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What You Need to Know When You Move to Japan

Your move to Japan couldn’t get any easier! To help ease the pain of all that pre-moving stress, Aki is here to get you acquainted with the necessary bits of information you need to know before you come to Japan.

Posted: 4 months ago by Tokyo Creative Quote

Your move to Japan couldn’t get any easier! To help ease the pain of all that pre-moving stress, Aki is here to get you acquainted with the necessary bits of information you need to know before you come to Japan.

Posted: 4 months ago by Elise Quote

Here's the essential list of things you should consider when you move to Japan, that was mentioned by Aki herself!

// Visa Application:
- Certificate of Eligibility (dependent on the visa you're applying for)
- Passport
- Your personal information: intended accommodation etc.

// When you're in Japan:
- Residency Card (Zairyu Card) upon arrival in Japan
- Signature Stamp (Hanko)
- Bank book
- Pension
- Health Insurance
- MyNumber

Most of us at the TC office has gone through this entire process as well so if you have any questions, don't be afraid to let us know here!!

Posted: 4 months ago by kuit.exe Quote

Thank you Elise for listing everything! ♥

This was a very informative video, really getting to the information that you might not think to ask or know how to research.
Thank you Aki for answering questions I didn't even know I had, in a way that's easy to understand! ♥

Looking forward to seeing more great and informative videos from the creators here!

Posted: 4 months ago by Dutchie Abroad Quote

This was super super helpful! I've made a video like this for the UK and will be making one for Australia as well and a lot of things are similar. Getting a bank account, health insurance, phone number, etc. Paying pension is very standard in these countries as well (though you can get it back if you're not staying permanently).

Again, great video Aki!

Posted: 3 months ago by Elise Quote
by Dutchie Abroad 4 months ago
This was super super helpful! I've made a video like this for the UK and will be making one for Australia as well and a lot of things are similar. Getting a bank account, health insurance, phone number, etc. Paying pension is very standard in these countries as well (though you can get it back if you're not staying permanently).

Again, great video Aki!

Oh damn Dutchie, please help me! I'm an Australian living in Japan but I have NO idea how this pension system works and how to report stuff to the ATO... if you know anything about this please!!! Help!! mE!!!!

Posted: 3 months ago by Elise Quote
by kuit.exe 4 months ago
Thank you Elise for listing everything! ♥

This was a very informative video, really getting to the information that you might not think to ask or know how to research.
Thank you Aki for answering questions I didn't even know I had, in a way that's easy to understand! ♥

Looking forward to seeing more great and informative videos from the creators here!

No problem Kuit ♥♥
I had no idea what to do when I moved to Japan so honestly, this video would've helped me a tonne if I watched it beforehand. Glad to know you liked it!

Posted: 3 months ago by Dutchie Abroad Quote
by Elise 3 months ago
Oh damn Dutchie, please help me! I'm an Australian living in Japan but I have NO idea how this pension system works and how to report stuff to the ATO... if you know anything about this please!!! Help!! mE!!!!

Oof, I don't know the details for Japan. You might want to google 'tax return Japan' or 'pension payback Japan'. It works different in each country. For example, in the UK I had to opt out of paying pensions, which I found out when I left, so I actually lost part of my pay to this. In Australia you can get back the superannuation you've paid AFTER your visa expires and you've left the country. So you'll have to look up the pension rules for foreigners in Japan.

Posted: 3 months ago by Elise Quote
by Dutchie Abroad 3 months ago
Oof, I don't know the details for Japan. You might want to google 'tax return Japan' or 'pension payback Japan'. It works different in each country. For example, in the UK I had to opt out of paying pensions, which I found out when I left, so I actually lost part of my pay to this. In Australia you can get back the superannuation you've paid AFTER your visa expires and you've left the country. So you'll have to look up the pension rules for foreigners in Japan.

Thanks Dutchie! Adulting is hard....

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