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Advantage of Yokohama Excellent Support

Last updated date:2019/3/4

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

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 ProgramLease 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

International City

s 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

The list of international schools in Yokohama

The list of international schools in Yokohama
 Name of schoolLocationTEL/FAXWebsite
1Horizon Japan International School1-38-27 Higashi Terao, Tsurumi-ku Yokohama, 230-0077TEL +81-45-584-1945
FAX +81-45-584-1946
http://www.horizon.ac.jp/(外部サイト)
2Saint Maur International School83 Yamate-Cho, Naka-Ku Yokohama, 231-8654TEL +81-45-641-5751
FAX +81-45-641-6688
https://www.stmaur.ac.jp/(外部サイト)
3Yokohama International School258 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0862TEL +81-45-622-0084
FAX +81-45-621-0379
https://www.yis.ac.jp/about-us(外部サイト)
4Yokohama Overseas Chinese School142 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0023TEL +81-45-681-3608
FAX +81-45-671-1070
http://www.yocs.jp/YOCS/(外部サイト)
5Yokohama Yamate Chinese School2-66 Yoshihama-cho, Naka-ku Yokohama, 231-0024TEL +81-45-641-0393
FAX +81-45-641-3776
http://www.yycs.jp/(外部サイト)
6Tsurumi Korean Primary School10 Ono-cho,Tsurumi-ku Yokohama, 230-0046TEL +81-45-501-4269-
7Yokohama Korean Primary School21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku Yokohama, 221-0844TEL +81-45-311-4966-
8Kanagawa Korean Middle and High School21 Sawatari, Kanagawa-ku Yokohama, 221-0844TEL +81-45-311-0689
FAX +81-45-314-2809
http://pekdu.ac.jp/(外部サイト)
9India International School In Japan(Yokohama)3-23,Kirigaoka,Midori-ku,Yokohama, 226-0016TEL +81-3-5875-5435https://iisjapan.com/(外部サイト)
10German School of Tokyo Yokohama2-4-1 Chigasaki-Minami, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, 224-0037TEL +81-45-941-4841
Fax +81-45-941-4481
https://www.dsty.ac.jp/ja(外部サイト)

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.

Major hospitals in Yokohama
 Name of hospitalLocationTelWebsite
*Without Rosai hospital's are in Japanese.
1Yokohama Municipal Citizen's Hospital56 Okazawa-cho, Hodogaya-ku Yokohama 240-8555+81-45-331-1961http://yokohama-shiminhosp.jp/(外部サイト)
2Yokohama Brain and Spine Center1-2-1 Takigashira, Isogo-ku, Yokohama,235-0012+81-45-753-2500http://www.city.yokohama.lg.jp/byoin/nou/
3Yokohama City Minato Red Cross Hospital3-12-1 Shinyamashita, Naka-ku Yokohama 231-8682+81-45-628-6100http://www.yokohama.jrc.or.jp/(外部サイト)
4Yokohama City University Hospital3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku Yokohama 236-0004+81-45-787-2800http://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/fukuhp/(外部サイト)
5Yokohama City University Medical Center4-57 Urafune-cho, Minami-ku Yokohama 232-0024+81-45-261-5656http://www.yokohama-cu.ac.jp/urahp/(外部サイト)
6Saiseikai Yokohamashi Nanbu Hospital3-2-10 Kounandai, Kounan-ku Yokohama 234-0054+81-45-832-1111http://www.nanbu.saiseikai.or.jp/index.php(外部サイト)
7St.Marianna University School of Medicine Yokohama Seibu Hospital1197-1, Yasashi-cho, Asahi-ku, Yokohama, 241-0811+81-45-366-1111http://www.marianna-u.ac.jp/seibu/(外部サイト)
8Japan Labour Health and Welfare Organization,Yokohama Rosai Hospital3211 Kozukue-Cho, Kohoku-Ku, Yokohama, 222-0036+81-45-474-8111https://www.yokohamah.johas.go.jp/en/(外部サイト)
(English)
9Showa University Northern Yokohama Hospital35-1 Chigasaki-Chuo, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama, 224-8503+81-45-949-7000http://www.showa-u.ac.jp/SUHY/(外部サイト)
10Saiseikai Yokohamashi Tobu Hospital3-6-1 Shimosueyoshi, Tsurumi-ku Yokohama 230-8765+81-45-576-3000http://www.tobu.saiseikai.or.jp/(外部サイト)
11National Hospital Organization Yokohama Medical Center3-60-2, Harajuku, Totsuka-ku, Yokohama 245-8575+81-45-851-2621http://www.yokohama-mc.jp/(外部サイト)

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.

NPOs providing interpretation service in visiting hospitals
NameAMDA International Medical Information CenterMulti-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
Websitehttp://eng.amda-imic.com/(外部サイト)
(English)
http://mickanagawa.web.fc2.com/en-index.html(外部サイト)
(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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