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115 Higashimachi Chuo-ku Kobe 651-8570 Japan
Monday to Friday (excl. weekends, national and New Year holidays)
8:45 A.M. to 5:15P.M.
Note: Chuo Ward Cultural Center, open on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays, is located in the same building. This is not a Ward Office facility.
Please do not inquire about the Ward Office.
English interpreter & Chinese interpreter
Please note that if the staff is unavailable, an interpreting service through videophone is used.
(English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, French, Nepalese, Hindi, Russian, Indonesian, Khmer, Burmese, Ukrainian)
Interpretation in languages other than English and Chinese is provided through a translation device or videophone with an interpreter.
You don’t know how to fill in the forms to be submitted to the ward office
You don’t know how to proceed with administrative procedures
You don’t know where to go for advice regarding your issues
We do NOT provide translation services.
If you seek specialist advice, we will refer you to other appropriate contacts.
Consultation on personal matters is NOT available.
Kobe International Community Center (KICC) was established with the aim of internationalizing Kobe, “making the city more livable for foreign residents” and “promoting international exchange”. KICC provides a one-stop multilingual information portal on the Kobe municipal administration and life in Kobe, as well as a consultation service on daily life and various services for international exchange.
Kobe International Community Center( External link )
Disaster Preparedness( External link )
Please help us keep our city clean by following the rules for waste disposal.
Rules for Sorting and Putting Out Garbage and Recyclables(PDF:6,677KB)