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Participants wanted for 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 an opportunity for participants to get to know each other! There are two types of classes: The Minatomirai […]

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You can consult about human rights issues in your language

Every year from December 4 to December 10 is “Human Rights Week”. The Ministry of Justice has set up a phone line for “Human Rights Counseling for Foreign Nationals” to provide consultation on human rights for foreign residents. If you have any concerns about human rights in your daily life, such as being unfairly discriminated […]

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Get tested for HIV -December 1 is World AIDS Day-

During the first few years after HIV infection, there are few subjective symptoms, and it is impossible to tell whether or not a person is infected without being tested. Even if infected, early detection and appropriate treatment can prevent the onset of AIDS. Yokohama City offers free and anonymous HIV testing. If you wish to […]

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Please plan ahead for applying for oversized garbage collection

In December, applications for oversized garbage collection are concentrated and you may find it difficult to get connected. It takes time from application to collection, and collection may take place the following year, so please plan ahead and apply early. Internet applications are accepted 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Applying by phoneTel: […]

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Consult us if you are having trouble raising your child(ren)

November is Child Abuse Prevention Month. Each individual’s efforts to create a “child-rearing-friendly community” will lead to the prevention of child abuse. Talking to neighbors, parents and children you meet, and offering just a little help can be a great source of emotional support for parents raising children!When you see parents and children who you […]

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How to separate and dispose of garbage and recyclables

Yokohama City has rules for disposing of garbage and recyclables.By keeping our communities clean, everyone will be able to live comfortably. So, please be sure to follow the rules for disposing of garbage.Also, by separating garbage and recyclables, recyclables can be turned into something useful again. Separating garbage and recyclables may be a difficult task, but […]

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Entering Yokohama Municipal Elementary School

Guardians who meet the following conditions will receive an “Entrance Guide” from Yokohama City in early September. ・Foreign nationals whose children are registered as residents of Yokohama City as of August (around the 20th) ・Those whose children are of age to enter elementary school in April 2023 If you wish to send your child to […]

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This is the season when fires are more likely to occur. Be especially careful of “arson”, “stoves”, and “cigarettes”!

Arson, stoves, and cigarettes are the three worst leading causes of fires in the city each year. “Arson” in particular was the leading cause of fires, ahead of “stoves” and “cigarettes”. Please make sure to create an environment that is resistant to arson, especially around your home.Also, since the mornings and evenings will be colder […]

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Let’s prevent norovirus infection!

Norovirus is a highly contagious virus and it takes only a very small amount of virus particles to make one sick. When infected, people can experience symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting, and fever. Usually, recovery occurs within one to two days, but longer lasting symptoms can cause dehydration and lead to severe illness. Key PointsPrevent […]

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Distribution of Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook for 2023

The City of Yokohama is going to distribute the “Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook” from Wednesday, October 12, 2022. This is a set of documents for applying to nursery school(s) for your child(ren) from April 2023. You can download multilingual versions of the “Yokohama City Nursery School Usage Guidebook” .(Available from Wednesday, October 12, […]