Created for expats living in Japan

Comprehensive Guides to Living in Japan

We provide comprehensive English guides to living in Japan. From day-to-day life to business, leisure, and more. We hope these resources will help support your life in Japan.

 

Useful Information for foreign residents and families

Living in Japan

Information on Japanese culture, government, international schools, transportation, and other aspects of Japanese life.

How Hard Is It to Learn Japanese? A Look at Why It's So Complex

How Hard Is It to Learn Japanese? A Look at Why It's So Complex

The Japanese language is considered one of the most difficult to learn by many English speakers. With three…

Learning Japanese for Free: Great Online Tools

Learning Japanese for Free: Great Online Tools

There are a lot of great free online materials…

Daily Life

Basic information about daily life in Japan, such as food, shopping, pets, and money.

Business

Information on business-related articles including practical business tips at work for foreign residents in Japan.

Translating Your Japanese Payslip: Essential Vocabulary

Translating Your Japanese Payslip: Essential Vocabulary

If you work as an employee for a company in Ja…

How to Start a Business in Japan

How to Start a Business in Japan

For those who already have an established com…

Leisure

Sports, outings in Japan and travel information for foreign residents in Japan.

Attractions and Advantages of Living in Osaka

Attractions and Advantages of Living in Osaka

Osaka has a very high international reputation…

Health and Safety

Beauty, Medical, Health, Hospitals, Emergency Information for foreign residents in Japan.

Medical Emergencies in Japan: How to Communicate in Japanese

Medical Emergencies in Japan: How to Communicate in Japanese

In case of an emergency in Japan, you can call…

What's On & Upcoming Events in Japan

Listings of events including fun activities, exhibitions, festivals, etc.

Special Exhibition GEM

Special Exhibition GEM

Feb 19 - Jun 19, 2022

From gemstones to jewellery. Exhibition about gemstones. Details:https://hoseki-ten.jp/highlights.ht…

Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms

Damien Hirst, Cherry Blossoms

Mar 2 - May 23, 2022

British artist Damien Hirst will be presenting his cherry blossom paintings. Details:https://www.nac…

Einstein Exhibition

Einstein Exhibition

Mar 12 - May 29, 2022

A number of hands-on devices and games allow visitors to have fun and learn about the four scientifi…