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zenkenteam

Apr 11, 2022

I have only first name in all my documents. Is it okay for bank and other places, or will I face any problems because of this?

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zenkenteam

Apr 11, 2022

So far, from our past experience, COE has been issued, entry into Japan completed successfully, and residence card issued, for other students/candidates who have first name only. However, this has be ...

zenkenteam

Apr 11, 2022

Would we need prescription for herbal medicines like neem, turmeric tablets etc? Can we keep it in luggage bag?

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zenkenteam

Apr 11, 2022

You can bring your herbal medicine to Japan, but without any application if the quantity is up to 1 month worth. If you want to bring more than that amount, you have to apply for Import Confirmation ( ...

swarupgupta

Mar 28, 2022

can I carry cash in YEN from INDIA with me? If, yes how much is the limit? do I have to submit some bill or receipt of that Japanese money I'm carrying?

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Teruaki

Mar 29, 2022

Swarup san When entering or departing Japan with means of payment exceeding ¥1,000,000(* 0.1 million JPY in a case that you are bound for North Korea) or its equivalent, you are required to submit to ...

csgopal

Feb 21, 2021

How is the situation in Japan due to Covid? How is the flight movements from India to Japan? Unclear on job proceedings since month after month it is getting extended... How does the company feel fo ...

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InternationalTeam

Feb 22, 2021

Thank you for your query. Q. How is the situation in Japan by Covid? Compared to the past few months, the number of active cases in Japan has decreased significantly. In Tokyo, the number of new act ...

sreekanthbv

Dec 4, 2020

I have heard that Japan has a huge network of trains running through out the country such as Japanese Railway, metro, local trains and trams in few of the places, is there any mobile application that ...

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Tushar

Dec 8, 2020

Konnichiwa Sreekanth san, Whatever you have heard about the Japan’s railway network is true. There are a few other mobile applications that I can suggest you apart from Google Maps like, HyperDia (Av ...

Mubarak

Oct 14, 2020

What’s the cost for a men’s haircut? Have heard it’s a bit costly than here in India.

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Tushar

Oct 16, 2020

Hi Mubarak San, Men’s haircut is definitely costly here if you compare to India. Price for a normal haircut ranges from 1000JPY (700INR) being the cheapest and can go as higher as 3000~5000JPY (2000 ...

Ashish

Jul 20, 2020

How many days prior to our joining date should we go to Japan for settling in the apartment and other necessary works?

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Tushar

Jul 30, 2020

If it is already mentioned in your job contract that you will be allotted company's apartment then you don't have to worry about searching for one. In this case, you will save a lot of time and the ha ...

Ashish

Jul 26, 2020

Do we get incense sticks and dhoop incense in Japan?

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Tushar

Jul 27, 2020

Yes, you will be able to get both Indian and Japanese incense sticks here in Japan. A wide range of authentic quality Japanese incense sticks are available in convenience stores and as well as in sho ...

Ashish

Jul 22, 2020

Do we get Milk, Paneer and other dairy products in Japan? And how costly would it be compared to India?

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Tushar

Jul 22, 2020

Definitely, just like in India we get almost all the dairy products including Milk in Japan as well. You will be able to find a wide variety of butter, cheese, yogurts and ice creams but, if you're lo ...

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

Where can I use my travel card?

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Tushar

Jul 21, 2020

Before you come to Japan it is better to apply for a ForEx card (sometimes also called Multi-Currency Travel Card) from Axis Bank or HDFC,etc. ・Benefits -You can use it here in mostly all of the rest ...

iampooja

Jul 20, 2020

Which bank is better to have an account in?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Three main banks in Japan are Mitsubishi UFJ, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking corporation, and Mizuho bank. Your company may ask you to have a bank account from the bank they are using to forward your salary. ...

Abdul23

Jul 20, 2020

Is it easy/cheap to exchange dollars for yen in Tokyo?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

There are money exchange machines at Airport, major train stations such as Shinjuku, Shinagawa and Ikebukuro. Department stores such as Takashimaya, Mitukoshi, and Isetan.

Maryam

Jul 20, 2020

When is the Japanese bank holiday?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Usually Saturday, Sunday and all National Holidays. Banks opening hours are rather short so check them beforehand.

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

How can I withdraw money?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

It depends on the Bank. Basically, If you have a cash card you can withdraw money anywhere (Bank, convenience store). Convenience store Seven Eleven ATM machines can be used in English.

iampooja

Jul 20, 2020

How much can I withdraw at the same time?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

With your international travel card you can withdraw uptil 50,000 yen at a time. Usually there are instructions on ATM machines for this even in English.

Abdul23

Jul 20, 2020

How can I make debit or credit card in Japan?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

You can buytemporary prepaid credit cards from convenient stores(more info here https://blog.gaijinpot.com/online-shopping-japan-pre-paid-card-primer/). Once you start working, you can also issue a d ...

Maryam

Jul 20, 2020

What is cheaper travel card or bank transfers?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Travel card transfers are comparatively cheaper than bank transfers, but the difference is not that big though.

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

How much cash should I at least bring with me while coming to japan?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

It is safer to bring some cash with you even though you are planning to use your international travel card (around 30, 000 yen). Dollars can be easily converted to yen at many places. Bringing Indian ...

iampooja

Jul 20, 2020

How much is rent of apartment?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

In Tokyo, it usually costs 40,000JPY or more, in other cities it might be a bit cheaper. If you rent place away from city, you can get a cheaper deal. More info: https://kimi.wiki/life/rent-cost-in-to ...

Abdul23

Jul 20, 2020

How to pay utillity bills in Japan?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

The gas and electricity meters once a month and the water meter once every two month. There are several payment systems. 1) At convenience store 2)Bank Transfer 3)Automatic Payment (For Auto pyment ...

Maryam

Jul 20, 2020

How can I have resident card (在留カード)?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

It is part of the process of arriving at the airport in Japan. Fingerprints and a photograph are taken and then the card is issued.

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

How long one needs to stay in japan to get a Japanese passport?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

You are required to have a valid visa (Status of Residence) from the Immigration Bureau of Japan at the time of application and you must have been living in Japan for at least 5 years. Also the bureau ...

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

Are there any documents we need to bring?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

You only need to bring your passport to Japan. Once you arrive, you will get a residence card and that will be your primary ID card in Japan.

iampooja

Jul 20, 2020

How can I receive returned mail?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Use redelivery service or go to post office counter with stamp and ID.

Abdul23

Jul 20, 2020

When are post offices open?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

Basically, Monday to Friday, 9am~5pm. It might differ depending on the office so check beforehand.

Maryam

Jul 20, 2020

Around how many days will it take to receive a parcel from India?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Minimum 7 days and maximum 15 days via India Post.

Vinay000

Jul 20, 2020

What are the things I can/cannot send in the parcel?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

Prohibited: liquids, money and jewels. More info: https://www.post.japanpost.jp/int/UGX/restriction_en.html

iampooja

Jul 20, 2020

How can I receive baggage?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

My parents have send me parcels from India via Indian government speed post service. It allows us to send spices, snacks, clothes etc. the things which are not allowed are fruits, vegetables, meat, li ...

Abdul23

Jul 20, 2020

How can I have a Sim card in Japan?

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Abhishek

Jul 20, 2020

You need to buy it from mobile phone shops for example, au, DoCoMo and many more. They will guide you regarding their contract systems and offers when you visit them. They usually have English speakin ...

Maryam

Jul 20, 2020

How can I have Wi-Fi?

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Tarana

Jul 20, 2020

Many houses/apartment offer free internet services but if your house does not offer it then you can talk about it with the house owner or you need to visit shops that provide internet services. The ma ...