Get expat health and financial news, interesting expat articles, social media recommendations and more in your inbox each month - free!

We respect your privacy - we don't spam and you can unsubscribe at any time.

±Compare Expat Providers

Expat Health Insurance Quotes

Foreign Currency Exchange Quotes

International Moving Quotes

We're very social! Follow Expat Focus on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+

Expat Focus Facebook PageExpat Focus on TwitterExpat Focus Pinterest PageExpat Focus Google+ Page

Notify me when new content is added about a country

±Expat Focus Partners

±Financial Advice / Services

Expert advice from professionals you can trust


Expat Experiences > Japan


Jonathan, Tokyo

Posted by: Carole on Thursday July 30, 2015 (12:54:10)   (653 Reads)
Who are you?

My name is Jonathan, originally from the UK, and live in central Tokyo writing about some of the more curious aspects of Japan in my blog TenguLife.com after being a full-time expat working in Sports, Luxury and Automotive over the years.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Japan


Annabelle, Tochigi

Posted by: Carole on Sunday March 08, 2015 (22:34:53)   (959 Reads)
Who are you?

Hi! My name is Annabelle. I'm a 24 year old woman from Wellington, New Zealand. I write a blog about my experiences called Origami Kiwi.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I've always had an interest in languages, travel, and teaching. With that in mind, after graduating from university I applied to the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. In August 2013 I was accepted, and moved to Tochigi prefecture, Japan. I came here as an assistant language teacher, and I'm still here teaching English in a senior high school.

What challenges did you face during the move?   more ...

Expat Experiences > Japan


André Moreira, Japan

Posted by: Carole on Tuesday February 04, 2014 (01:17:42)   (1704 Reads)
Who are you?

I'm André, 23-year-old, Portuguese!

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

Ever since my childhood I grew interest for Japan. From the anime to the culture, from the culture to the language, and from the language to the society itself. After finishing my Computer Engineering University Course in Portugal, in March 2012, I decided to change my life and pursue my dream of studying and living in Japan, because it was an experience I wanted to have, and I somehow felt that Japan would have an important role in my future.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Japan


Erica Knecht, Kyushu

Posted by: Jamie on Tuesday November 29, 2011 (19:46:58)   (2689 Reads)
Erica Knecht
Hi, I’m Erica Knecht, mother, trailing spouse, freelance writer, and lover of airports and train stations. I’m originally Canadian, but I’ve lived in six different countries, and currently call Kyushu in Southern Japan “home.”

The first time I moved abroad I was sixteen. As a starry-eyed teenager with an ardent case of wanderlust, I did a semester abroad in the South of France. I did two more stints in France before moving on to India, Switzerland, China and beyond.

Most recently, I found myself in Japan at the behest of my husband’s career.   more ...

Expat Experiences > Japan


Jerrmarco Rhodes, Hekinan-shi (City)

Posted by: Jamie on Tuesday November 29, 2011 (19:41:18)   (2543 Reads)
Jerrmarco Rhodes
I'm Jerrmarco Rhodes from Atlanta, Ga, USA. I live in the Aichi prefecture, Hekinan-shi(City) in Japan. I'm an expert on learning languages. I speak English Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, expert on expat living and a world traveler.

I've always wanted to live in a foreign country ever since I started learning foreign languages. While I was in college, I started learning Japanese and wanted to improve my language skills, so instead of studying abroad programs which limits the length of stay in most cases for up to one year, I chose to wait until after graduation and go to Japan for at least 3 years or more. After job searching and finally finding a great company, I went to Japan in August 2008 and I'm still here.   more ...

Expat Health Insurance Partners

Aetna International

Our award-winning expatriate business provides health benefits to more than 650,000 members worldwide. In addition, we have helped develop world-class health systems for governments, corporations and providers around the world. We want to be the global leader in delivering world-class health solutions, making quality health care more accessible and empowering people to live healthier lives.

Bupa Global

At Bupa we have been helping individuals and families live longer, healthier, happier lives for over 60 years. We are trusted by expats in 190 different countries and have links with healthcare organisations throughout the world. So whether you're moving abroad for a change of career or a change of scene, with our international private health insurance you will always be in safe hands.

Cigna International

Cigna has worked in international health insurance for more than 30 years. Today, Cigna has over 71 million customer relationships around the world. Looking after them is an international workforce of 31,000 people, plus a network of over 1 million hospitals, physicians, clinics and health and wellness specialists worldwide, meaning you have easy access to treatment.