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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: Absent foreigner bank account ?

Why not just withdrawal all the money and keep the notes? You can always exchange it at an airpo...

Experiences of Expats going to Japan

Hi everyone, I'm a student currently enrolled in the master's programme "international business ...


Hi, is there any classical choir on a good / semi-professional level which is looking for additi...

 Japan Town Talk

Re: Dutch food

Thanks ill check it out!

Re: Q's about Sendai

Hello Hiroko-san, thank you for the JETRO link! I'm looking forward to reading the information, ...

iPhone 5s 32G gold

One year used docomo iPhone 5s 32G gold color FREE with contract transfer. Only pay for the transfe...

 Japan Expat Housing

Re: Websites for Apartment Share in Central Tokyo

Thanks a lot for the reply! I've already tried looking on airbnb as well. There there are some p...

Looking for a Place to rent for 6 months

Hi We would be moving to Tsukuba somerime end December and are looking to rent a place starting Ja...

Re: Expats Community near Minato-Ku

Dear Amarpreet, Have you already moved in? I have landed here and my family is expected in Ja...

 Japan Expat Jobs

Re: Overseas employment for a russian lawyer

Anastasia, In order to be considered for Japan I think its safe to say that you will need Japane...

Re: Photography/Arts Opportunities

Hello Eleanor, Would you be interested in creating activities in the Photography activity group ...

Peeking for jobs in Tokyo

Hi everyone, I am an Italian consultant looking to better understand the job market in Tokyo. P...

 Japan Expat Marketplace

i want to buy car 2006レクサスLS430

any advice's ?


Hello Nori, Do you have any partner in Bangladesh ? My email : anwarbd190@gmail.com Thanks ...


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

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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