Take our user survey here!

Ben Tanaka

Ben Tanaka is a teacher and writer based in Sendai. He's been running the RetireJapan website since 2013 and enjoys helping people improve their financial situation, reading science fiction and losing at Brazilian jiu-jitsu.



Hospital Stays in Japan: What Can You Expect?

You never know when you might have to check into the hospital: here’s what you should know beforehand.

By 7 min read 3


Retiring in Japan: What’s the Best Strategy?

Don't sleepwalk into a miserable old age—it's easy to retire in Japan if you prepare well in advance. These are the steps you need to take.

By 7 min read