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Yokohama Foreign Residents Information Center

If you have any questions about your daily life, please feel free to contact the “Yokohama Foreign Residents Information Center”. The Center provides consultation services to foreign residents in 11 languages. The Center will also guide you to appropriate specialists and institutions as needed. Available Languages: Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepali, Indonesian, Tagalog, Thai, […]

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Watch Out for Heat Stroke

In hot and humid Japan, the number of people who get “heat stroke” symptoms increases when the temperature rises. The following symptoms appear when you have a heat stroke. Mild symptoms: dizziness, muscle aches, heavy sweating Moderate symptoms: headache, discomfort, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, sudden weakness Severe symptoms: impaired consciousness, convulsions, weakness in the limbs, hyperthermia […]

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Beware of food poisoning during the summer months

Due to high temperatures and humidity during the summer months, food poisoning caused by various bacteria is common every year. Let’s prevent outbreaks of food poisoning by adhering to the three principles of food poisoning prevention: “Do not get it” (wash hands), “Do not increase it” (eat immediately, store at low temperatures), and “Kill it” […]

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Preparing for Water Disasters

Japan often experiences heavy rainfall as rainy season fronts and autumn rain fronts become stagnant during the change of seasons. Also, between July and October, there are many typhoons that approach or land in Japan. The country has many mountains and rivers with steep slopes, and river floods and landslides caused by fronts and typhoons […]

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Community Care Plaza

Community Care Plazas are Yokohama City’s own facilities that serve as familiar welfare and healthcare centers for the elderly, children, people with disabilities, and others so that they can live safely in the community. Anyone can use these facilities. <What you can do at a Community Care Plaza> Participate in volunteer activities Obtain information about […]

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International Lounges within the City of Yokohama

International Lounges within the City of Yokohama are facilities established by each ward to support foreign residents in the city, international exchange, and multicultural coexistence.<Things you can do at a lounge> Obtain living guide information Obtain consultations in multiple languages Attend Japanese classes Request an interpreter (Not available at all lounges) Enjoy exchanges with Japanese […]

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Childcare for Sick Children

This service can be used when a child is sick but childcare is difficult to arrange due to work or other commitments. You can leave your sick child in the care of nurses and childcare staff at a sick child care center attached to a medical institution from the early stages of the illness. The […]

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Beehive: Find and Remove in the Early Stage

Beehives quickly grow to a large size. The bigger a beehive gets, the greater the effort, danger and cost required to remove it… Check around your home from April to June when bees begin to build their nests! Locations beehives tend to occur: Attic, inside walls(hornets only) Tree hollows*(hornets only) * A tree hollow is a […]