Being Pregnant Costs Almost Nothing in Japan

If you or your wife/spouse is pregnant and legally reside in Japan, the cost for prenatal care is almost zero. Yes; the Japanese government will compensate almost every penny (or yen) you pay while getting prenatal care in Japan. The exact total costs you will incur for prenatal care will depend on where you live, but for most people, prenatal … Read more

Arriving in Japan (Beginning the Jet Program)

I remember my plane ride to Japan was on a Boeing 747. It was pretty packed. When we touched down at Narita, got my visa verified, I grabbed my baggage (one suitcase and a 45 liter climbing bag) and exited the baggage area. At the arrival lobby of the airport there were people from the JET program carrying flags and … Read more