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The Austin and Arthur Show

Nov 3, 2021

Japan is a great place to visit, but what is it like actually living in Japan as a foreigner?

Find out in today’s episode.


In today’s episode, we talk about what it’s like to live in Japan vs just visiting as a tourist.


Some of the things we talk about

  • The nightmares of Japanese bureaucracy
  • How Japan records/defines citizenship
  • Experiences with the immigration bureau
  • The difficulties of finding an apartment in Japan
  • Things you need to open up a bank account
  • The strange thing about bank accounts in Japan vs the USA

== About Austin and Arthur in Japan== 

We’re just two guys who have lived in Japan for a while and want to share our experiences.

Every week we get together, open a bottle of sake, and share our experiences living here uncensored.


If you want to get the real deal about being a foreigner in Japan, you’re going to love this.

About Arthur:

Born in Germany, Grew up in Boston, Schooled in Seattle. Started learning Japanese at 13 and just went with it. Loves Ukiyo-e and traditional Japanese culture.


About Austin:

Born and Raised in the Pacific Northwest. Former Marine. In Japan since 2014