Most foreigners (whether they have Japanese language skills or not) feel very lost when they first set foot in Japan. Of course, it is amazing and mysterious too.
Once one arrives in Japan, there is so much to do in order to settle in to a new routine. Whether a student, job-seeker, ex-pat, or spouse it can be confusing and frustrating.
Getting a foreign registration card, a place to live, etc. etc. (--need to finish this--)
Maybe we can make it easier with a survival guide (or improving an existing one)