Gathered here is a collection of articles containing information about immigration in Japan as well as information about various laws, along with Japan's administrative system and its procedures that are necessary for everyone residing in Japan.
Our guides listed below contain information covering topics such as the "My Number" system, the Residency Management System, income tax payments, various age limits, a list of embassies in Tokyo and more.
This is a summary of the Japanese government’s response to Covid-19 and the countermeasures taken. In this article you can learn about the situations regarding immigration, socio-economic activities, schools, and more. We hope this information will be helpful for those who are planning on moving or…Read more
For foreign nationals who are planning to enter Japan by following the guidelines of the Residence Track framework, there are certain procedures that need to be followed. In this article you can learn what preparations are necessary before entering Japan. If you do not follow these procedures or pr…Read more
Once every 5 years, the Japanese government conducts a nationwide Census which is to be the most important statistical survey. This year (2020) is the Census (Kokusei Chousa) year and the deadline of its submission is on October 7th. This Census covers everyone who has lived or plans to live in Jap…Read more
The Japanese Government provides Rent Relief Grants - Housing Security Benefits (住居確保給付金 - Jûkyo Kakuho Kyûfukin) for a certain period of time for people who have trouble with paying rent due to the loss of job, closing of a business, or falling into a situation equivalent to these. This system's p…Read more
If you're moving to Japan, one thing you definitely need to be aware of is what's called the "Residency Management System". This is what the Immigration Bureau of Japan calls their system for tracking the residency of foreigners in Japan. This system started on July 9th of 2012 and introduced some c…Read more
Once you are in Japan and have a fixed residence or are staying at a service apartment that allows their address to be registered as your residence, the first thing you will need to do is head to the municipal office and register your address. This article will cover the procedures used to register…Read more
Every citizen in Japan has an Individual Number (called My Number). We would like to provide guidance especially for mid and long term foreign residents in Japan, regarding the “My Number” system. About Foreign Residents A “My Number” will be issued to all registered residents who have a residentia…Read more
For those who already have an established company abroad and would like to expand their business to Japan, there are 3 types of operations you can choose from to incorporate your business. You can either establish a Representative Office, a Branch Office, or a Subsidiary Company. In Japan, a Repres…Read more
Benjamin Franklin aptly stated: “...in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”. While tax season is dreaded no matter what country you live in, for many lucky foreign residents living in Japan it’s possible that the confusion and hours or research spent in filing Japan…Read more
Whether you are filing individual tax returns or hoping to establish a new business, financial issues can be complicated. These difficulties will no doubt be compounded upon moving to a country like Japan, where you will face the intricacies of a different financial system on top of linguistic and…Read more
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