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Living Conditions

A list of websites with useful information for foreign residents including housing, childcare, medical care, banking, tax, etc.

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A list of websites with information on preferential immigration procedures for highly-skilled foreign professionals and other immigration procedures

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Employment and Business Environment

A list of websites with useful information for foreign job-seekers including employment service centers in Japan and other business information

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Other Information

A list of websites including Japan Gov. – the Government of Japan, and the website of the Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet

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Living Conditions

Portal Site on Policies for Foreign Residents (Cabinet Office)

Information for residents on social services available in Japan, including learning Japanese, education, employment, housing, childcare and medical care (available in English, Portuguese, and Spanish)

Living in Japan (JETRO)

Useful information on living in Japan such as hospitals, banks, mobile phone services, electricity and gas (available in English)

Multilingual Living Information (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)

Important information on daily life in Japan for foreign residents (available in English, Burmese, Chinese, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai and Vietnamese)

Guide for Foreign Students to Start School (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)

Available in English, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Vietnamese

Tourism (JNTO)

Searchable Japan tours, activities, hotels, ryokan, restaurants and other information (available in fifteen languages)

Information on Studying Japanese Language

Other information


Points-based Preferential Immigration Treatment for Highly-skilled Foreign Professionals

Under the points-based system, foreign nationals recognized as "highly skilled foreign professionals" will be given preferential treatment!

Japanese Green Card for Highly-skilled Foreign Professionals

Fast track system for permanent residency for highly-skilled foreign professionals

Trusted Traveler Program

The program enables foreign businesspersons who fulfill certain conditions to use the automated gates for their landing and departure examinations.

Other Information

Employment and Business Environment

Employment Service Center for Foreigners

HelloWork Internet Service

Searchable job information (available only in Japanese)

Regional Information on Business Environment (JETRO)

General business information by prefecture (available in English)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

Policy information on Japan's employment security and labour (available in English)

Other Information

News Releases and Other Information

Division in Charge

Technical Cooperation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau

* Please note that the division doesn't conduct job placement service or personal job counseling.

Last updated:2018-05-02