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    Even in remote locations apart from the big Kansai cities, it is easy to find great expat contacts because of the quality of members on InterNations.

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Konnichiwa and welcome to InterNations Kobe; a resource packed with in-depth guides, advice and reliable, up-to-date information. We aim to support you from making your first exciting preparations to settling into daily life and making new friends. On InterNations, you can find exclusive articles to help overcome obstacles and answer your questions like "how do I apply for a work permit?". Our unique platform also has a busy, welcoming social forum where you can get first-hand advice from fellow expats who have already made their way to Kobe. Build on their range of experiences to find reassurance, help and recommendations on the most colorful local events. Your InterNations account opens the doors to a wealth of information, social interaction and ongoing friendships in Kobe.

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  • bbq
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    May 2, 9:47 AM
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    sorry I havent login here for ages!! but thank you for your invitation!! how was the party there?:) how many ppl joined ?? did you enjoy it?:) If you r okay, I would like to know event like …

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    Jan 29, 5:22 PM
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    Thank you so much Masami! This is very helpful!!! Merci beaucoup! Sylvia

  • Drinks or dinner in Osaka 3 or 4 August
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    Jul 23, 12:58 PM
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    Hi Alyssa, I met up with some other travellers in Hub and had a very good evening with them. just at KIX travelling back to Vienna again. If anyone from the Kansai group heads through to Vienna, …

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    As a modern, cosmopolitan city, Kobe boasts all the conveniences one would expect including shopping malls, art museums, and regular festivals. The nearby hot springs, Kobe Fashion show, the annual jazz festival, as well as excellent sports facilities are great places to start exploring the city. Kobe is a busy commercial port as well as home to a number of research institutes in the fields of biology, ICT, Earth Sciences and disaster prevention. The city is also home to a high number of national and international businesses with major companies manufacturing clothing, motors, ships and steel.

    InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 420 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Bangalore or Seoul, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

    Meet Like-Minded Expats at InterNations Events in Kobe

    Attend our InterNations Events for the perfect welcome to Kobe where you'll meet fellow expats and make new friends. With an easy-going atmosphere, our expats enjoy meting newcomers for the first time, making professional contacts and relaxing into their new life. You may also want to look at our InterNations Groups and meet like-minded expats to share your interests with as you get to grips with the city. With unwavering support and friendship waiting in Kobe, your new life starts here.

    • Jacques Paillard

      Even in remote locations apart from the big Kansai cities, it is easy to find great expat contacts because of the quality of members on InterNations.

    • Victoria Arrington

      The information on InterNations and the help of the local expat community are a real time-saver when moving abroad to Japan.

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