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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 for Americans 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

InterNations – Uniting Americans living in Japan

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in Japan? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Japan or are still living in the USA and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Japan offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in Japan, coming from all corners of the USA - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

  American Expats in Japan Posted:

Re: Greetings from Germany

Hi everyone. I am currently living in Germany, but originally from Yokosuka, Japan. I am going to m...

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Hi Camille, My friend, Mr. Naito, owns several properties for students, single flats and furnished...

Re: Meet up at the Red Rock

There is an event at the Red Rock this Monday June 30. It would be nice to meet some fellow Nagoya ...

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Hi Emile, Japan is pretty lacking in free public WiFi spots but with the Olympics coming the sit...

Re: Molecular Gastronomy Restaurants

Does anyone know if there are any molecular gastronomy restaurants in Tokyo? Cheers!

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The Footnik is charging JPY5,000 at the door for Japan games... even to us regulars there. Not sure...

Fellow Americans in Japan

Find Tips and Advice on Japan from American Expats

Of course, expat living in Japan is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Japanese way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in Japan, residing in Tokyo, Sapporo, the Kansai Region and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Tokyo or Americans in Nagoya.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for American food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Japanese InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from the USA in Japan.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Japan Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get stuffed turkey in Sapporo.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Japan to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage to the scenic Japanese Alps, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in Japan.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in Japan

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Japan. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Tokyo’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the semi-tropical southern island of Okinawa as well as other beautiful landmarks in Japan.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from the USA and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living in Japan!

InterNations Members at a Glance
  • 87% of members have university degree
  • Members are 30 to 60 years old (average: 38)
  • Members come from 179 countries
  • 53% expat women
  • 47% expat men
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