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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Japan, they said...

"Think small. A lot of American furniture won't fit in the pats here. I would come with my important papers & luggage. get your place then shop & have furniture delivered. Or by used from craigslist or recycle or 2nd hand stores. There are plenty! There are food places all over mexican, Italian, Indian, Outback, TGIF,. I'm an hour from Tokyo. It's easy to find food places you like. Average meal 10-12.00 to eat out, train ride 6-8.00 each way to Tokyo. Plus size clothes are very rare to find. If you a small person you will find your size clothes," remarked another expat in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan.

"Before moving to Japan, expats should familiarize themselves with the language and culture. It is also important to research the cost of living in the area they plan to move to, as well as the availability of housing. Additionally, expats should be aware of the visa requirements for their particular situation and make sure to obtain the necessary paperwork before arriving in Japan. Furthermore, expats should research the healthcare system in Japan and make sure they have adequate health insurance coverage. Finally, expats should be aware of the customs and etiquette in Japan, as well as the local laws and regulations," said a member 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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