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Information For Living In Japan

Find all you need to know about living and working in Japan.

Whether you have moved to Japan to take up a new job or are here to study or on a student exchange program, find essential information on making your stay easier, safer, cheaper and more enjoyable.

Read our Japan residents' section to find practical information on alien registration including obtaining and renewing your alien registration card, finding and renting a house or apartment, buying your own property, finding a job, learning Japanese, paying tax, dealing with culture shock and setting up a KK (kabushiki kaisha) company.

Find useful facts on Japanese post offices (sending and receiving mail, change of address forms, paying utility bills etc), renewing your Japan visa, getting a driving licence, health insurance, getting married and divorced while in Japan plus information on car rental, driving, maternity, giving birth, child care, public libraries, schooling, shopping, studying in Japan, universities, Japanese law and the police, health, mobile phones, landlines, getting connected to the Internet, having surgery and hospitals.

Living in Japan: Basics

Immigration Centers.International Centers. Employment in Japan. Japan Visas.
Immigration Offices International Centers Japan Jobs Japan Visas
Postal Services. Telephone Numbers. Tokyo personals. Find a mate in Tokyo. Cell phones.
Post Offices Telephone Numbers Japan Personals Mobile Phones
Japanese Driving License. Pets in Japan. Moving in Japan. Jobs in Japan.
Driving Licenses Pets In Japan Moving In Japan Finding a Job In Japan
Embassies. Getting Married in Japan. Elementary School. Giving Birth in Japan.
Embassies Marriage Elementary School Giving Birth
Tokyo Apartment Finder. Internet Cafes. Banking in Japan. Alien Registration.
Tokyo Apartments Internet Cafes Banking Alien Registration
Undokai. Undokai Sports Day. Driving in Japan. Car Rental in Japan.
Sports Day New Year Sales Driving in Japan Japan Car Rental
Junior High School in Japan. Junior High School in Japan for parents. Cuddle rabbit cafes or usagi cafes.
Junior High School Junior High School II Usagi Cafes

Health & Insurance

Japanese insurance. Japan Hospitals Surgery in Japan. Dying in Japan.
Insurance Hospitals Surgery Funerals


Living in Tokyo: Essentials

Tokyo Subway. Yamanote Line. What's on in Tokyo. Tokyo Weather.
Tokyo Subway Yamanote Line What's On Tokyo Weather
Tokyo Hotels. Tokyo Map. Tokyo Earthquake. Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Tokyo Hotels Tokyo Map Tokyo Earthquake Tokyo Stock Exchange


Useful Books on Living In Japan

Some useful books on living in Japan include A Practical Guide to Living in Japan: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Settle In, Living Abroad in Japan, and Gambatte Means Go for It! Or How To Become an English Teacher in Japan. Reading as much as you can on the country before you arrive will prepare you for what lies ahead.


Book Hotel Accommodation in Japan

Hostels in Tokyo - Hostelworld
Hotels in Tokyo - Bookings
Hotels in Tokyo - Agoda


Books on Living in Japan