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Retire in Japan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Mar 02, 2024

Summary: Retirees are often attracted to Japan for its rich culture, beautiful scenery, and friendly people. Japan is also known for its excellent healthcare system and low crime rate, making it a safe and comfortable place to live. The weather in Japan varies greatly depending on the region, but generally speaking, summers are hot and humid with temperatures ranging from the mid-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit, while winters are mild with temperatures ranging from the mid-30s to mid-50s Fahrenheit.

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What is it like to retire in Japan?

"Life for a retiree in Japan and its surroundings can be quite enjoyable. There is an active expat community, with many retirees from other countries living in Japan. There are plenty of cultural attractions to explore, such as temples, shrines, and traditional festivals. There is also plenty of recreation to be had, such as hiking, fishing, and golfing. For those looking for nightlife, there are plenty of bars, restaurants, and clubs to explore," said a person in Japan.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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