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Types of Visas for Family Members (Family Residence Status)

Foreign nationals with medium- to long-term residence status qualifications can apply for “family residence” qualifications when they want to bring a dependent spouse of child to Japan.

Opening a Bank Account

For foreign nationals to open bank accounts in Japan, they are required to be residents in accordance with foreign exchange and foreign trade law.

Tattoo culture in Japan: Is it true that those having tattoos are not allowed Onsen bathing?

Are tattoos taboo? Denied Onsen entry? Here is an answer to the frequently asked question and the reasons behind the tattoo culture in Japan.
Area Guide Tokyo

Tokyo Area Guide/Ningyocho in Chuo-Ku

The History and Characteristics of Ningyocho Area. Charm of downtown atmosphere. Ningyocho Station is a popular area with a downtown atmosphere located in Chuo -ku Tokyo. Ningyocho is lined with old-fashioned shops such as Amazake-y...

Acquiring a Cell Phone

When a medium- to long-term foreign resident in Japan enters into a contract for a cell phone, the content of this contract and the paperwork required varies depending on the service provider chosen.
Area Guide Tokyo

Area Guide Yokohama Minatomirai KANAGAWA Pref.

The History and Characteristics of Yokohama Minatomirai Area "Yokohama Minatomirai Station" has good access to Tokyo and is popular as a sightseeing spot and a fashionable spot. In recent years, high-rise condominiums, large-scale c...
Living in Tokyo

Using a prepaid train card – PASMO

Here you find how to make the most of PASMO, a prepaid smart card known as IC Card.

Procedures at the Ward Office for Moving

In Japan, when moving to a new address, you need to complete the moving-out procedure at the municipality where you created your certificate of residence, followed by the moving-in procedure at your new municipality.
Area Guide Tokyo

Tokyo Area Guide/Tokyo Roppongi-1 chome Minato-ku

Roppongi 1 chome, Area guile, Tokyo
Living in Tokyo

Living in Tokyo | Utility bill payments

What to know about the public utility system in Tokyo - water and electricity.