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Born in Tokyo and raised in Hokkaido, Ruthy Kanagy is a professional on eastern tradition. In Moon dwelling in a foreign country in Japan, Kanagy lends her perception on easy methods to navigate the language and tradition of Japan, outlining all of the details wanted in a sensible, geared up, and simple demeanour. no matter if it’s an condo in Tokyo or a mountain retreat in Nagano, there is a position that fits your finances, wishes, and dreams—and Kanagy makes use of her firsthand wisdom of Japan to make sure that you might have all of the instruments you must receive visas, organize your funds, locate employment, and select faculties to your kids.

Packed with crucial info and must-have info on developing way of life, plus vast colour and black and white photographs, illustrations, and maps, Moon residing in another country in Japan might help you discover your bearings as you agree into your new domestic and existence abroad.

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