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.

Japanese Honorifics and Their Meanings Explained

Japanese Honorifics and Their Meanings Explained

Every language has different ways of showing r…

Etiquette Guide: Why Do You Take Off Your Shoes in Japan?

Etiquette Guide: Why Do You Take Off Your Shoes in Japan?

If you have ever visited Japan, live in Japan,…

The Story Behind “Washi”, Japan’s Traditional Handmade Paper

The Story Behind “Washi”, Japan’s Traditional Handmade Paper

This article is contributed by MADALAND. Locat…

Daily Life

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

10 Best Japanese Electric Appliances and Gadgets for Your Home

10 Best Japanese Electric Appliances and Gadgets for Your Home

Japan's wonderful home appliances and unique g…

How to Apply for Electricity and Gas in English in Tokyo

How to Apply for Electricity and Gas in English in Tokyo

Electricity and gas procedures can be challeng…

50+ Ways to Say Meat in Japanese: Beef, Pork, Chicken & More

50+ Ways to Say Meat in Japanese: Beef, Pork, Chicken & More

With many Japanese foods achieving worldwide p…

Business

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

Saving Tax using Business Safety Mutual Relief System

Saving Tax using Business Safety Mutual Relief System

This article is contributed by WINgs llc. Hav…

Employee Benefits in Japan: Understanding the Fukuri Kosei System

Employee Benefits in Japan: Understanding the Fukuri Kosei System

Working in Japan can be a very different exper…

Hiring Foreign Workers in Japan and How to Apply for Visa

Hiring Foreign Workers in Japan and How to Apply for Visa

This article provides information on how to hi…

Leisure

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

What You Need to Know before Climbing Mt. Fuji

What You Need to Know before Climbing Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji, the most well-known iconic landmark in all of Japan, lies just to the southwest of Tokyo. Visible…

English-Speaking Gyms in Tokyo

English-Speaking Gyms in Tokyo

If you are wondering if there are any nearby E…

Health and Safety

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

Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

Bringing Medication to Japan: What to Know Before You Travel

What to Know Before Bringing Medication to Jap…

Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

As Japan lies on the circum-Pacific volcanic b…

What's On & Upcoming Events in Japan

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

Animal Art Museum

Animal Art Museum

Jul 16 - Oct 10, 2022

Animals often appear in Japanese painting. The theme that many painters have tackled since ancien…

Rainbow Flower Fes

Rainbow Flower Fes

Jul 16 - Oct 10, 2022

At "Rainbow Flower Fes", visitors can enjoy viewing 10 different sorts of flowers creating a beautif…

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser

Jul 16 - Oct 10, 2022

This exhibition introduces the world and the impact of Alice in Wonderland, which has been expressed…