Welcome to the website of Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges!

We, YOKE are an extra-departmental body of Yokohama City to promote creating multi-cultural communities with both Japanese and foreign residents.

What's New



 Foreign Residents Information Center

At the “YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center”, foreign residents, etc. will be able to receive consultations and information, by telephone or in person, in any of 11 languages.

Information on

City of Yokohama

You can read information from city of Yokohama and about events

in Yokohama in English.

Learn Japanese

Guide for YOKE Japanese classes and Japanese classes within Yokohama City.

Request an interpreter

You can request an interpreter for administrative procedures at City Hall and ward offices.

International Lounges within City

There are 11 International Lounges in Yokohama City
Why don’t you go see your nearest international lounge?

At the time of

a big earthquake​

When an earthquake with a seismic intensity of 5 or greater occurs, YOKE sets up “Earthquake Disaster Information Center for Foreign Residents in Yokohama” upon request of Yokohama City Hall.

Participate in volunteer activities

Like to join us doing some volunteer activities by using your native language and/or your cultural background?




Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE)

Yokohama International Organization Center 5F, Pacifico Yokohama,

1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama 220-0012

Tel: 045-222-1171 (representative)

Fax: 045-222-1187

YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center

Tel: 045-222-1209

FAX: 045-222-1187

Basically, you can consult about anything

Whenever you have a problem, feel free to contact us.