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  • Connect with fellow Germans in Japan

  • Get information in our Japan guide

  • Join exciting events and activities

  • Exchange tips about expat life 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 Germans living in Japan

Would you like to get in touch with other Germans in Japan? Are you in need of help and advice from your German compatriots? Or would you like to join other German 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 Germany 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 German expats in Japan, coming from all corners of Germany - from Hamburg, over Berlin to Munich.

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    From Germany, living in Tokyo
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    From Germany, living in Tokyo
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    From Germany, living in Tokyo
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    From Germany, living in Tokyo
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    From Germany, living in Tokyo
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    From Germany, living in Nagoya
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    From Germany, living in Nagoya
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    From Germany, living in Nagoya
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    From Germany, living in Nagoya
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    From Germany, living in Nagoya

Meet other Germans in Japan

Meet other Germans at our events in Japan

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

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Forum Posts by Germans in Japan

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

  • Moving stuff on Tokyo
    3 replies
    Jul 6, 5:53 AM
    Community member

    Hi again Stefanie, I can see how things would be difficult for you then. Let me know if you need any more help! :) Sabine

  • Reasonable expat single living space
    6 replies
    May 21, 6:24 PM
    Community member

    Thanks a lot for the advice. Done my homework now and hope to hit azabu.

  • Intensive course for Japanese
    4 replies
    May 21, 6:28 PM
    Community member

    Japanese is a difficult language for most foreigners...Even for Japanese themselves, I heard.

Ask experienced German expats in Japan!

  • Where can I find German food?
  • Where can I meet other Germans?
  • Are there German schools in my city?

Find other Germans to share your hobbies with

Find Tips and Advice on Japan from German Expats

Of course, expat living in Japan is not just about shipping your belongings and filing in some bureaucratic papers. Regular socializing with fellow Germans 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 Germans in Japan, residing in Tokyo, Sapporo, the Kansai Region and many other places throughout the country. Just take a look at our group of Germans in Tokyo or Germans in Osaka.

If you ever wish to have a chat in your native language, discover where to shop for German food or discuss your favorite sports team's latest match, become a member of the Japanese InterNations Community:

  • Look up our top quality network to get to know open-minded expats from Germany 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 roast pork with Knödel in Sapporo.
  • Search the InterNations Places database for Japan to get information on institutions from your home country, including the German 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 German expats in Japan.

Join Our Expat Activities and Mingle with Fellow Germans 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 Germany and various other countries in a casual setting. Interested? Just sign up and you’ll soon be receiving a cordial Grüß Gott from our Germans living in Japan!