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
My Number Card for Foreigners in Japan: A Quick Start Guide
Life in Japan June 3rd, 2022

My Number Card for Foreigners in Japan: A Quick Start Guide

What to know to start benefiting today—just in time for those My Number reward points in June 2022.
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Amy Yamashita
Amy Yamashita Community Specialist
How to Submit a Moving-out Form in Japan
Life in Japan May 27th, 2022

How to Submit a Moving-out Form in Japan

What is tenshutsu todoke? When should I submit it? Can I use a proxy? We cover 3 methods, give you a step-by-step guide, and answer all your pressing questions.
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Kenichi Yamamoto
Kenichi Yamamoto Research Specialist
Top 6 Jobs To Work From Home In Japan For Foreigners
Life in Japan May 18th, 2022

Top 6 Jobs To Work From Home In Japan For Foreigners

The pandemic Covid-19 has changed how we work. Working from home or remote work has become a norm. Working from home has opened up many opportunities for freelancers to find suitable employment.
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Ruby Doan
Ruby Doan Staff Writer
5 Fascinating Reasons Why People Like Virtual Mail
Mail Trivia May 11th, 2022

5 Fascinating Reasons Why People Like Virtual Mail

A great virtual mail service helps you go paperless, simplify workflow, access and avoid missing important mail and delegate tasks.
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Ruby Doan
Ruby Doan Staff Writer