Have COVID regulations changed the requirements for bringing a dog or cat to Japan?

Answer: The steps and regulations required to import a pet dog or cat into Japan have not changed as a result of COVID quarantine regulations. However, since people entering Japan now have to take a COVID test and go through... More

Bringing Your Pet Dog or Cat to Japan: Steps and Requirements

If you can’t imagine going to live in Japan without your dog or cat, you’re among a growing number of people! The procedures for bringing a pet to Japan are complex, helping to ensure the health of your animal and... More

Earthquakes in Japan — Resources for before, during and after an earthquake in Japan

To help you prepare for the next earthquake in Japan, use these guides and links to essential sites, apps, and emergency phone numbers. Prepare for an earthquake in Japan How to put together an emergency kit for disasters in Japan... More

How long do you have to quarantine when you enter Japan?

As of March 6th, Japan still requires some returnees and foreigners to quarantine when they enter the country. On March 1st, Japan started easing strict entry controls, with students and business people being allowed in from some countries. However, tourists... More

Which cities in Japan had the biggest declines and gains in foreigner population in 2021?

In this post, we give an overview of the cities and wards where resident foreigners live in Japan and which cities in the top 100 lost and gained the greatest number of foreigners. The rankings below are based on data... More

Business Travelers and Students to be Allowed to Enter Japan by End of Feb: Nikkei

The Nikkei newspaper reports that the Japanese government will gradually relax COVID-related border controls by the end of February, starting with the resumption of entry for business travelers and international students. As a first step, 1,000 business travelers and students... More

Questions your real estate agent will ask when you’re renting an apartment in Japan

When you rent an apartment in Japan, you’ll have to have a lot of information on hand even before you step inside for your first room viewing. Here are the questions you should prepare for! Questions about yourself These are... More