Whether relocating one person or a group of employees to Japan, a successful move will hinge on personalized and cost-effective destination services, clear communication, and access to local area expertise and knowledge. ReloJapan’s comprehensive relocation programs leave no stone unturned, allowing the employee a smooth transition into life in Japan and the ability to focus on their work related responsibilities.
This program is tailor-made to suit the transferee’s individual needs. Detailed information on various aspects of expat life in the designated city is presented to allow the transferee to become familiar with the customs and culture and to identify any potential issues before officially accepting the assignment in Japan.
We will accompany you on a tour of the most popular expat neighborhoods, while showing you a selection of the properties that most closely match your requirements. We will also arrange and accompany to appointments to view schools or clubs/organizations as required.
ReloJapan specializes in the pre-screening of suitable properties from multiple agents to ensure that transferees have the greatest possible market access at the time of their relocation to Japan. This guarantees that time is spent viewing only the properties which most closely match the transferee’s personal needs and requirements.
As a first step transferees will be asked to complete a needs analysis which will be reviewed in detail by their personal relocation consultant. At the initial meeting before the tour, the ‘ReloJapan Homefinding Presentation’ will answer any lingering questions and encompass the following:
- Geographical orientation and neighborhood overview
- Review of critical decision-making components
- Explanation of the entire process from choosing a home to the move-in day
Once the new home has been selected, ReloJapan will represent the client’s best interests to negotiate favorable financial conditions and pre-negotiate any irregular contract terms to meet corporate HR standard requirements.
Prior to the contract start date ReloJapan will coordinate utility connections and provide assistance with such matters as Internet connection and Cable/Satellite TV options. On the move-in day we provide an accompanied move-in inspection to document the original state of the property and ensure that the tenant’s responsibilities according to the rental contract, maintenance contact points and appliances are fully explained.
Once you have moved into your new home, our Settling-In Program is essential in ensuring a quick and stress-free transition to daily life in Japan, and the very best commencement to your assignment in Japan
Our experience in the relocation industry shows us that single transferees are the most self-sufficient and that and those with families accompanying are in need of the most care. As such, we have designed three separate settling-in programs for singles, couples and families that cater to these differing needs. Items included in the Settling-In Programs are as follows :
- Accompanied visit to the Ward/City Office to apply for Alien Registration
- Accompanied visit to the Immigration Office to apply for Re-entry Permit
- Accompanied assistance with opening a bank account and applying for a Japanese credit card
- Accompanied city tour to introduce popular expat facilities and shopping areas, orientaion to public transportation, introduction to medical clinics with English assistance available etc.
- Scheduling of appointments and accompanied school visits
- Spousal Support Session
- Life in Japan presentation
Upon completion of the Japan assignment, this program offers comprehensive closure of all accounts and services, ensuring that no unnecessary additional charges are incurred after the transferee leaves Japan. Special attention is placed on maximum return of security deposits and to ensuring the smooth completion of the Japan assignment and re-entry into the home country.