About Survive in Japan
Starting life in Japan can be pretty difficult. On top of speaking a completely different language, there are extreme cultural differences that aren’t common in the western world and as a result, many foreigners end up having a bad experience and end up going back home after a short time. Having some sort of support can be the make or break during your abroad experience.
Our mission at Survive in Japan is to provide helpful information so that foreigners deciding to live in or are currently living in Japan can stay informed and get the most out of their experience. We want to help others stay informed and minimize the hardships so they can enjoy their time exploring and enjoying Japanese culture.
Why You Should Trust Us
The information on this website comes from a community of foreigners and locals, everyone with their own unique experience. We make sure that the information we provide is always true and helpful, so everything is researched and fact-checked thoroughly, with both Japanese and English information, before being published onto the website.
Meet Our Members
Thomas grew up in San Francisco and moved to Tokyo in 2015. He started to read manga in high school and grew an interest in Japan. After graduating from university, Thomas was able to get a job in Tokyo as an English teacher and later switched to being a software engineer at a Japanese company. Thomas enjoys traveling outside of Tokyo and playing soccer. Thomas manages the website and makes sure that everything is running smoothly.
Dae Won Kang
Dae Won (Danny) was born in Seoul and raised in Los Angeles. Growing up in Los Angeles almost his entire life, Danny wanted to try living somewhere new. Returning back to Korea after graduating from college, he heard that there are a lot of jobs in Japan, so he started applying and eventually found a job in Tokyo. Danny hopes to contribute his experience through blog posts in helping others find their footing while living in Japan.
Meet Haruka. Haruka was born and raised in Hachinohe. Being from a fairly rural town, Haruka has always wanted to live in a big city so she chose to go to Osaka for university and eventually moved to Tokyo for work in 2017. Haruka enjoys exploring different restaurants around Tokyo and fishing with her family whenever she goes back to her hometown. Haruka fact-checks all of our contents so that everything we write is true and helpful.
If you have any questions about us, living in Japan, or anything in general, you can contact us through our contact form here.