Moving to Japan


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Expats moving to Japan with an open mind will find themselves immersed in the wonderful idiosyncrasies of Japanese culture, and empowered by the opportunity for adventure.
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Working in Japan can be especially lucrative for expats; and many will find that despite the country’s reputation as one of the most expensive destinations in the world, competitive markets have made for good deals and negotiable costs of living as of late.
 
Japan is an island nation that prides itself on its innovation, strong economy and rich heritage. Expats often comment on the friction found between the country’s strong traditionalist roots and its worship of modern technology and forward-thinking ideals.

Moving to Japan will expose expats to strange contradictory sights side-by-side, like a temple next to a pachinko (slot machine) gambling parlour, next to an anime figurine shop.
 
Like most major global cities, life in the capital Tokyo is fast-paced and full of interesting and unusual experiences. In the countryside and in smaller cities expats will be more likely to taste the traditional Japan of old; commonly associated with tea ceremonies, tatami mats and rice paddies. Kyoto has a more tranquil feel to it, and Osaka boasts a bustling nightlife.
 
Great pride is taken in Japanese regional variations and specialities, making for a strangely differentiated experience at times. The country has an extremely well-developed infrastructure, with very efficient public transportation systems, postal services, communications technology and road networks.

Expats moving to Japan will be relieved to learn that it is an extremely safe country with very little crime, making for a unique sense of peace of mind for expats living here.

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