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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...

The Complex Train System

Especially for those of you trying to navigate through the complex train system of subways, bullet trains and other modes of transportation during your visit to Japan, fear not. There are some user-friendly ways...

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...

ATMs in Japan

ATMs in Japan ATMs are something I genuinely took for granted in Australia, that plus our massive network of EFTPOS machines. This allowed us to either withdraw cash from anywhere or pay by debit or...

The Essential Food Home Delivery Guide – Life the Convenient Way

Just because you live in Japan, doesn't mean you are short on home delivery options for food, however where you may get stung is in your Japanese ability. This is because not all websites...

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....

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...

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...

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...
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Q&A Sessions Vol. 2 – A Foreigner’s Perspective on Japan

John and I have known each other for more than 2 years. We first met each other at a bar we often frequent called Cafe Byron Bay, in Asakusa, Tokyo. I guess you could...

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