Moon Living Abroad Japan (4th ed.)

by Ruthy Kanagy

Series: Living Abroad

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  • 9781631216398
  • 9781631216404
Moon Travel Guides: Make Your Move!

From visas, to job-hunting, to cultural assimilation, get a head start on your life-changing move with Moon Living Abroad Japan.

Inside you'll find:

  • Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare
  • Firsthand insight on navigating the language and culture from experienced expat Ruthy Kanagy, an American raised in Japan
  • Tips on finding housing that suits your needs and budget, whether you're renting or buying
  • A thorough survey of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Japan encompasses, to help you find the right new home for you
  • Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad
  • How to plan a fact-finding trip before making the move to familiarize yourself with aspects of daily life in Japan: internet and phone access, schooling, banking, insurance, travel, transportation, and more
  • Special tips for those making the move with children or pets

Moon Living Abroad Japan takes the hassle out of planning your move, giving you the insider tips, practical resources, and local know-how to start your new life abroad!

  • Avalon Publishing; September 2017
  • ISBN: 9781631216404
  • Edition: 4
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Moon Living Abroad Japan
  • Series: Living Abroad
  • Author: Ruthy Kanagy
  • Imprint: Moon Travel
Subject categories
  • 9781631216398
  • 9781631216404

About The Author

Ruthy Kanagy was born in Tokyo and grew up bilingual on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. After graduating from Christian Academy in Tokyo and finishing college and graduate school in the United States, Ruthy taught English and Japanese language and culture for many years in Japan and the United States. She also translated a Japanese children's book, The Park Bench.

In 2000, she discovered the joy of cycling and solo-toured Hokkaido, the "Alaska" of Japan, tracing her childhood roots. The mountains, caldera lakes, hot springs, seacoast, and wildflowers were just as she remembered.

Currently, Ruthy works as Asia sales rep for Bike Friday, manufacturer of custom folding travel bicycles ( On the side, she organizes bicycle tours to Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Seto Inland Sea through Japan Cycle Tours LLC.

Her passions include reading, writing poetry, working in the garden, and learning new languages - currently, French and Korean - in hopes of touring those countries by bicycle when she retires.

Ruthy calls Eugene, Oregon, home. Her travel photos are displayed at Write to her on Facebook:

Subject categories
  • 9781631216398
  • 9781631216404