Embarkation and Disembarkation Card Changes at Airports in Japan

Jun 23, 2016 By

From April 1, 2016, changes were made to the format of the Disembarkation Card for Foreign Nationals, Embarkation and Disembarkation Card for Re-entrants, and the Embarkation Card for Foreign Nationals was discontinued. The new format will no longer have some boxes such as "nationality/region", "sex" and "passport number", and in order to prevent the omission of...[ Click to read more ]

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Bicycling in Japan – Know the Laws

May 27, 2016 By Bert Wishart

The time has come again for commuters to abandon the stress and discomfort of the public transport system in favor of their trusty bicycle.  Before you saddle up and join them, it is important to know the "rules of the road," or the laws governing riding a bicycle on the streets of Japan....[ Click to read more ]


Relocate to Japan – Arriving in Tokyo via Narita Airport

Jul 13, 2015 By

Tokyo enjoys two international options: Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) and Narita International Airport. Narita International Airport is actually located 60 km east of Tokyo in Chiba prefecture, and was for many years the only airport providing international air service to the area.  While offering the majority of international flight options, its...[ Click to read more ]

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Relocate to Japan – Before Arrival

Jul 08, 2015 By Admin

Relo Japan, another part of the H&R Group of companies, helps businesses relocate employees to Japan. Our international team of experienced, multi-lingual consultants is dedicated to providing the highest level of relocation support available. Our relocation service programs are designed to alleviate the burdens of international assignments, so you can focus...[ Click to read more ]

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Finding Ibuprofen or Pain Relievers in Japan

Feb 07, 2015 By Ray Proper

Like me, you might have brought medicines with you from home when you came to Japan, but eventually those run out and you will need to get more somehow.  Importing medicines and drugs into Japan should not be taken lightly. Some items are perfectly acceptable. But while items containing codeine are...[ Click to read more ]


What to do if You Lose Your Residence Card

Jun 27, 2014 By Bert Wishart

When living in a foreign country, there are many exciting and wonderful things to see and do. However, not knowing the local language can sometimes, initially at least, make ordinary and commonplace tasks appear somewhat daunting. One of these such things is dealing with official documentation and bureaucracy, particularly when doing...[ Click to read more ]

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Importing Pets into Nagoya

Apr 08, 2014 By Ray Proper

When relocating to Japan you may find yourself unable to give up your family pet for the duration of your life in Japan, but don’t worry because you don’t have to! The process of importing a pet into Japan is time consuming, but it is not hard. One thing you...[ Click to read more ]


International Driver’s Licenses in Japan

Oct 16, 2013 By Ray Proper

We are still getting reports that drivers presenting International Driving Permits (IDPs) at the licensing center are being told to come back once their existing permit expires. Drivers need to understand that although there is one law, there are different interpretations of it by police in each prefecture. We recommend...[ Click to read more ]

Getting Your Scooter License in Nagoya

Jul 19, 2013 By Ray Proper

If you live in Nagoya itself, you do not need much in the way of a car or scooter to get around-a bicycle would likely be more than sufficient.  For those times when it is just a little too far, the public transportation system is pretty convenient and will generally...[ Click to read more ]