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Living in Japan – All You Need To Know To Enjoy Your Expat Life in Japan

Well you made it here, congratulations! Living in Japan is an experience that is hard to encapsulate in words. It is beyond rewarding and rich but can also be extremely challenging as a foreigner. There is an infinite list of things “I wish I had known before I moved to Japan” and this list grows every single day, if not by the hour.

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Living in Japan – The Essential Tips

As a foreigner we have many things to overcome here. Simple tasks such as going to the bank or grocery store are things we normally do without thinking become an absolute undertaking that require preparation and a degree of planning. There are so many social cues and cultural points that we miss and absolutely fail to abide by when we get here. Living in Japan doesn’t mean you have to give up your identity but it should go without saying that the more you assimilate and accept this new culture, the easier and, quite frankly, the more rewarding your life will be. 

These, tips, or should I say, nuggets of knowledge will help you transition here and understand the sometimes more difficult parts of life in Japan. Renewing your residence card, changing your address, paying your bills and rent are much easier when done correctly the first time. 

Living in Japan – The Language

It should go without saying but all of this is easier if you speak Japanese, you will also get an  understanding of the culture by learning the language. There are nuances in the language that will inherently teach you about the culture that you absolutely, 100% can not understand by not speaking the language. We’ll give you tips on the best language schools in Tokyo as well  as throughout the country, self study tips and even groups that can help you boost your ability! 

Living in japan can be and is, an incredibly fun, meaningful and life changing experience that doesn’t have to be as daunting as it seems! Follow this guide to living in Japan and start living with ease! 

Living In Japan

Ginza Shopping – 10 Shops & Malls You Should Buy From

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August 24, 2018

Ginza Shopping – Located in Chuo ward lies Ginza (meaning “Silver Mint”), the famous luxury neighborhood with its upscale shopping offerings and high-class entertainment and fine dining establishments. It…

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Odaiba Shopping – 10 Shops & Malls You Should Buy From

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August 3, 2018

Built on an artificial island in the Tokyo Bay is one of Tokyo’s most exciting shopping, dining and entertainment destinations, Odaiba. With its modern waterfront, a giant ferris wheel,…

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Ikebukuro Shopping – 10 Shops & Malls You Should Buy From

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August 1, 2018

Ikebukuro Shopping – Ikebukuro is a giant hub in the northern part of Tokyo and one of the three main shopping centers along with Shinjuku and Shibuya. Ikebukuro Station…

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Harajuku Shopping – 10 Shops & Malls You Should Buy From

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August 1, 2018

Centered around Harajuku Station is one of the most unique neighborhoods of Tokyo and the center of the kawaii culture, Harajuku. This colorful shopping area is famous for its…

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Check Out our Top 15 Japan Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

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July 30, 2018

Top 15 Japan Instagram Accounts to Follow – Japan is a place like nowhere else. Old tradition collides with the ultra-futuristic side of Japan and the peaceful countryside with…

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Our Selection of The Top 15 YouTubers in Japan

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July 30, 2018

Nowadays, there are many resources online to be found when you are collecting information about your next trip. Youtube, for sure, is a resourceful place to turn to if…

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How to find English teaching jobs in Japan – The Ultimate Guide

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July 19, 2018

English teaching jobs in Japan – Japan has hundreds and hundreds of teaching opportunities awaiting English speakers. Becoming an English language teacher is one of the best jobs in…

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Working Holiday Visa Japan – A Step-By-Step Guide To Get Your WHV (infographic)

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July 17, 2018

Working Holiday Visa Japan – Have you ever wanted to travel to Japan and immerse yourself in Japanese culture longer than your average holiday? Well you’re in luck! Japan…

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Tipping in Japan – What You Should Really Do!

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July 6, 2018

So you’re all set to either visit or live in Japan as an expat. You’ve brushed up on your casual Japanese to make sure you’re the most polite guest…

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Shibuya Shopping – 10 Shops & Malls You Should Buy From

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June 18, 2018

Shibuya Shopping – If you know Shibuya then you have probably seen the Hachiko Memorial Statue and the famous crosswalk. However, excluding these two things, you might not be…