Last night I got an alert from my online calendar telling me my visa is expiring soon. In order to live in Japan I need a visa/work permit. Since I am a housewife I am on Mr. Mee a Bee's ticket. I could apply for something more permanent but as yet I haven't gotten around to that. Either way I don't want to be an illegal over-stayer so I need to update my visa documents.
Maintaining passports and visas for the family is an important task but one which is easily forgotten since these requirements vary from year to year. I use the online calendar from Yahoo. It has saved me many times. You can enter dates for any year in the future then have an email sent to you as a reminder when it is coming up.