8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]
Life in Japan, Out and About August 17th, 2022

8 Top English-Speaking Hospitals in Tokyo [Updated 2022 Guide]

Bookmark this page so you’ll know where to turn in worst-case scenarios in Tokyo. Or share with a friend who needs help.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Register a Seal (Hanko) at a City Office [Vocab List + Guide]
Business August 3rd, 2022

How to Register a Seal (Hanko) at a City Office [Vocab List + Guide]

For anyone doing business in Japan, you’ll want to know how to register one of these. Our A to Z guide on how to get it done.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]
Life in Japan July 27th, 2022

How to Register in a New City in Japan [Step-by-Step Guide]

Start right. We guide you through your first visit to city office.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]
Life in Japan July 20th, 2022

Top English-Friendly Japanese Banks for Foreigners [2022 Guide]

Your first banking experience in Japan doesn't have to be a bad one.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents
Life in Japan July 13th, 2022

Neighborhood Associations in Japan: A Primer for Foreign Residents

Should you join one? What will happen if you don’t? We cover what to know as a renter or property owner in Japan.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]
Life in Japan July 6th, 2022

Japan’s Pension Refund for Foreigners [Updated 2022]

Here’s the big picture and then 2 step-by-step guides to reclaiming your money after leaving Japan.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan
Life in Japan July 1st, 2022

How to Get a Juminhyo (Resident Record) in Japan

A detailed guide so you can stop wondering.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
Dog Ownership in Japan: A Manual for Foreign Residents
Life in Japan June 24th, 2022

Dog Ownership in Japan: A Manual for Foreign Residents

Japan's new microchip registration for pets, what to do if your dog has hurt others, dog run etiquette, and more.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Get Married in Japan [Checklist & Guide]
Life in Japan June 17th, 2022

How to Get Married in Japan [Checklist & Guide]

A simple-to-follow guide for tying the knot in Japan. Necessary documents to prepare and precise steps to follow.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
What is Japan’s Family Register System (Koseki)?
Life in Japan June 10th, 2022

What is Japan’s Family Register System (Koseki)?

What should non-Japanese citizens know about Japan’s family register system (koseki)? Do foreign residents need a koseki? And more!
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist