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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.  


  Monday and Tuesday   9:00-17:00

  Wednesday to Saturday  9:00-21:00
  3rd Sunday of the month and holidays  9:00-17:00
・Closed on the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th Sunday of the month, and during the year-end and New Year holidays.


Telephone: 045-989-5266         FAX: 045-982-0701


<Available language services>

<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.

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