Tokyo Here & Now

Expat's Guide to Tokyo

This comprehensive, two-day orientation in September features a series of seminars to inform, prepare and help new (and not-so-new) arrivals transition smoothly to life in this fascinating city and country.

Expert speakers cover such topics as Japanese healthcare, culture, food, travel, earthquake preparedness and much more (see list below), with plenty of opportunities for attendees to ask specific questions.

This long-running program also offers newcomers the perfect chance to mingle, make friends and take advantage of the knowledge of experienced expats and internationally minded locals.

Tokyo Here & Now “grads” can build on those newly formed relationships at a "welcome to Tokyo" party at a local restaurant on Saturday, September 21.

The evening buffet and drinks is open to all Tokyo Here & Now participants and their significant others for an additional fee.

Breakfast, lunch and refreshments are provided over the two days and childcare is available (reservations at 03-4588-0701).

Sign up today to take the first step to thriving in your new Tokyo home. 

Speaker topics

  • Earthquake and disaster preparedness (international family support nonprofit WaNavi Japan)
  • Healthcare in Japan (Dr Tom Lomax)
  • Cultural adjustment (local support and counseling service TELL)
  • Japanese cuisine (Japanese cookbook author Elizabeth Andoh)
  • Japanese customs and culture (intercultural trainer Reiko Saito)
  • Exploring Japan (travel writer Sandra Isaka)


  • Adults only
  • Open to the public


Non-Member registration

Organized by Tokyo American Club's Women's Group

Sponsored by Santa Fe Relocation

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