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Where should I setup a bank account in Numazu?

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

"Expats considering retirement in Numazu, should be aware of several key factors. Firstly, understanding and speaking basic Japanese is highly beneficial as English is not widely spoken. The cost of living in Numazu is relatively lower compared to Tokyo or Osaka, but it's still higher than in many Western countries. Healthcare in Japan is of a high standard, but it's important to secure comprehensive health insurance. Japan has a national health insurance system which expats can join, but it's advisable to have additional private coverage. Japan's immigration laws require expats to have a visa to stay in the country long-term. There are several types of visas available, including a long-term resident visa and a designated activities visa for retirees. The climate in Numazu is temperate, with hot, humid summers and mild winters. The city is located in a coastal area prone to earthquakes and tsunamis, so it's important to be prepared for natural disasters. Japanese culture is deeply rooted in traditions and customs, and expats are expected to respect these. This includes removing shoes before entering homes, bowing when greeting others, and observing strict etiquette when using chopsticks. Numazu offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, fishing, and visiting hot springs. The city is also known for its fresh seafood, particularly its sushi. Public transportation in Numazu is reliable and efficient, with a network of trains and buses connecting the city to other parts of Japan. However, many signs and announcements are only in Japanese, so it's helpful to learn some basic language skills. Finally, it's important to note that Japan has strict laws and penalties for drug offenses, including the use of marijuana. Even prescription medications from other countries can be considered illegal drugs in Japan, so it's crucial to check before bringing any medication into the country," explained one expat living in Numazu, Japan.

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