Living in a foreign culture where you are not familiar with the language will involve a lot of inconveniences and difficulties. This so-called "language barrier" may seem especially high when you need medical attention for your illness or injury. MIC Kanagawa's founding mission and goal is to "create a society where everyone can enjoy full access to medical services, regardless of their race, nationality or cultural background."
Most of the foreigners, who come to Japan for the first time, are surprised to the very systematic throwing and separation of garbage in the Japanese recycling system. Each city has its own rules so you have to be careful. But, in general, the rules are pretty similar.
Before you start using Gas, Electricity and Water, you need to register Gas, Electricity and Water under your name / new address
We have listed the address and phone number of each ward office below. For registrations and applications please visit the municipal office in your area of residence.
Guide to Choosing an Internet Service Provider in Tokyo - Getting your internet connection in Japan - Guide And Price Comparison
The Internet is an indispensable part of our lives. If you're planning to stay connected online in Tokyo or somewhere else in Japan, getting a plan with an Internet provider is one of the first things you should do. However, many people may put off signing contracts due to complicated procedures and language barriers.
Unfortunately, there are only a few banks that offer support in English. For example, the application documents may only be in Japanese, or the smartphone application to manage your bank account may also be available only in Japanese. Some banks will not allow you to open an account if you do not speak Japanese. Language support is an important point to consider when choosing a bank.
English support - SMBC Trust Bank PRESTIA
Prepare yourself for possible accidents and problems, Staying healthy in Japan, Helpful tips on rules and etiquette for a less-troubled life
For the first time to visit Japan, you may be in trouble with buying groceries at supermarkets. This following table may help you how to explain what you want to buy in Japanese.