February and March in Japan is tax season. Filing a tax return isn’t easy at the best of times, but doing it in another country can be particularly challenging. Fortunately, if you work for a company and that’s your sole source of income in Japan, they will take care of everything for you.
However, those who are self-employed or have multiple sources of income will have to file a Tax Return "Kakutei Shinkoku - 確定申告".
The Japanese Ministry of Justice has decided that it is going to amend the rules for becoming a permanent resident in Japan to allow foreigners to apply for permanent residence after as little as one year in Japan. These rules will become effective as of the end of March 2017.
Are you living with a chronic illness and dreaming of moving to Japan?
Or maybe you have a job lined up and are concerned about regularly shipping your medication from overseas? Perhaps the medication availability in Japan isn’t a problem, but the cost is burning a hole in your wallet.
If you’re nodding "yes", we have good news: The Japanese government and municipalities provide subsidies for over 100 diseases, such as Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, hepatitis B and C, and epilepsy, to name a few.