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All Japan Relocation provides news articles on everyday life covering various places in Japan for expats, as well as tenancy management related information for the HR department for foreign companies.

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Where to get a Covid-19 PCR Test and ...

2020/08/14

  Due to the coronavirus infection being contagious, depending on the country you plan to travel to, you may need a PCR test before you leave Japan. In this article, we have made a list of medical institutions that allow you to take a PCR test without having any of the symptoms of the coronaviru...

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Covid-19: The Current Situation in J ...

2020/08/14

This is a summary of the Japanese government’s response to Covid-19 and the countermeasures taken. In this article you can learn about the situations regarding immigration, socio-economic activities, schools, and more. We hope this information will be helpful for those who are planning on movin...

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The New Coronavirus - Where to Call ...

2020/08/14

If you are feeling sick or worried about the coronavirus (Covid-19), please consult with your doctor or the consultation center (see below).   The Latest News about the New Coronavirus Please follow the latest information on these websites.   Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare About Coronavi...

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14-Day Self Quarantine Package: Coro ...

2020/07/06

Due to the current worldwide Covid-19 situation, all arriving in Japan will be subject to quarantine for a 14-day period in a designated hotel / serviced apartment and are not able to use public transport to their place of quarantine. A medical observation will be carried out during this period....

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Opening a Bank Account in Japan

2020/05/12

Opening a bank account in Japan is a relatively easy process, but like all things here you will need to have patience and be armed with all of the required documents before you walk into your closest bank branch. Most Japanese banks are open from 9:00-15:00, Monday to Friday, except for nation...

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The My Number System in Japan and ho ...

2020/05/12

Starting in October of 2015, every citizen in Japan received a notification by mail (by “notification card”) regarding their 12-digit Social Security and Tax Number (also called Individual Number or “My Number”). Information about this new system has been brought up frequently across various me...

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English-Friendly Massage Therapists ...

2020/05/01

Massages and adjustments are some of the most refreshing ways to help rescue your body from the wear and tear that the bustle of Tokyo brings. Luckily, Tokyoites feel the same way, with massage and chiropractic clinics found throughout the city. Keep your body feeling great by visiting one of f...

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COVID-19: Cash Handout for Residents ...

2020/04/21

The Japanese government decided to hand out 100,000 yen for residents in Japan for the economic support to the coronavirus outbreak. Every person listed on Japan's Basic Resident Register as of April 27 2020 will receive the amount regardless of nationality. If you are registered as a resident...

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Cycling in Japan: Bicycle Rules & Re ...

2020/04/03

Cycling in Japan reveals a side of the city most never see. Unchanged neighborhoods, hidden temples, quaint family run stores, and parks and museums galore can be visited far easier on two wheels than by train or even car. So, whether you are riding a top of the range imported model or a single...

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Plastic Shopping Bags will be Charg ...

2020/04/03

  From July 2020, retailers in Japan will charge fees for plastic bags and it is mandatory. Some retail chains and drug stores started charging fees from April. The law applies to all retail stores including convenience stores like Familymart, Seven-Eleven or Lawson. Now it's time to carry a...

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Floods in Japan and Safety Tips and ...

2020/03/11

Japan, located in the eastern end of Monsoon Asia, one of the world's rainy regions, has an average annual rainfall of 1718 mm, which is about twice the global average (880 mm). Moreover, the precipitation in Japan fluctuates greatly from season to season, and is concentrated in the rainy seas...

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Important Notice: Concerning prevent ...

2020/03/10

Request to all Customers, Thank you for your understating and cooperation in taking the following measures to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and enabling us to protect you - our important client - and our staff. -Our staff are required to wear masks to protect themselves from the virus. We w...

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Public Schools in Tokyo - English an ...

2020/02/12

Current status of language support in public elementary and junior high schools in Tokyo Deciding to enroll your child in a public Japanese school may be a bit scary at first but is a great opportunity to have your child immerse themselves in Japanese culture. Some questions that may come to m...

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Healthcare in Japan for English Speakers

2020/02/07

Medical care in Japan is comparable to that found in any Western country. Japan has a broad range of clinics and hospitals that offer all types of medical care, from checkups and routine vaccinations to complex surgeries and emergency care. That said, the health system in Japan does differ quite...

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English speaking Japanese cooking cl ...

2020/01/28

  Here is a collection of information on English speaking cooking classes in Tokyo. You can learn how to cook typical home-made and traditional Japanese dishes. Our list has a variety of options such as classes for beginner recipes that you can easily cook at home, healthy Japanese foods and veg...

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Emergency Free Wi-Fi Service 00000JAPAN

2020/01/07

There are several types of natural disasters in Japan such as earthquakes, typhoons, and floods. During an emergency situation, having an Internet Connection is very important and can potentially save yourself and your family’s life. With an internet connection, you can post or access informat...

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English-speaking Nail Salons in Tokyo

2019/12/11

The outstanding technique of Japanese nail art is very much respected worldwide. Japan is the home to many well-trained professional nail artists. The popularity comes from many different varieties of nail art, the precise skills, and quality. Listed below are English speaking nail salons loca...

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Japanese Consumption Tax (VAT)

2019/12/02

  In Japan, the current consumption tax was raised to 10% starting October 2019. In this article, we cover the following aspects regarding Japanese Consumption Tax. ・Consumption tax in Japan and how it’s displayed in Shops・The history of Japanese consumption tax・Who is eligible to do? Tax fre...

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Free Apps and Websites to Protect Yo ...

2019/10/11

When natural disaster happens (such an earthquakes or typhoons), it's important to obtain accurate information and understand the meaning. There are several Apps and Websites which are provided in English. Here are some must-have Apps to prevent you from natural disasters and also informative we...

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Bringing Medication to Japan: What t ...

2019/10/02

What to Know Before Bringing Medication to Japan Your health is the most important resource you have. Eating well, hydrating, and exercising can do wonders for your body, but what do you do when you need medicine in Japan? Many of us have prescriptions or over-the-counter medications we’d like...

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