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Expats Talk about What it's Like Moving to Japan

Moving to Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan

An expat in Kanagawa Perfecture wrote, " Think small. A lot of American furniture won't fit in the pats here. I would come with my important papers & luggage. get your place then shop & have furniture delivered. Or by used from craigslist or recycle or 2nd hand stores. There are plenty! There are food places all over mexican, Italian, Ind" (Read More)

Moving to Fuji City, Japan

Another expat in Fuji City advised, "Make sure all taken care by the company. If not don't make a move." (Read More)

Moving to Tokyo, Japan

An expat living in Tokyo commented, "When choosing a home, pick something near a train station, as this is the easiest way to get around. Most Tokyoites spend at least an hour commuting by train, so don't let the distance worry you. Most real estate agents only speak Japanese, so bring a translator with you. Expect the kitchens to b" (Read More)

Moving to Tokyo, Japan

An expat in Tokyo wrote, "Real estate agencies will show you everything even places that don't meet your requirements, ex:2 bedrooms instead or 3, no parking, etc...

See the floor plans before seeing any of them, it will save you a lot of time.

And once you have narrowed it down, visit the flat a time when you kn" (Read More)

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If you're moving to Japan this is a must-read article highlighting tips from expats in Japan. Topics covered include driver's licenses, healthcare in Japan, international schools and more.

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Did you know that washers and dryers are often placed on the balcony or in the kitchen in Japan? Did you know that trains are the best way to travel in Japan? Expats in Japan share their tips for living in Japan.

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If you're moving to Japan this is a must-read article highlighting tips from expats in Japan. Topics covered include driver's licenses, healthcare in Japan, international schools and more.

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