How is working in Japan different from working in Germany?

What I can compare.. Disclaimer: I have just experienced 2 employers in Germany, and 2 employers in Japan. Also, not only the location/country you work in is relevant for ‘what work feels like’, but also the company. My first German employer was a big IT service provider, with many customers in Germany, some more spread over Europe and just few in the rest of the world. My second employer in [Read More]

Taxes in Japan and Germany

First I worked and payed taxes in Germany. From 2016 on, in Japan. Time to think about the differences in paying taxes, and how they are used. I dislike doing taxes, would prefer if everything would be deducted automatically.. but taxes are there to stay. The differences between both contries are interesting! Income tax in Germany In Germany, income taxes are automatically deducted from the monthly wages. One a year, [Read More]

Visa and permanent residency in Japan

Background: I’m a German, living in Japan. Details are here. The visitor visa In March 2008, I went to Japan for the first time. For 3 month I would live and work in Tokyo. As German citizen, or being from other 1st world countries, that is easy: for business as well as holiday you can get a visa for staying up to 3 months in Japan. No application in advance [Read More]
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