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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


General information


Visas, passports and entry requirements


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


Labour market, how to find a job


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


Student visa, University registration

Health care

Public and private health systems


Open and manage a bank account


Tax system, income tax


Train, bus, plane, car rental

Driver's licence

Driving requirements


moving, formalities and useful tips


Phone line, internet provider, post office


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.

Expatriate health insurance in Japan

Free advice and quotation service to choose an expat health insurance in Japan

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

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International Money Transfer

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