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.
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.
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.
Living in Tokyo | Utility bill payments
What to know about the public utility system in Tokyo - water and electricity.
Things that will make you confused about a Japanese-style house
Information about the Japanese lifestyle and housing facilities, deeply related to Japan's culture and climate.
Living in Japan: Musician friendly rental houses/apartments
What to know about rental properties, houses, apartments, allowing renters to play the piano and other musical instruments.
Japanese style houses | Washitsu rooms and room size measurement
Rooms in traditional Japanese style are called Washitsu, comprise of Tatami mats spread on the floor and wood fittings that include Shoji and Fusuma.
Driving a motor vehicle in Japan | Traffic rules
Things to know about driving a motor vehicle in Japan, basic traffic rules and road conditions. How to drive in Japan!