Why do (most) all foreigners end up leaving Japan? I have lived here in Japan over 5 years, speak Japanese, and have made many friends, but many of them end up leaving Japan and going back to their home countries.
Why does this happen, and why do so few people stay in Japan long-term? Actually, my wife (non-Japanese) and I were planning to leave Japan this year for family reasons, but have been unable to because of the pandemic so we have been thinking about this topic a lot lately.
If I missed anything, please let me know your ideas in the comments.
intro – 0:00
Why move to Japan? – 2:05
Limited term contracts – 3:13
Salary ceiling – 4:58
Start from zero after each transition – 5:56
Work as Japanese salaryman – 7:00
Family – 7:45
What is the cost of living in Japan / sacrifice? – 8:37
Culture differences / isolation – 12:02
Natural disasters / weather – 13:27
Japan pension system – 15:31
Starting a business in Japan – 18:30
Why we love Japan – 20:08
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