Japan

Slowly over time by providing quality relocation services, we built our business as more and more corporate clients trusted us to take care of their employees

Be prepared for ups and downs. Few industries are affected more by diseases and natural or financial disasters as much as the relocation industry – such fluctuations go with the territory. On the other hand, it is under normal, peaceful circumstances that the relocation industry takes off and is very dynamic and growing – says Kenneth Arbour, Director and Part Owner of Tokyo Orientations Inc.

Japan – Conversion of Driving License

Each prefecture in Japan has different requirements for conversion of a driver’s license. For the most specific information, it is recommended to make a direct contact with the driving center of area one is living. Case1: Converting directly to a Japanese driver’s license This case includes license holders who are able to convert their foreign …

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Housing Update – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia   There has been stability in rental costs over recent years as shown in the table below: However vacancy rates have been declining, and this could lead to pressure on rents in …

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FAQs for the Asia Pacific Region – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | Philippines | Singapore | Taiwan | Thailand Australia Are there expat areas to live in ?No, international assignees live in the same areas as locals. Why is rental property so expensive in Sydney and Melbourne ?Actually the rental yield the property owners can …

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Do’s & Don’ts – Practical Information Guide

Australia | China | India | Japan | Korea | Malaysia | New Zealand | Philippines | Taiwan | Thailand Australia  Australian Cultural Do’s & Don’ts Believe it or not, Australian culture is nothing like the old beer commercials of the 80s or the stereotypical image of Crocodile Dundee roaming the Outback. Australia is actually …

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Japan – Domestic Helpers

Hiring a domestic helper might be common in many countries, however it’s rare for Japanese families to hire full-time helpers. Some Japanese families hire helpers from local companies, and many also hire such help on special occasions such as when they move out from the apartment/house or do major cleaning such as before New Year’s …

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Japan – Places of Worship

Shinto and Buddhism are Japan’s two major religions. Shinto is as old as the Japanese culture, while Buddhism was introduced from China in the 6th century, and over time Buddhism divided into several sects. For the majority of Japanese, religion does not play a major role in daily life as they do not practice every …

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