Ben Shearon: Investing and Saving for Retirement as a Foreign Resident in Japan

Investing and saving for retirement is an intimidating prospect, even in your home country. Add in the layers of complexity that come with retiring as a foreign resident abroad, and you may be tempted to give up on the endeavor entirely. That would be a grave mistake, as Ben Shearon, founder of RetireJapan, explains in the following interview. A fateful conversation with a friend inspired him to launch RetireJapan in 2013. Since then, RetireJapan has become the most prominent and reliable source of English-language information on personal finance in Japan. In this interview, we discuss the perception of investing in Japan, specific challenges that foreign residents (especially Americans)…

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