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Startups look to make life easier for new arrivals in Japan

Helping with living arrangements and health care are among new growth businesses

Global Trust Networks acts as a guarantor for overseas residents looking to rent an apartment in Japan. It also has a mobile phone service that caters to foreign clients.

TOKYO -- As anyone who has lived abroad can attest, adjusting to life in a new country can be a challenge, from finding a place to live to visiting the doctor.

In Japan, new services are emerging to make life easier for foreign residents. As the government moves to accept more foreign workers, their numbers are likely to rise, creating opportunities for startups.

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