What are the pros and cons of living in Japan?
Expats, digital nomads and retirees living in Japan responded:
"There is nothing I don't like. Since I come to this place, I have to adapt to it and let what I don't like become what I like,"
said another in Osaka.
"Yokohama Japan is an awesome place to live. It is pretty quiet here at night when everyone goes home from work so it doesn't feel as crowded as Tokyo. The Japanese are kind-hearted and somewhat friendly, they respect your space and are not overtly rude like many other cultures can be,"
explained one expat in Yokohama.
"The city is safe and clean, people are generally friendly, the food is very good quality. It's hard to talk to locals, they don't engage much with each other unless you're a colleague or friend. It can feel lonely as an expat,"
explained one member in Tokyo.
"I really enjoyed the small community pockets. Everything you needed was in walking distance. There were little treasures everywhere. Public transit could take you practically anywhere, but it does add up in price. Having a car is so unreasonable: expensive to get a license, expensive to pay for parking, expensive to pay for car inspection. Restaurants were affordable, but anything that wasn't Japanese food was either infrequent or not very authentic. If you had a hankering for something authentically different, you and to search for a few good options across the city or learn to make it yourself,"
explained one expat living in Tokyo, Japan.
"Tokyo is a city with a history, beautiful environment, convenient living and high medical level.There is a lot of emphasis on education. The locals are very good, very rigorous and not very talkative,"
said another expat who moved to Tokyo, Japan.