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Moving to Japan for Work? Here's What You Need to Know


December 8, 2020 ( Newswire) Moving to Japan can be exciting. The land of the rising sun has managed to captivate the heart of anyone who went exploring the little island country, and that's why many people are packing up and moving their entire life there.

But when it comes to moving to a whole new country with a whole different culture than where you were raised, questions start coming your way.

Are you going to adapt to the way things are done in Japan? How are you going to perform at work? How complicated setting up your life from scratch it's going to be?

Well, we're going to go over this and a lot more in this article. Everything from fun facts about life in Japan, to what you should expect as the "new normal" when you move there. So, let's get started without wasting any more time!

Sort out the health insurance before you move to have a piece of mind.

One of the first things that you'll have to figure out is health insurance in Japan. Our pro tip is to start looking into the matter before you even more there.

One of the beautiful things about Japan is that they have universal coverage that ex-pats can take advantage of since the sixties! You will have to do a bit of paperwork and research upon arrival, so we advise you to speak with a local professional who can help you get everything set up once you're there.

Prepare to spend less time in commutes as Japan has bullet trains traveling faster than the speed of sound!

The second great thing that you get by moving to Japan is the fact that you no longer have to spend three hours a day commuting from home to the office and then back again.

Japan has some of the world's fastest trains. They're even called "bullet" trains, and they also travel faster than 300 km/hr!

That means that if you've to move to Japan from New York, you'll feel like you've just entered into a world from the future.

Everything in Japan is super safe, as the crime rate is among the lowest in the world.

To be sure you have to give Japan kudos for what they've done to fight the crime rate. Japan is ranked among the top ten safest countries to live in.

Now, either if you're looking to move with your family, or by yourself, you can feel pretty secure. While there are a lot of people living on the island, the local authorities are doing an amazing job to keep everything under control.

Moreover, Japan can be an amazing place to raise children and grow your family. So, if you've made a choice to relocate your whole family there, you've made the right choice.

Animal cafes are a pretty normal thing there, so keep that in mind.

There are two types of people out there in this world. The ones that can't stand animal cafes, and the ones that wouldn't go to any cafe if there aren't cats and dogs to play with.

We can firmly say that we're the second type of people out there, hence why we love Japan so much! In fact, Japanese people love animals so much that you can find almost any type of animal cafe in Tokyo. From the cats and dogs only cafes to cafes specializing in hedgehogs, you have a variety of animals to choose from.

Business etiquette in Japan is a bit different, so let's start with business cards.

And because you'll have to work when you move to Japan, we think it's important to point out a few different things that are super important when conducting business in the land of the rising sun.

For example, business cards in Japan are a pretty big deal. That's why when you're handing out your business card, or you're receiving a business card, you should treat it with respect. You can show respect by giving and receiving cards with both hands.

Also, make sure you always carry enough business cards on you to have to give away.

Make sure you're always on time and keep your word when it comes to building trust in your business partners.

And, finally, if we have to share one last tip on business etiquette in Japan, it's always to be on time and punctual when conducting business.

Japanese culture is built on trust, so it's pretty hard to earn trust in the business of Japanese people. That's why you will have to go above and beyond at first until you earn their trust.

Moving to Japan can be a pretty fun experience and a new chapter in your life. People are moving there for the beautiful nature, the people, and the security and opportunities the country provides.

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