about lounge eng

Aoba Ward is located at the northern part of Yokohama City and there are more than 4000 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.

<Reception desk>
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
email  aobaloungeintl89h1ph07.itscom.net

<Available language services>

Chinese Spanish
Wednesday from 9:00am to 1:00pm Wednesday from 9:00am to 3:00pm

English weekdays from 9am to 9pm  Sunday/ Holiday from 9am to 5pm


<Lounge facilities>
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 answers to inquiries. 




<Operation of the lounge>
The operation of Yokohama Aoba International Lounge is delegated to NPO Yokohama Aoba International Exchange Society by Yokohama City.