6 Responses to Living in Japan Part 2: Getting Your Residency Started

  1. toranosuke says:

    So, you have to get your hanko in katakana now? That’s a shame. I mean, I can imagine having a hanko with my actual name on it in katakana would be more professional and adult, in a way. But, I was kind of looking forward to getting one that just said 寅, or 虎, or maybe 蔡 (which reads like the first part of my surname), and just using that. Oh well.

    • Paula says:

      Apparently this is the case (I believe Leah told me). But this won’t stop you from buying a random one at a 100 yen shop, I imagine. Of course whether or not they’ll tell you you can’t legally use it… no idea!

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