Move to Japan

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    • #5360
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      borntoroll89
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      Hi,

      I love Japan and my big Dream is to live there! But I guess it is difficult to move especially when you need lot of help everyday :( Has someone Tips or how I can start?

      Thank you so much :)

      Best wishes Julia

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    • #5361

      Hello,

      First of all, it is possible!  I (Josh) use attendant care and have moved here.  As a resident of your city, you are entitled to the same services as everyone else, including public welfare.

      You need to get in the country though.  To become resident of a city, you must be legally allowed to reside in the country – this means a visa.  Visas have a couple of types: student, working, spouse etc.  And they all require a sponsor (a school, employer, spouse, etc).  

      So before working through the logistics of personal care, you will need a way into the country.  Do you have any leads in that area?

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      borntoroll89
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    • #5363

      Hmmm…. Can you please try sending your reply again? It came up blank…

    • #5364
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      borntoroll89
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      Of course I was surprised as well because there is just blank now ^^ I love Japanese Culture and Products more than here in Germany ^^ I only have a High School graduation but of course I would love to help and do mostly everything to give something back for the Society but I guess of course you won’t get a Visa if you don’t have a Job or Relatives there :( but it is logical <3

      Thank you very much for your Reply and Encouragement :) 

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    • #5365

      For the most part, you need a college degree for work visas here.  But maybe you could consider coming as a student?  A student also gets the same services.

      Have you visited Japan before? 

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    • #5366
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      borntoroll89
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      To be honest not but I definitely want to! So I am very happy to find that here and that this Forum and Site exists is Awesome! Thank you for that :) 

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    • #5367

      Keep the questions coming!  And also feel free to share any useful information you find!

      I highly recommend you visit before planning on living here though.  I visited 4 times.  It helps you build a network of people who will be invaluable later.

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      ajaisha.bradford
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      Hello,

      I’m currently in the US and am considering a move to japan. My biggest thing is trying to figure out what visa to get, and also trying to find out what kinds of benefits I could get out there.

      I have a helper here in the US that would come with me…..how do I keep them employed as my helper in Japan??

       

      Any information you all have would be great!

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    • #8622

      Hi there!

      You are able to get helper benefits with any residency visa (work or student) as it is the city you live in that supplies the help and their only requirement (aside from a disability!) is that you be a city resident.  The benefits can vary depending on the city / ward though, so you will need to research the different areas to find a good place to locate.

      As for bringing your own helper, if you want them to be paid by the government as a helper here, they must have a visa.  Everyone who I know who has come over here has paid their helper directly for the transition period.  If the helper had a work visa (or a student visa) they could potentially register with a helper company and be assigned to you.  However, it will take at least 3 months for you to register with a city and get into the benefits system, which means that you must pay for your help – local or not – in that transition time.

      Not impossible of course, but may take extra finances/creativity.

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