LIFE & RESIDENCE
Do you ever worry about having too many things you don’t need in your house? For example, clothes.
So, you’ve moved to a new country. You’ve found a job, an apartment, and a language teacher. You are on track… But is that all there is? What about having fun? What about dealing with stress of adjusting to all this huge life changes?
Nobody’s ever asked me if it’s expensive to live in Japan, or to visit, but only because they’re too sure to ask any questions. Instead, people tell me that being in Japan at all is much too expensive, more than most of the world by far, and that it’s one of the things ruling out living here or visiting.
Although rules for trash and garbage disposal can vary across Japan depending on the prefecture or locality, generally speaking, domestic trash is separated into burnable and non-burnable waste.
In the following article we will give a brief introduction to the driver’s license and permit options available to long-term foreign residents in Japan.
Do you prefer to pay with cash? Or do you prefer go cashless?
I’m in the latter camp.
Which is to say, I don’t feel that there’s much merit in using cash.
Sometimes (as is a bit of a theme with some of my articles), you're on a budget because – for example – you just moved to another country and you're only starting to settle in.