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November ①House fires are on the rise! ②Use the Map of Naka Ward Parks to visit parks and stay healthy!

This is an abridged version of “Koho Yokohama Naka-ku Ban,” Naka Ward Office’s public relations magazine. (Click here for the multilingual website of “Koho Yokohama City Edition”)

Last updated date:2021/11/8

① House fires are on the rise!

[Inquiries] Sōmu/Yobō-ka, Yobō Tantō (Fire Prevention Section,

General Affairs/Fire Prevention Division),

Naka Fire Station Tel/fax: 045-251-0119

Fires can be caused by the slightest inattention or carelessness. Let’s take this opportunity to review some points to prevent house fires.

Things to be careful of in the living room

Electricity is an essential part of our lives, but if used improperly, it can lead to fires.

Electrical outlets

Clean electrical outlets and plugs regularly.

Electrical equipment and electrical wiring

Fires can be caused by using multi-outlet extension cords, using bunched up electrical cords, or placing wiring underneath furniture.

Things to be careful of in bedrooms

Fires caused by heating stoves tend to increase in the coming season when the air becomes drier and people start to use heating equipment.

Heating stoves

Keep an appropriate distance from the heating stove and turn it off before going to bed.
Do not hang your laundry on the heating stove.

Cigarettes

Do not smoke in bed or leave lit cigarettes unattended.

Things to be careful of in the kitchen

Cooking stove fires are the number one cause of house fires.
Be alert when the stove is in use, and clean it frequently to prevent fires

Cooking stove

Do not leave the stove after lighting it.
Clothes catching fire
Take steps to prevent clothes from catching fire.

Grills

Clean the area around the stove and inside the grill frequently.

② Use the Map of Naka Ward Parks to visit parks and stay healthy!

[Inquiries] Naka Doboku Jimusho (Public Works Office)

Tel: 045-641-7681 Fax: 045-664-6196

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to make it difficult to get out and about. But have you been getting enough exercise? Let’s work on our health by visiting parks with monuments and using the various health equipment provided in parks.

Map of Naka Ward Parks

This is a map of all the parks in Naka Ward, complete with photos.
The map is available in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean!

Where to get a copy

Naka Ward Office: General Information Counter on the 1st floor, Kusei Suishin-ka (Ward Administration Promotion Division) (Counter 63 on the 6th floor), and Fukushi Hoken-ka (Health and Welfare Division) (Counter 401 on the 4th floor of Naka Ward Office Annex)
Naka International Lounge (1st floor of Naka Ward Office Annex)
Naka Doboku Jimusho (Public Works Office) (246 Yamashitacho)
Citizen Information Center (6-50-10 Honcho, 3rd floor of Yokohama City Hall)

Let’s use fitness equipment!

You can use fitness equipment as part of your daily exercise routine to help keep in shape. For example, you can do stretches, stimulate your acupuncture points, and train your muscles. So please make use of this fitness equipment to improve your overall health according to your own physical capabilities.

Have you ever used park fitness equipment?
It’s good exercise.
We’ll show you how!
Left: Mr. Katsuhiro Yamazaki, Chairman of Kashiwaba Park Association
Right: Mr. Kenji Fukuzumi, Chairman of Hongocho Gasuyama Park Association

Pull-up bar

Instructions
Simply grab onto the bar and hang from it. If you want to, you can also do pull-ups from this position.
Health benefits
You can stretch your muscles, especially your back muscles, and improve your arm strength.

Twist board

Instructions
Enter the circle and twist your upper body while grabbing onto the bar.
Health benefits
You can stretch your waist. Also, you can stimulate your intestines, improving their function.

Panel Touch

Instructions
Bend forward with both heels on the platform and knees extended.
Effect
You can stretch the muscle groups across your entire back.

You can also use it like this!→

Athletic Bench

Instructions
Put your feet on the bar and do sit-ups with your knees bent.
Effect
Effective for improving the strength of the abdominal muscles.

Seat to assist with forward bending

Instructions
Stretch your arms gradually forward while remaining seated.
Health benefits
You can improve the flexibility of the backs of your thighs.

Back stretching bench

Instructions
Sit deep into the bench and drape your upper body over the back of the bench.
Health benefits
You can prevent back pain and stretch your upper body and waist.

You can also use it like this!→

Let’s go see monuments in parks!

In Naka Ward, there are many parks with monuments that tell the history of Yokohama. So take a stroll around town and see if you can find them!

Yokohamart Opening Memorial Park (1 Yamashitacho)

This park is named after the opening of the Port of Yokohama. In the park, there is a monument commemorating the fact that Yokohama was the site of the signing of the Japan-US Treaty of Peace and Amity in 1854, an important event which led to Japan opening up to the outside world. There are also the remains of a brick manhole and sewer system, which are registered tangible cultural properties, as well as the remains of a cannon at Settlement No. 90.

Motomachi Hyakudan Park (56-1 Yamatecho)

The highlight of the park is its large single cherry tree and view from inside the park. The park gets its name from a set of steps that collapsed here during the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923. There is a monument in the park that tells the history of these steps.

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