Links

Associations for international residents / Living Guides


Yoke (Yokohama Association for International Communications and Exchanges)

Assistance for non-Japanese citizens in several languages.


Kanagawa Community Network Site

A lot of useful information for Kanagawa residents in several languages.

Multilingual Medical Questionnaire

Language classes and supplementary classes information

Provided by Kanagawa International Foundation (KIF)
公益財団法人かながわ国際交流財団
http://www.kifjp.org

Living Guide by Council of Local Authorities for International Relations

財団法人 自治体国際化協会「他言語生活情報」
http://www.clair.or.jp/tagengo/

Website of Kobe International Center for Cooperation and Communication

公益財団法人 神戸国際協力交流センター
http://www.kicc.jp/shien/index_en.html
Studying Japanese
Living Guide
*Please note that some information is valid only for the city of Kobe, for example recycling and garbage issues, social services etc...

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Pregnancy and Baby issue


To women who will give birth in Japan.

A website by a midwife, Ms.Tsuruga in Kobe.
http://www.kcc.zaq.ne.jp/babyroom/english/index.html


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Other Helpful Organization/Sites/ Blogs


Japan Relocation Specialist: Relo Japan

http://www.relojapan.com/
Relo Japan has the local knowledge to make any relocation to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, or Kobe a smooth and memorable experience


Surviving in Japan (without much Japanese)

http://www.survivingnjapan.com
The unconventional how-to guide for living in Japan

Helpline for Foreigners (Yorisoi Hotline)

http://279338.jp/yorisoi/foreign/
Toll free. Please check available days and hours of each language.

MIC Kanagawa (Multi-language Information Center)

http://mickanagawa.web.fc2.com/en-index.html
To get an interpreter for your hospital visit(*), or your visit to public facilities.
*They can send interpreters to hospitals under contract but they can't accept the request directly from the patient.


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International Groups in other areas


Jafore

A multilingual playgroup in Kyoto


Nagoya Foreign Mothers Group

A very informative site on pregnancy, childbirth and parenting in Japan (Nagoya).

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