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So Much More Than Sushi: A Culinary Tour Of Japan

Monday June 18, 2018 (08:45:14)

Japan's geographical location sits in the middle of four bodies of water. In addition, it has a temperate climate, sufficient rainfall and fertile soil for agricultural farming and fishing, all of which provide a wealth of food sources for the country. A world-leading commercial fishing industry means seafood constitutes the base for dishes eaten by local people, alongside regionally grown rice, soybeans and vegetables. A meal often consists of steamed white rice, miso soup and a few side dishes (okazu) such as pickled vegetables. This balance of food types represents the traditional cuisine of the country (washoku).   more ...

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Why Are Expat Professionals Leaving Singapore For Japan?

Tuesday October 10, 2017 (07:28:56)

Singapore has been regarded as one of the best Asian destinations for expats from all over the world for a long time now. This island managed to upgrade itself from the third to the first world within a couple of decades after achieving independence from the Federation of Malaysia in 1965.   more ...

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Tokyo Is The World's Most Expensive City For Expats

Wednesday May 24, 2017 (12:50:54)
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Not every expat destination is created equal. Some cities will offer greater variety in entertainment or leisure activities while others will be focused entirely on work. One location may be surrounded by peaceful countryside; another might be a bustling concrete jungle.

Whatever might suit an expat best, exciting metropolis or sleepy hamlet, the reality is that most expats follow the money to their destination. The majority of expats will be travelling to a town or city that affords them the best job opportunities or where work is already waiting for them.   more ...

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Moving To Japan? Here's What You Need To Know Before You Arrive

Tuesday May 02, 2017 (15:43:55)
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In the future, foreign professionals as well as entrepreneurs, academic researchers and technical experts will be classed as highly skilled workers and have the privilege of being fast-tracked for permanent residency.

This means they will be able to apply after five years of living in the country, which is around half the time other expats looking for permanent residency will need to live there, though some skilled professionals may need only three years.   more ...

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Japan - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Wednesday March 22, 2017 (14:28:51)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Japan and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

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Eleven Weird Foods You'll Encounter When You Move To Japan

Friday January 06, 2017 (17:36:01)

Along with their own national dishes, the Japanese also give a twist to many popular foods (baked potato flavour KitKats, anyone?), including pizza and ice cream.

However, while many flavours may be available for these popular western choices, there are also lots of other unusual sounding and tasting creations and if, as an expat, you can get used to ice cream with jellyfish or beef tongue flavours or even fried chicken or octopus, then this country is for you.   more ...

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Japan - Recommended Blogs

Thursday December 15, 2016 (12:52:28)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at Japan and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

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Japan Is Seeking More Expats - Could You Be One Of Them?

Friday June 24, 2016 (09:55:19)
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The Land of the Rising Sun was once a shining beacon of high-tech innovation with an economy that burned brightly. Sadly, this has not lasted. After the boom, the inevitable bust has lead to a long-lasting decline.   more ...

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Top 10 Safety Tips For Expat Women In Japan

Saturday August 08, 2015 (14:22:36)
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Japan has a reputation for being exceptionally safe. The crime rate is incredibly low, and various international studies have placed Japan right at the top of the list of safe countries, along with places like Canada and Iceland. Japanese citizens reportedly have the lowest levels of safety-related anxiety in the world – people leave their homes unlocked and their keys in their vehicles, children walk to and from school on their own, and women often feel comfortable enough to be out late by themselves.   more ...

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Starting A Business In Japan - 4 Things You Should Know

Monday July 27, 2015 (13:31:15)
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Starting a business in Japan can be incredibly difficult for foreigners. Japanese bureaucracy can be extremely confusing and demanding, requiring huge amounts of paperwork and documentation, all of which needs to be done just right. This of course makes starting a business difficult enough even for Japanese citizens. However, foreign nationals need to also deal with the additional difficulties that come with the language and the culture.   more ...