Arudou Debito's Guidebook for Relocation and Assimilation into Japan

Arudou Debito's Guidebook for Relocation and Assimilation into Japan

by Debito Arudou
     
 
Are you interested in living in Japan? Not visiting as a tourist -- actually living in Japan with a secure visa and a stable job.

Would you like to set up your own business and found your own corporation? Or understand how Japan’s salary system or health insurance works? What Japan’s minimum labor standards are, and the legal differences

Overview

Are you interested in living in Japan? Not visiting as a tourist -- actually living in Japan with a secure visa and a stable job.

Would you like to set up your own business and found your own corporation? Or understand how Japan’s salary system or health insurance works? What Japan’s minimum labor standards are, and the legal differences between part-time and full-time employment? How to write a Last Will and Testament in Japan, or hold a culturally-sensitive funeral? Or would you like to give something back to Japan’s civil society by founding your own non-profits or NGOs?

How about getting some advice on how to deal with some unexpected problems, such as handling workplace disputes, dealing with police, going to court, even going through a divorce?

Would you like to become a Permanent Resident or even a Japanese citizen?

GUIDEBOOK will offer information on all this and more. Written by 25-year resident and naturalized Japanese citizen Arudou Debito, GUIDEBOOK’s information has been called “the fullest and consequently the best" by Japan Times Book Reviewer Donald Richie, and garnered praise from other Japan specialists such as John Lie, Jeff Kingston, and Alex Kerr.

GUIDEBOOK has been newly updated for 2013, to include the 2012 reforms to Japan's Immigration Laws. Now for the first time in eBook format, GUIDEBOOK is here to help you with nuts-and-bolts advice to establish a good life in this wonderful country, Japan!

Editorial Reviews

The Japan Times - Donald Richie
In this important and necessary book the author addresses migrants and immigrants to Japan in saying that 'we believe that your life in Japan should be under as much of your control as legally possible.' That it sometimes seems not to be, is the reason for having written this handbook… The wise newcomer, be he or she nascent migrant or not, is hereby counseled to acquire this valuable volume and render life in Japan not only possible but practical and pleasurable as well.
The Daily Yomiuri - Tom Baker
Because the handbook covers so many issues, it generally gives a bird’s-eye view of each one. Details of your situation may vary, but this little volume should get you off to a good start by recommending what forms to fill out, what government offices to visit and what authorities to consult for specific guidance. Asked to characterize the reader feedback he has received so far, Arudou summed it up as: “Where has this book been all my life? It’s about bloody time."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016671437
Publisher:
Debito Arudou
Publication date:
05/09/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
288 KB

Meet the Author

ARUDOU Debito is a 25-year resident of Japan, a naturalized Japanese citizen, and the author of "JAPANESE ONLY: The Otaru Hot Springs Case and Racial Discrimination in Japan" (Tokyo: Akashi Shoten Inc), and "In Appropriate: A Novel of Culture, Kidnapping, and Revenge in Modern Japan" (both available as eBooks for NOOK). He is also the "Just Be Cause" monthly columnist for The Japan Times. His archived writings and daily blog are at www.debito.org.

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