Ted filled out the Japanese tax form with the help of someone he works with. The amount of tax he owed was the exact amount that had been withheld by his employer. Except for the form being in Japanese, it was simple and straightforward.
We also have to file our taxes in the US, which isn’t such a simple thing to do from here. We both worked in the US last year and we have income from the rental of our home. We are still waiting on the 1099 from the rental agent! (If you are considering renting out your home in NC, contact me and let me tell you which company should not be trusted with your home.)