They say that among those who have ended up living in Japan, there are 2 types of people: those who arrive here after an elaborate plan and who are presented with the opportunity and decide to move.
While it’s true that the first group arrives generally more prepared and more aware about the culture of the country, once here everybody will realize that Japan is not an easy county to move and adjust to.
If you know someone who has been in the country on vacation, and heard stories, everything may sound great. When you come as a tourist you get to see and experience the best Japan has to offer. Everything is very clean, the people are lovely, the landscapes are beautiful, the food is healthy and good quality and after all, it is less expensive than you had initially imagined.
Things start to get a bit more complicated when you have to start being part of the system. On one hand, Japanese society is full of norms, written and unwritten. The Japanese know and respect them and of course, they would love for visitors to do the same.
On the other hand, is the matter of the language:
This cursed barrier that has helped maintain and preserve Japanese culture and customs for so many years!
A problem is that the majority of us are hindered by the simplest of tasks upto a certain limit.
Therefore, through this website, we want to help those of you who have not yet arrived and those who have just done so, to take the first steps in the country. We all know that beginnings are sometimes difficult and we want to try to make them a little less.