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Last Updated: March, 2015
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MOVING TO JAPAN
Are you considering relocating to Japan to kick start your career, pay off that student loan or because you need a serious change in scenery - but you just don't know how to move to Japan?
The thought of moving overseas and living in Japan is exciting. But living abroad in a country that has a foreign language, exotic diet and unique culture can quickly turn exciting into overwhelming. There is so much to consider and plan (not to mention the expense) that in the end you may decide against going. This is a missed opportunity indeed for Japan is a fascinating place to live, work and play.
This website exists so you won't miss your once in a lifetime. It contains vital information about moving to Japan. It also introduces you to the ultimate timeless survival guide written specifically for people like you - newcomers to Japan. It's called, Tokyo? No Problem.
Tokyo? No Problem is more than a survival guide. It is a timeless road map, an educational tool and a passport to reduced stress and enhanced living for newcomers to Japan. (Just check out the Table of Contents.)
Can you get by without this book? Of course - anyone can get by. But why not make the most of your big move? Arming yourself with this book from the beginning will make a world of difference to your Japan experience from Day 1 onward - personally, professionally and financially. But it does require your committment to apply the information in the book to daily living. Are you up for the challenge?
3 SMART QUESTIONS
Is it a good time to move to Japan?
With recent parliamentary elections and in spite of the global economic slow-down, resilient Japan is striving to get on the road to economic recovery more than most other industrialized nations with a strong currency that is getting stronger. This means more companies hiring and more job opportunities.
Will it be difficult to find employment in Japan?
In today's global market, the Japanese understand the importance of having an international community and foreign workers - especially in trying times. This is why the Japanese government grants so many work visas. If you have something to offer and meet Japan's prerequisites, then Japan will grant you some type of work visa - simply because they know your services are needed.
Isn't Japan's cost of living quite high?
When it comes to the cost of living, Japan has gotten a bad rap. Japan has had about a decade of deflation, which means prices have remained virtually unchanged for the past 10+ years. In fact, prices for most consumer goods are actually cheaper than prices in the west and often of better quality. When you add deflation to an attractive salary, abundant free-lance work and a powerful yen, you soon realize that not only can you make ends meet but you also have a healthy discretionary income.