Living in Yokohama
Welcome to Japan & the YIS community!
We've all been there, moving to a new country is challenging and getting started is often difficult and tiresome. Where will I meet new people? Where is the nearest doctor or hair salon? How do I sort the trash? What do I do if there's an earthquake?
Here are a few links that are useful when starting your new life in Japan.
And don't worry, you'll love it!
Yokohama Mommas - A facebook group that has tips and answers for almost everything! From mothers for mothers.
Parent Activities - The easiest way to get to know the YIS community is to join one ouf our numerous activities, hope to see you there soon!
Minami Circle - A group of international and japanese women dedicated to cultural exchange.
Takkyubin (Black Cat) Delivery Service - They will transport almost anything to almost anywhere.
Wanavi Japan - Be prepared for natural disasters but live comfortably and confidently in Japan. Wanavi empowers international families with critical information and support. Here are some links for your reference:
1) Youtube video on how to use 171
How to record a message https://youtu.be/RNseooUnlVY
How to listen to a message https://www.youtube.com/watch?
2) Tsunami evacuation shelter map (Japanese only)
3) List of evacuation shelters
Tell Lifeline - An organization that provides support and counseling services to Japan's international community.