Your Family in Japan

Moving to Japan with your family?

This section provides key information for those moving with their families to Japan, with helpful advice that is designed to cover various stages of family life: getting married, bringing up toddlers or caring for teenagers.

State run schools are open to non-Japanese families and standards are high. Most foreign newcomers to Japan choose to enrol their children in one of the many private international schools, however. Fees can be high, however, and there are often waiting lists. This section also offers information about childcare options and opportunities for teenagers in Japan.

Is your family situation about to change? Here you’ll find all you need to know about the legal requirements for getting married in Japan. Information on having a baby in Japan is covered in detail in the Healthcare section.