Locations

Expats moving to Tokyo have good reason to be excited: the city is a large, crowded metropolis overflowing with options and activities. The greater Tokyo area is the largest metropolitan area in the world, and contains over 30 million inhabitants

Languages - Japanese, English

Climate - The former city of Tokyo and the majority of mainland Tokyo lie in the humid subtropical climate zone with hot humid summers and generally mild winters with cool spells

Living In Tokyo - The city also boasts many art galleries and museums, and has a very rich live music scene. There are various summer concert festivals held around Tokyo and live concerts throughout the year. Expats in Tokyo religiously pick up their free weekly copy of Metropolis magazine at various stores in the city, to find out about that week’s line-up of events and entertainment.

There are very few road names as the city is divided into numerical areas, so clear directions and maps are very important for new expats trying to find their way. The city has a well-run, integrated public transport system consisting subways, over-ground trains, buses, trams and taxis. Public transport is relatively cheap, safe, extremely reliable and efficient, making the city extraordinarily accessible, even to expats “fresh off the boat”.

The cost of living (Accommodation, Grocery , recreational & cultural costs) in Japan is very high.

Indian Community - There are about 23000 Indians in Tokyo and Kobe . In 2000, Indian expatriates living in Edogawa, Tokyo, an area with a high concentration of Indian IT engineers founded the Indian Community of Edogawa.[18] Others include the Indian Community Activities Tokyo, whose Diwali celebration draws 2,500 participants, as well as the Indian Merchants Association of Yokohama. As of 2000, there were also around 800 Indians working in the IT industry in Japan, up from 120 in 1993. Another 870 Indians were employed as cooks. Others are engaged in trading, importing Indian handicrafts, garments, precious stones, and marine products, and exporting Japanese electronic goods, textiles, automotive parts, and jewellery

Education

India International School in Japan www.iisjapan.com

The Global Indian International School (Tokyo, Yokohama, Kofu) www.globalschoolsfoundation.org

They follow the Indian Central Board of Secondary Education curriculum. The schools are popular not just among Indian expatriates, but among some Japanese as well, due to a reputation for rigour in mathematics education