Driving In Japan – A Few Tips For Expats

Public transport in Japan’s cities is known to be quite good, and many who live in or visit the country prefer to opt out of driving. However, the rural areas are not too well connected, and if you need to travel beyond the major cities, it may become necessary to have your own vehicle. The … Read more

5 Experiences You Must Try As An Expat In Japan

Japan has always been an expat-friendly destination with its high standard of living, comprehensive social welfare systems and interesting cuisine. It is also a unique country that offers many exciting experiences and activities that you probably won’t find in any other country in the world. Here are 5 experiences you must try in Japan. Take … Read more

André Moreira, Japan

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 … Read more

The “New Resident Card” System in Japan

courtesy of H&R Group On July 9, 2012 the new Residency Management system comes into effect. There are two main ways the structure is changing: 1. The Alien Registration System is ending and will be replaced by a residency management system, under the authority of the Immigration Bureau of the Justice Ministry. A “Residence Card” … Read more

Erica Knecht, Kyushu

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 … Read more

Jerrmarco Rhodes, Hekinan-shi (City)

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 … Read more