Are you an expat working and living in Japan? Or are you preparing to move soon to Tokyo, the Kansai Region or any other of the Japanese international hotspots?
Expat life in Japan has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage, learning how Japanese people celebrate Tennō Tanjōbi, up to tasting Japan’s favorite dishes such as sushi and sashimi.
Moving to and living in Japan requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of Japanese expat life. Living abroad in Japan raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to Japan?ʺ, ʺDo I really need business cards for every meeting or professional encounter?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Tokyo should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the Japanese municipality in Sapporo?ʺ
Collecting all that information on working and living in Japan is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for Japan aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in Japan. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from restaurants and nightlife, to food & shopping or housing and household, up to administration & finance. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺIs a bow or a handshake the acceptable way of greeting a Japanese person?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.
Moreover, our expat directory for Japan includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. postal services or international schools. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in Japan with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Konbanwa from our expats living and working in Japan.