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Living in Japan guide

Find out all you need to know to relocate and live in Japan with the expat guide

Generalities

General information

Formalities

Visas, passports and entry requirements

Visas

Work visas, work permits, working holiday visas and residence permits

Work

Labour market, how to find a job

Accommodation

How to rent a house or an apartment, leases and rental agreements

Study

Student visa, University registration

Health care

Public and private health systems

Bank

Open and manage a bank account

Tax

Tax system, income tax

Transports

Train, bus, plane, car rental

Driver's licence

Driving requirements

Removal

moving, formalities and useful tips

Communications

Phone line, internet provider, post office

Leisure

Sports, leisure and cultural activities
Latest articles

Expatriates wishing to open a bank account in Japan have to produce their Residence Card which mentions their current address in the country.

Alcoholic beverages, perfumes and cigarettes are exempt from tax in Japan. Some products are banned from entering while others are subject to control.

Japan consists of more than 6,000 islands. Its capital city is Tokyo while its most important cities are Kyoto and Osaka, etc.

Yokohama, capital city of the Kanagawa Prefecture, is a maritime region. Its economy is primarily based on port activities and the automotive industry

Major recruiters in Tochigi, Japan are the automotive, electronics, pharmaceutical and food processing industries.

Questions and answers about Japan

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Expatriate health insurance in Japan

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Moving to Japan

Find tips from professionals about moving to Japan

Travel insurance in Japan

Enjoy a stress-free travel across Japan

Flights to Japan

Find the best prices for your flight tickets to Japan

International Money Transfer

Currency Exchange and Money Transfer Specialists