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2 Things to Think About When You’re Looking for an Apartment in Japan

The decision begins once you start thinking about it. I talk to people looking for housing everyday. While there are some who have a clear, realistic image of what they want, I think most people typically only have an area... More

How I rented an apartment from overseas and entered Japan during the COVID-19 quarantine

Real Estate Japan recently conducted an email interview with Kiyoshi, who recently rented an apartment through the GaijinPot Housing Service from outside the country and went through quarantine measures in order to start his life in Tokyo. Kiyoshi is a... More

How to Buy a Car in Japan: Step by Step Guide

This step-by-step guide to buying a car is a follow up to the articles below on how to buy a car in Japan: Do you need a car? Do you want a car? Costs of car ownership in Japan What... More

When you move in Japan here’s the paperwork you’ll need to do

There are a lot of things you should take care of when moving. Once you’ve figured out the timing, booked your moving company, and cancelled/set up utilities, the next step would be to register your new address. Here are a... More

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car in Japan

Just recently I completed the process of buying a car in Japan for the first time. To be honest, it was quite an ordeal. From start (deciding to buy a car) to finish (getting the keys), the whole process took... More

Costs of Car Ownership in Japan

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car in Japan  You want a car, but realistically, can you do it? There are two aspects of this: your financial situation and your... More

How to buy a car in Japan and what features to look for

This is Part 3 in a 3-Part series on 5 Things to Consider Before Buying a Car in Japan In this section, we’ll be covering 4. What kind of car should you get? 5. Where is the best place to shop... More