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Goandup Salon" community for foreigners living in Japan

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To all foreigners who are starting a new life in Japan or already living in Japan but want to make it more fulfilling.

We, "Goandup Salon", are a community for you. Life in Japan can sometimes be complicated and you may face unexpected difficulties. But don't worry! Goandup Salon" is an online community that provides multifaceted support from learning Japanese, to questions about daily life, to understanding cultural differences, to job search and career development.

In this article, we will detail how "Goandup Salon" can support your life in Japan and the benefits of joining this community. Let's make your life in Japan richer and more enjoyable!

What is Goandup Salon?

Goandup Salon" is a free online community for foreigners, and you can join the community by registering to the official Goandup Salon LINE account. In this community, foreigners living in Japan can share information and provide mutual support not only for learning Japanese, but also for life and culture in Japan. We provide more practical and multifaceted support by sharing not only Japanese perspectives, but also real experiences and advice from foreigners living in Japan with various backgrounds.

What you can do at Goandup Salon

Our website "Goandup Picks" and the SNS we operate provide useful information content for foreign residents. However, by joining the "Goandup Salon" community, you will be able to transmit and share in-depth topics that cannot be touched on blogs or SNS.

In addition, offline social gatherings with other community members and Japanese people will be held on a regular basis. We will also hold members-only live-streaming Q&A sessions, where we will answer any questions or concerns you may have about living in Japan!

Follow-up on Japanese language study

  • I want to ask questions about something I didn't understand in a class at a Japanese language school!
  • Which materials should I choose?
  • How do people improve their Japanese language skills?
  • What did the Japanese mean when they said this to you?

I did not understand what I learned in Japanese language school!

I have a hard time remembering the grammar, vocabulary, and conversation exercises I learned at Japanese language school. The teacher explains things to you in class, but when it comes to actually using them yourself, you just can't seem to get it right. I want to ask questions, but I don't know how to ask them, and I don't want to stop the flow of the class. Coming from a foreign country, it takes a lot of effort to get used to the Japanese school system. You may feel anxious because you feel like you are the only one who is not keeping up, but in fact, many people have similar problems.

I don't understand Japanese people's socializing!

A Japanese friend says, "Let's hang out again," but in reality there is no contact and no decision as to when we will see each other next. This is a social etiquette peculiar to Japan. Japanese people have a culture of not saying things directly, so it is difficult for foreigners to tell what is serious and what is just a greeting.

Goandup Salon" addresses this situation!

  • We will answer your questions individually about what you did not understand in class.
  • I tell you that Japanese "see you again" really means a promise to see each other again.

Even if you don't understand the content of the class, you can directly ask questions and get advice from experienced students on which materials to choose and what study methods are more effective. Share your tips and experiences with our members and find a smoother, more enjoyable way to learn.

Lifestyle Support

  • What is the process for obtaining a visa?
  • Which real estate agency should I go to?
  • Which bank account should I set up?
  • How can I use public services?
  • How can I meet the Japanese opposite sex in Japan?

Are foreigners not taken seriously when they go to a real estate agency?

When looking for a room, have you ever had the experience of not being able to find the perfect house or not being able to make any progress in your search? Even if a property is listed on a rental website, if the agency feels that it is not very profitable, they tend to say, "Oh, that property is no longer available. Furthermore, depending on the owner of the property, it is not uncommon for them to refuse to allow foreigners to move in, saying, "Foreigners are not good enough...".

I have trouble every time I go to the hospital because I can't tell them exactly what my symptoms are.Oh my god!!!

Have you ever felt sick and did not know which hospital to go to or what department to see...or had trouble understanding the language or explaining your symptoms when talking to the receptionist or doctor at the hospital?

The "Goandup Salon" is also useful in these situations!

  • We will tell you/introduce you to a real estate agency that can introduce you to properties that foreigners can move into smoothly!
  • We will refer you to hospitals with foreign language services where you can see a doctor without worrying about the language, depending on your symptoms!

From visa procedures, to finding a house, to how to open a bank account, our experienced staff can answer all your questions about your new life in Japan with specific answers to help you get off to a smooth start in your new life.


  • What kind of part-time jobs are available?
  • How do I start job hunting in Japan?
  • I am considering a career change, how should I proceed?
  • What is Japanese business etiquette?
  • What are your thoughts on actually working in Japan? Which company would you recommend?

I am having trouble finding a job in Japan!

One of the most common problems we hear when looking for a job is that "it is difficult to read the job information" or "there are few companies that make it easy for international students to apply. In fact, companies intentionally provide information only in Japanese because they want foreign applicants to be able to read job information in Japanese.

It is difficult to understand Japanese business manners!

Many foreigners stumble upon business manners unique to Japan and business honorifics that they do not usually use. For example, people who call themselves "Mr. Tanaka" within the company will speak without adding "Ms. Tanaka" when people outside the company bring up the subject. It is also difficult to distinguish between the honorific "ご覧になる" in respectful speech and "見ます" in humble speech.

Clear up your career issues with the Goandup Salon!

  • Introducing companies for foreign job seekers!
  • We will support you in the proper use of honorifics and even the basics of etiquette required in business situations!

A major benefit is that we share valuable information directly from our members who actually work in Japan, ranging from job search and career change advice to business etiquette required in the workplace. In addition, you can exchange tips to encourage you to improve your career and information on companies that are easy for foreigners to work for.

Travel & Gourmet

  • What places in Japan were you actually happy to visit? Places that you missed out on?
  • Which hotels and inns were you happy to stay at?
  • What food do you recommend that I should definitely try?
  • What unique activities can I experience in Japan?

Translation apps don't work when talking to Japanese people!

Many of you may have thought that a translation app would not be a problem even if you do not speak Japanese while traveling, but in reality you may have had trouble communicating with the staff at your lodgings.

Which tourist attractions and food do you really recommend?

You may have jumped on information about Japanese sightseeing spots and gourmet food that you saw on SNS, but when you actually go there, you may find that the place is crowded with tourists, or that it is for tourists and you don't get a real sense of Japan. There are also those disappointing situations when you go directly to a restaurant only to find that it is fully booked and you cannot get in.

With Goandup Salon, you can get useful information for trip planning and food exploration!

  • We will introduce accommodations with multi-lingual services and excellent gourmet food loved by the locals!
  • If it is difficult to make an online reservation from overseas, we will make a reservation by phone in Japanese on your behalf!
  • We will send to your home any Japanese goods you missed out on during your trip!

Plan an unforgettable trip to Japan with advice from our travel-loving members on hidden tourist attractions, hotel and ryokan recommendations, hidden local gastronomy, activities worth trying, and more.

Holding regular offline events

  • I want to have Japanese friends!
  • I would like to get to know people from my country in Japan!
  • I would like to deepen exchanges with foreigners living in Japan!

How can I meet and interact with people in Japan?

When you live in Japan, you want to be in contact with people from your own country once in a while. You may also feel, "I want to have Japanese friends! You may also feel that "I want to make Japanese friends! Furthermore, many people would like to deepen their relationships with other foreigners in Japan. Cross-cultural exchange in Japan is full of new discoveries. However, it is difficult to know how to find such opportunities, especially when you are new to Japan.

Find new people to meet at Goandup Salon!

  • You can have a great time while making new friends through the event!
  • You can practice your Japanese language skills and make new Japanese friends while interacting with Japanese people at language exchange meetings!
  • Job hunting consultations provide advice and support on job hunting in Japan!

Goandup Salon" regularly holds various offline events such as drinking parties, watching Japanese anime and movies, karaoke parties, language exchange meetings, etc. for foreigners who want to further enrich their daily lives in Japan. Through these events, we will strengthen the connections between foreigners living in Japan and Japanese people, and enrich your life in Japan.

All-around support for living and studying in JapanOh my god!!!

Goandup Salon" is a community for foreigners living in Japan that provides mutual support and information sharing about life and culture in Japan. For those who need support before coming to Japan, we also provide full support for studying in Japan through Goandup Study, a study abroad agency operated by our company.

In addition to this, we also provide Japanese language study support through Goandup Nihongo Plus, an online Japanese language study service for those who are aiming for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N5 level or higher, which is required to obtain a college student visa.

Like this, we have a system in place to provide comprehensive support to those who have concerns or questions before studying abroad.

Prepare for study abroad with Goandup Study!

Goandup Study" provides services tailored to the needs of each individual student, from selecting a Japanese language school and applying for a student visa to providing support for daily life while in Japan, and provides full support for your study abroad preparation!

  • Study Abroad Consultation
  • Japanese Language School
  • Application agent for college student visas
  • Part-time job search support
  • Follow-up support for Japanese language study
  • Living support during your stay in Japan
  • Post-graduation career counseling

Detailed service details can be found here▼.

Learn Japanese before you study abroad with Goandup Nihongo+!

Goandup Nihongo + is an online service that allows you to learn the basics of the Japanese language from the comfort of your own home, specializing in the JLPT N5 and N4 levels. This service is designed to help you acquire the language skills you need not only to meet the requirements of your visa application, but also to prepare you for everyday life and study in Japan.

  • vocabulary learning
    • N5 level: Learn basic vocabulary of about 800 words
    • N4 level: Learn approximately 1,500 to 2,000 words of vocabulary
  • Grammar study
    • N5 level: Master basic grammar and practice making simple sentences
    • N4 level: Learn more complex grammatical structures and practice using them appropriately
  • studying kanji through the kana syllabary
    • N5 level: Practice the basic reading and writing of approximately 100 basic Kanji characters, as well as the basic on'yomi and kun'yomi
    • N4 level: Practice reading and writing approximately 300 Kanji characters
  • listening comprehension practice
    • N5 level: Learn basic expressions and simple conversation for daily conversation
    • N4 level: Learn everyday conversation and conversations involving complex information

*If a student who has studied through "Goandup Nihongo+" studies abroad through "Goandup Study", a discount of 20% will be applied from the service fee of "Goandup Study".

Detailed service details can be found here▼.


Q1: What is the Is there a cost to join the community?
A1: A2: A3: A4: A5: A6: A7: A8: A9 No, there is no fee to join the community itself. However, there is an additional fee for attending events and purchasing certain content.

Q2: What is the What kind of information can I get by joining the community?
A2: A2: A2: A2: A2 We share a wide range of information, including tips for learning Japanese, information to support your life in Japan, job and career advice, travel and dining recommendations, and real-life stories about meeting people and cultural exchange in Japan.

Q3: What is the How often are offline social events held?
A3: A3: A3: A3: A3: A3: A3 Depending on the community's activity, we hold offline social gatherings and events once or twice a month. Details of the events are announced in advance within the official LINE account.

  • get-togetherCome and join us: have a great time while making new friends.
  • film festival: Let's enjoy various genres of films together, especially Japanese anime and movies.
  • karaoke club (club for singing Karaoke)Come and join us for a fun-filled time while singing your favorite Japanese songs.
  • Language ExchangeJapanese language classes are available for all ages and nationalities.
  • Job Hunting Consultation: Provide advice on finding a job in Japan.

Q4: What is the How can I participate in a live-streamed session?
A4: A4: A4: A4: A4 The live streaming will take place on our TikTok account. The schedule of the live streaming will be announced on our official LINE account, so please access our TikTok account (@goandup_japan) and join us when the streaming starts. During the live stream, you can directly interact with us and other participants through comments and questions.

Q5: What is the Can I participate from overseas?
A5: A5 Yes, of course you can participate, even if you live abroad. Live-streaming and online interaction is accessible from anywhere in the world. The "Goandup Salon" community is also extremely useful for those who plan to live in Japan. We encourage you to join before you move to Japan, as it will help you prepare for life in Japan and gain a better understanding of the culture.

How to Participate

Registration Process:To join our community, simply add the Goandup Salon LINE account - you can add your account directly from the URL or QR code. Now you are part of our community!

Please register below for the official Goandup Salon line account.


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Contact Us

Contact: If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us via Instagram dm or email. (English speaking)
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We also encourage you to follow our social networking sites for the latest information!

About the Management Company

Goenup Corporation

  • Date of establishment: July 2019
  • Location:6F KC Building, 2-35-1 Higashi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
  • Representative:Chiaki Aoki
  • Vision:We at Goandup are committed to providing a service that brings together foreigners who wish to live and work in Japan and Japanese companies who wish to hire foreigners, and turn them into "karma".
  • Business Description:Online Japanese language study support for international students, support for international students, support for daily life support for international students, support for employment of international students
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  • We, "Goandup", will continue to promote the charm of Japan to the world.

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