Moon Living Abroad Japan, fourth edition

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Fourth Edition, September 2017
Pages: 320

Price: $19.99 USD
ISBN: 9781631216398

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ISBN: 9781631216404

Moon Living Abroad Japan

Make Your Move!

If you’ve imagined yourself creating a new life abroad, but don’t know where to start, Moon Living Abroad Japan has the honest and practical answers you need to make it happen. Making a life-changing move has never been easier.

Moon Living Abroad Japan provides:

  • Practical information on setting up the essentials, including visas, finances, employment, education, and healthcare
  • What you need to know about Japan’s culture and language before making your move
  • Essential tips on how to find a place to live that fits your needs, whether you’re a renter or a buyer
  • A deep exploration of the many regions, provinces, and individual cultures that Japan encompasses, enabling you to discover the best new home for you
  • Interviews with other expats who share their personal experiences building successful lives abroad
  • Special tips for those with children or pets
  • Firsthand insight from someone who’s done it all

In Moon Living Abroad Japan, Japan expert Ruthy Kanagy provides readers with essential tools and honest advice for creating a new life abroad in her beloved home country.

Ruthy Kanagy

Ruthy Kanagy was born in Tokyo and grew up bilingual on both sides of the Pacific Ocean. After graduating from Christian Academy in Tokyo and finishing college and graduate school in the United States, Ruthy taught English and Japanese language and culture for many years in Japan and the United States. She also translated a Japanese children’s book, The Park Bench.

In 2000, she discovered the joy of cycling and solo-toured Hokkaido, the “Alaska” of Japan, tracing her childhood roots. The mountains, caldera lakes, hot springs, seacoast, and wildflowers were just as she remembered.

Currently, Ruthy works as Asia sales rep for Bike Friday, manufacturer of custom folding travel bicycles. On the side, she organizes bicycle tours to Hokkaido, Tokyo, Kyoto, and the Seto Inland Sea through Japan Cycle Tours LLC.

Her passions include reading, writing poetry, working in the garden, and learning new languages–currently, French and Korean–in hopes of touring those countries by bicycle when she retires.

Ruthy calls Eugene, Oregon, home. Her travel photos are displayed at Follow her at