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(2) City News SHIBUYA May 1, 2006 No. 83
Classes for Expectant Mothers
Why Not Participate in Classes for Expectant Women?
Shibuya Public Health Center offers “Maternity Classes” to promote safe and sound
delivery. For classes held in July, October, December and March (2007), an English interpreter
will be available. The contents are the same for all months, so you can join in from any month.
Not only expectant mothers, but partners and family members can also join in. Please come
to learn and chat about child delivery.
Time: 1:15 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lecture Hall, 3F Shibuya Public Health Center
Eligibility: Pregnant women who live in Shibuya City
*No reservations are necessary. Please bring your Mother and Child Health Handbook.
For more information: Mother and Child Health Section, Regional Health Division (ext.
July Schedule (An English interpreter will be available.)
Orientation; How to Spend Your Time before and after Delivery; Breathing & Relaxing Techniques;
Exercises; Child Care
Plaque Control (practice); Balanced Diet for Expectant Mothers; Free Conversation/Discussions
Enjoying Child Rearing Together; how to Bathe a Baby; Information on “Maternal and Child
NHI Premium Payment System
to Change in 2006
NHI premiums will be paid in nine in-
stallments, beginning from July 2006. No
payments will need to be made from April
to June. However, payment of install-
ments from April to June may be required
in case of unpaid installments from the
Health insurance premium calculations
are based on the amount of resident’s tax
paid. Up to now, a provisional assessment
in April was based on the previous year’s
tax figure and was followed by revised
levies from July, once that year’s resi-
dent’s tax amount had been determined.
However, from FY2006, there will be a
calculation of the entire year’s NHI pre-
miums in July, following determin