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Economic Affairs Bureau の中の Investing in Yokohama の中の Advantage of Yokohama Excellent Support


Investing in Yokohama


5 Advantages

Excellent Support

The City of Yokohama provides support such as subsidies, start-up offices, and information on office properties to assist foreign companies entering Yokohama. The city also provides services such as advice on business management, support for business matching, and business information through seminars.

Subsidy programs

ProgramEligibilitySubsidy
Business Location
Incentives for Specially
Designated Areas
Purchase of land and/ or construction of building for offices, factories, research centers, in specific areas(Note: Subsidy by Japanese government could be granted in addition to this subsidy.).
  • ●Tax reduction
  • ●Subsidy (Up to 5 billion yen)
  • ●Grant money for hiring citizens and subcontract to local service providers
Business Location Incentives for Specially Designated Areas
(for HQ function, R&D center)
Lease of offices (headquarters) or research center in specific areas.
  • ●Subsidy (Up to 500 million yen)
  • ●Grant money for hiring citizens
Growth Industry Program Lease of offices by companies in the following industries; Environment & Energy, Healthcare & Medical, MICE, etc.
  • ●Subsidy (up to 20 million yen)
For those interested please contact us for consultation.

International Business Support
(Yokohama World Business Support Center (WBC))

The City of Yokohama established WBC in order to help foreign companies to start business in the city. The city provides information and other services to these companies, such as introduction of experts on business, establishing offices, taxation, and recruitment. Start-up offices are also available for foreign companies.

Excellent Support 08 start-up office   Excellent Support 09 Business advisers
Start-up Office   Business advisers

International City

As an “International City - a city where foreigners can live easily”, Yokohama has 10 international schools including German, Chinese, and Indian schools, multilingual hospital staff, as well as websites to provide comprehensive living guides and emergency information for foreign residents.

Excellent Support 10 International School   Excellent Support 11 Websites in Various Languages
International School   Websites in Various Languages

The list of international schools in Yokohama

  Name of school Location TEL/FAX Website
1 Horizon Japan International School 1-38-27 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku Yokohama, 230-0077 TEL +81-45-584-1945
FAX +81-45-584-1946
http://www.horizon.ac.jp/index.html
2 Saint Maur International School 83 Yamate-Cho, Naka-Ku Yokohama, 231-8654 TEL +81-45-641-5751
FAX +81-45-641-6688
http://www.stmaur.ac.jp/
3 Yokohama International School 258 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0862 TEL +81-45-622-0084
FAX +81-45-621-0379
http://www.yis.ac.jp/
4 Yokohama Overseas Chinese School 142 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0023 TEL +81-45-681-3608
FAX +81-45-671-1070
http://www.yocs.jp/YOCS/
5 Yokohama Yamate Chinese School 2-66 Yoshihama-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0024 TEL +81-45-641-0393
FAX +81-45-641-3776
http://www.yokohamayamate-chineseschool.ed.jp/
6 Tsurumi Korean Primary School 10 Ono-cho,Tsurumi-ku Yokohama, 230-0046 TEL +81-45-501-4269 -
7 Yokohama Korean Primary School 21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku Yokohama, 221-0844 TEL +81-45-311-4966 -
8 Kanagawa Korean Middle and High School 21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku Yokohama, 221-0844 TEL +81-45-311-0689
FAX +81-45-314-2809
http://www.pekdu.ac.jp/japan/
9 India International School In Japan(Yokohama) 3-23,Kirigaoka,Midori-ku,Yokohama, 226-0016 TEL +81-3-5875-5435 http://www.iisjapan.com/aboutus_yoko.aspx
10 German School of Tokyo Yokohama 2-4-1 Chigasaki-Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, 224-0037 TEL +81-45-941-4841
Fax +81-45-941-4481
http://www.dsty.ac.jp/en


Major hospitals in Yokohama

It is said that many foreigners living in Japan are in trouble with lack of information about hospitals or clinics of living area.
We hope the following list of major hospitals in Yokohama is helpful.

(Note) Inquiries with Japanese-speaking person are recommended as some of the listed hospitals may not be able to handle questions in foreign languages.

  Name of hospital Location Tel Website
*Without Rosai hospital's are in Japanese.
Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital 56 Okazawa-cho, Hodogaya-ku Yokohama 240-8555 +81-45-331-1961 http://yokohama-shiminhosp.jp/ 
2 Yokohama Brain and Spine Center 1-2-1 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama,235-0012 +81-45-753-2500 http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/byoin/nou/ 
Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital 3-12-1 Shinyamashita, Naka-ku Yokohama 231-8682 +81-45-628-6100 http://www.yokohama.jrc.or.jp/
4 Yokohama City University Hospital 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku Yokohama 236-0004 +81-45-787-2800 http://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/fukuhp/ 
5 Yokohama City University Medical Center 4-57 Urafune-cho, Minami-ku Yokohama 232-0024 +81-45-261-5656 http://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/urahp/
6 Saiseikai Yokohamashi Nanbu Hospital 3-2-10 Kounandai, Kounan-ku Yokohama 234-0054 +81-45-832-1111 http://www.nanbu.saiseikai.or.jp/index.php
7 St.Marianna University School of Medicine Yokohama Seibu Hospital 1197-1, Yasashi-cho, Asahi-ku, Yokohama, 241-0811 +81-45-366-1111 http://www.marianna-u.ac.jp/seibu/ 
8 Japan Labour Health and Welfare Organization,Yokohama Rosai Hospital 3211 Kozukue-Cho, Kohoku-Ku, Yokohama, 222-0036 +81-45-474-8111 http://www.yokohamah.rofuku.go.jp/en/
(English)
9 Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital 35-1 Chigasaki-Chuo, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, 224-8503 +81-45-949-7000 http://www.showa-u.ac.jp/SUHY/
10 Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital 3-6-1 Shimosueyoshi, Tsurumi-ku Yokohama 230-8765 +81-45-576-3000 http://www.tobu.saiseikai.or.jp/ 
11 National Hospital Organization Yokohama Medical Center 3-60-2, Harajuku, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 245-8575 +81-45-851-2621 http://www.yokohama-mc.jp/

NPOs providing interpretation service in visiting hospitals

The following NPOs help foreign patients who have difficulties in communicating in Japanese with hospital staffs. Please check their websites before using the service.
Name AMDA International Medical Information Center Multi-language Information Center Kanagawa (MIC Kanagawa)
Location - 3-30-1 Tsuruya-cho, Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama
TEL +81-3-5285-8088 +81-45-314-3368
FAX - +81-45-342-7918
Website http://eng.amda-imic.com/
(English)
http://mickanagawa.web.fc2.com/en-index.html
(English)
Service *Introduction of hospitals and doctors
where you can communicate in other languages.
*Medical interpreting service by phone.
Dispatching interpreters to hospitals under contract.
*We do not accept requests for interpreters directly from patients

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Business Development Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, City of Yokohama
Tel: +81-45-671-3834 Fax: +81-45-664-4867


- Created: 2013/04/18/ - Updated: 2015/11/18
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