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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: newbie questions on cellphones

Hi Steve thanks loads for the info!! that's v helpful. will check this out! bw! J

Recommendation for a personal trainer ?

Hi! Does anybody have good recommendation for an english speaking personal trainer in Tokyo? Not on...

Kinder Kids International School

Hi! Does anybody have experience with the Kinder Kids International School? Looks like they have qu...

 Japan Town Talk

Re: Please advise... Relocating to Japan...

Hi, I work also as an Automation Engineer. I waited for more money for the work in Japan. Of cour...

Re: Please advise...

Hi, I don't know if it's too late to help you yet? I've worked for a private company her in Japan ...


Hi, Just moved to Nagoya from Oslo for work for a few months. Looking for people to enjoy the ou...

 Japan Expat Housing

Looking for a flat to rent for 13 days

Looking for a flat to sub-rent closed to Akasuka Mitzuke station from April 8th to April 20th. I...

looking for a place to rent for one month

Hi I am coming to Japan Tokyo- Yokohama between September and August and I am looking for a place t...

Re: Maintain A House in Japan

Hi Ken, I did buy house in the Japan. I do not know whether the process is the same for you. I'm f...

 Japan Expat Jobs

Re: social worker/counselors

Hi. My name is Andrew Grimes and I am both a JSCCP Board licensed Clinical Psychologist in Tokyo an...

Looking for a business partner

Hello my name is Antony and I an educator Master NLP Master Coaching specialist with great communic...

Finance Controller Required for Japan Office

Dear All, One of the Automobile company recruiting a Finance Controller for Japan Office. He/she...

 Japan Expat Marketplace

Locked iPhone6 for sale

Hello! I have signed a contract with docomo for 2 years with the iPhone6 but I do not need the pho...

Re: TVs

thank you, appreciate your response. Best, Katherine

Re: i want to buy car 2006レクサスLS430

Your best price would be to go to a site that allows you to buy at auction prices in Japan. There i...

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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