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Example of Inquiry: “I want to have a PCR test”

〈Question〉 I want to consult a doctor in Portuguese. I’m not feeling well, and I have a fever and a sore throat. I want to have a PCR test at a hospital. Where could I get the test? 〈Answer〉 If you have a primary doctor, we can interpret for you over a three-way call. Why […]

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“After-School Kids Club”

After-School Kids Club is a program that utilizes elementary school facilities. After school, children can spend their free time playing, reading books, etc., at elementary school facilities. There are also events planned by the Kids Club, which children can participate in (fees may apply). Those who wish to participate must submit an application form. Usage […]

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Yokohama Municipal Housing

Yokohama municipal housing is provided and managed by the City of Yokohama with tax for low-income people who are in need of housing. There are eligibility requirements such as income limits and living (or working) in the city for at least 6 months. Application for municipal housing is possible twice a year, in April and […]

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Entering Yokohama Municipal Junior High School

Yokohama City will send an “Entrance Guide” to those whose children are of age to enter junior high school in April 2022. The “Entrance Guide” will be sent out around January 20. An “Explanation session for entering school” will be held in February. Information on the “Explanation session for entering school” will be given by […]

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Garbage Collection

Schedule during the New Year Holiday (Dec.29-Jan.3, 2022) Please DO NOT dispose of regular garbage/recyclable items during the holiday period. Garbage collection starts again from January 4 (Tue) for the New Year. Oversized Garbage The oversized garbage reception center will be closed from December 31(Fri) to January 3 (Tue), 2022. If you apply for collection […]

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If You Have a Medical Emergency during the New Year Holiday

Hospitals will be closed during the New Year holiday (Dec.29-Jan.3, 2022). If you get sick or injured and are not sure what to do, please contact the following places. Only Japanese is spoken. If you do not speak Japanese, please ask someone you know to call on your behalf. Yokohama Emergency Medical Information Center (24 […]

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YOKE Japanese Class Ⅲ

“Let’s talk about ourselves and our lives in Yokohama” Participants wanted for “Minatomirai Class” and “Online Class” The course offers useful Japanese phrases and information for foreign residents to help them lead richer lives. It is also important for participants to get to know each other! There are two types of classes: the Minatomirai Class […]

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Watch out for the flu.

Influenza is a disease that causes symptoms such as fever and a sore throat when the influenza virus spreads in the body. Infection can cause sudden fever, cough, a sore throat, fatigue, a runny nose, nasal congestion and headaches. Most people recover from the flu in a few days having experienced only a mild illness. […]

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Disability Welfare Services of Yokohama City

In Japan, the Services and Supports for Persons with Disabilities Act has been enacted with the aim of realizing a normalized society in which persons with disabilities can live with peace of mind. Based on this law, municipalities are to provide a system that allows people with disabilities to use the services they need, regardless […]

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Free Legal Consultation for Foreign Residents

YOKE together with the Kanagawa Prefecture Bar Association will offer free (and confidential) legal consultation with interpreting service for foreign residents. Consultation topics: Visa status, Problems regarding labor or contracts, Legal issues at home, and so on. Please feel free to apply for a consultation. Date and Time: November 26 (Friday), 2021; 13:00-16:00           Available languages: […]