THE SEARCH FOR QUALITY OF LIFE
The search for safety, better healthcare, and a family-friendly environment has led to a steady rise of Americans moving to Japan. Those who have settled down have mentioned feeling healthier due to the country’s diet and hospitable culture.
Over-romanticizing expat life in Japan
Moving to Japan hasn’t worked out for everyone. In Japan, the rejection of foreigners and alternative lifestyles is not uncommon. The cultural differences and, sometimes, blatant racism have driven out some Americans from permanently living in the country.
Japan’s countryside is riddled with cheap, abandoned houses that go for as little as five hundred dollars, which has attracted plenty of expats. However, buyers must keep in mind that houses generally depreciate in value in Japan, and may not be the ticket to long-term stability as they once thought.
A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE
Though moving to Japan comes with many lifestyle changes, one that is emphasized time and time again is the country’s wellness and eating habits. Eating in moderation, commuting by walking, and having balanced meals has left many newcomers feeling healthier.