http://users.pandora.be/worldstandards/electricity.htm Canada 120 V 60 Hz Japan 100 V 50 Hz / 60 Hz** ** Although the mains voltage in Japan is the same everywhere, the frequency differs from region to region. Eastern Japan uses predominantly 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohoma, Sendai), whereas Western Japan prefers 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima). I am intruiged by Japanese culture and would like to live there some day. However, I am a mere student at this point and am not fit to wire a Canadian house at this point. So the question comes to mind is... how much additional training will be required in order to learn how to deal with the lower voltage? And, if I decide to work in Tokyo, I suppose I would need even more training to deal with the lower Hz? Additional questions that I do not expect awnsered... would it be difficult to get a "green card" to work in Japan? Would the pay be better, since the cost of living is huge? How is the demand in Japan for tradesmen? Thank you for any awnsers.