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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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Healthcare in Japan for English Speakers

2017/12/07

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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Opening a Bank Account in Japan

2017/08/14

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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Online Grocery Shopping in Japan: 8 ...

2017/07/12

Even if you don't drive in Japan and the nearest grocery store isn't within walking distance, shopping for food and daily necessities doesn't have to be a chore. With the country's efficient, advanced and reliable door-to-door delivery service - where you can specify the time of delivery and rest...

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Japanese warning system - J-ALERT

2017/06/12

Japan lies on the circum-Pacific volcanic belt and we cannot avoid the possibility of the occurrence of the large-scale earthquake and volcanic eruption. In addition, there is a neighboring country which frequently test-fires the ballistic missiles, and it is increasing the risk that missiles hit...

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What Expats Should Know About Drivin ...

2017/04/18

Driving in a foreign country may be challenging. In Japan, the traffic flows on the left and many foreigners might have the impression that the roads are extremely narrow. Road signs in Japanese can be confusing which could make you nervous while driving. The following information will help yo...

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Japan’s Residency Management System ...

2017/04/18

If you’re moving to Japan, one thing you definitely need to be aware of is what’s called the “Residency Management System.” This is what the Immigration Bureau of Japan calls their system for tracking the residency of foreigners in Japan. This system started on July 9th, 2012 and introduces some...

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Household Electronic Appliances in Japan

2017/02/11

When a foreigner moves long-term to Japan such as for starting a new life as an expat, you will need to use household appliances in the residence you lease. If you bring appliances from your home country, you will face a lot of cumbersome matters. Here we show below the guidance on the voltage an...

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Money in Japan (Banknotes and Coins)

2017/02/10

Despite growth of credit card use, you will still find yourself paying by cash on many occasions in your daily Tokyo life. Surprisingly, there are still many restaurants and stores which will not accept credit card payments. Here we explain to you the official currency of Japan and how to use it...

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