Permanent residency (PR) application checklist
Life in Japan
Living in a foreign culture where you are not familiar with the language will involve a lot of inconveniences and difficulties. This so-called "language barrier" may seem especially high when you need medical attention for your illness or injury. MIC Kanagawa's founding mission and goal is to "create a society where everyone can enjoy full access to medical services, regardless of their race, nationality or cultural background."
Cost of Living Estimator in Tokyo, Japan
According to government estimates, the cost of living in Tokyo is about 10% higher than for the rest of the country. If you are moving to a small town, your rent and food expenses will likely be much lower.
Quality of Life in Japan
Here are some Tips or Do’s/Don’ts that any traveler must keep in mind. Please note that the below points are brief and may be used as a starting point for further exploration.
Japan has unique seasonality & are very distinct from one another. The country is beautiful in all 4 major seasons i.e. Spring, summer, Autumn & Winter. With vegetation and landscapes changing to adapt to the change in seasons, it becomes a traveller’s heaven.
Most of the foreigners, who come to Japan for the first time, are surprised to the very systematic throwing and separation of garbage in the Japanese recycling system. Each city has its own rules so you have to be careful. But, in general, the rules are pretty similar.
We have listed the address and phone number of each ward office below. For registrations and applications please visit the municipal office in your area of residence.
The rules for riding bicycle are getting stricter and a small fault may end up in injury, penalties and so on. So lets follow the rules for the safety of all. Its also important to make others follow the rules. Here is a 6 pager booklet distributed by the police. See the gist in English under the image of each page. Unfortunately the official English translation is not available. I am giving a simple translation.