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  1. Articles: Africa
    Hong Kong is the most expensive city in the world for expats, pushing Luanda in Angola into second place, according to the latest global cost of living survey. The rankings from Mercer put Zurich in third place, Singapore in fourth while Tokyo is in fifth, up six places from last year and...
  2. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hello everyone! Me and my mum are expecting to visit Tokyo for 5 days (we both are adult) and will arrive at Narita Airport, our hotel is situated 5 mins walk from JR Shinbashi train station. I have been told that transportation in Japan can be very expensive so its best to buy discounted...
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    Tokyo is the safest city in the world to live while Jakarta is at the bottom of an international index of 50 cities. Tokyo tops the overall ranking this year, according to the latest index report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The world’s most populous city is the safest in the Index...
  4. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hi again - lots of questions and I appreciate your help loads and loads So I'm moving over in Nov - will be working in Roppongi, I'm not getting relocation assistance. 1) When I get off the plane where would you advise I go and stay? A guesthouse while I look for a studio flat? or a monthly...
  5. Articles: Europe
    Singapore has been named as the world’s most expensive city, knocking Tokyo off the top spot, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Worldwide Cost of Living Survey. The report compares the cost of living between 131 cities worldwide comparing a basket of goods ranging from household...
  6. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    :wave: Hi Forum Members I have just a received a proposal to relocate with my company to Japan and commence employment in Tokyo, from December on wards. I believe the offer is OK, but I am biasing that on very limited secondary research. I have over 10 years experience working with high tech...
  7. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hi My wife and I are returning to Tokyo in August after an absence of 10 years. We own an apartment and intended using that for the 6-12 months that we'll be living there. Our current tenant's contract is up at the end of this month and we asked her if she wanted to continue with the tenancy...
  8. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hi, I'm a new expat just arrived in Tokyo. I'd like to meet some fellow Americans to hang out with. I'm 40, single male, all around nice guy :) Email me if you are up for coffee or a beer, or if you have some better cultural suggestions, let's go!
  9. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    Hey guys! I have what I would expect to be a common question on this website, where to live in Tokyo?? I recieved an Engineering job working at the Narita Airport and I have a monthly allowance of 200,000 yen a month for an apartment. I am much more of a city guy and would love to live in...
  10. Articles: Americas
    New York, London and Tokyo are named as the world’s greatest cities in terms of living, working and doing business, according to a report by international management consulting giant AT Kearney. Of the top 10 cities in this year’s index, four are Asian cities – Tokyo, Hong Kong, Singapore and...
  11. Japan Expat Forum for Expats Living in Japan
    My Dog recently came to Tokyo to join us. Anybody have suggestions about a good service for walking dogs, or pet care while we are traveling, and for places to go for long dog walks close to Tokyo. (We live near Yoyogi, so we are there all the time). :confused2:
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