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Edmund Taylor

Living in Japan, from USA

"Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city."

Marina Salgado

Living in Japan, from Mexico

"In such a huge city, InterNations has created great events for expats to meet in Tokyo."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Japan

  • Join our community and get to know members of Japan’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Japanese expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Tokyo, the Kansai Region and many other regions

The Expat Japan Chapter welcomes you!

Konbanwa and a heart-felt welcome to the InterNations community for expats in Japan! Our international network caters to your specific needs and supports you in relocating to and putting down roots in Japan. Living abroad in a foreign country is definitely a great intercultural experience, but typically brings up a lot of questions for expatriates Japan: ʺWhat is the best international school for my kids in Japan?ʺ, ʺHow do I find a job for my spouse in Sapporo?ʺ or ʺWhere in Tokyo can I meet fellow expats and compatriots from my home country?” Just to name a few examples…

InterNations aim is to help you, as an expatriate, in becoming part of the Japan expat community and exploring the Japanese way of life in all its aspects: From enjoying the traditional sushi and sashimi to celebrating Tennō Tanjōbi.

Next to Japan we host several more communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g., our network of Expat Malaysia. Or you might be interested in our Expat Peru community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for Japan Expatriates

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Japan Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in Japan, their partners and families.

Japan Guide for Expats

Japan Expat Guide

Expat Forum Japan

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our Japan expat forums.

Japan Expat Forum

Japan Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

Japan Expat Events

Enjoy the Japan Expats Living

With attractions ranging from Hokkaido's wide open spaces and snowy frontier to the semi-tropical southern island of Okinawa, Japan fascinates expatriates and globetrotters of many nationalities every year. The sizable expat Japan community is, however, mostly drawn to the country by the urban growth of Tokyo and its political as well as economic opportunities, e.g. in the high-tech sector. Whether you move to and live in Japan for professional or private reasons, you’ll surely take with you lifelong memories of great international experiences and intercultural exchange.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for China Expat to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Qatar Expat instead!

The Place to meet friendly Expatriates in Japan

In our private network, you can easily get to know fellow expatriates in Japan in a casual way – within a safe, invitation-only environment where trustworthiness and respectful behavior are key. Ask our helpful and friendly expat members for advice from Japan’s international community, e.g. with regard to getting a residence permit. Furthermore, you’ll meet with other expatriates in Japan at our high-class InterNations Events – mixing and mingling in hotspots like Sapporo or the Kansai Region, for all internationals belonging to the Japan expat community.

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