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.

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

Tokyo Here & Now “grads” can build on those newly formed relationships at a "welcome to Tokyo" party at Ivy Place in Daikanyama on September 21, from 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

The upscale restaurant serves a wide range of delicious, seasonal dishes, and the evening offers a chance to mingle with Tokyo Here & Now participants, committee members, Women's Group board members and significant others. 

The estimated cost of ¥8,000 per person includes food and drinks, including beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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

Organized by Tokyo American Club's Women's Group

Sponsored by Santa Fe Relocation

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