One thing I do have to say that I haven't seen mentioned above.
Visit Japan at least once before you do decide to work over there, there's nothing wrong with not visiting, but alot of anime and manga fans I've talked to who want to move to japan assume it's exactly how they portray it in anime and manga when it's not (i'm not assuming that everyone is an anime and manga fan and want to move to japan for that reason, but it was an example of how people think japan is like). Another reason to visit japan before is to see if it's a country you wouldn't mind working in. It'll give you an idea of everyday life over there.
Hi i’m new on the forum. I must say its ferry interesting and I am enjoying myself.
My partner and I or considering moving to Japan.
Where planning to go on several factions to see if we really want to move. Just to get some real live experience.
For now where just focusing on preparing or self. I’m taking classing in Japanese language and we try to learn it. Where also trying to understand the culture more and such. Where also saving cash. *in any case will need most this when where going as tourist anyway.
There is something I have been wondering about. There seems to be a lot of info about how to get a work visa, but is there any info on citizenship?
*for know I’m going to check out the topic if your going on faction in Japan where would you go?
Well yes, obviously, but it's not on my daily route and I don't have a phone atm.
Thought it might be quicker and easier and more beneficial to others too, if I find an answer online.
I really don't understand your situation.
You changed your visa status, but your address is the same. You have a new card which shows your new visa status but doesn't have your address on the back. Do I understand that correctly?
Is your current address not on the front of your card? I can't imagine they issued a card without some address on the front.
If your current address is on neither the front nor the back, then you definitely need to go in and take care of it.
(They're getting rare, but Japan still has public telephones).
Should I go to the local ward office to register my address on my renewed residence card as well? The thing is, I changed my visa status last autumn (now on a spouse status), received my new residence card in the end of October, but had to go to my home country for a few months from November. I came back to Japan in April, and totally forgot this whole address issue. Just recently realized I don't have the address written on the back of my new card, and no stamp either. I have registered this same address where I'm living now, already in last August, so there's no change in that one.
And while some may find it short and unfriendly to point it out when a problem can be solved quite simply by either making a phone call himself or having his wife do it, it is nothing of the sort. In any case dealing with official matters (visa, registration, etc) it is always preferable to get authoritative information from those who are qualified to provide it and who will have to be dealt with anyway rather than risk getting some well-intentioned but potentially mistaken advice from strangers on the internet....who are sometimes rather clueless themselves but eager to make themselves feel good by jumping in to "help".
It would be nice if gaijins could quit acting like all knowledge and information in Japan is mysterious and unobtainable and just do what any adult would do in their home country with any question regarding a matter under the purview of City Hall....pick up the phone and call City Hall. Why is that so difficult to figure out? If I were Japanese I would find this particular gaijin quirk more than just a little insulting, right behind acting like they think they've pulled off some major accomplishment if they happen to stay more than a couple of years.
I didn't call you or anyone else a "dumba**" so let's avoid giving the impression that I did, please.
I still can't understand how you could invest "hours" digging through the internet in search of the information but balked at spending ten yen and two minutes on a telephone call and get insulted when it is suggested.
Out of curiosity, does the reason you didn't ask your husband to take care of it for you have anything to do with pride? The stereotypical Western foreign husband of a Japanese spouse in Japan is content to leave all such matters in the hands of his wife and contentedly wallows in the low expectations placed upon him....poor language skills, complete or near complete illiteracy, inability to go anywhere or do anything that most competent adult males would do other than find their way to work and home again without a wife or child along to translate for them. That's an overly broad stereotype, of course. But what are the expectations like for foreign wives of Japanese men? I'd be very interested to hear about it if you would care to share with us. Perhaps in a new thread would be best.