Living Guide in Tokyo / RISE Corp.

To make yourself comfortable to live in Tokyo and Yokohama.

Japan

Japan

What is the red triangle on the window? | Japanese architectural design standards

A red triangle on the window indicates a fire brigade entrance, essential for some buildings under the Japanese building standards law.
Japan

Japanese systems of measurement | Living in Tokyo

Japan uses the metric system and some other traditional units of measurement in everyday life.
Japan

Is a hanko no longer needed? – All about Hanko stamps and Inkan seals

Inkan and Hanko are equivalent to signatures in Japan. Here are all about those items that are still required amid the digital transformation.
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Convenience store is really convenient in Japan

In Japan, convenience stores are at every corner, more than in any other country. Known in Japanese as “konbini,” the country has approximately 50,000 convenience stores, with 7,000 of these in Tokyo alone.
VISA

Changing Visa Types

Accordingly, if you would like to carry out activities which differ from those permitted by your current visa, you need to change your visa type to one which permits these activities. This process is called submitting an "Application for Change of Status of Residence."
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Rental properties in Japan | Paying tax on rent on behalf of a foreign owner

In Japan, renting a rental property from an owner living abroad may require tax-withholding when paying the rent.
VISA

Visa Renewal

Foreign nationals who have received a resident status qualification visa which gives them permission to work must carry out the renewal process prior to the end of the valid period of this visa.
VISA

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.