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Juminhyo

Juminhyo

Important documents for any foreigner living in Japan. Juminhyo After landing in Japan and obtaining the resident card from the airport. The next most important thing you need to apply for is a JUMINHYO. Technically you have 14 days to apply for it. A juminhyo is a resident registration paper that is usually printed from the […]

Hanko or Inkan Stamps

I found that I needed to first purchase a Hanko or Inkan stamp before I could do anything. I purchased it on Yahoo Japan for around 1200 yen delivered. I’ve heard of ones costing over 10000 yen easily. After that, I had to goto the Kobe city hall to register the Hanko/Inkan. I personally don’t […]

Japanese Calendar

Japanese Calendar

Why do dates have to be confusing in Japan? I’ve already began to stop asking simple questions to answers I know that will be complicated. But here’s my understanding of the year system. It’s 2017 now, but in Japan, on most identity forms and applications, you’ll see it’s listed as: Heisei 29 or 平成 29 Heisei Chart […]