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  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the Japanese expat living
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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

Re: Sites for info on living in Tokyo and Japan

Thank you Sir. As a long-tern expat, I am happy to help if you have questions. Especially concernin...

Graduate Engineering

Just logged on to the internations forum for the first time today, so I thought I might as well sta...

Remote Year coming to Kyoto

Hey there! I'm traveling to Kyoto through the remote year program ( with ~...

 Japan Town Talk

Re: Meeting new people

Hello There, I am moving to Tokyo , arriving on August 20th to teach English for a year with Sh...

Cultural differences & coworker support - HELP!

Hi everyone, My name is Zoa Ordonez, a fellow internations member based in Charlotte, NC (USA)....

Re: Let's explore Nagoya?

Hi, Steve Thanks for your reply! Playing hockey sounds fun :) Would love to join you guys. R...

 Japan Expat Housing

Shared apartment or house

Hello All I am from the UK but will be arriving in Tokyo on August 20th to start a one-year Engl...

Re: Reliable House/Petsitter Available -- No Charge!

Steve, I spent some time today researching the Japan Rail options. Whew! Yes, JR Pass seems to be...

Re: House rent in Osaka/suburban area

Hi Steve, thank you for your reply and advice. Actually I was just wondering about places. It hap...

 Japan Expat Jobs

Job opening for several positions

Hi all, My company, SmithMar & Co. Ltd., in Manila Philippines (yes I commute every month) is a ...

Job opening for several positions

Hi all, My company, SmithMar & Co. Ltd., in Manila Philippines (yes I commute every month) is a ...

You Must See This...New Opportunity For All

Brand new Social Media like Facebook that allows you to make money off all your friends post. Never...

 Japan Expat Marketplace

Want a used bicycle

Hello, I"m looking for a used bicycle to purchase in the Yokohama area. I live near Yamate. A simpl...

Seeking for a used Speed Boat

Dear Tokyo IN. If anyone has or has leads to where I can get a used speed boat, kindly get back to ...

Sayonara Sale Tokyo

All kinds of furniture, a Honda Stream 2009, iPhone (SoftBank) etc for sale. Details on http://www....

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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