About YOKE

We aim to enrich our community by encouraging understanding and respect for one another’s cultures and values, while maintaining Yokohama’s historical and cultural charms and enhancing its reputation as an international city.

YOKE’s mission statement

Outline

Representative
Chairperson Nobuyuki ONOZAKI
Address
Yokohama International Organizations Center 5F, Pacifico Yokohama 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama
History
July 8, 1981 
Established as a voluntary organization “Yokohama-shi Kaigai Koryu Kyokai”

December 28, 1982

Recognized as a foundation

March 30, 1993

Authorized to act as a Specific Public Interest Promotion Corporation

April 1, 1999

Changed its Japanese name to “Yokohama-shi Kokusai Koryu Kyokai"

June 13, 2004

Moved from Sangyo Boeki Center, 2 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku to present address

November 1, 2010

Reregistered as a public interest incorporated foundation

Endowment
476,943,972yen

Greetings from Chairperson

I am Nobuyuki Onozaki, who became chairperson from July 1, 2020.
We, Public Incorporated Foundation Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE) has the mission of promoting international exchange and cooperation in Yokohama, and promoting multicultural coexistence. Since its foundation in 1981, we have been reforming our projects and organizations in response to changes in various social situations.
Recently, in 2019, YOKOHAMA Foreign Residents Information Center was established responding in 11 languages against the backdrop of the increase in the foreign population living in the city and the revision of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act. 
Also, in 2020, the spread of the new coronavirus has been a great impact on the living environment and economic activities. Therefore, we provide detailed information in multiple languages, consultation by telephone/email, and took some measures doing our projects online using IT equipment.
We, YOKE will continue to work together with the aim of creating an enriched community in which Japanese and foreigners can recognize and respect different cultures and values, and create a city where everyone can live safely without language barriers. The staff will continue to work together on various projects, and we ask for the understanding and cooperation of all related organizations, institutions, companies, and volunteers.


July 1, 2020
Public Incorporated Foundation, Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges (YOKE)
Chairperson Nobuyuki ONOZAKI

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.