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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Public Service Announcements (PSAs) present information on Yokohama City and are broadcast on InterFM.For foreign residents, we are proving living-guide information, evacuation-site information in the event of a disaster, and useful information for living in Japan, etc., in various languages.You can listen to our PSAs in Chinese, Korean, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.Broadcaster: InterFM897Frequencies: 76.1MHz, 76.5MHzHours: […]

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Multilingual Information on COVID-19 Vaccination

The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and Yokohama City provide information on COVID-19 vaccination in multiple languages. Please check it before you get vaccinated. Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire for COVID-19 vaccine and other information in multiple languages. /The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Prevaccination Screening Questionnaire for COVID-19 vaccine and other information in multiple […]

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Consultation on Immigration and Naturalization

You can consult a visa specialist on things like visas, residence status procedures, naturalization, nationalities, and permanent residence status. It’s free of charge. Basically, it is a telephone-consultation. Please call us to book an appointment. <For example・・・>・I want to apply for a permanent residence status.・I want to change my residence status of “dependent” to a […]

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Multilingual Information on Earthquakes

The City of Yokohama publishes multilingual information on disaster prevention.You will learn how to prepare for earthquakes and what to do after an earthquake happens. The following is a list of multilingual disaster prevention information pages published by Yokohama City and the ward offices within Yokohama City. Please check them and be ready. 〇Yokohama City, […]

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National Health Insurance

If you are enrolled in a health insurance, you will pay less medical fees when you go to a hospital for an illness or injury.There are 3 kinds of health insurance systems:・“health insurance”・“health-care system for people aged seventy-five and over”・“national health insurance”Which health insurance you enroll in depends on your working style and age.Foreigners who […]

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Example of Consultation (Laid off due to COVID-19 pandemic)

Question:I am a Peruvian national and second generation Japanese descendant. I was working under the residence status of “Long Term Resident” but was dismissed due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am currently receiving unemployment insurance.The period of my stay is expiring in 2 months. Can I renew my status of residence? Answer:Hearing […]

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About COVID-19 Vaccination (Special site)/ City of Yokohama

The latest vaccination information can be checked on the City of Yokohama website.Please check from the following URL.JapaneseEnglishChinese (Simplified)Chinese (Traditional)HangulSpanishPortugueseVietnameseThai You can check COVID-19 related information in Simple Japanese, English, and Chinese on the special COVID-19 site of the YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center.You can ask questions regarding COVID-19 using ChatBot in English, Chinese (both […]

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YOKE Japanese Classes: 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. Also, we encourage all the participants to get to know each other.There are 2 types of classes: Minatomirai class (You actually attend your classes at YOKE) and Online class. Please apply […]

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Local Child-Rearing Support Centers

Within Yokohama City, there are places called “Local Child-Rearing Support Centers” where you can go and play with your under-school-age children. You can also consult on matters related to child-rearing. Many parents and children who live nearby come to these centers, so you can chat and interact with them. These indoor facilities are good places […]

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Multilingual Medical Questionnaire

The Multilingual Medical Questionnaire was produced to help foreigners provide details about injuries and symptoms of illness to doctors and other medical personnel in their mother tongue. * Available in 18 languages. Medical Departments listed Internal Medicine, Surgery, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Otolaryngology, and Dentistry How to use Download the […]