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Cost of Living
Japan is consistently ranked as having one of the highest average costs of living in the world. Daily expenses can easily add up to 280,000–300,000 JPY (2,500–2,700 USD) per month. Why is it so expensive? The answer is three-fold: the country’s geographical location, Japanese culture, and Tokyo.

Monthly Rent Only
Tokyo One-bedroom apartment 124,600 JPY
Three-bedroom apartment 290,000 JPY
Yokohama One-bedroom apartment 104,000 JPY
Three-bedroom apartment 300,000 JPY
Osaka One-bedroom apartment 74,000 JPY
Three-bedroom apartment 140,000 JPY

Visa Information
Intern or Trainee - 3 Years
Skilled or Professional - 5 Years

Working Hours in Japan
Japanese labor laws dictate that employed persons should work for a maximum of 8 hours a day, or 40 hours a week. However, this rarely happens. A 2016 government survey found that over 25% of all japanese companies demand 80 hours of overtime each month.

Things should never do in Japan

  • Don't break the rules of chopstick etiquette.
  • Don't wear shoes indoors.
  • Don't ignore the queuing system.
  • Avoid eating on the go.
  • Don't get into a bathtub before showering first.
  • Don't blow your nose in public.
  • Don't leave a tip.
  • Avoid loud phone conversations while on public transit.
  • Don't point.
  • Don't pour soy sauce on your rice.
  • Avoiding giving and receiving things with one hand.
  • Don't serve yourself a drink.