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Information from Chuo Ward (Chuo-ku)

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Announcements related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

A Place to Learn Japanese

You can read the main topic of March issue of the Public Paper CHUO.

"A Place to Learn Japanese"(PDF:689KB)

General Information Desk for Foreign Residents


 Chuo Ward office 2nd floor (5-1-1 Kumoi -dori, Chuo -ku, Kobe 650 -8570 Japan )

Operating Hours

 Monday ~ Friday (excl. weekends, national and New Year holidays)

 9時00分 A.M. ~ 1時00分 P.M. / 2時00分P.M ~ 5時00分P.M

Operating Languages

 English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, French, Nepali, Hindi, Russian

 Note: Depending on the language, we might need to set up a video call withan interpreter, and thus we may be unable to provide our services during certain times

We can give advice in the following situations:

 When you are not sure how to fill out a form that needs to be submitted to the ward office or another institution;

 When you are not sure where to seek advice regarding a problem that you are facing, etc.

However, please note that:

 We do not provide translation services;

 For specialized advice, we will refer you to a different consultation desk;

 We cannot give advice regarding personal matters.

The Kobe International Community Center

 The Kobe International Community Center was established with the aim of making Kobe more international, “an easier place for foreigners to live”, as well as “promoting international exchange”. The KICC provides a one-stop multilingual information portal on city administration and living in Kobe, counseling services on everyday issues, and various other services for promoting international exchange.

 The Kobe International Community Center( External link )

Disaster Preparation

 About Disaster Preparation( External link )

Rules for sorting and putting out garbage and recyclables

Please contribute to maintaining the cleanliness of our neighborhoods by following the rules for putting out garbage.

You can check here for the rules for sorting and putting out garbage and recyclables.(PDF:6,677KB)

Contact Information

Kobe City

6-5-1 Kano-Cho Chuo-Ku Kobe 650-8570 JAPAN

Tel : +81-78-331-8181