Ron & Chris,
Thanks for the invaluable info!
Does anyone out there have any recommendations on how a gaijin can go about finding a job in Japan once he gets there? My wife will most certainly have a job soon, and I will have to go over on a dependent's visa intitially (which does not allow me to work, if I understand the Ministry of Foreign Affairs site correctly).
Any Advice from anyone out there who has had to walk a similar path?