MEICIS is continuing its efforts to build the “comprehensive community-based care system for mental disorders” that is easily accessible to foreigners residing in Japan. For foreign residents, it is often difficult to access information and use services related to medical care, health and welfare due to differences in language and customs. As the number of foreign residents is expected to increase in the future due to globalization and the revision of the Immigration Law in 2019, it is necessary to build the community care system that is easy for everyone to use.
MEICIS has been working with NPO MAIKEN to provide support for people coming from Latin America to Japan. This time, at the Consulate General of Brazil in Tokyo (Shinagawa City), we have explained the purpose and activities of MEICIS to Mr. João de Mendonça Lima Neto, the Consul General, and other consulate members, and they kindly said that they would spare no effort to support the MEICIS activities while considering further.
We would like to propose a more feasible and effective comprehensive community care system and a model for early intervention, while further interacting with Brazilian residents and their supporters.
With Mr. João de Mendonça Lima Neto, the Consul General, and other consulate members.
At the entrance of the Consulate General of Brazil in Tokyo.