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  • Connect with fellow Americans in Japan

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    Tokyo has so much to offer and InterNations made it much easier to become acclimated to life in this bustling city.

InterNations – Uniting Americans living in Japan

Would you like to get in touch with other Americans in Japan? Are you in need of help and advice from your American compatriots? Or would you like to join other American expats on an excursion to discover sights and landmarks – e.g. Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage?

Whether you have settled as an expat in Japan or are still living in the United States of America and planning your upcoming foreign assignment, InterNations Japan offers everything you need: Established in 2007, our trusted community soon became the leading platform for international networking among expatriates and global minds around the world. Our network also counts a considerable number of American expats in Japan, coming from all corners of United States of America - from New York City, over Washington D.C. to Los Angeles.

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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Tokyo
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    From United States of America, living in Nagoya
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    From United States of America, living in Nagoya
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    From United States of America, living in Nagoya
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    From United States of America, living in Nagoya
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    From United States of America, living in Nagoya

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Meet other Americans at our events in Japan

Attend our monthly events and activities for Americans expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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Forum Posts by Americans in Japan

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow Americans in our Japan expat forums.

  • Mt Takao excursion
    6 replies
    Jul 22, 11:32 AM
    Community member

    Anyone else who wants to meet us at Takao San Guchi station at 10 am is welcome to join us. It is good to hike before it gets too hot. Judy

  • What do you love/hate about Tokyo?
    9 replies
    Jan 27, 4:51 PM
    Community member

    I love the CONBINIS and when we travel really miss them. The order in Japan is really containing e.g. knowing where the doors of the train will be and that people stand in line and do not push …

  • Visiting for 10 weeks
    3 replies
    Apr 15, 10:25 PM
    Community member

    Hola Meredith!!! Hey i am almost in your same situation!!! i will be alone at the end of July for 4 weeks, i am from Mexico city......i am going to be taking clases, but also i want to hang out!!! i …

Ask experienced American expats in Japan!

  • Where can I find American food?
  • Where can I meet other Americans?
  • Are there American schools in my city?

Find other Americans to share your hobbies with

Find Tips and Advice on Japan from American Expats

Of course, expat living in Japan is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Americans is an essential part of expat life and helps getting accustomed to the Japanese way of life and mentality. InterNations helps you connect and meet up with other Americans in Japan, residing in Tokyo, Sapporo, the Kansai Region and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Americans in Tokyo or Americans in Osaka.

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from the United States of America in Japan.
  • Obtain and share insider tips in our Japan Expat Forums – e.g. how to hire a babysitter fluent in your native tongue for your children or where to get st■ turkey in Sapporo.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Japan to get information on institutions from your home country, including the American embassy.

From Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage to the scenic Japanese Alps, we’ll help you connect with supportive and friendly American expats in Japan.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Americans in Japan

Moreover, please feel free to attend our regular expat events and activities in Japan. Our get-togethers are very diverse and range from a cozy gathering to enjoy the traditional Japanese sushi and sashimi, to big expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Tokyo’s best locations. You can also participate in one of our expat trips to go and see the semi-tropical southern island of Okinawa as well as other beautiful landmarks in Japan.

Our meet-ups and activities are a great opportunity to mingle with expats from the United States of America and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Hello from our Americans living in Japan!