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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.
Area Guide Tokyo

Kanagawa Area Guide / CENTER KITA & CENTER MINAMI, Yokohama

Kanagawa Area Guide/ Center Kita and Center Minami, Yokohama
Area Guide Tokyo


Comfortable, Local-oriented neighborhoods on the Toyoko Line Both names  Gakugeidaigaku and Toritsudaigaku, originated from “universities (daigaku)” which were located in the area until the 1960s and 1990s. What do you like about th...

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.
Living in Tokyo

Riding electrically power-assisted bicycles (e-bikes) in central Tokyo

Things to know about riding an electrically power-assisted bicycle (e-bikes) in Tokyo, the traffic rules, and how to make use of it.

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, 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.