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    Posted by arudou debito on December 3rd, 2012

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    Hi Blog. I’m very happy to announce that at long last (it takes a number of months to get things through the publishing pipeline), the Second Edition of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS AND IMMIGRANTS TO JAPAN goes on sale in December 2012.

    This long-selling bilingual guide to life in Japan, co-authored with legal scrivener Akira Higuchi, has assisted thousands of readers and engendered rave reviews. Its goal has been to assist people to live more stable, secure lives in Japan, and walks the reader through the process of securing a better visa, getting a better job (even start one’s own business), troubleshooting through difficult situations both bureaucratically and interpersonally, establishing one’s finances and arrangements for the next of kin, even giving something back to Japanese society. It is a one-stop guide from arrival in Japan through departure from this mortal coil, and now it has been updated to reflect the changes in the Immigration and registry laws that took place in July 2012.

    A table of contents, excerpt, and more details on what’s inside and how you can get the book here. Those rave reviews here.

    Get ready to get yourself a new copy! Arudou Debito

    (Oh, and my Japan Times JBC column has been postponed a week due to a major scoop this week that will fill the Community Page…)

    4 Responses to “2nd Edition of HANDBOOK FOR NEWCOMERS, MIGRANTS, & IMMIGRANTS to Japan on sale Dec 2012, updated”

    1. Too Tall Says:

      Just had a guest at our inn last week asking for advice on moving to Japan permanently. Showed her my (signed) copy of your book and suggested she buy one. Congrats on the 2nd edition.

      – Thanks!

    2. Sara Says:

      Hi Debito,

      I am interested in your book, but I would like to ask you, if is it possible to find your book on Google Books, on the other hand, I asked in a bookshop from my country and they answered me they can import it, but the price will be increased, and also by economical crisis the spanish goverment recently have increased the culture taxes and perhaps the book price will be more expensive, and I would like to ask you, if is it possible to import your book in libraries of my country. Thank you.

      Congratulations too on the 2nd edition.

      – Thanks. My publisher is still very much behind the times when it comes to online books, so I don’t think a digital version is in the offing, sorry. As for libraries, a library can stock any book they like, so take the downloadable order form (my publisher will send the updated version) to your local library and ask them to get it for their shelves (it make take several weeks due to library bureaucracies). But yes, the book is not contraband in any country (although it may be taxed differently, of course). Thanks for writing.

    3. Tony D Says:

      Excellent, I’m moving to Japan early next year so perfect timing. Looking forward to it!

    4. Jeremy Says:

      Purchased a copy of the book from Amazon.co.jp after seeing this article.. and received the first edition. Maybe give it a bit more time before sending people there next time.

      It’s a great book, by the way. I would have liked to read more on the house purchasing process, but I greatly appreciated the information on pensions and savings for old age.

      – Sorry about that. Send it back to Amazon (you can, you know, for free and for a full refund) and say you want the Second Edition (contact my publisher if there’s no Second Edition on Amazon yet, I’m sure they’ll oblige; contact details here). I have received copies of the Second Edition via regular post, so I know it’s been printed and on sale.

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