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Edmund Taylor

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

Marina Salgado

"In such a huge city, InterNations has created great events for expats to meet in Tokyo."

InterNations – The Place for South Africans Living in Japan

Want to connect with the expat community of South Africans in Japan? Looking for South African compatriots to help you with your questions on expat life? Or are you looking for other South African expats to go on an excursion to Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage with?

InterNations Japan offers everything you might need as an expat, no matter whether you already live in Japan or are still in South Africa planning your upcoming foreign assignment. InterNations is the leading platform among expatriates and global minds in all countries around the world. Needless to say, our community of South African expats in Japan is going very strong, with members having roots all across South Africa - from Durban, over Johannesburg to Cape Town.

Meet other South Africans at our events in Japan

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

Find More Information in Our Japan Expat Guides

Forum Posts by South Africans in Japan

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

Tips and Advice on Japan from Your Fellow South African Expats

Obviously, expat life in Japan goes well beyond shipping your belongings and taking care of red tape. Socializing with fellow South Africans is an important facet of living abroad and can be a huge stepping stone in getting to know the Japanese mentality and way of life. South Africans in Japan are a part of our community, calling cities such as Sapporo, the Kansai Region, Tokyo, and many others home. You can use InterNations to look for fellow South Africans in Tokyo, for example.

Wondering where to shop for South African delicatessen, want to discuss your national team's latest match, or simply talk to someone in your native language? Become a member of the Japanese InterNations Community!

  • Our network is the best place to meet expats from South Africa.
  • On the Japan Expat Forums, you can get competent answers to all your expat-related questions: how to find a babysitter fluent in your mother tongue, where to get bobotie in Tokyo, etc.
  • The InterNations Places database for Japan has information on the nearest South African embassy and many other institutions.

From Shikoku, the smallest island, famous for its 88-temple pilgrimage to the scenic Japanese Alps, you can meet supportive and friendly South African expats in Japan on InterNations.

Meet and Mingle with Fellow South Africans in Japan

Additionally, InterNations hosts regular expat events and activities in Japan. Our get-togethers are sure to cater to your taste as well: as a member, you can partake in cozy gatherings to enjoy some Japanese sushi and sashimi, join one of our huge expat celebrations with hundreds of participants in Tokyo’s best locations, and much more. Want to discover Japan? Go on a weekend trip with your fellow expats to see Hokkaido's wide open spaces and snowy frontier and other beautiful landmarks.

Our meet-ups and activities offer many wonderful opportunities to mingle with expatriates hailing from South Africa and dozens of other countries in a casual setting. Just sign up for your InterNations membership and you’ll soon hear a cordial Siya namkela nonke, welkom, isibingelelo from our South Africans living in Japan!