STEP 3-1-1. Review the Living and Working Guidebook

The Immigration Services Agency of Japan operates the “A Daily Life Support Portal for Foreign Nationals” to support foreign nationals who have immigrated to Japan.

Foreign Resident Support Portal Site | Immigration Services Agency (

外国人生活支援ポータルサイト | 出入国在留管理庁

Download the “Living and Working Guidebook” available so that you can refer to it at any time!

It is available in 16 languages, including Japanese and English!

Living and Working Guidebook | Immigration Services Agency (


This guidebook contains a variety of information necessary for living in Japan, such as procedures at the municipal office, work, education, childcare, medical care, and disasters.

If you have any questions, you can refer to it like a dictionary.

If you do not find an answer, don’t worry.

Each chapter of the guidebook provides contact information where you can direct your question.

Now, let’s follow the guidebook and check the health insurance first.

Review the Medical Insurance

The information contained in this article is based on the information available as of August 31, 2023.