Aoba Ward is located at the northern part of Yokohama City and there are more than 3000 residents from overseas countries now.
Yokohama City opened the first international lounge in 1989 to realize the community in which both Japanese and foreigners can learn and understand the cultures of each other and live rich lives.
The operation of the lounge was delegated to the steering committee of volunteer residents. Various events have been held to enhance international exchange/ understanding and to support people from foreign countries.
As of January 2014, the operation was transferred to NPO Yokohama Aoba International Exchange Society.
Staffs are at the reception desk on a full-time base and answer your visit and telephone calls.
We provide services to connect residents and the lounge such as consultation to foreign residents about daily life, introduction of interpretation/ translation volunteers, information about international exchange and understandings, and lending books.
<Open> Monday through Saturday from 9am to 9pm
Sunday from 9am to 7pm
Closed on every forth Sunday and year end/ new year holidays
Telephone: 045-989-5266 FAX: 045-982-0701
<Available language services>
|Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm||Wednesday from 9:30am to 1:30pm||Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm|
English weekdays from 9am to 9pm Sunday/ Holiday from 9am to 5pm
Chinese and Spanish are closed in August.
The lounge is in the Aoba Community and Cross-Cultural Center
Reception desk: We provide reception service, life information for residents from overseas countries, consultation and unsweres to inquiries.
Information board: We provide an information board on which you can put on your messages such as “Teach something” and “Want to learn something”.
<Operation of the lounge>
The operation of Yokohama Aoba International Lounge is delegated to NPO Yokohama Aoba International Exchange Society by Yokohama City.