My partner and I have a daughter though I am not the biological father (he has never seen the child) and we are not married. We are thinking about going to Japan to work in around 18 months time when our daughter will be 3 yrs old. By then my partner should have a BA and I should have an MA in English Language Teaching and we should have a few thousand pounds saved. So the issues for us concern childcare if we're both working, and visas, especially if only one of us is, and of course the finances assuming we start at the bottom of the teaching hierarchy at no more than Y250K/month.
I assume there's no chance of a dependent visa in our current position but what if I was registered as the child's legal parent/guardian - something we've talked about anyway? Also, the figures I see for public childcare (e.g. c. Y50k/month) seem much cheaper than expected - have we missed something? Any other advice?
Thanks in advance