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We asked people living in Japan to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded...

"Book, lots and lots of books, there really isn't much of a selection of books or magazines here unless you are willing to fork out around 15-20 dollars per magazine. Hienz canned tomato soup, soup here costs around 7 dollars per tin and is very salted. A Plasma, they are half the price here and you can get international ones," commented one expat who made the move to Tokyo, Japan.

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"I live on navy base. I have most things but if not I order on line. It does cost a lot to live in Japan. Learn to use the train for getting around Japan. It opens up a whole world to you. Driving a car should be limited. There are tolls on the highways quite expensive $$$$. Mass transit is the way to go. There is a craigslist in every area to find used stuff & cars on cheap. I suggest a IPHONE from the carrier Softbank. It has a GPS on it I rely on & a train app for Japan that will tell you which trains to get on to get where your going. Just FYI. Rugs would help keep the floor warm too," remarked another expat in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan.

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