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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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....
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Q&A Sessions Vol. 3 – A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan

A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan has their next victim, TJ. TJ and I have known each other for more than 3 years now, after first meeting each other on a night out on the...

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...

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 Buy Discount Electronics

If you're looking to buy discount electronics you may or may not already be familiar with Bic Camera, Yodobashi Camera and Yamada Denki, three of the biggest electronics chain in Japan. Unless you shun...

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,...

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...

Increase Foreign Investors and Entrepreneurs Program

Foreign Investors and Entrepreneurs who wish to start a business in Japan already have it pretty difficult. The Business Investor Visa criteria have some pretty high goals to hit. Not only do they need...

The Japanese Convenience Store

The Japanese convenience store is the pinnacle of Japan's approach to simplifying life through services and technology. They aspire to make things as 'convenient' and simple as possible through these outlets. Open 24/7, they...

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