Planning a big move? Eager to start exploring Japan asap? Wait. Don't forget to equip your phone with the right apps. They will allow you to expand your horizons.
Moving to a new country is always exciting - especially if the country in question is Japan. Its rich history, vibrant pop culture, and endless opportunities for having a rewarding career are what drives thousands of people each year to move to one of its beautiful islands. Of course, the first thing you should bear in mind is that the Japanese don't always speak English. In order to achieve everything you dream of, you will need to take a few lessons in their language. An online course will be a great way to get started, build a strong foundation, and make the process very enjoyable.
The next thing to consider is getting from A to B, of course. Japan has so much more to offer than just Tokyo and Osaka. It is made up of 6852 islands, 421 of which are inhabited. Sounds complicated? It doesn't have to be. Each city, town, and village is very well connected through a rail network, supported by a massive fleet of busses, as well as many taxis. In order to explore them all, you will need a good map, a bit of cash, and a thirst for adventure. You are practically guaranteed to fall in love with this wonderful land and its people.
Speaking of the general population, you will be surprised how friendly and helpful they can often be. Meeting new folks, however, will be somewhat of a challenge, both because many people work long hours and because so much socializing has shifted into the online realm. An average tourist may not be aware of this, but everyone actually living in Japan will know that a social platform such as LINE will be a great way to find some new friends and start building your own network.
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