February and March is the tax season in Japan. Filing a tax return isn’t really easy, but doing it in different language and in another country can be especially challenging.
Luckily, if you work for an organization and that’s your only source of income, they will manage everything for you. But, if you have more than one source of income or are self-employed, you need to file a Tax Return "Kakutei Shinkoku - 確定申告".
With the aim of promoting Japan’s medical services to foreigners and encourage more medical tourism, Medical Excellence Japan "MEJ" released a list of hospitals in the country that are recommended for non-Japanese patients.
Medical Excellence Japan, a government-affiliated foundation promoting the export of Japan’s medical services and equipment, basically selected 28 hospitals, based on such criteria as the facility's number of specialists and their past experience treating foreign visitors.
The history of Islam in Japan is relatively brief in relation to the religion's longstanding presence in other nearby countries.
Today however, Muslims in Japan are well established, numbering somewhere between 100,000 to 300,000 - with approximately 10% being native. Additionally, there are about 100 established Mosques and Musallahs. Outside of Japan, Muslim countries heavily trade with the country, with bilateral trade standing at some $300 billion dollars; larger even than Japan's trade with the United States.
Islam in Japan has over 3 centuries worth of history, with the earliest Muslim settlers believed to have worked in the cities of Yokohama and Kobe during the reign of the Meiji.
To Work In Japan, a foreigner must receive a job offer from a guarantor in Japan, and then apply for a working visa at an embassy or consulate outside the country.
Working visas are valid for a period of 3 months to 5 years, and may be used to secure employment at any employer within the scope of activities designated on the visa "including employers other than the guarantor".