Currently there are about 25 Malaysians student studying in Hokkaido Univ in various fields and levels. We are united under the group of MISA (Malaysian in Sapporo). As a pretty small group we enjoy various activities such as eating, eating and eating..hahahha. If you are interested in our culture or country and also eating 🙂 , don”t hesitate to contact me…
Personal stamp might be useful for important matters in Japan such as buying a car, bank account etc. Where can you make it?
1- Making stamp
I just went to the key shop just in front of Hokudai Main Entrance and direct opposite to 7-eleven. I make my stamp with my name in katakana. It cost about 700Yen and takes only 15 minutes to be ready.
2- Stamp Registration
Then I brought the stamp to Ｗard office （yakusho-役所） together with my Alien Card (gaikokujin touroku shoumeisho – 外国人登録証明書）. After they saved the shape of my stamp and entered my information into their database, they issued a Stamp Registration Card (inkan touroku shou – 印鑑登録証）. I dont remember how much I paid for the process, may be around 500Yen. This card is important in order to get Stamp Registration Certificate (inkan touroku shoumeisho – 印鑑登録証明書）. Stamp Registration Certificate is a required document for buying/selling a car.
3- How to get Stamp Registration Certificate
Since now you have your Stamp Card, if in any case you require the Stamp Certificate, you just need to show the Stamp Card at Ward Office and request for the Stamp Certificate. 350Yen for one issued Certificate.