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Welcome to the InterNations Expats Forum for Japan!

Konbanwa, and a warm welcome to the InterNations Japan expats forum! As a current or soon-to-be expat in Tokyo, or any other of the Japanese expat hotspots like Sapporo, you will doubtlessly have numerous questions about expat life. Become a member of our InterNations community in Japan and find reliable tips on the successive stages of the relocation process. No matter if you’re enquiring about visa or immigration documents at the Japanese embassy, looking for expat housing in the Kansai Region, or would like to see the Japanese attractions, like Hokkaido's wide open spaces and snowy frontier – who knows more about such things than other expats? Our expat forums for Japan can connect you with local expat circles.

Latest Posts in Japan Expat Forum

 Japan Expat Q&A

Meet up

Hi all, Wanna meet up members here hope you reach me| Japan#: 080 8944 6764. Viber# +63.92...


Hi everyone, My husband and I are soon moving to japan with a one year old baby and I was wonder...

Re: Long-term Japanese course in Tokyo? Small Groups?

Ha, that's precisely the school I'm thinking of now! :D But thanks Angel!

 Japan Town Talk

Re: hiking/ cycling club in Kansai

Hi Violeta, Thank you so much! I looked at their website and it looks great! I will join their even...

Sailing activity 25/26th october - few spots left

Dear all, Only few spots left for 25/26th october sailing activity. First come, first serve app...

Re: Looking for fellow dog owners for pet sitting

Dear Noemi, Thank you for your message! Yes, I would be happy to meet also. Feel free to get in to...

 Japan Expat Housing

Re: Residence in Yokohama

Hi Tracy I land on Wednesday :) so no, not yet. I heard that Kawasaki is very expensive. Since ...

Re: Moving to Tokyo in October

I have had friends that used both of what Luke and Tomomi recommended. Both come with their own... ...

Shinjuku 1 year apartment let

Hi, I'll be moving to Tokyo for 12 months this December and would like to know if anyone has any su...

 Japan Expat Jobs


I have a couple of open positions for Engineers in Tokyo 1. Chemical Engineer - native/fluent Ja...

Re: Looking for job opportunities

I am ofering a temporary position as receptionist. Conditions: fluent level of japanese and spanish...

Help to find job in Japan (Tokyo)

Hi to all of you. My name is Marcos, and I want to find a job in Japan. Among other things becau...

 Japan Expat Marketplace


Micro Franchising opportunity in the field of high end anti-aging and health. Recently my company h...

2000 Audi A4 for $2,000 (JPY 200,000) OBO

Hello! I'm moving to Korea, and I'm selling my car! I've done some work on her to get her to the ...

Re: Looking for drinks for alcohol relief

Hi There, I am in Green Tea & Coffee networking in Singapore, Malaysia & Australia... This is g...

Members assist Members in the Japan Expat Forums

Our trust-based community was developed to help expatriates in Japan swap suggestions and advice on all expat-relevant enquiries, e.g., ʺDo I really need business cards for every meeting or professional encounter?ʺ or ʺIs a bow or a handshake the acceptable way of greeting a Japanese person?ʺ. In a community that’s all about expat living in Japan, from sushi and sashimi to Tennō Tanjōbi, the participants of the expat forum Japan can find fellow expats and internationally minded locals to receive trustworthy and up-to-date responses. On the InterNations Expat Forum for Japan, there will always be another expat member to make life abroad easier.

From business etiquette to cultural etiquette: The Expat Forum Japan leaves no Question unanswered

If you require even more information on expat topics like restaurants and nightlife in Tokyo or housing and household in Sapporo, you could also browse our Japan Expat Guide, another useful resource in addition to the expat forums. Moreover, in our World Forum you can talk about international politics, intercultural and interracial relationships, third-culture kids and other general expat issues. However, for expat assistance on all local matters - from business etiquette to cultural etiquette - just join the InterNations Japan expat forums.

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