Regional Information Yokohama city

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Business Development Division, Economic Affairs BureauExternal site: a new window will open.

1-1, Minato-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama 231-0017
Tel: 045-671-3834 Fax: 045-664-4867
ke-yuchi@city.yokohama.jp

Yokohama city

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The information below is as of November 2017.

Living environment

Yokohama has a long history of receiving foreign visitors and residents since the port opened in 1859, and thus has on hand all the amenities that persons from abroad might need for a comfortable lifestyle.
- A forward-looking and open atmosphere
- A great diversity of cultural and artistic facilities and a profusion of entertainment facilities
- A comfortable and relaxing living environment
- Pleasant natural surroundings, etc.
The city government welcomes consultations on city administration, laws, traffic accidents, and other matters via interpreters at the Yokohama City Hall, and the Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE) offers foreign residents of Yokohama a full spectrum of services, supporting the international exchange activities of foreign students and residents, dispatching volunteer interpreters, and issuing information bulletins in foreign languages.

International schools

- International schools and foreign schools; 10 schools
- The languages available (English, French, German, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Japanese, etc.) vary by school.

Health services catering to foreigners

Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital, Yokohama Rosai Hospital, etc.