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Old Posted Oct 11, 2019, 5:57 PM
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Originally Posted by park123 View Post
Japanese expats have no trouble assimilating back into Japan. Getting sent to NYC or Detroit or LA is a sign of elite status. They typically enjoy their 3 years in America, and then go back to Japan.
I will agree with this. About a year and a half ago, my partner got a new job at a Japan-based company. He works with a lot of Japanese ex-pats and some Japanese women who married American men. Many of them talk about going back to Japan to visit family/relatives. My partner has had to learn adjusting to Japanese attitudes and work ethics, as well as their work procedures.

He also told me about OTAI (?), which is what Japanese nationals use for health insurance when they are abroad, at least in the LA area.
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