At the beginning of April 2019, I finally received my working visa that allows me, as the title says it all, to legally work as a full-time employee for adidas Japan. If you’ve seen some other blog posts that I have written already, you would know that for the past 7–8 months, I was actually an intern for adidas, here in Tokyo.
So, to sum it all up, I had a student visa, changed to a designated activities visa for the purpose of my internship, and then changed again to a working visa. …
Whether you want to own a car or just have the possibility to rent one when traveling around Japan (especially recommended in places like Okinawa), it is advised that you check the rules beforehand, to avoid any legal issues in Japan. Here is the guide, written from personal experience, about getting a Japanese driver’s license in Japan, as a foreigner.
If you’re not planning to be a medium to long-term resident in Japan, it is possible to avoid getting the Japanese driver’s license:
If you’re from: Belgium, Estonia, France, Germany, Monaco, Slovenia, Switzerland and Taiwan, you are allowed to drive in Japan if you possess an official Japanese translation of your foreign license. It can be easily obtained at the Japan Automobile Federation office, all around Japan — here is the Tokyo one. …
You finally made it to the land of the rising sun, with a proper visa and occupation, and you are now looking for the best place to live. But you’ve heard so many things about how hard it is for foreigners to rent a regular apartment … Well, although it’s tricky, it might not be as hard as it seems. Especially if you talk to the right people (i.e. foreigner-friendly real estate agents).
Here is my How-to Guide on how a foreigner can find a very nice apartment, based on my personal experience.