March is the busiest month of the year, the school year ends, most businesses hire around March and it’s moving season. I decided to move this year and it’s always so competitive in Tokyo.
Lots of apartment management companies are very tough on foreigners, no matter how long you have lived here or if you are moving with a Japanese person , the standards are still high. We were rejected a few times this year, for many reasons, not being N2 level of Japanese, because I am not yet married to my partner, and because I am a foreigner in general. Also many apartments are gone within a few days, so you have to apply quickly. Why is there this stigma that foreigners always leave suddenly or won’t follow the trash rules? Or can’t move into an apartment unless they speak N2 level of Japanese. And what can foreigners currently living here do to break this stigma?