Guess everyone will know what this post is about, and yes it is finally confirmed that I’m moving to Japan for good because my other half is over there, and having secured a job there even though I’m still waiting for the Letter of Eligibility to be issued, I am still very skeptical about going over.
Here are the reasons why I still feel skeptical about going over to Japan:
- My pay in SG will definitely be higher as there is a market for my expertise as compared to Japan because the market in Japan is very saturated by the huge influx of foreigners in Japan, especially in bigger cities like Tokyo.
- I am not sure if I could get accustomed to the lifestyle there having stayed in SG ever since I was born, because it will definitely be a huge change
- Similar to the above, I guess I am someone who is very outspoken when needed, and I did once offended an ex Japanese colleague of mine because I was telling her straight in the face to rest at home when she really needs it, but she just gave me a stupid answer ” Because I’m a Japanese”, and I just totally rolled my eyes at her, and told her straight off.
I did told my employer that I’m pretty straight forward when things need to be cleared fast, and I hate people taking their own sweet time to do, and thankfully they are willing to accept those ‘weak’ points of mine.
Anyway, sorry for sidetracking. Let’s get back to the topic.
Am not sure when I will be leaving because I’m still waiting for the letter which is the longest process amongst the visa application, but am hoping to be in mid-June so that I can celebrate le bf’s birthday!
Honestly speaking, I still have yet to get my carton boxes to send my things over, and after reading Gaijinhan‘s post on the moving options to Japan, I decided to go for Singpost, and use the cheapest method, which will take 3 to 5 weeks to send my clothings and books over since I will be staying there for long I guess. I guess I better start preparing a list of things to send over next week so at least it will be in time when I reach Japan.
Next I also need to settle my bills and the method of payment. It will most likely be me remitting money over to my bank account, and then making payments from there. One of the banks which offer a good remittance charge at only 4000 yen regardless of the amount remitted, is by Shinsei bank. However, this bank is not well recognised amongst the Japanese, and currently I heard that they are targeting at foreigners who want to remit money back to their home country. Will most likely use this service since it is relatively affordable as compared to others.
I guess that’s about my post.
Hope this information has been helpful especially for those who wants to move to Japan to work!