Hanami Festival in Kyoto, Japan
Hanami Festival in Kyoto, Japan
Hanami Festival in Kyoto, Japan

Retire in Japan

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Nov 27, 2021

Summary: What is it like to retire in Japan? Retirees share their experiences living in Japan.

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How do I meet people in Japan?

When we asked people living in Japan about club and activities where newcomers can meet others, they responded:

"Aikido or any other martial arts activities. SCUBA diving through a certified instructor, there are plenty on island to sort through. If you have the talent to coach kids or referee any sport activities you will enjoy that as well. All over this island coaches and referees are always needed," explained a retiree in Okinawa.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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