash your hands thoroughly.

When using alcohol based sanitizers alone, there is the danger of norovirus remaining on your hands and fingers.

Please make sure you wash your hands properly to wash away norovirus.

The section in charge at Minato Public Health Center is the Life Hygiene Section.


(Audio) 17th/20th January 2022 ON AIR : Applications for Hokago Pupils' Clubs / Beware of Norovirus