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How to deal with Japan’s cultural differences during the pandemic

How to deal with Japan’s cultural differences during the pandemic
Dealing with Japan’s unique cultural differences during the coronavirus crisis. As in every other first world country, Japan’s multinationals are now struggling to respond to the worldwide shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with cultural clashes and misunderstandings the norm in this traditionally structured society. Team...

Brits getting out of London are heading for New Zealand

Brits getting out of London are heading for New Zealand
If you’re desperate to get out of London in the general direction of New Zealand, now’s the time to bag a post-lockdown property in these stunning islands. As New Zealand reduces its stringent covid-19 restrictions on viewing property, real estate agents are already listing two viewings per day for a wide choice of available property....

Brit expats worried over higher food and insurance costs due to covid-19

Brit expats worried over higher food and insurance costs due to covid-19
With the economic effect of the coronavirus pandemic looming, would-be expats calculating their monthly needs should watch out for sudden price hikes. No-one’s certain how badly the pandemic will affect investments, savings, pensions, exchange rates and world economic health, but for would-be expat retirees calculating their financial...

What’s it really like for expats in lockdown Italy

What’s it really like for expats in lockdown Italy
Those looking to expatriate from the home country can find online accounts of the lifestyle in their chosen destination which can help with decision- making, but what happens nowadays with almost every norm unrecognisable due to the pandemic? For several decades, Europe has been a favourite location for British expats due to freedom of...

Archaic Spanish law forces expats and locals to re-register their cars

Archaic Spanish law forces expats and locals to re-register their cars
If you’re an expat planning to arrive by car in Gibraltar via Spain and your vehicle has Gibraltar registration, it’s time to change plans! As part of the continuing conflict between Spain and the Rock, Spain’s anti-coronavirus battle is now making life difficult and expensive for expat residents in Gibraltar who’ve used their...

Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries

Expats in China feel far safer than in their home countries
Expats in China are determined to stay put as they feel safer there than in their home countries. Expats living and working in China are refusing to consider repatriation as they believe they’re far safer where they are. One issue is the flight itself, as it simply needs one person unaware that they’re infected to spread the virus to...

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters

Expats in China running charity events for local dog shelters
If you thought dogs in China are still regarded as lunch rather than life-long loves, you’d be very wrong. Many would-be expats fascinated by Chinese history and culture are discouraged from considering the vast country as an expat opportunity due to the sad fact that dogs are still on the menu in certain provinces. It’s a totally...

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings

Expats learning to love lockdowns via endless online offerings
Wherever expats are located during these difficult times, lockdown doesn’t have to be so devastating due to the many essential, free online services. Expats living and working overseas are on the front line as regards the effects of the huge number of lockdowns now taking place in the majority of world countries. Not having the freedom...

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times

How to stay relevant as an expat SME during these tricky times
If you’ve only just got your expat business up and going – what can you do to ensure it doesn’t become just another victim of the virus? If you’ve recently arrived overseas and started your expat business, you’ll have realised this situation is unprecedented and crammed full of challenges you didn’t include in your original...

Where in South America is the best refuge for non-USA expats?

Where in South America is the best refuge for non-USA expats?
Brits and Europeans are now catching on to formerly USA expat-centric locations. For many would-be British expatriates, South America in general and its offshore islands were the private provinces of expats from the USA making them off-limits for all but the bravest Britons. Sources such as International Living and its imitators didn’t...