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Getting Settled


YOKOSUKA, Japan: Fireworks explode behind the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold (DDG65) as seen from the flight deck of the U.S. Navy's only forward deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adrienne Powers/Released.

So you’re getting ready for your journey to your new job and home in Japan and want to know what to expect upon arrival? The following section will detail what to expect and what you need to do – from stepping off the plane and going through immigration and then customs, to purchasing a cell phone, choosing a home and getting a driver’s license, we have it covered. Click on the navigation bar at your left to read and learn more. (And don’t forget to review the “Prepping for Your Move” section under “Moving to Japan” – a good “take-off” can help ensure a “smooth landing”.