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Language Support

To all our friends from overseas: Please come and visit our Lounge.

 We are here to help you when you have difficulties in Japanese: Translating information or letters sent to you from schools, workplaces or neighborhood associations into English, Spanish and Chinese. Helping you to communicate at banks, kindergartens, schools, City office, hospitals, or Welfare and Health Centers by dispatching an interpreter who speaks your language. For example, in case of school registration, application for National Health Insurance or Child Allowance, etc, support available in English, Spanish and Chinese.

 My Medicine Book

・ Available in 4 languages : Simple Japanese/English/Chinese/Korean Language
・ Published by "Project for Medicine Book in multiple language"
・ Available for distribution for free at the Kanazawa Lounge (limited quantity)



Medical Map of Kanazawa-ku; Multiple languages available.

 This map shows you the addresses of the hospitals and their medical departments, the language spoken, the office hours and the phone numbers. It also tells you where to contact when the hospitals are closed during holidays, at night and in case of emergency. You can get this map at our lounge and Foreign Registration in Kanazawa Ward Office.
                                                                                    
    News of health and welfare      Medical Institution Map in 6 languages

Kanazawa-Ward Community Map: Revised on April 2018.

 We have revised the community map for the first time in 9 years in cooperation with Kanazawa Ward Office, making an effort on “easy to see and understand.”
 The living guide at the backside of the map, information helpful to live in Yokohama, is written in five languages: English, Chinese, Korean,Spanish and plain Japanese.
 Also Information about our Japanese language class and Kamome class are included in the introduction section of Kanazawa International Lounge.
 The map is available at Kanazawa Ward Office and our lounge. We hope it would be helpful in your daily life..


  

   

Information about daily life necessary for foreigners to live in Japan


Department in Charge, etc  Information Contents
Security and Disaster Management Bureau
Kanagawa Prefectural Government
A Guide to Crime Prevention Measures Support all 6 languages
Resources &Recycling Bureau
City of Yokohama
Separation and Disposal of Garbage and Recyclables April 2015 Edition
Support all 10 languages
Health and Social Welfare Bureau
City of Yokohama
National Health Insurance Guide Book 2018 Edition
Support all 6 languages
Kanagawa Prefectural Board of Education Kanagawa Prefecture “Public High School Enrollment Guidebook”
For 2021 Enrollment Use
Information for Non-native Speakers of Japanese who are residing in Kanagawa Prefecture
Support all 10 languages
Medical Care Bureau
City of Yokohama
Pediatric Emergency Medical Care Short Version Don’t Panic, Stay Calm!
This brochure was created as a reference on the use of pediatric emergency care.
Support all 7 languages
Kanagawa Local Authoritie Study Group of International Policies Action Manuals at Emergency/troubled Situations Action manuals when you are facing emergency or troubled situations.
Support all 11 languages
Kanagawa international Foundation Multilingual Medical Questionnaire Useful for conveying how you feel in your own language in case of sickness
Support all 18 languages
School Board of Yokohama School Life in Yokohama Information for parents
Support all 6 languages
Kanazawa International Communication and Exchanges Earthquake Information Information on Foreigner support during an Earthquake
Council of Local Authorities for International Relations
(CLAIR)
Multilingual Living Information Information about daily life necessary for foreigners to live in Japan
City of Yokohama Living Guide Magazine of overall information on daily life in Yokohama, 2019 version


Leaflets and other information available at the lounge


     “A guide to Crime Prevention Measures”
     “Separation and Disposal of Garbage and Recyclables”
      “Earthquake emergency procedures”
     “Kanagawa Prefecture Public High School Enrollment Guidebook”
     “Public Health and Welfare Services in Kanazawa-ku Yokohama”
     “Childbirth, Child-raising and Education”
     “Maternal and Child Heath Handbook”
      “Handbook of learning Japanese and Life in Japan”

We are looking for volunteers for our lounge!
    Anyone who speaks a foreign language or foreigners who understand Japanese, why don’t you join us as a volunteer interpreter or translator? Anyone who is interested, please come by Kanazawa International Lounge.
                  
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