A

Arubaito(アルバイト)Arbeit(part time job). Students cannot angage it without "Shikakugai katsudo kyoka"

B

Baby Car(ベビーカー)Stroller. Well-mannerd users are welcomed.


C

Credit Card(クレジットカード)It can be used many places, but some staff at shop cause troubles due to lack of knowledge of machine manipulatation.

Chukairyo(仲介料)Commission to pay agent upon renting a room. Avarage amount is 1 month of rent fee.

D

E

Enzai(冤罪)False accusation. (e.g. Enzai on sexual abuse on the train)

F

G

H

Hosho-nin(保証人)A surety required upon renting a room, etc. You may ask an agent if you don't have a Japanese family/relative.

I

J

Jumin-tohroku(住民登録)Resident ragistration. It must be done within 14days after moving in Japan at the local government office. Formality is required upon relocation as well at previous and new place.  

K

Kokuho(国保)Compulsory national health insurance. Formality must be done upon Jumin-tohroku, payment of premium (tax) can be done at convenience stores with a transfer form.

Kokumin-nenkin(国民年金)Compulsory pension (insurance) for those aged 20+. Formality must be done upon Jumin-tohroku, payment of premium (tax) can be done at convenience stores with a transfer form.

Kousei-nenkin(厚生年金)Pension (insurance)for employees. Once your employer registered it, formality to stop Kokumin-nenkin must be done.

Koyo-hoken(雇用保険)Unemployment insurance. Formality is done by employer, premium will be deducted from your salary.

L

M

N

Nomikai(飲み会)Drinking party with boss, colleagues, friends, etc. You don't need to be forsed to join.

Nezumikoh(ねずみ講)Pyramid scam. Refusing with a word of "no thanks" is not enough, you must not be related to such crime.

O

P

Pasmo(パスモ)One of popular IC cards of transportation, which can be used also payment at some shops. 

Pawahara(パワハラ)Shorter form of Japanese English "Power Harassment". It can often be seen at work and rural comminity. 

Q

R

Reikin(礼金)Fee to be paid a landlord to appreciate for accepting paid upon renting a room. Avarage amont is 1-2 month rent fee.

S

Shikakugai-katuso-kyoka(資格外活動許可)Permission by immigration to engage ancitity out of visa.

Shotokuzei(所得税)Income tax, which is deducted from your salary. It cannot be deducted from transportation fee provided from employer.

Shikikin(敷金)Non-refundable deposit upon renting a room, which is spent for renovation upon moving out.

Suica(スイカ)One of popular IC cards of transportation, which can be used also payment at some shops.

T

Tohsatsu(盗撮)Peeping.Taking picture/videos of the others and/or others' belongings is treated the same, even if it is openly done.

U

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W

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Y

Z

Zairyu-card(在留カード)(Foreigners) Residence card. Formality must be done within 14days after moving in Japan and upon relocation at the local government office.

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