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The Expat's Guide to Japan

Newest edition "The Expat's Guide to Japan 2015" released on Dec.15.

The Expat's Guide to Japan is a compact guidebook that covers all the basic yet essential information to help make living in and around Tokyo more pleasant and convenient. It provides sufficient and up-to-date information including visa & residency procedures, public services, accommodations, education, medical care, emergencies, shops & restaurants, supplemented by a directory of useful references. Since its first issue in September 2008, the handbook has been distributed to the foreign community through embassies, municipal offices, chamber of commerce, international schools, hospitals & clinics, and foreign companies, and has gained reputation among its readers.

This edition is also aimed at tourists to Japan as well as short-term residents, and contains information on convenient passes and services for short-term stayers.

"The Expat's Guide to Japan" is now available online at with regular featured articles on a wide selection of themes, keeping you updated on what's happening in Tokyo and its surroundings: new restaurants, festivals, shopping areas, travel destinations and a whole lot more.

Product Name
The Expat's Guide to Japan 2015
Date of Issue
Dec. 15, 2014
4-color, side-stitch, 104 pages
A5 (H: 210mm X W: 148mm)
English-speaking residents in the Tokyo/Yokohama area, executives/employees of foreign companies and their families, embassy staff, etc.

Ch 01 Basic Information

Climate, Currency, Custom, Conversion Chart, Holidays, Annual Events, etc.

Ch 02 Visas&Residency

Visas, Alien Registration, Residency, Marriage, Births, etc.

Ch 03 Starting a Business

Setting up a business in Japan, Permissions and Registrations, Finding an Office, Corporate Taxes, Attorneys, Finding a Job, etc.

Ch 04 Settling In

Utilities (Electricity, Gas, Water), Telephone, Internet, Media, Mail & Courier, Bank Accounts, Taxes, etc.

Ch 05 Housing

Housing, Relocation, Furnishings, Moving, Housekeeping, Pets, Garbage, etc.

Ch 06 Cars

Driving Rules, License Transfer, Owning a Car, Parking, Gas Stations, etc.

Ch 07 Shopping

Types of Shops, Prices, Sale Seasons, List of Shops

Ch 08 Eating Out

Japanese Cuisine, Popular Eating Places, List of Restaurants

Ch 09 Education

International Schools, Japanese Schools, List of International Schools & Preschools

Ch 10 Medical Care

Japanese Clinics & Hospitals, Medicine, Insurance, List of Clinics & Hospitals

Ch 11 Health, Sports, & Body Care

Beauty Salons, Spas, Fitness Clubs, Participatory Sports

Ch 12 Community & Recreation

Membership Clubs, Societies, Groups & Events, City Entertainment, Parks & Gardens, Museums, Spectator Sports, Japanese Culture, Learning Japanese

Ch 13 Trips & Entertainment

Sightseeing in Central Tokyo, Day Trips from Tokyo, Amusement Parks, Kids Attraction, Zoos & Aquariums, etc.

Ch 14 Transportation

Trains & Subways, Buses, Taxis, Haneda & Narita Airports, Various Services, Railway Maps


*World Heritage, Festivals and Seasonal Events.
*Basic Japanese Words and Phrases.
*Emergencies & Disaster Prevention - Emergencies, Natural Disasters, Emergency Talk 119.
*Maps - Roppongi, Hiroo, Azabu, Atago, Shibuya, Omotesando, Ginza, Shinjuku, Ebisu, Shirokane, Yokohama, Yamate

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If you would like a copy (or more!) of "The Expat's Guide to Japan" please provide the following information and we will directly send it to you. Both private and corporate use are welcome. Please use it as a tool to welcome newly arrived foreign workers at your office. We are also happy to send sample copies. Please note: Shipping within Japan only.
- Your name
- Your company name/address/phone/e-mail
- Desired number of copies

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