If you believe that you have been the victim of a crime and would like to speak to someone, please do not hesitate to contact the JETLine (03-5213-1729) or one of your PAs to seek more confidential advice.
Reporting a crime:Edit
Foreign language support for reporting incidents in Ishikawa.
9am-5pm, weekdays. 076-225-0555
This is a special police line in Ishikawa for female victims of crime who want to speak to a female receptionist and have their case handled by female officers. English support may be limited to what the receptionist and officer know. 076-225-0281
Ishikawa has also created an English PDF that provides extra information and hotlines for different support networks: To Victims of Crime
Support and Legal ProceedingsEdit
There are a number of resources available to you if you feel as though you need support during this time period.
If you would like a detailed guide for the process of lodging a report, the Ministry of Japan has provided a detailed guide in English: Ministry of Japan - For Victims of Crime
They have also provided a general timeline for the proceedings and the types of support available to you: Victim Support through filing a formal charge
It should be noted that in most cases a formal complaint must be lodged within 6 months of the incident. However, in cases of Sexual Assault it is still possible to file a formal charge up until the Statute of Limitations has passed (10 years for Rape, 7 years for Indecent Assault).
Most Embassies also contain a wealth of resources for legal support and emergency contact listings on their websites.
AU: Emergency Services Website - 03-5232-4101
NZ: Emergency Services Website- 03-3467-2271
CA: Emergency Services Website - 03-944-1310
IE: Emergency Services Website- 03-3263 0695
PAs are also able to offer support and contact information for English speaking professionals in the counseling community. There are a number of resources available for JETs seeking further counseling or support:
The JET Line: 03-3591-5489. Based at CLAIR offices in Tokyo. Available weekdays 9am-5:45pm.
AJET Peer Support Group: 050-5534-5566. 8pm-8am, 365 days a year! An open ear for all JETs.
TELL Lifeline : 03-5774-0992. 9am-11pm daily. Free, anonymous telephone counseling and support across Japan.
TELL Counseling : By appointment only. TELL Counseling is the only professional psychotherapy and counseling center in Japan staffed by licensed professionals