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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

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...

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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,...

Tokyo Immigration Office

After becoming ever more curious about applying for a Cultural Activities Visa in Japan, I decide to go on a mission to gather information. At home, I pick up some paperwork and head over...

Free Wifi – Data Access for the Masses

Free WiFi is quickly becoming more and more prominent in Japan. Increasingly with the recent influx of tourists and also as we approach Tokyo's 2020 Olympics. Restaurant and cafe owners, mobile phone operators and...

SIM Card with a Phone Number – How to Get One

Can I Get a SIM Card with a Phone number? So, the big question here is, can I get an actual SIM card with a phone number. A SIM card that will allow you to...

Fly Like an Airline Stockholder – Cheaper Flights

Fly like an Airline Stockholder (or “getting a 50% discount on domestic flights”) I was recently introduced to a new way of getting cheaper flights around Japan. If you’re travelling to a popular destination such...

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. So the burning hole in my pocket gets bigger with each...

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