Living Guide in Tokyo / RISE Corp.

To make yourself comfortable to live in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Japan

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Acquiring a Certificate of Residence

A certificate of residence is a document verifying your current address and other information registered in the basic resident register for the municipality where you live.
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Entering and Re-entering Japan with a Working Visa

Generally speaking, foreign nationals entering Japan after receiving a residence status qualification which allows work (working visa) will be given a residence card at the airport when their entry is approved.
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Switching from a Short-Term Visa to a Working Visa

With a short-term visa, even if you find work during your stay, switching to a working visa is generally not approved. However, there is a method which is an exception to this rule.
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About Japanese Visas

Visas are required for entry into Japan (immigration inspection), while resident status provides permission for carrying out certain activities in Japan after passing the inspections at the departure and arrival airports and entering the country.
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Japanese religion

How Religious are the Japanese? You will see the day-to-day fact of the amazing life in Japan.