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How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

05 August 2016 Guides and How to's Guillaume Erard

How to become a permanent resident in Japan?

Once you have spent several years living in Japan and that you start to feel that you could well spend a substantial part of your remaining days in the country, the prospect of applying for permanent ...

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How to get a spouse visa in Japan (Spouse of a Japanese National)?

Written on 08 August 2013 by Guillaume Erard

How to get a spouse visa in Japan (Spouse of a Japanese National)?

While it can sometimes feel like an easy way towards a visa, the "Spouse of Japanese National" visa is one of the most complicated procedure I had to do in Japan. Luckily, if you have all the informat...

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How to eat safely in Japan? Basics on radioactivity and safe shopping.

Written on 15 November 2011 by Guillaume Erard

How to eat safely in Japan? Basics on radioactivity and safe shopping.

Eight months have passed since the March 11th earthquake which triggered a tsunami that devastated the eastern coast of Japan and provoked the worst nuclear incident since Chernobyl. With the initial ...

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How to find an apartment in Japan?

Written on 06 April 2010 by Guillaume Erard

How to find an apartment in Japan?

If you are going to spend a significant length of time in Japan, I am sure that you will consider the option of renting a flat of your own. Although it is, to most people, a sign of ultimate achieveme...

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How to find a job in Japan?

Written on 08 January 2010 by Guillaume Erard

How to find a job in Japan?

In a previous article, I covered the main requirements for obtaining a working holiday visa in Japan. I would now like to go through the job hunting process which should logically follow. Like in ever...

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How to get a working holiday visa in Japan?

Written on 08 December 2008 by Guillaume Erard

How to get a working holiday visa in Japan?

I got a lot of demands for an English translation to this one. It took some time but here it is, the translation of my original article. While I was preparing my application for a working holiday visa...

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