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Educating yourself on personal finance while living in Japan as an expat can be challenging.

To help with this, our advisors have written several articles to give you a broader understanding and background on international personal finances covering many of the issues you will likely face.

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Educating yourself on personal finance while living in Japan as an expat can be challenging.

To help with this, our advisors have written several articles to give you a broader understanding and background on international personal finances covering many of the issues you will likely face.

401K & IRA: Managing US Retirement Accounts from Japan

Having difficulties managing your US-based retirement accounts from Japan? We look at 401k & IRA accounts and how to manage them from abroad.
November 11, 2022/by Lloyd Danon

Japan Expat Life Insurance: Term Life vs Whole Life

Term life or whole of life? As an expat in Japan, choosing the right life cover for your family can be challenging. Here we cover the main differences.
October 3, 2022/by Martin Zotta

6 Ways Time In The Market beats Timing the Market

Long term investing generates greater returns than trying to time the markets. Here are 6 ways that time in the market beats market timing.
September 14, 2022/by Jack Lowe

The 20 Million Yen Problem In Japan

The ‘20 million yen problem’ for retirement funds is a warning presented by the Japanese government in 2019, namely ex-Finance Minister Taro Aso.
July 29, 2022/by David Rubenstein

4 Challenges Americans Have Investing in Japan

For US nationals, investing opportunities diminish as soon as they go abroad. In this article, we look at ways to make it work while living in Japan.
July 14, 2022/by Lloyd Danon

The Japanese Pension System: A Guide For Expats

The Japanese pension system can be challenging. This guide will hopefully make the topic a bit less confusing for those living and working in Japan.
June 14, 2022/by David Rubenstein

Japan National Pension Refund For Expats

Want to learn more about the fate of your Japanese National Pension fund when you leave Japan? How to get your pension refunded and how it all works.
April 12, 2022/by Robert Alfa

Japan Inheritance Tax And Its Effects On Expatriates

Did you know your inheritance from abroad could be taxed in Japan as high as 55%? Here's what you can do to prepare in advance and protect your wealth.
April 12, 2022/by Lloyd Danon

Tax Deductions In Japan: Here Is How To Save Money

Nobody likes paying taxes. Luckily, if you are a foreigner living in Japan, there are some tax deductions can you claim. We'll take a look at some of them.
March 4, 2022/by Martin Zotta

Japan Gift Tax; All Expats Need to Know

People may wonder why they have to pay gift tax in Japan. The main reason is to prevent estate tax dodging. This article covers the basics you need to know.
March 4, 2022/by Lloyd Danon

Japan’s Crypto Problem – How is Bitcoin taxed?

Japan based investors are getting comfortable investing in cryptocurrency. However there is some confusion on how gains on these investments is taxed.
November 24, 2021/by Martin Zotta

Furusato Nozei: Use This Tax Strategy in Japan

The Japanese government created Furusato Nozei to encourage taxpayers to prepay their taxes to municipalities. Learn how you can take advantage of it.
May 28, 2021/by Martin Zotta

4 Lessons to Learn from Market Corrections

In early 2020 the stock market dropped dramatically due to COVID. In this article we look at how this period was an excellent opportunity for investors.
December 18, 2020/by Lloyd Danon

What to Consider: Looking for Life Insurance in Japan

Life insurance should be an essential part of your life plan. Here are 6 things to consider when getting life insurance as a foreigner in Japan...
December 15, 2020/by Jack Lowe

The Benefits of Investing on a Regular Basis

A regular savings plan works by riding out market volatility, using the simplicity of cost-averaging. It's an accessible form of investing everyone can do.
November 24, 2020/by Jack Lowe

Why You Need an Emergency Fund

Unexpected situations happen. Having a cash cushion to fall back on is something that everyone needs, regardless of their current financial situation.
April 17, 2020/by Robert Alfa

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