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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

English Kindergarten

Hello, Our family will be moving to Nagoya in a few months, and our son, who will be 2.5 would ...

Re: English Schools in Tokyo

Thanks for your suggestion, Christina. I have joined the group Andrade some good connections. T...

Re: Help for getting motorcycle needed

OK no probs, I came from Australia where most tasks are simple, hell of a learning curve in Japan l...

 Japan Town Talk

Is there a German Dentist in Tokyo, or som

Hello, I looking for a Dentist, in the best case a Dentist who can speak German. Today I had acc...

Re: Any events or gathering in April?

That would be nice! Are they any events or activities?

Re: Serbs living in Tokyo

Quite a few ! There's a group of Serbs meeting in Roppongi on Fridays so you can join and meet the ...

 Japan Expat Housing

Re: Kyoto

I will get the list with optional residences next week. Thank you for the recommendation if there i...

Webpage for sublet rooms near Honko Campus?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if there exists a market for shared appartments and sublets in this...

Re: Rental costs appartment

Dear Internations Japan buddies, Greetings from beirut lebanon. I will be going to Tokyo, Ki...

 Japan Expat Jobs

Searching for Japanese student or recent graduate

Hi Tokyo connections! I'm currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but I need to connect with...

Re: Steel Industry Jobs

I don't have direct knowledge but that would a tough industry to break into here. Don't think there...

Trainee position in hospitality, admin field

I am currently a bachelor student at the Ecole hôtelière of Lausanne, an alumnus of the EHL two-y...

 Japan Expat Marketplace

Business Purpse for industrial garments machinery

Hi, I am Mehadi Hasan from Bangladesh. Looking for business with japan. we mainly lloking for i...

Re: Profitable website for sale

Oh, I almost forgot about it. My email is t.hellmet@aol.com

Great business opportunity from Italy

Hi guys, I'm writing you from Italy, Internations Bologna chapter. We are manufacturers of a smart...

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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