Cinemas, Ticketing, Pricing and More …

Coming from Australia, I found the price of cinemas in Japan to be in line with my expectations, being virtually identical to home. Basically, meaning its quite expensive. However, if you come from the...

Japanese Foreign Residents – How to Leave and Return to the Airport Smoothly

At last, you've got your brand spanking new visa (1, 3 or maybe even the lucky 5 years) and you now want to leave Japan, whether it be for travel or just a visit...

Moving into Your First Apartment in JAPAN – THE EASY WAY

Starting Out So one of the most exciting, but scary things that must be done when arriving is moving into your first Apartment in Japan! When I first arrived in Japan I experienced multiple ways...

Japan’s Ultimate All You Can Eat and Drink Options

All you can eat and drink options, are a common sight in Japan, especially amongst its dining and drinking scene. In Japanese 食べ放題 (たべほうだい or tabehoudai) means all you can eat, or 飲み放題 (のみほうだい...

A Taste of Home – Nissin World Delicatessen

Although I have heard about Nissin World Delicatessen for awhile now, I never really had the inclination to visit this store. I figured that it would be no different to most of the foreign...

10 Things to be Weary of in Japan

The list we have compiled below is not to highlight Japan as a dangerous place. Instead, it is more of a guide to ensure you are aware of the potential things that can happen...

How to (Cheaply) Furnish your Japanese Apartment

So, how to furnish your Japanese apartment you have finally found? Of course, depending on your finances, available space and style preferences there are a number of options available to you. You may wish...

Corporate English Teaching – The Nomad Life

The Nomad Life There is more than one way to skin a cat, or if you're in Japan, more than one way to teach English, and sometimes Corporate English Teaching is labelled the nomad life....

The Earthquake that Never Came!

On Friday, January 5 at 11:02 am, people within central Tokyo and the surrounding districts received a warning about an imminent earthquake. It was supposed to be both powerful and cause severe shaking. However,...

How to Exchange your Existing License to get a Japanese License

So you're in Japan, maybe you have lived here for a couple of months ? or even a couple of years? (like me), its time to get a Japanese license (aka 外面切り替え or Gaimen...