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We asked expats in Osaka what banks they use and there advice about banking. They advised...

"Expats considering retirement in Osaka, should be aware that they will need a visa to stay in the country long-term, and the process can be complex and time-consuming. They should also be prepared for a high cost of living, particularly for housing and healthcare. Japanese is the primary language spoken in Osaka, so learning the language will be beneficial, although English is also widely spoken. The culture in Japan is very different from Western cultures, so it's important to learn about and respect local customs and traditions. Osaka has a humid subtropical climate with hot summers and mild winters, which may be a consideration for those with health concerns. The city is known for its excellent healthcare system, but it can be expensive, so expats should ensure they have adequate health insurance. Osaka is a bustling city with a rich history and culture, offering plenty of activities for retirees, including museums, parks, and a vibrant food scene. However, it's also a very busy and crowded city, which may not suit everyone's lifestyle. Public transportation in Osaka is efficient and reliable, but it can also be crowded, especially during rush hour. Owning a car can be expensive due to the cost of parking and toll roads. Finally, Japan has strict rules and regulations, including for things like recycling and garbage disposal, so it's important to familiarize yourself with these to avoid any potential issues," said a member in Osaka, Japan.

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Where should I setup a bank account in Osaka?

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