Living overseas is becoming more popular every day. More people are taking extended vacations abroad, and many foreigners are choosing to move to Japan to work as English teachers, start businesses, or work in the corporate world. As a result, expat communities have grown in size and scope, particularly in cities like Tokyo, Osaka, Yokohama, and Sendai. If you’re an international resident in Japan, you’ll want to know about Expat Expo Tokyo 2022. The event is from November 25–26. This expo focuses on businesses and services that help expats make the most of their lives in Japan. The first Expat Expo Tokyo was in 2020, and the event has continued every year since then.
Expat Expo Tokyo
Countries with many expats in Japan—such as the United States, Switzerland, Thailand, and China—host events aimed at international residents. Inspired by these events, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, supported by Minato Ward, approached Innovent Inc. to create an event that can equip foreigners with the right resources and tools to experience Japan to the fullest. There will be 90 companies at Expat Expo Tokyo 2022 and more than 60 companies at the 2nd International Job Fair. Some of the companies at the event offer support services such as real estate, education, healthcare, financial advice, and visa support. Some of the companies sell items like sake, traditional Japanese crafts, and international food. In addition, the Disaster Management Bureau will have a workshop about what to do in emergencies such as typhoons or earthquakes. You’ll also get to talk to local travel associations, travel agencies, and hotel groups.
Why You Should Attend Expat Expo Tokyo 2022?
World Food Fair From Embassies in Japan
Try authentic international food at the World Food Fair. Ten embassies will participate in the fair, including Mexico, Lebanon, Botswana, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates. Each country will share its cuisine, giving visitors the opportunity to try food and beverages from around the world. This marks a distinct change from last year’s Expat Expo Tokyo, which only featured Japanese food and drinks.
English-Friendly Travel Fair
If you love to travel in Japan or internationally, you might want to head to the Expat Travel Fair. Since Japan opened its borders on October 11, it’s much easier to get out and see the world, and come back with fewer hassles. International residents will get a chance to talk to travel associations, hotels, and tourism companies, and you can make your travel plans all in English. You’ll also get insider knowledge about hidden travel spots in different prefectures in Japan.
Culture, Workshops and Presentations
Are you interested in learning more about Japanese culture? There’s a great lineup of Japanese cultural activities, such as traditional Japanese games, a Japanese trivia quiz, a samurai performance, a calligraphy experience, and a shiatsu massage lesson. In addition to the Japanese cultural lineup, Expat Expo Tokyo 2022 will have seminars hosted by embassies. For example, the Mexican embassy will have a workshop called Discover the Riches of Mexican Food in Tokyo. There will be a movie by the Lebanon embassy about the beauty of Lebanon, and you’ll be able to buy Lebanese products after the movie. The Ukraine embassy will be selling Ukrainian products and paintings.
Family-Friendly International Flea Market in Tokyo
Visit the first International Flea Market in Japan, sponsored by Book-Off. The concept of this flea market is that of a garage sale run by international families where you can buy secondhand goods such as toys, clothes, books, bags, jewelry, and more. You can also pick up packaged food prepared by international residents. It’s a great place to buy products at discounted prices and meet and connect with other international families living in Tokyo. Participation to be a vendor is free of charge! Register to be a vendor here before the booths run out.
Date: November 26, 11–2pm
The 2nd International Job Fair Tokyo
Are you a student seeking an internship? A graduate looking for a job or a working professional wanting to explore more career opportunities to advance your career? The 2nd International Job Fair this year is bigger and better. Students looking for future jobs can talk with companies and recruitment agencies. Likewise, working professionals can meet recruitment agencies to talk about how to move forward in their careers in Japan. Some companies at the Job Fair include Seven-Eleven Japan, Yolo Japan, and Link Japan Careers.
Location: 3rd and 4th floor
Expat Expo Tokyo 2022 Details
Date: November 25, 10–5pm and November 26, 10–4pm
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Industrial Trade Center, Hamamatsucho-kan
Organizer: Innovent Inc.
Supported by: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minato City, Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO), and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
This year’s two-day exhibition has even more companies, events, and new experiences than before. If you don’t want to miss out on anything, make sure you come for the entire two-day event. Whether you’re a student looking for a job, a parent looking for the best international school for your child, or want to have fun and meet more people, there’s something for everyone.
See you at the biggest international event in Japan!