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Make Your Visit to The Tokyo Immigration Office Easier

Why does everyone hate visiting the Tokyo Immigration Office? Here are some tips and how to make your visit faster.

By 6 min read


Renewing Your Visa In-person and Online in Japan

A straightforward guide to renewing your visa in Japan. 

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Dealing with Mandatory Hotel Quarantine for Foreign Residents Returning to Japan

Anxious about your stretch in quarantine when coming back to Japan? Here’s what to expect and one writer's reflection on the self-isolation experience.

By 5 min read


How to Self Sponsor Your Work Visa

Want to be a freelancer in Japan or work in the gig economy? Here's how to navigate the process from one part-timer's perspective.

By 8 min read 1


Japan’s Attempt to Ease Strict Entry Bans for Foreign Residents Too Little, Too Late

Foreign residents of Japan have been left stranded overseas for months as the country closed its borders over COVID-19.

By 5 min read


Earning Extra Income for English Teachers in Japan

How can English teachers make some extra money and what types of jobs are available?

By 9 min read


Visa Basics: Instructor Versus Specialist in Humanities and International Services

GaijinPot investigates two common types of visas for teachers in Japan that cause the most confusion.

By 7 min read 2


Finding Out About Incorporation Experts in Japan

The following is the brief description of the services offered by each legal specialist.

By 1 min read 1


What You Need to Know About Japanese Visa Professionals

Learn about the different lawyers you will need to secure a visa in Japan.

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