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Japan Expat News

5 Of the World’s Best Countries for Healthcare

Luxembourg takes the top spot for health in the 2016 Global Prosperity Index. Created annually by London-based think tank The Legatum Institute, the survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. However, prosperity is not a term used to describe just the financial standing of a country, but covers other categories such as governance, personal freedom and education.Luxembourg If you were going to fall ill abroad Luxembourg would be the best place to do it. Not that we wish this upon ... Read more

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Japan?

Expats moving to Japan can find the level of culture shock they experience extreme. However, for many, this is what makes a life in the sovereign island nation so intoxicating. It is the fourth most visited country in Asia and roughly 2 million of those living in Japan are expatriates.The Legatum Institute, a London-based think tank, release their global Prosperity Index annually. The survey ranks the most prosperous countries in the world. Many assume prosperity is used in reference to the ... Read more

10 Countries Heralded for Best Quality of Life

InterNations Expat Insider 2016 survey is one of the most extensive expat studies and explores the general living situations of expatriates. This year, the survey targeted 14,000 expats and they were asked to rate several elements of their lives abroad, from health and personal happiness, to leisure options and quality of transport.Those who took part in the research had their numbers for each category tallied up to give an overall quality of life score for each country. Thinking of a new ... Read more

7 Surprising Food Etiquette Rules from Around the World

You have nailed the basics of elbows off the table, don’t slurp your soup, and don’t talk with your mouth full. You are safe in the knowledge that you can attend a dinner party without committing too many faux pas. However, heading abroad can open up a whole new can of worms. While we appreciate that every country has their own way of doing things when it comes to meal times, a life of continental eating is a tough one to ... Read more

6 Unique Destinations for Daring Honeymooners

Over the years, certain locations in the world have fallen foul of the dreaded cliché honeymoon label. Paris, Hawaii and Venice are all beautiful destinations, but don’t you fancy something tailored to you as a couple? You’ve just married the love of your life and your post-wedding holiday spot should match up to this life-changing moment. If all goes to plan you won’t be doing this again. It's time to escape the cookie-cutter honeymoon ideal. Jerusalem, Israel Whatever your religious beliefs, there is a ... Read more

The 10 Best Culinary Hotspots for Jet Set Foodies

Whether on a voyage of cultural discovery, or aiming for the perfect tan on tropical beach, once the pangs of hunger hit it is only a matter of time before you sidle off to a restaurant and indulge in subsequent snooze. But, for the dedicated foodies of the world, who says you cannot plan part of your holiday around the gourmet offerings of the world? From street food vendors to Michelin star restaurants, there are unique cuisines catering to all palettes ... Read more

Travel + Leisure Reveals the World’s Best City Destinations

Travel + Leisure, one of the most-respected websites for travel advice, has just revealed their top city break recommendations.The recommendations come not from the publishers themselves, but rather from thousands of independent readers of their website and/or magazine.With such a large data set the results are considered significant, with awards being highly regarded in the travel industry.Furthermore, and possibly even more interestingly, before collating the eventual winners, Travel + Leisure screens all responses, seeking to eliminate any from travel industry professionals. ... Read more

South Korea Most “Vacation Deprived” Nation

Living the expat lifestyle successfully is no easy feat.There are so many factors to consider, besides the obvious expatriate package on offer.There’s schooling for the kids, the ease of integration and the job satisfaction to be had, for example. Also currency conversions, property prices and the costs of living.All of these can factor into how suitable a country may or may not be for relocation.But an often-overlooked factor when deciding on whether a move abroad might be right for your career ... Read more

Revealed: The Hottest Trending Travel Destinations for 2016

If you’re tired of Tunisia or bored with Benidorm, you might just be interested in a brand new survey released.It aims to reveal the trending destinations for holidays next year, and reveals some surprising and unusual travel ideas worthy of consideration.Skyscanner is a travel search engine rather like Expedia, which allows you to search for flights, hotels and car hire around the world.In this way you can price-compare all the various options out there with an aim of finding the very ... Read more

Which Country Is Best For Expats? – Infographic

It's not until you're thinking about moving abroad that you suddenly realise just how many options there are. From The United Arab Emirates to the United States of America, from Ireland to Iceland, how do you know which expat destinations are best?Arguably one of the most useful strategies is to consider the factors that are most important to you. For example, if you're moving abroad for work, which countries offer the highest salaries to expats? Equally, the cheaper the costs of ... Read more
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