Created for expats living in Japan


Administrative and legal information for foreigners living in Japan, such as Japanese laws, how to provide  documents to government offices, how to receive legal advice, and contact information on English-speaking lawyers.

Registering or Changing Your Address in Japan
Japan's National Pension System
Japanese Consumption Tax (VAT)
A Guide to Taxes in Japan for Freelancers  - Part 1: What is the Japanese Tax Return?
Taxes in Japan: Filing Japanese Income Tax in Japan
Navigating Lump-Sum Withdrawal Payments for Pension: A Guide for Foreigners Departing Japan
Corporate Tokyo Law Firms: English-Speaking Attorneys
Japan Residence Card (Zairyu Card) and Residence Management System
Age Restrictions in Japan: Drinking, Smoking, Voting & More
Child Allowance System (Jidō Teate) in Japan
English-Speaking Lawyers in Tokyo
Free Legal Consultation in English for Foreign Residents in Japan
How to Receive Unemployment Benefits in Japan
Where Can Foreigners Ask for Advice on Living in Japan?
Japan Rent Relief Grants - Housing Security Benefits
Things You Should Know about Status of Residence (Visa) in Japan
Hiring Foreign Workers in Japan and How to Apply for Visa
What is Japan My Number Card?
A Guide to Getting Married in Japan