The Japanese Real Estate License Takken is national qualification needed to operate a real estate business in Japan. A Takken holder needs to be present during a real estate transaction and needs to explain the details of the transaction to the parties involved. Real estate companies also need to have at least a one in […]
My tenure in Japan has reached 10 years and thus I decided to apply for permanent residence (eijyuken/永住権or 永住許可) this January. Aside from the statement of reason (riyusho/理由書) I compiled and completed all documents on my own. The following are the things I learned about the permanent residence application process here in Japan.
The highest paying Japanese companies are not necessarily the largest: by industry, the large trading houses (Mitsubishi Corp., Itochu, Mitsui, Marubeni and even Sojitsu) pay the most. Trading houses are followed by TV stations and Insurance companies. M&A advisories such as GCA Savvian and Pharmaceuticals (e.g.: Takeda, Ohtsuka, etc.) are also know for their high salaries.
It has gotten a lot easier to rent in Japan, landlords are more open to renting to foreigners and more and more real estate agents speak English. Still, renting a place can be a headache. Below I will try to give a few points of advice you will want to keep in mind when looking […]
Every spring I visit this street lined with sakura trees (cherry blossoms) in Tokorozawa city, Saitama. The 400 or so sakura trees line Azuma river for approximately 3km. The trees have lanterns hung from them and are lit up at night (April 1 to the 14th).
The Following is a list of the 50 largest Japanese companies by sales amount for the 2013 fiscal year (the 12 month fiscal year ending month is included) and by market capitalization.